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Nursing & Allied Health

 

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Welcome to Hawaii Community College Nursing and Allied Health! We have two nursing program options for you to consider. 

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.

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).

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

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.

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