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Nursing and Allied Health

Welcome to Hawai'i Community College Nursing and Allied Health!

We have two nursing program options for you to consider.

Program Location: Hilo, Pālamanui (Kona)
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The Certificate of Achievement in Practical Nursing

The Certificate of Achievement in Practical Nursing Program (CA-PRCN) prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for entry-level positions as Licensed Practical Nurses. Graduates of the PRCN Program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Licensed Practical Nurses work in a variety of health care settings under the supervision of a Physician or Registered Nurse. The CA-PRCN program is approved by the Hawai’i State Board of Nursing.

Associate in Science Degree in Nursing

The Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (ASN-RN) prepares students with knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for entry-level positions as Registered Nurses. Graduates of the ASN-RN Program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). Registered Nurses work in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community-based settings. The ASN-RN program is approved by the Hawai'i State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Transfer Options

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.

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students at graduation

Hawaii State Board of Nursing

DCCA-PVL
Att: BON
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/nursing/

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850,
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
www.acenursing.org