Program Overview

  • Location
  • Tuition
    $9,170 - $9,301
  • Program Length
    2 years
  • Learning Environment
  • Financial Aid
    FAFSA Eligible
  • Certification Type
    Associate of Science

Program Description

The Transition for Licensed Practical Nurses Program at Kapi‘olani Community College prepares students for a career in nursing, enabling them to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination to become registered nurses. This Associate of Science degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and graduates have the opportunity to pursue further education in Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs at UH Mānoa and UH Hilo.

Degrees & Certificates

The Associate of Science degree program in Nursing (Transition for Licensed Practical Nurses) at Kapiʻolani Community College, with a total of 70-71 credits, offers career advancement opportunities for licensed practical nurses to become registered nurses. The tuition cost for the program, based on $131 per credit, ranges from $9,170 to $9,301.


Registered Nurses have diverse career opportunities, including employment in hospitals, clinics, long-term care nursing homes, home settings, schools, and community health settings.

Learn more about Kapiʻolani Community College’s Transition for Practical Nurses program