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Nursing Program Information

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University of Hawaii Maui College –A National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC, 61 Broadway-33 rd Floor, New York, NY 10006, Phone 800-669-1656, ext. 153) accredited Career Ladder PN/ADN Nursing Program with strong acute care and community based clinical focus. Clinical sites located on Maui and Oahu. Facilities include multimedia classrooms, Nursing Learning Skills Resource Center, simulation laboratory, computer and TV origination classrooms.

The UHMC Nursing Career Ladder Program provides preparation at three levels of competency: Nurse Aide, Practical Nurse, and Registered Nurse.

NLN accredited Bachelor of Science (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Programs are available through the University Center-UHMC from UH Manoa and University of Hawaii, Hilo.

Nursing Program Application Process
Career Ladder Nursing Program Admission Criteria

  1. Be a resident (by the semester of intended enrollment in Nursing Program) of the State of Hawaii as determined by the Maui College REGISTRAR for tuition purposes.
  2. Official transcript sent and Transcript Evaluation Form completed.
  3. Application to the Career Ladder Nursing Program is competitive. Admission application deadline is January 31 for fall semester admission and July 15 for spring semester. Complete the Nursing Program application and return letter of intent to be admitted to the nursing program to be considered for admission.
  4. Effective Fall 2014, for admission to the Nursing Program the ATI-Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) will be required. Attend the Nursing Orientation session for more information.
  5. The following courses are pre-requisite (C or better) for admission:  English 100, Zoology 141, Zoology 142, and Microbiology 130.  Students may be granted provisional admission if they are enrolled in the pre-requisite course(s) by the admission deadline.
  6. Effective with courses taken in the Fall 2012 semester, courses may be repeated once to raise a grade. Of the two times that the course has been taken, the higher grade will be utilized. Only grades in the first two attempts will be considered.
  7. The science courses (i.e., Zoology 141 and 142 (4 credits-lecture and lab) and Microbiology 130(3 credit lecture) have a ten-year time limit, which must be completed within the last ten years prior to the application deadline. (Note: students do not have to repeat the lab course, i.e. Zool 141 and 142 may be repeated in the UH system online as 3 credit lecture classes only)

Points for admission are awarded as follows:
Letter Grades: A=4; B=3; C=2 (except for ZOOL 141, 142 & MICRO 130 a C=1)

  • Zoology 141 Anatomy & Physiology, 4 credits
  • Zoology 142 Anatomy & Physiology, 4 credits
  • Psych 100 Survey of Psychology, 3 credits
  • Famr 230 Human Development OR Psych 240 Developmental Psychology, 3 credits
  • Micro 130 General Microbiology 3 credits
  • English 100 Expository Writing, 3 credits
  • Humanities Elective (100 or above), 3 credits

Other Points:

  • Health or Nursing experience (Nurse aide experience 2 points; others 1 point)
  • TEAS test of Essential Academic Skills (Up to 5 points)
  • Microbiology 140 (2 cr) (1 point)



It is advisable that you attend at least one nursing counseling session each year and meet with the academic advisor yearly in order to update your application and learn of any new or changing requirements.

Required to take English & Math Compass Test before hand at The Learning Center; bring scores to the orientation.

Nursing Group Counseling sessions. Location N01 Classroom in the Nursing TLC building, time 4:00 pm.

January 21, 2016
February 25, 2016
March 31, 2016
April 28, 2016



  • Maui Memorial Medical Center
  • Kula Hospital
  • Hale Makua Long Term Care Facilities
  • Hale Makua Home Health
  • Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
  • Kaiser Permanente Clinics and Home Care
  • Mental Health Kokua
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Physician Offices
  • Cancer Institute of Maui
  • Community Clinic of Maui
  • Homeless Shelter
  • Hui No Ke Ola Pono-Native Hawaiian Health Center
  • Liberty Dialysis Center
  • Mental Health Center
  • VA Primary Care Clinic
  • UHMC Campus Health Center
  • Maui Childbirth Education
  • Salvation Army Care-a-van
  • Maui County Preschools and Public Schools
  • IMUA Rehabilitation


Multimedia Classroom