Hawaii Nursing Schools

Explore Nursing in Hawaii

Hawaii is the third highest paying state for registered nurses. Over 77% of registered nurses are employed full-time, trailed closely by part-time employment and then per diem. Hospitals employ 60% of Hawaii registered nurses, followed by long term care facilities, ambulatory care, and physician’s offices. The leading employers of nurses in Hawaii include The Queen’s Medical Center, Hilo Medical Center, and Kuakini Medical Center, to name a few. Hawaii is predicted to only fill 68% of the nursing positions needed by 2015. The greatest need for nurses is in long term care followed by hospitals. The need for both registered nurses and licensed practical nurses is very strong in Hawaiian healthcare facilities.

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About Hawaii

“The Aloha State”, Hawaii, is also known as “Paradise” to locals and tourists. The archipelago that is Hawaii makes up the fiftieth state of the Union and by far, one of the most exotic. The state of Hawaii comprises most of the volcanic Hawaiian Island chain with hundreds of islands spanning across 1,500 miles, however, the most well-known of the islands are the eight “main-lands”, consisting of Hawaii, also known as The Big Island, followed by Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, and Maui. The islands share a tropical climate and unique geology, as they all were formed, and continue to form, from volcanic activity. The Hawaiian Islands are relatively mountainous with renowned beaches, record breaking surf, and national parks that draw in tourists to the islands from all around the world.

Change in nursing jobs in the future

2012

10,450

2020

12,640

$79,390

Avg. Salary

20

Number of nursing programs in state

15

Number of hospitals in state

9

Number of nursing schools in state

Nursing programs offered in Hawaii

  • Hawaii Community College +
    • Programs Offered

      • Practical Nursing 
      • Associate Degree in Nursing

      Accreditation

      NLNAC

  • Hawaii Pacific University +
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
      • Community Clinical Nurse Specialist (MSN)
      • Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
      • Post-Master's Nurse Educator Certificate

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Kauai Community College +
    • Programs Offered

      • Nurses Aide Certificate
      • Practical Nursing
      • Registered Nurse (AS)

      Accreditation

      NLNAC

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa +
    • Programs Offered

      • High School Direct Admission BSN
      • RN to Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing
      • Master's Entry Program in Nursing
      • Master of Science in Nursing
      • RN to MS
      • Post-Master's Certificates
      • DNP
      • PhD in Nursing

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • University of Hawaii Maui College +
    • Programs Offered

      • Practical Nurse Certificate
      • Registered Nurse (AS)
      • Career Ladder Practical and Associate Degree Nursing

      Accreditation

      NLNAC