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Hawaii Nursing Schools

Accredited Nursing Schools in Hawaii

In Hawaii and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in Hawaii accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and Hawaii campus locations, then request free information from any or all Hawaii nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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Hawaii Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

Hawaii Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in Hawaii

RNs: In order to become a registered nurse in Hawaii, a nursing education from an accredited and Nursing Board-approved college or university is required. Students should seek out bachelor’s degrees in nursing or a health-related field or an associate’s degree in nursing. Nursing students are required to complete 250 hours of supervised nursing work in order to graduate. After graduation, all potential nurses must take and pass the NCLEX-RN exam in order to pass the national board. Once nurses pass the test, they can apply with the Hawaii Board of Nursing in order to receive their license to work in the state. The state of Hawaii employs approximately 8,930 registered nurses. All nurses must complete continuing education and renew their licenses every two years. They will be mailed a reminded 90 days before renewal is due.

LPNs: In order to become an LPN in Hawaii, one must receive a degree from a school approved by the Hawaii Board of Nursing. Most nursing programs for LPNs take about two years to complete and can be found at many community colleges throughout the state. Once a potential LPN receives a nursing degree, he or she must then take the NCLEX-PN exam in order to pass the national board. Once the nurse has passed the NCLEX-PN exam, he or she may apply for a license with the Hawaii Board of Nursing There are about 1,410 LPNs working in the state and all LPNs must renew their license every two years. They are also required to participate in continuing education as part of maintaining their license. LPNs will receive a reminder 90 days before it is time to renew their license.

The Best Cities in Hawaii for Nursing Jobs

  • Honolulu. Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii and the most populous city, with an estimated population of 377,357 as of 2006. Honolulu is a tourist destination for both U.S. citizens and international travelers across the world. Much of Honolulu’s economy is based on tourism, but its location also makes it a hub for business and trade.
    • RNs:There are 6,620 RNs employed in Honolulu, and the average salary comes to $82,150 annually.
    • LPNS:There are 950 LPNs employed in Honolulu, and the average salary comes to $45,810 annually.
  • Maui/Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area. Maui and Kauai are islands of the state of Hawaii. Maui is the second-largest island in Hawaii and Kauai is, geologically, the oldest. Maui had a population of 154,834 as of the 2010 census and Kauai had a population of 65,689 as of the 2008 census. Tourism is the largest industry for both Maui and Kauai. Maui is also involved in agriculture, frequently exporting goods such as coffee, macadamia nuts, papaya and pineapple.
    • RNs: There are 2,310 RNs employed in the Maui/Kauai nonmetropolitan area, and the average salary comes to $73,940 annually.
    • LPNS:There are 460 LPNs employed in the Maui/Kauai nonmetropolitan area, and the average salary comes to $43,310 annually.

Major Hospitals in Hawaii

  • Kapi’olani Medical Center. Kapi’olani Medical Center is a hospital for women and children and is the state’s only specialty hospital. The physicians are specially-trained to provide for children of all ages and Kapi’olani is home to the state’s only pediatric emergency room and intensive care unit. Kapi’olani also provides the state’s only Breast Center which offers screening, diagnostic and breast cancer treatment
  • Pali Momi Medical Center. Pali Momi is a hospital located in the West Oahu community. The 116-bed hospital employs over 400 physicians and specialists. Pali Momi provides services such as advanced diagnostics, minimally invasive surgery, cancer care, and bariatric surgery. The hospital also has a 24-hour emergency unit and a critical care unit.
  • Straub Clinic & Hospital. Founded in 1921, Straub is a nonprofit health care system consisting of a 159-bed hospital and many clinics throughout Hawaii. Straub provides services specializing in areas such as the heart, cancer, endocrinology, geriatric medicine, family medicine, internal medicine and women’s health. Straub employs about 192 physicians and 1,337 staff. The health care system has also been recognized by the American Heart Association for excellence in heart health care.
  • Wilcox Health.Founded in 1938, Wilcox is Kauai’s leading medical facility. Wilcox provides both inpatient and outpatient services and is home to specialists in the areas of anesthesiology, cardiology, dermatology, emergency care, family medicine, gastroenterology, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, and pediatric medicine and surgery. It is the Wilcox mission to provide the highest quality care for the entire Kauai region.
  • Maui Memorial Medical Center.
  • Founded in 1884, Maui Memorial is dedicated to serving the community of Maui. Maui Memorial employs a staff of 1,200 and is home to over 200 attending physicians. the Central Maui Memorial Hospital is a 140-bed health care facility and is one of the central units of Maui Memorial. The center also boasts a critical care unit, an ambulatory surgery center, a physical/occupational therapy unit, and a 24-bed medical/surgical unit.

Hawaii Pacific University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1965
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.hpu.edu

University of Hawaii Hilo School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1970
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu

University of Hawaii Manoa School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1907
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.hawaii.edu