Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

UH System to BS in Nursing

University of Hawaiʻi System Articulation Agreement for the BS in Nursing Between UH at Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College, Kapi‘olani Community College, Kaua‘i Community College, and UH Maui College

Introduction

The University of Hawaiʻi is comprised of ten campuses located on four islands in the state of Hawaiʻi. While each campus has a unique identity and mission, the ten campuses operate as one system.

During the course of their education, students may decide to transfer from one campus to another in the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) system. The development of an articulated program of study supports the transfer of earned academic credits within the UH system.

Purpose

The primary purpose of this articulation agreement is to facilitate the matriculation of students and the transfer of courses across the university system. Moreover, it is intended to inform students of the program opportunities in nursing that are available to them throughout the UH System.

This agreement will facilitate the pathway from the KCC Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (RN) to UH Hilo Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). This agreement will supersede the University of Hawaiʻi system articulation agreement for the BS in Nursing between University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College, Kap‘iolani Community College, Kaua‘i Community College, and Maui Community College (May 2010). This agreement accords with the UH system “Memorandum of Agreement: Transfer of General Education Core Requirements (May 2010), the UH Hilo - Kapiʻolani CC “Memorandum of Understanding...on a Degrees Pathways Partnership Program (2006), and catalog choice policy for UH system campuses.

This agreement is for students who have completed an Associate of Science in Nursing at Kapiʻolani Community College, University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, Kaua‘i Community College, and Hawaiʻi Community College who desire to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Students will initially apply and be admitted to UH Hilo as “Pre-Nursing” students (meaning Pre-BSN program) in order to complete the courses specified in exhibit A. Once completed, students will be reclassified as “Nursing” students.

Under the terms of this Agreement, Kapiʻolani Community College, University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, Kaua‘i Community College, and Hawaiʻi Community College agree to:

  1. Continue to offer the ADN (RN) program
  2. Identify a Student Services Advisor(s) who will partner with UH Hilo’s advisor(s) to ensure timely and accurate advising on pre-admission, admission, degree requirements and other related advising information.
  3. Identify a faculty member who will serve as the faculty advisor to students in the Nursing program.
  4. Ensure that students seeking admission to the UH Hilo RN to BSN program will complete and submit the Degree Pathways application form to UH Hilo.
  5. Meet with UH Hilo faculty and/or administration minimally every two years, or on an as needed basis, to discuss potential and planned curricular changes.
  6. Cooperate with UH Hilo on dual enrollment processes to benefit the matriculation and transfer processes for the ADN to BSN program.

Under the terms of this Agreement, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo agrees to:

  1. Identify a Nursing School faculty advisor who will partner with advisor(s) to ensure timely and accurate advising on pre-admission, admission, degree requirements and other related advising information.
  2. Meet with faculty and/or administration every two years, or on an as needed basis, to discuss potential and planned curricular changes.
  3. Cooperate with Kapiʻolani Community College, University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, Kaua‘i Community College, and Hawaiʻi Community College on dual enrollment processes to benefit the matriculation and transfer processes for the ADN and BSN programs.

Students must complete all courses required by the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo School of Nursing as shown in exhibit B to complete the BS in Nursing.

This Memorandum of Agreement is effective beginning Fall 2017. This Agreement will be reviewed minimally every two years or as necessary, in order to support the transfer, matriculation and graduation of ADN and BSN students from University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Kapiʻolani Community College, University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, Kaua‘i Community College, and Hawaiʻi Community College. In particular, changes to the curricular requirements of either program subsequent to this agreement may require revisions to the agreement.

Should parties agree to terminate the Agreement, UH Hilo will honor the agreement’s stipulations for students currently enrolled in the program at the time of termination.

