Hawaii Pacific University School of Nursing

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Hawaii Pacific University School of Nursing is part of the Hawaii Pacific University (HPU), which was founded in 1965 at Honolulu, Hawai’i, U.S.A. The University is a private, nonprofit university, where enrolment of international student is around 7,000 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students. The HPU is also proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in United States of America, where students from all 50 states of America and over 100 countries are gaining variety education.

Hawaii Pacific University School of Nursing has basic goal of serving the public from both urban and rural areas throughout the state and the nation, through students, faculties, nurses, nursing education and research, advanced practice health care and health related programs.

The Mission of HPU is to build an education based on a liberal arts foundation that is concurrent with changing needs of the community and to prepare students accordingly to become active members of a global society by learning, working and living. The college of nursing strives hard to maintain the highest standards in education, which includes a curriculum that includes classroom training, hands-on clinical experience, clinical opportunities and community internships. Nursing school’s goal is to prepare students to become caring and competent leaders in nursing and other health professions.

The current nursing shortage, which is estimated to around 200,000 positions, is expected to quadruple by 2020 has urged the Hawaii Pacific University School of Nursing to churn out the talented nursing professionals to meet the shortage and fill the nursing vacancies in Hawai‘i, the nation, and around the globe to serve the community, who values competent nursing professionals. The school is also concerned with diminishing supply of nurse educators but, it is ready to meet the challenges poised by the shortages.

At present there are over 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students that are enrolled in the HPU CNHS for earning baccalaureate and graduate degrees in nursing, an undergraduate health science degree, and certificates in transcultural nursing and forensics. The baccalaureate program of the Nursing School is Hawaii’s largest and one of the 20 largest in the United States.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Undergraduate Certificates:
  • Transcultural Nursing

Forensic Health Science

  • Graduate Certificates:
  • Family Nurse Practitioner


The Nursing Program (BSN and MSN degrees) is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and is approved by the Hawai’i Board of Nursing.


  • The University is a member of:
  • The American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • The National League for Nursing
  • The National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Faculties


Hawai’i Pacific University
1164, Bishop Street,
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813 U.S.A.
Telephone: (808) 544-0200
Toll-Free Telephone: 1-866-CALL-HPU
(1-866-225-5478 | U.S. and Canada only)
(Nursing & Science majors) (808) 236-3578 * 236-3591

Downtown Campus
(All other undergraduate majors)
(808) 544-1198  *544-9355