Pre-Nursing at UH Mānoa

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 and financial aid opportunities. 

Learn More About NursingNational Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Prospective Nursing Student Resource Guide
Programs in HawaiiUHM School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
UH Hilo School of Nursing
Hawai`i Community College Nursing Program
Kapi`olani Community College Nursing Program
Kaua`i Community College Nursing Program
Maui College Nursing Program
Chaminade Nursing Program
Hawai`i Pacific University Nursing Program
Researching SchoolsNursing School Degrees: CNA to BSN Programs
AACN Nursing Program Search: BSN to DNP/PhD Programs
Entrance ExamsNational League of Nursing Pre-Admission Exam (NLN PAX)
NLN Overview
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS or ATI-TEAS)
TEAS Overview
ApplicationsNursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS)
EngagementHawaii Pre-Health Career Corps
The Pre-Health Career Corps (PHCC) is a free year-round program for Hawaii high school and college students who are interested in health careers. Its purpose is to increase awareness about health careers, provide mentoring, shadowing and research experiences, and provide campus exposure to health careers.

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.