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Hawaii RN Programs

RN Programs in Hawaii

After becoming an RN in Hawaii, an individual can work in a hospital, clinic, or doctor's office. There is currently a great demand for registered nurses in the job market, and that need is growing every year. The more people that come to the state, the more nurses are needed to take care of them.

There are many different RN programs in the state of Hawaii. Any individual interested in becoming an RN should get as much information as possible, and seriously consider all available options.

In order to become an RN by examination in Hawaii, an individual must:

  • Submit a completed Application for License by Exam along with the $40.00 application fee
  • Submit an NCLEX registration form
  • Select the Pearson Professional Center location that he or she wants to test in

In order to become an RN by endorsement in Hawaii, an individual must:

  • Have passed the NCLEX in another state with a score of at least 1400 or the State Board Test Pool Exam in another state or Canadian province with a score of at least 350 in each part
  • Have graduated from a state-approved baccalaureate, associate degree or hospital nursing program in the United States or a US territory
  • Prove that his or her nursing program is equivalent to a U.S. Accredited Nursing Education Program if the individual was educated outside of the United States

To get a temporary permit in Hawaii, an individual must submit:

  • A completed application with the application fee
  • A photocopy of his or her current US nursing license indicating the expiration date
  • A completed "Verification of Employment" form that is signed by his or her employer in Hawaii

Additional Resources

On-Campus & Online RN Schools

The Best RN Schools in Hawaii

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, helps Hawaii residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Hawaii Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in discussion forums and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

Hawaii RN Resources on

Hawaii Board of Nursing
King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant Street, 3rd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-3000
Fax: (808) 586-2689

Hawaii Nurses Association

Other HI Schools with RN Programs

Hawaii Community College
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Hawaii Community College
81-964 Halekii Street
Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750
Hawaii Community College
1175 Manono Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Hawaii Pacific University
45-045 Kamehameha Highway
Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744
Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Kapiolani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Rd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Kauai Community College
3-1901 Kaumualii Highway
Lihue, Hawaii 96766
University of Hawaii
200 W. Kawili St.
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
University of Hawaii
874 Dillingham Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
University of Hawaii Maui College
310 Ka'ahumanu Ave
Kahului, Hawaii 96732
University of Phoenix
745 Fort Street Suite 2000
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813