RN Programs in Hawaii

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

Hawaii RN Resources

RN Schools Near You & Online in Hawaii

Hawaii Community College

  • 1175 Manono Street Hilo, HI 96720
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (808) 974-7531

Hawaii Community College

  • 200 West Kawili Street Hilo, HI 96720
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (808) 974-7611

University of Hawaii

Hawaii Pacific University

  • 1164 Bishop Street Honolulu, HI 96813
    Programs: BSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner - certificate, Public Health Nursing, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN
    (808) 544-0200

Kapiolani Community College

University of Hawaii

University of Phoenix

  • 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813
    Programs: BSN, RN
    (808) 536-2686

University of Hawaii Maui College

Hawaii Pacific University

  • 45-045 Kamehameha Highway Kaneohe, HI 96744
    Programs: BSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner - certificate, LPN to BSN, Public Health Nursing, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN
    (808) 544-9313

Hawaii Community College

Kauai Community College

  • 3-1901 Kaumualii Highway Lihue, HI 96766
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (808) 245-8311