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LPN Programs in Hawaii

According to the Hawaii Board of Nursing, becoming an licensed practical nurse (LPN) in Hawaii requires completion of an LPN diploma or certificate program approved by the Board of Nursing. These programs will prepare the student for the licensure exam (NCLEX-PN), which is also required for licensure as an LPN in Hawaii. The LPN programs approved by the Hawaii Board of Nursing are listed below with their contact information.

LPN program curriculum will combine didactic nursing education, nursing theory and clinical preceptorships (hands-on experience implementing the classroom education and nursing theory). Programs take anywhere from 12 to 18 months attending full-time or up to 36 months attending part-time to complete.

LPN job duties in Hawaii typically revolve around the premises of promoting health, preventing illness and injury and the rehabilitation and maintenance of physical and mental health. LPNS often work under the supervision of a registered nurse or licensed physician in a variety of settings including nursing home, hospice, hospitals, physician clinics, dialysis units and other health care facilities. In these health care settings an LPN will generally assess patient activities, assist in planning and implementing patient care strategies, and other specialized tasks that fall within the Board of Nursing rules and regulations for licensed practical nurses in Hawaii.

Working as an LPN in Hawaii is a lucrative career with many career advancement opportunities in management and registered nursing. According to the Hawaii Workforce Informer, the median LPN annual salary in Hawaii was $39,600 and the median hourly salary was $19.06. Obviously, salary will vary with experience, location, facility and other variables but this provides for a basis to consider. The job outlook for LPNs in Hawaii is not as positive as it is on the mainland, however it is still a promising career with career advancement being very tangible. The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations: Research and Statistics Office reports that there will be 5% growth in LPN job openings attributed to replacement positions and new jobs. Overall, practical nursing is an exciting and rewarding career to enter. Based on the numbers it is an opportune time to start researching schools and consider starting a program.

Health care is a rapidly growing career sector in Hawaii. Related career areas like medical assisting may also be of interest. Medical assisting is one of the fastest growing career areas in health care and medical assistants make similar incomes to that of an LPN. Learn more about the Medical Assistant programs in Hawaii.

LPN Programs Approved by the Hawaii Board of Nursing

Kapiolani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
PH: 808-734-9305
Hawaii Community College
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
PH: 808-974-7560
Kauai Community College
3-1901 Kaumualii Highway
Lihue, Hawaii 96766
PH: 808-245-8325
UH Maui Community College
310 Kaahumanu Avenue
Kahului, Hawaii 96732
PH: 808-984-3250


Campus Schools:

Heald College
Campus Locations:   Honolulu
Programs: Medical Assisting



Online Schools:

Capella University
Online Programs:   BSN - RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option (CCNE-accredited)


Medical Career Institute
Online Programs:   RN to BSN


Gannon University
Online Programs:   RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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