Thank you for your interest in the Nurse Aide program. The Admissions Application Checklist should be used to make sure you have met the requirements for application to the program. A completed checklist, application, transcripts and other required documents must be submitted in order to be considered for the nurse aide program.
The General Nursing Program Information Sessions will give you details on the application process and programs we offer and answer most or all of your questions. After you have attended a Nursing Information Session you are welcome to come for a Walk-in Advising Session at Kopiko 201 on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. to Noon and on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Application Period: Continuous
Application packets with forms required for the program are available at the KCC Kekaulike Information and Service Center (KISC), in ‘Ilima 102.
Step 1: Submit a UH System Application Form (SAF)
Submit a UH System Application Form (SAF) (except continuing KCC students)(see “Forms” section). List NAT (Nurse Aide Training) as your desired major.
First time students need to also submit a TB clearance and record of two MMR immunizations. Applicants born before 1956 and Hawai‘i high school graduates need to submit only the TB clearance.
Step 2: Submit the KCC Admissions Application/Checklist for Nurse Aide Course
All students applying to the Nurse Aide course must complete the NAT Admissions Application/Checklist. For a copy of the current check list, click on NAT Admissions Application/Checklist (see “Forms” section).
The application forms are also available in the Kekaulike Information and Service Center (KISC) in ‘Ilima 102.
Step 3: Reading Ability
Nurse Aide Program applicants need to read at about the 9th grade level. There are three ways to meet the reading requirement for this program:
- A Compass Placement Test score of 61 or higher OR
- Completion of ENG 21 (or equivalent) or higher with a “C” within the past 10 years OR
- Graduation from a US High School or GED Certificate
See Advising section for more instructions on how to take the Compass Test.
Step 4: Official College Transcripts
Official college transcripts must be sent directly to the KISC office from other campuses for English courses. It is not necessary to request a transcript for Kapi’olani Community College courses. Submit a Transcript Evaluation Request Form for non-KCC courses.
Step 5: Selection and Acceptance
Residents of the State of Hawai`i receive selection priority for this high demand program.
Selection is made on a first qualified, first accepted basis. Criteria include submittal of application and satisfactory reading ability.
Course recency: English course must be taken within 10 years of admission.
Documents indicating completion of requirements (i.e., official academic transcripts) must be submitted.
A GPR (grade point ratio) of 2.0 or higher for courses taken at Kapi‘olani Community College is required; you must not be on probation or suspension at Kapi‘olani Community College.