First of all, congratulations. Getting into a nursing school
is a goal that many, unfortunately, are unable to achieve. You've overcome one major hurdle. With that said, if you do a search on this site, there are quite a few threads about HPU to be found. While they may be older, I think they may still give you a good feel for the school. I am not an HPU student, but have talked to people about the school. I have seen exasperated looks from those who have had to deal with the nursing program. I think that the school is good at selling itself, but if you are able to talk to students and former students, you may get a more honest opinion. Other schools
here are cheaper and have a better reputation, although they are more competitive to get into.
In regards to moving to Hawaii with children, just a warning--the cost of living is high. I have small children myself, and my husband and I are struggling to make it...and I have a pretty strong familial support system here. If you don't mind my asking, what are the ages of your children and have you begun to think about a financial plan to cover your living and education expenses while attending school?