HPU is easy to get into if you are able to fork up the money. It cost about 55,000-65,000 for tuition alone, this doesnt include books, boarding, uniform, health insurance, and all the other thigns you need as a nursing student.
I heard mixed emotions about if graduated student from HPU feel that they got a good and challenging education from HPU. Mostly I hear really bad things from previous students from HPU. The biggest thing is that alot of the professors dont care about you and are not as attentive to your learning needs, which is a big deal.
alot of the people I talked to who are friends or co-workers, tell me that they could have just read the books at home and just came to school to take test.
and I also asked them if they would recommend anyone to attend HPU and they all said NO...it wasnt a soft NO but a "Hell NO", which scared me because I was about to go to HPU but didnt because I got accepted somewhere else.
the other small bad things about HPU is that they have a tear system where if your not a HPU student who has been getting their credit for your pre-requisites at HPU then you will have to wait to get the lecture or clinical class you need.
excuse my poor grammer and spelling errors but I am trying to type fast.
ask me anything and I will say it with honesty and with no whip cream on top.
Quote from jpeters84
I would love any opinion about getting your nursing degree at Hawaii Pacific University. I have been offered admission to HPU but before I invest three years of hard work and money I'd really like to know that I'm going to a good program. If anyone is in the program or has graduated I would love their opinion about their experience. Did HPU adequately provide you with good training as a nurse? Were your professors good? Was the program well organized and well run. Did you feel like you learned a lot and was challenged by the program? If you did it all over again would you go to HPU? I would greatly appreciate any advice, experiences, insights, specifics about HPU's Nurisng Program. Thanks!