Nursing: Long Term Care Nurse Aide – Admission Procedures

Thank you for your interest in the Long Term Nurse Aide program. The admission procedures below are intended to provide guidance on the application process for the Long Term Care Nurse Aide Program.

Application Period

The Long Term Care Nurse Aide Program entry is in Fall and Spring.

Effective April 1, 2017, the Nurse Aide applications will no longer be accepted on a continuous basis but must be submitted within the appropriate application periods. For Fall entry, nurse aide applications must be submitted between April 1 and May 15. For Spring entry, nurse aide applications must be submitted between August 1 and September 15. Depending on the number of applicants deemed qualified by the deadline, the application deadlines may be extended.

Admissions Procedures

Step #1: Attend a Nursing Information Session.
At the information session you will learn more about the nursing career pathway, program, curriculum, admissions, and application requirements. After attending an information session, and for additional academic advising and support, visit a counselor during walk-in advising periods on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Kōpiko 201

Click to the Nurse Aide Program Toolbox and select Nursing Information Session for dates and times for the (in-person) information sessions. You may also view the (online) information session.

Step #2: Complete all pre-admission requirements.
Complete the English reading requirement via one of the following:

  1. Complete COMPASS English (Reading) Test with a reading score of 61 or higher or complete the Accuplacer (Reading) Test with a reading score of 250 or higher;
  2. Complete ENG 21, ENG 22 or ENG 100 (or ESL 100);
  3. Provide confirmation of graduation from a U.S. high school;
  4. Provide confirmation of receipt of a General Educational Development (GED) certificate.

Step #3: Submit the UH System Application Form and KCC Admissions Application/Checklist Form.
If you are new, transferring or returning to Kapiʻolani Community College, submit an (online) “University of Hawaiʻi System Application Form.”

All students applying to the Long Term Care Nurse Aide Program must complete a (Nurse Aide) Admissions Application Checklist Form which may be obtained by accessing the “Nursing: Long Term Care Nurse Aide – Program Toolbox,” and then selecting the “(Nurse Aide) Admissions Application/Checklist Form.

For Fall entry, nurse aide applications must be submitted between April 1 and May 15. For Spring entry, nurse aide applications must be submitted between August 1 and September 15. Depending on the number of applicants deemed qualified by the application deadline, the application deadlines may be extended.

Step #4: Selection and Acceptance
Accepted students will be notified by e-mail of their acceptance into the Long Term Care Nurse Aide Program. Accepted students will receive an Acceptance Notice and health requirement information from the Nursing Department. The Acceptance Notice will include information about an Orientation Session, health forms, technical standards, and other related requirements.

Step #5: Attend mandatory Orientation Session for new nursing students.
Accepted students are required to attend a mandatory Orientation Session to prepare for entry into the nursing program. The Orientation Session is scheduled by the nurse aide instructor prior to the start of the nurse aide program. The Orientation Session will provide an introduction to the nurse aide courses and will also cover the required books and fees, health requirements, academic requirements and required uniforms and supplies.

Step #6: Complete all health and safety requirements.
Accepted students are required to complete a series of health requirements and forms in preparation for the clinical practicum experience.

Step #7: Register online and pay your tuition.
After attending the Nurse Aide New Student Orientation Session with the nurse aide instructor, you will register online for the NURS 9 – Long Term Care Nurse Aide course. To register and make payment online, go to MyUH Services and follow the instructions to login. Payment by check may also be made at the KCC Cashier’s Office in ʻIlima 105.

The College requires tuberculosis (TB) and Measles Mumps & Rubella (MMR) clearance in order to register for courses. TB and MMR clearances are completed with the KCC Kekaulike Information and Service Center (KISC) in ‘Ilima 102.

Step #10: Purchase required books and supplies.
You will need to purchase required textbooks and supplies at the KCC Bookstore located in the ʻOhiʻa 116. Bookstore hours are Monday to Friday at 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Special extended hours are available during the week before the start of the semester. If KCC nursing classes are offered at the LCC satellite site, books will be purchased at the LCC Bookstore.

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