Program Overview

Associate in Science / 73 Credits
Launch an exciting career in the healthcare industry through UH Maui College’s Nursing Program. Part of the Hawaiʻi Statewide Nursing Curriculum, the program offers two options: Practical Nurse (PN), and Associate in Science Registered Nurse (RN). A third option is available from UH Mānoa, Bachelor of Science (BS) Registered Nurse (RN), to students who successfully complete required courses following admission to the third level. Certificate of Achievement is also available in the fall.
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Request more information about this program or contact:


Kathleen Hagan, Program Coordinator



Kuʻulei Nakahashi, HSER Counselor

Phone: 808 984 3306

Fax: 808 984 3872

Appointments: 808 984 3306


How To Apply

UHMC Nursing Program Application deadline for the fall 2021 ASN cohort is January 31, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (HST).

Registration for the Nursing Program is restricted by the UH Board of Regents to Hawaii State residents unless there are insufficient in-state applicants (and we typically receive 85 -100 qualified in-state applicants for each application cycle). Please review or contact the Registrar's Office to verify residency requirements before applying.

The online application system usually opens the Monday after Thanksgiving for a Fall start in the following year. Applications are due January 31st.

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Program Information

The Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Graduates are deemed eligible by the State of Hawaiʻi Board of Nursing to take the Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse examination and apply for licensure in the State of Hawaiʻi. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) issues national, uniform requirements for licensure by exam or endorsement, renewals and reinstatement. These include proof of completion of an approved nursing education program, successful completion of the NCLEX exam, proficiency in English, and self-disclosure of misdemeanors, felonies and substance abuse. However, each state’s Nursing Practice Act outlines its unique requirements. From state to state, license application fees, length of application process, renewal timelines and requirements, clinical hours served, continued education units (CEU), and temporary practice permits vary. Here is a link to certification and licensure information for all 50 States:

Nursing Program Information


Mary Farmer, RN, MSN

Kathleen Hagan, MSN, APRN-BC, CNE

Van Ho, MSN, RN

Jennifer Baumstark, MSN, APRN-Rx, CNM-BC

Ku’ulei Nakahashi, Ed.D, Academic Counselor

Julie Potter-Dunlop, PhD, RN

Christi Robell, MSN, RN

Konstantina Rose, MSN, APRN-BC

Feliciana Sales, RN, MSN

Anne Scharnhorst, RN, MN, CNE

Clinical Sites

  • Maui Memorial Medical Center/MHS
  • Kula Hospital
  • Hale Makua Long Term Care Facilities
  • Hale Makua Home Health
  • Kaiser Permanente Clinics and Home Care
  • Mental Health Kokua
  • Physician Offices
  • Cancer Institute of Maui
  • Community Clinic of Maui
  • Hui No Ke Ola Pono-Native Hawaiian Health Center
  • Maui Medical Group
  • VA Primary Care Clinic
  • UHMC Campus Health Center
  • Salvation Army
  • Maui County Preschools and Public Schools
  • IMUA Rehabilitation

Advisory Committee

  • Keoki Robello, Islands Hospice
  • Donna Rossmeisl-Kear, MMMC
  • Melissa Goueytes, Bayada Home Care
  • Jeny Bissel, Dept. of Health
  • Gary Kienbaum, MMMC
  • Marian, Horikawa-Barth, MMMC
  • Sarah Lane, MMMC
  • Ian Igarta, MMMC
  • Lark Canico, Pacific Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
  • Laura Reichhardt, Hawaii Center for Nursing
  • Jill Riggs, RN, MSN, Kaiser Wailuku
  • Monica Nickolas, RN, BSN, MPH, Kaiser Maui Lani