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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If you are looking for nursing student volunteers, please provide 4-6 weeks notice. Contact faculty here.

Take The Next Step

To request more information about this program, contact:


Nursing Program Office



Wayne Aguiran, Counselor

Phone: 808 984 3306

Appointments: UH STAR Balance

Volunteer Coordinators

To request nursing student volunteers, contact:

Steven Farmer, DO, MBA
Allied Health Student Volunteer Coordinator
Licensed Physician, State of Hawaii
Allied Health-UH Maui College
Van Ho, RN MSN
Student Nurse Volunteer Coordinator
Assistant Professor

How To Apply

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.

RN Application

Apply for Fall 2024 RN Program
  • Applications will be accepted starting December 1st, 2023
  • Deadline to apply is January 31st, 2024 at 4pm HST
  • If you have questions about the application, please call the UHMC Counseling Office at 808.984.3306

Course Schedules

View a month-by-month schedule of courses, as well as descriptions for each.


View our current scholarship opportunities. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.


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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


Ruthie Clearwater, MSN, RN, CFRN, CCRN, CEN, TCRN

Mary Farmer, RN, MSN

Kathleen Hagan, MSN, APRN-BC, CNE

Van Ho, MSN, RN

Olivia Li, EdD, MSN, RN

Hannah Litt, MS, APRN-Rx, CNM

Kim Pickering, MSN, RN, CNE

Konstantina Rose, MSN, APRN-BC

Feliciana Sales, RN, MSN

Anne Scharnhorst, DNP, RN, CNE

Jackie Thomas, DNP, RN, CFRN, CEN

Clinical Sites

  • Maui Memorial Medical Center/MHS
  • Kula Hospital
  • Kaiser Permanente Clinics and Home Care
  • Physician Offices
  • Kaunoa Senior Center
  • Maui Medical Group
  • Salvation Army
  • Maui County Preschools and Public Schools
  • Hale Makua, Ohana Pacific Health (Long-term Care)
  • Ai Pono Hawaiʻi

Advisory Committee

  • Keoki Robello, Hale Makua
  • Melissa Goueytes, Bayada Home Care
  • Jeny Bissel, Dept. of Health
  • Marian, Horikawa-Barth, MMMC
  • Sarah Lane, MMMC
  • Ian Igarta, MMMC
  • Laura Reichhardt, Hawaii Center for Nursing
  • Jill Riggs, RN, MSN, Kaiser Wailuku
  • Monica Nickolas, RN, BSN, MPH, Kaiser Maui Lani
  • Josephine Censer, Malama I Ke Ola
  • Jennifer Pastiglione, Maui Medical Group
  • Leslie Wilkins, Maui Economic Development Board
  • Kelly Yokouchi, MHS