Exhibit A: Preconditions & Prerequisites

A student that successfully completes the following requirements will have his/her status changed from Pre-Nursing to Nursing (RN to BSN student):

  • AS Degree in Nursing Program
  • NCLEX-RN exam
  • Obtained a current Hawaii RN License
  • Acquired all health clearances required by UH Hilo School of Nursing
  • Complete Natural Science prerequisite courses specified below, either at UH Hilo or at the Community college:
UH Hilo courses Course Equivalencies
a. NURS 375 (Applied Human Nutrition) Online UH Hilo online or FSHN 4751
b. NURS 348 (Human Pathophysiology) UH Hilo Online or Nurs 2122
c. Chem 141 (Survey of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry) CHEM 152
d. Math 121 (Statistics) Math 115

Note: Please also see Exhibit C for General courses and please use http://www.hawaii.edu/transferdatabase/ for more courses
1 Offered at UH Mānoa

Exhibit B: Required Nursing Courses

Required Courses for the BS in Nursing Program, RN to BS option
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, School of Nursing

Students must complete the following BSN core and elective courses with a grade of “C” or better.

a. Fall Schedule Offerings

  1. NURS 347-347L Health Assessment (3), Hlt Assessment Practicum (1)
  2. NURS 350 Transcultural Care & Hlth Prom (3)
  3. NURS 358 Nursing Research (3)
  4. NURS 362 Nursing Professional Writing (1)
  5. NURS Elective - 3

b. Spring Schedule Offerings

  1. NURS 361 BSN Nursing Preview (3)
  2. NURS 457-457L Ldrshp & Transition to Practic (3), Ldrshp & Tran to Prac Practicu (2)
  3. NURS Elective - 3

Note: Courses with Lab components must be taken with theoretical component.

Exhibit C: Course Equivalencies

Course Equivalencies for Prerequisite, General Education, and Required Courses
For the UH Hilo BS in Nursing, RN to BSN Program across the UH System

UH Mānoa, UH West Oʻahu, UH Maui College

UH Hilo Course UH Manoa UH West Oahu UH Maui College
Eng 100 (3) Expository Writing Eng 100 (3) Eng 100 (3)
MATH 100 Survey Of Math (3) or higher Math 100 (3) Math 100 (3)
ANTH 205 Cultural Anthropology (3) Anth 200 (3) Anth 152 (3) Anth 152 (3)
World Cultures: HIST 151 (3) or HIST 152 (3) Hist 151 (3) or Hist 152 (3) Hist 151 (3) or Hist 152 (3) Hist 151 (3) or Hist 152 (3)
Humanities: Com 1511 Sp 151 (3) Sp 151 (3) Sp 151 (3)
Humanities (6) Humanities (6) Humanities (6) Humanities (6)
Social Science: PSY 100 Survey Of Psy (3) Psy 100 (3) Psy 100 (3) Psy 100 (3)
Social Sciences (6) Social Sciences (6) Social Sciences (6) Social Sciences (6)
BIOL 243 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3) Zool 141 or Phyl 141 Phyl 141 Zool 141
BIOL 243L Human Anatomy & Physio I Lab (1) Zool 141L or Phyl 141L Phyl 141L Zool 141
BIOL 244 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3) Zool 142 or Phyl 142 Phyl 142 Zool 142
BIOL 244L Human Anatomy & Physio II Lab (1) Zool 142L or Phyl 142L Phyl142L
BIOL 275 Fund Microbiology (3) Micr 130 or Micr 275 Micr 130 Micr 130 or Micro 130 or Biol 131
BIOL 275L Microbiology Lab (1) Micr 140 or Micr 275L or Micr 140A or Micr 140L Micr 140L Micro 130 or Biol 131 or Micro 130L or Micr 130L or Micr 140
CHEM 141 Surv Organ Chem & Biochem (3) Chem 152 Bioc 141 Chem 152B or Bioc 244
NURS 203 General Pharmacology (3) Phrm 203 or Nurs 213 Phrm 203 Phrm 203 or Pharm 203
MATH 115 Intro to Stats and Prob (3) 2 Not offered Math 115 Math 115
PSY 320 Developmental Psy (3) Psy 240 Psy 240 Psy 240
NURS 348 Human Pathophysiology (3) Nurs 311 or Nurs 212 Not offered Not offered
NURS 375 Applied Human Nutrition (3) Fshn 475 Not offered Not offered

