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Nursing & Allied Health

Nursing PostersNursing is an opportunity and not a Job. It is an opportunity to provide safe, efficient, productive, and wholistic care to the people in our society that need help. It is an opportunity that allows us to have a positive impact on our society. It is an opportunity that holds great responsibilities, but it also produces great outcomes. We are the hands and the faces that can help heal another person's soul and help perform the care that can improve a person's health. Nurses are a big part of an extraordinary team that we call health care.

Jessica, Class of 2007

The Division of Nursing and Allied Health offers two separate nursing programs: the Certificate of Achievement in Practical Nursing leading to licensed practical nursing and the Associate of Science in Nursing leading to registered nursing. Both nursing programs are approved by the Hawai'i Board of Nursing. The Associate in Science Degree program, leading to registered nursing, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Hawai'i State Board of Nursing. The address for ACEN is 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. The ACEN telephone number is 404.975.5000 and web site is

Transfer agreements existing with the University of Hawai'i at Hilo and University of Hawai'i at Manoa allow interested and qualified associate degree nursing graduates to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UHH or UHM.

Hawai’i CC does not discriminate in its educational programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Retaliation is also prohibited. For inquiries or complaints concerning our non-discrimination policies, please contact: Disabilities Counselor (808-934-2725, Bldg. 388-Room 106) or Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator (808-934-2509, Bldg. 378).

Beginning July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation". We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

The data includes occupations, placement rates, on-time completion rates, average costs and program median loan debt.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Practical Nursing Program (PRCN-CA) Program