CNA+ to PN Bridge Program

CNA+ to PN Bridge Program

Interested in applying to the CNA toPN Bridge program? With support from State House Bill 353, UHMC is excited to be able to offer tuition assistance for students needing to complete pre-requisite courses to apply to the PN program. Please complete the following form to see if you are eligible! Apply below to see if you are eligible to earn up to $4000 in tuition assistance for your pre-requisite course work.
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Check out the new UHMC hybrid program designed especially for working Certified Nurse Aides and other healthcare professionals who want to become licensed practical nurses! Through a partnership with Hale Makua, ʻOhana Pacific Health, and Kaiser, eligible Maui and Oʻahu, healthcare professionals have an opportunity to become Practical Nurses (PN) while they are working. If your goal is to work as a PN, this program offers you that pathway! PN graduates are prepared to work under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician in hospitals, extended care facilities, private nursing agencies, home health agencies, clinics, and physician offices.

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Apply for Spring 2024 PN Program
  • Applications will be accepted starting September 1st, 2023
  • Deadline to apply is October 15th, 2023 at 4pm HST
  • If you have questions about the application, please call the UHMC Counseling Office at 808.984.3306
If you are interested in this program and would like to meet with a pre-nursing counselor, you can make an appointment with Darlene Guerrero. Appointments can be made online using STAR Balance, or you can call the Counseling Department at (808) 984-3306.

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What are the courses and time required?

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General Timeline
Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Summer 2024 Fall 2024
English 22 or Eng 100 (3) Nurs 110 T (4) Nurs 115T (2) Nurs 120 T (2)
Math 75X or Math 100 (3-4) NURS 110 L (3) NURS 115 L (2) NURS 120 L (3)
Biology 100 (3) Nurs 110 C (3) Nurs 115C (2) NURS 120 C (4)
PHRM 203 (3) NURS 111 (2) NURS 121T (1)
PSY 100 (3) NURS 121L (2)
15-16 credits 12 credits 6 credits 12 credits
Sample schedule showing time commitment:

Spring 2024

Classes Credits Approximate Time
NURS 110T 4 1 hour live zoom, 3 hours pre-recorded lectures per week
NURS 110L 3 1 hour live zoom, 3 hours online modules per week
NURS 100C 3 1 prep day (3 hours) and 2 clinical days (6 hours) according to clinical schedule.
NURS 111 2 Fully online

Complete these steps before Fall 2023

1. Application to University of Hawaii Maui College
Apply to University of Hawaii Maui College
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2. Complete English 22/100 & Math 75x or higher.
Take the Math and English Placement Tests at home.
Create an account at ED READY
Take English Path 1 and Math Path 1
Register to take the English and Math you tested into.
3. Complete the TEAS Test scored with an composite/total score 57% or better.
Call the UHMC Learning Center at 808-984-3240 or go to to register to take your TEAS test.
4. Register for required classes
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Questions? Contact 808-984-3272

Effective August 17, 2023, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on August 17, 2025.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

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Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.