Admission Information

Pre-Nursing Status

Prior to formal admission into the upper-division Nursing program, students following the course of study to qualify for admission will be considered Pre-nursing students. Newly entering Pre-nursing students should indicate PRNU as the major on their Common Application Form. Continuing UH Hilo students who have not done so should submit a "Change of Program" form to indicate PRNU as the major. There are no special requirements for the PRNU major. Pre-nursing students should seek regular advisement from their assigned nursing faculty adviser regarding academic planning.

Advising checklist

For pre-nursing students, please review the prerequisites based on your year of admission to the UH systems found here: click here.

Upper-Division Nursing Major

Students qualify for admission into the upper division of the basic Baccalaureate Nursing Program after completing prerequisite courses. Admission is on a competitive, space-available basis.

The criteria for admission to the Nursing program are as follows:

  1. Timely submission of UH Hilo Common Application Form for newly entering students or "Change of Program" form for continuing students. (Designate NURH for the major.)
  2. Timely submission of nursing application form
  3. A 2.7 cumulative college grade point average (GPA)
  4. A 2.7 GPA for all courses listed as a National Science degree requirement for the BSN program
  5. Completion of all college prerequisite courses (Note: Biology and chemistry classes must be passed with a "C" or better grade. Students transferring from outside the UH system must submit course descriptions for all non-nursing courses and course syllabi for nursing courses.)
  6. Only 16 credits of nursing prerequisite courses can be outstanding with a maximum of 8 credits in the required sciences (including no more than one lab) by the end of the semester prior to application.
  7. Basic students will take a pre-entry examination with students expected to meet minimum performance standards set forth by the program. This is not a requirement for RN to BSN students.

Admission Application Forms

Fall admission only: Applications to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program must be made by January 15 for Fall entry. The current application form is available in the FORMS section from August to January.

TEAS V Entrance Test

Students planning to apply for the UH Hilo BSN program for Fall are required to complete the pre-entry test, TEAS V (5.0 edition), by the January 15 application deadline.

REGISTERING FOR THE TEAS V

All UH Hilo School of Nursing BSN Program applicants must submit a TEAS V exam result with his/her Application for the BSN Program (Application deadline Jan. 15). Any other tests or editions of the TEAS, other than the TEAS V, will not be acceptable for the admission application of the UH Hilo SON BSN Program.

ON THE DAY OF THE TEAS V EXAM

WHAT TO BRING TO THE TEAS V EXAM:

WHAT NOT TO BRING TO THE TEAS V EXAM: