Students may elect to fulfill the requirements in any one of three catalogs, and they may elect to fulfill GE and Integrative requirements from one of these and their major requirements from another:
Courses taken at any UH campus could apply toward prerquisites for the UH Hilo BSN Program under an articulation agreement among all UH campuses. Print a copy of the equivalencies by clicking the link: 2010 UH Hilo Systemwide Articulated Courses. For other course equivalencies not on that list, please check on course equivalencies throughout the UH system/
Students should contact the UH Hilo Admissions Department at uhhadm@hawaii. edu or call (808) 932-7446 for a Continuing Student Form that will allow a student to skip one semester without reapplying. Students must reapply if they miss more than one semester and may be subject to new graduation requirements.
The BSN degree is an educational achievement that signals a nurse’s basic preparation as a nurse leader and critical thinker. This is clearly described in information provided by the nursing professional organization, the Academy of Academic Colleges of Nursing, AACN. http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/nurse_ed/career.htm (downloaded 11/2/04)
It is not too early to start preparing for a future nursing career in junior high/ intermediate school or senior high school. Pay close attention to getting science courses into your schedules and getting good grades along the way. The Hawaiʻi Area Health Education Council works at helping students to enter healthcare field, get more information from AHEC's web site.
A breakdown of the costs required to attend UH Hilo can be found Financial Aid site. In addition to tuition, there is a $500.00 per semester professional fee. The initial approximate cost of books is $400-$600.00 and the cost varies from semester to semester. There is also a one time cost at the beginning of your first semester in the Nursing Program for uniforms and supplies. If you are looking to apply for Financial Aid, please click here.