Community Colleges

Hawaiʻi CC, Honolulu CC, Kapiʻolani CC
UH Hilo Course/Credits Hawaiʻi CC Honolulu CC Kapiʻolani CC
ENG 100 Composition I (3) Eng 100 (3) Eng 100 (3) Eng 100 (3)
MATH 100 Survey Of Math (3) or higher Math 100 (3) Math 100 (3) Math 100 (3)
ANTH 205 Cultural Anthropology (3) Anth 200 (3) Anth 200 (3) Anth 200 (3)
World Cultures: HIST 151 (3) or HIST 152 (3) Hist 151 (3) or Hist 152 (3) Hist 151 (3) or Hist 152 (3) Hist 151 (3) or Hist 152 (3)
Humanities: Com 1511 SPCO 151 (3) Sp 151 (3) Sp 151 (3)
Humanities (6) Humanities (6) Humanities (6) Humanities (6)
Social Science: PSY 100 Survey Of Psy (3) Psy 100 (3) Psy 100 (3) Psy 100 (3)
Social Sciences (6) Social Sciences (6) Social Sciences (6) Social Sciences (6)
BIOL 243 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3) Biol 141 Zool 141 or Phyl 141 Biol 130 or Zool 141
BIOL 243L Human Anatomy & Physio I Lab (1) Biol 141L Zool 141L or Phyl 141L Biol 130L or Zool 141L
BIOL 244 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3) Biol 142 Zool 142 or Phyl 142 Zool 142
BIOL 244L Human Anatomy & Physio II Lab (1) Biol 142L Zool 142L or Phyl 142L Zool 142L
BIOL 275 Fund Microbiology (3) Micr 130 or Micro 130 Micr 130 or Micro 130 Micr 130 or Micro 130
BIOL 275L Microbiology Lab (1) Micr 130L or Micro 130L Micr 130L or Micro 130L or Micr 140 or Micro 140 Micro 140 or Micr 140
CHEM 141 Surv Organ Chem & Biochem (3) Bioc 241 Chem 152 Chem 152
NURS 203 General Pharmacology (3) Phrm 203 Phrm 203 Phrm 203 or Pharm 203
MATH 115 Intro to Stats and Prob (3) 2 Math 115 Math 115 Math 115
PSY 320 Developmental Psy (3) Famr 230 Famr 230 Famr 230
Kauaʻi CC, Leeward CC, Windward CC
UH Hilo Course/Credits Kauaʻi CC Leeward CC Windward CC
ENG 100 Composition I (3) Eng 100 (3) Eng 100 (3) Eng 100 (3)
MATH 100 Survey Of Math (3) or higher Math 100 (3) Math 100 (3) Math 100 (3)
ANTH 205 Cultural Anthropology (3) Anth 200 (3) Anth 200 (3) Anth 200 (3)
World Cultures: HIST 151 (3) or HIST 152 (3) Hist 151 (3) or Hist 152 (3) Hist 151 (3) or Hist 152 (3) Hist 151 (3) or Hist 152 (3)
Humanities: Com 1511 Sp 151 (3) Sp 151 (3) Sp 151 (3)
Humanities (6) Humanities (6) Humanities (6) Humanities (6)
Social Science: PSY 100 Survey Of Psy (3) Psy 100 (3) Psy 100 (3) Psy 100 (3)
Social Sciences (6) Social Sciences (6) Social Sciences (6) Social Sciences (6)
BIOL 243 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3) Zool 141 Biol 130 or Zool 240 Zool 141
BIOL 243L Human Anatomy & Physio I Lab (1) Zool 141L Zool 240 or Biol 130L Zool 141L
BIOL 244 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3) Zool 142 Zool 241 Zool 142
BIOL 244L Human Anatomy & Physio II Lab (1) Zool 142L Zool 142L
BIOL 275 Fund Microbiology (3) Micr 130 or Micro 130 Micr 130 or Micro 130 Micr 130 or Micro 130
BIOL 275L Microbiology Lab (1) Micro 140 or Micr 140 Micro 140 or Micr 140 Micro 140 or Micr 140
CHEM 141 Surv Organ Chem & Biochem (3) Chem 152 Chem 251 or Chem 152B or Bioc 141 Bioc 141 or Chem 152
NURS 203 General Pharmacology (3) Phrm 203 or Pharm 203 Phrm 203 or Pharm 203 Phrm 203
MATH 115 Intro to Stats and Prob (3) 2 Math 115 Math 115 Math 115
PSY 320 Developmental Psy (3) Psy 240 Psy 240 Psy 240

  1. Any Com 100-200 level course meets requirement ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎

  2. MATH 115 was previously offered as MATH 121, prior to Fall 2015. ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