The American Nurses Association’s website describes nursing as: “The essence of nursing is that nurses combine the art of caring with the science of health care. Nursing places its focus not only on a particular health problem, but on the whole patient and his or her response to treatment. Care of the patient and a firm base of scientific knowledge are indispensable elements. Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.”
Click here to learn more about the field of nursing, such as the different pathways and the programs offered in Hawaii.
Click here to learn about the required prerequisites, getting relevant experiences, researching nursing schools, and the NLN-PAX/TEAS.
Click here to learn about the application process for nursing school (including UH Mānoa’s BSN program) and financial aid opportunities.
Text compiled from the American Nurses Association (ANA) website, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) website, the UHM School of Nursing website, Top 100 Health-Care Careers, and the UHM 2017-2018 Catalog.