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Nursing Program

Nursing Pathway Map to Employment

Nursing is a profession within the healthcare sector focused on providing care, support, and assistance to individuals, families, and communities to promote and maintain their overall health and well-being. Nurses play a crucial role in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, schools, home care, and more. Nursing is a rewarding profession that requires compassion, critical thinking, communication skills, and a commitment to improving the lives of patients and their communities. To pursue a career in the nursing field, individuals need to complete nursing education or training programs, which can range from certification programs to associate's, bachelor's, or even master's degrees in nursing. Students in the nursing program of study in high school will have the opportunity to lay the foundation for their journey into nursing with a clear understanding of the role and responsibilities as well as work based learning opportunities. The map below shows various education and training pathway opportunities available in Hawaiʻi, starting high school and leading you to a job here in Hawaiʻi.

The Breakdown of the Map

Starting in a Nursing program of study in high school you will be introduced to key concepts, overall understanding of the field and the opportunity to explore nursing through work based learning to ensure nursing is the right fit for you. A career in nursing will require additional training and certification depending on the level of nursing a student wants to pursue. While more training is required, students are able to attain entry level certifications that will allow you to work in the field right after high school.

  • Community College Track (2+ Years)
  • University Track (4+ Years)
  • Training Programs (< 1-Year)

How to use the map.

Map Overview: The large map shows all the possible educational and training pathways available in Hawaii. Click on any of the bubbles to obtain more information.

Start Your Journey: I guided navigation view is provided by clicking on “Start Your Journey” in the upper left corner of the map. The guided navigation view will take the user through a step-by-step process that takes you through various screens that focus on selected areas of the map.

Admissions Requirement: Be sure to read and understand the different admission requirements for the Community College and University programs. You must meet admission requirements to enroll in a program.