Nursing Schools in Hawaii - HI

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Hawaii nursing schools turned away more than 293 qualified applicants in 2003 and the numbers are similar each year moving forward through 2007. The reason is that the nursing programs in Hawaii do not have enough nursing school faculty.

Online Nursing Schools in Hawaii

We want to help close the gap on the nursing shortage in Hawaii. Our nursing schools offer options for qualified nursing candidates including online and onsite nursing programs in Hawaii. Clinical work is arranged by the university and can most often be completed locally. The University of Phoenix School of Nursing, Walden University School of Nursing and Kaplan University School of Nursing offer courses for registered nurses and LVNs or LPNs looking to advance their career with an LVN to BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN or one of many MSN programs. Some of the programs offer the option of completing at an accelerated pace.

Hawaii Nursing Job Outlook and Nursing Salaries

According to a May, 2005 article in the Honolulu Star Bulletin, Hawaii faces an anticipated shortage of 2,267 registered nurses in the next five years and 4,593 by 2020, according to a Hawaii Nursing Shortage Taskforce. Island residents age 60 and older are expected to increase by nearly 75 percent by 2020 while an 80 percent reduction is predicted in an aging workforce of nurses. The Hawaii State Center for Nursing, established by the Legislature in 2003, is leading efforts to deal with the shortage with help from health professionals, educators and policymakers statewide. Nursing jobs in Hawaii are obviously easy to find and based on the fact that there will continue to be a nursing shortage you are pretty much guaranteed career with job security.

Hospitals and other health care agencies are offering nursing school graduates great wages, flexible work hours and much more to entice them to start work with them. The average annual salary for a registered nurse in Hawaii for a new graduate is about $43,000 and with experience and credentials a registered nurse in Hawaii can earn $87,000 according to a 2003 article in the Honolulu Star Bulletin. That was 2003, in 2007 those you can expect those salaries to be a bit higher. As of March, 2007 Straub Clinic and Hospital offers new graduates $28.60 an hour.

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