ADN Special Announcements

Hawai‘i Statewide Nursing Consortium Curriculum

Effective Fall 2012, the Kapiʻolani Community College (KCC) Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program will be realigned with the University of Hawaiʻi at Māno (UH-Mānoa) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program via the Hawaiʻi Statewide Nursing Consortium Curriculum, thus enabling ADN graduates to continue their nursing education in pursuit of a BSN degree at UH-Mānoa.

In preparation for the Nursing Consortium Curriculum, pre-nursing students must complete ten (10) prerequisite courses by the application deadline, while two (2) co-requisite/support courses may be completed within the KCC ADN program or prior to the application deadline. For a listing of the prerequisite and co-requisite courses, please reference the ADN Self Advising Form located in the Associate Degree in Nursing Toolbox.

For more detailed admissions information, go to the ADN Admissions Procedures webpage.

Effective December 1, 2011 through November 30, 2012, ADN program applicants are encouraged to complete the ten (10) prerequisite courses by the application deadline, but will be considered for admissions based on the following six (6) prerequisite courses: Chemistry course requirement; ENG/ESL 100, FAMR 230, MATH 100, ZOOL 141 and ZOOL 141L. All other admissions requirements will still apply.

Effective December 1, 2012 and thereafter, ADN program applicants will be required to complete all ten (10) prerequisite courses by the KCC ADN program application deadlines (i.e., February 1st for Fall entry and September 1st for Spring entry).

Pilot Study for ATI-TEAS Pre-Admissions Exam for Nursing Program

Effective June 1, 2013 and as part of a pilot study to analyze the Assessment Technology Institute’s Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI-TEAS) exam and determine if the minimum adjusted individual total score should be revised, the Nursing Department at Kapi‘olani Community College (KCC) will accept an ATI-TEAS adjusted individual total score of 65% or higher to fulfill the pre-admissions exam requirement for the KCC Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program and the KCC LPN-RN Transition Program. Applicants for the KCC nursing programs must continue to fulfill all other admissions requirements and will be considered for admissions on a “best qualified” bases.

For more information regarding the ATI-TEAS Pre-Admissions Exam, go to the ATI-TEAS Exam page.

Five-Year Time Limit for Science Courses Eliminated

Effective June 2012 and thereafter, the Nursing Department at Kapi‘olani Community College (KCC) will eliminate the five-year time limit for the science prerequisite and co-requisite courses for the ADN Program and LPN-RN Transition Program. Starting with those applicants for the ADN Program and LPN-RN Transition Program in the Spring 2013 semester and thereafter, students will no longer be required to complete their science prerequisite courses and co-requisite courses within five years of their application to the nursing program. The science prerequisite and co-requisite courses include ZOOL 141-141L, ZOOL 142-142L, MICR 130, PHRM 203 and CHEM(any numeric).

The five-year time limit policy is being eliminated, since students accepted into the ADN Program in the Fall 2012 and thereafter will be required to complete the NURS 212 – Pathophysiology course, which will focus on pathophysiological concepts that are basic to understanding illness and injury and the corresponding spectrum of human responses, which serve as a foundation for the formulation of clinical decisions and care planning.

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