Program Overview

  • Location
  • Tuition
    $9,432 - $9,563
  • Program Length
    2 years
  • Learning Environment
  • Financial Aid
    FAFSA Eligible
  • Certification Type
    Associate of Science

Program Description

The Associate of Science degree in nursing at Kapiʻolani Community College prepares students for a career in nursing. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission in Education in Nursing (ACEN). Graduates of the program can take the NCLEX-RN nursing examination to become registered nurses and enter entry-level positions in hospitals, doctor’s offices, or other health-related institutions. The program provides theoretical instruction and clinical application of nursing skills, and graduates are eligible for admission to the fourth year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs at UH Mānoa and UH Hilo.

Degrees & Certificates

The Associate of Science degree program in Nursing, consisting of 72-73 credits, offers students comprehensive education and training in the field of nursing. With a tuition rate of $131 per credit, the total tuition cost for the program ranges from approximately $9,432 to $9,563, providing aspiring nursing professionals an affordable pathway to pursue their career goals.


Registered Nurses have diverse career opportunities available to them, with options to work in various healthcare settings such as hospitals, clinics, long-term care nursing homes, home healthcare, schools, and community health settings. These opportunities provide RNs with the chance to apply their skills and expertise in different environments, caring for patients and making a positive impact on individuals and communities.

Learn more about Kapiʻolani Community College’s Registered Nurse Preparation program