Transfer and Continuing Information:

Transfer students may apply to the program. The program is a full-time, four year program regardless of progression in other programs. Transfer credits will be evaluated under our usual transfer credit procedures. Some program-specific courses may not transfer.

The following requirements (for college transfers and continuing students) must be met in order for a student to be accepted into the nursing major:

Academic Requirements

The following requirements must be met in order for a student to be accepted into the nursing major:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA 2.75. Note: cumulative GPA includes coursework from all institutions attended, regardless of attendance date
  • Minimum SAT 950*
  • Minimum ACT 20 *
  • Compass Test*

*If SAT/ACT scores are unavailable, the Compass Test may be required

Further requirements:

  • Chemistry: One year of chemistry (or equivalent) with a grade of C or better.
  • Algebra II: Completion of algebra II (or equivalent) with a grade of C or better.

Application Requirements:

  • All nursing candidates are required to complete a 1-page personal statement and submit 2 letters of recommendation (minimum)

Eligibility Details

Students who have completed similar college courses at another institution may contact Admissions to confirm eligibility. Email or phone (808) 739-8340.

Non-traditional and continuing students: Have you been out of school for many years? You will need to fulfill transfer academic requirements. If you have questions, please contact Admissions, email or phone (808) 739-8340.

Less than 24 college credits? Please see the information in the sidebar.

Prepare to apply

Read the details of the Application Procedure.



Jan 17
Nursing Informational Session

1/17/2014, 9:00 A.M.

Meet at the Clarence T.C. Ching Conference Center

Special Circumstances

Transfer students may be required to submit additional high school documents or tests to confirm eligibility.
If a student has less than 24 college level credits completed at the time of application, they will be required to submit:

  • High school transcripts
  • Test scores
  • SAT/ACT (must meet freshman test score requirements)
  • Compass Test (as determined by Admissions)

High School transcripts may also be requested to determine an applicantís course history (in the event algebra or chemistry are not present on a college transcript)

Note: High school documents and test scores are evaluated along with a studentís college history.


School of Nursing


For inquiries please contact:

Heather Nakao
Program Assistant
Tel: (808) 735-4813
Fax: (808) 739-8564

Patricia Kiladis PhD (C), M.S., R.N.
Interim Dean of Nursing
Associate Professor of Nursing
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Tel: (808) 739-8347
Fax: (808) 739-8564

School of Nursing offices:
Henry Hall, Room 110