Nursing Programs in Hawaii

Becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) in Hawaii requires attending a Hawaii Board of Nursing approved Associate’s or baccalaureate nursing program. Upon successful completion of the nursing program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX licensure by examination.

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Associate’s degree programs are two years in length and are offered through community colleges in Hawaii. The BSN or baccalaureate degree is four years in length and offered at four year colleges and universities in Hawaii. Below you will find the two and four year nursing programs offered in Hawaii that are Board of Nursing approved.

With the ailing economy and no positive end in sight, the nursing professions has become one of the most exciting and stable career fields to enter. The nursing shortage in Hawaii along with the aging population will generate numerous job openings for registered nurses through the next two decades. Career advancement for registered nurses is also a great reason to enter the field. Many career paths in nursing will not require any further education than the ADN, ASN or BSN and with experience, salaries continue to increase.

Below you will find the schools offering the associate’s and baccalaureate nursing degree programs in Hawaii.

Hawaii Board of Nursing Recognized Registered Nursing Programs

Hawaii Pacific University – Nursing

Programs Offered: LPN/BSN Pathway, BSN, RN to BSN, MSN with options (Community Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Community Clinical Nurse Specialist Educator)

Hawai’i Pacific University,
1164 Bishop Street,
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813,
PH: 808-544-0200

Kapiolani Community College Nursing Department

Programs Offered: ADN

4303 Diamond Head Road,
Honolulu, HI 96816,
PH: 808-734-9303

Hawaii Community College

Programs Offered: ASN

200 West Kawili Street,
Hilo, HI 96720,
PH: 808-974-7560

Hawaii Pacific University – Nursing

Programs Offered: LPN/BSN Pathway, BSN, RN to BSN, MSN with options (Community Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Community Clinical Nurse Specialist Educator)

Hawai’i Pacific University,
1164 Bishop Street,
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813,
PH: 808-544-0200

University of Hawaii – Hilo

Programs Offered: BS/BSN

200 W. Kawili Street,
Hilo, HI 96720,
PH: 808-974-7760

University of Hawaii – Kauai Community College

Programs Offered: Associate in Science – Registered Nursing Degree

3-1901 Kaumualii Highway,
Lihue, HI 96766,
PH: 808-245-8325

University of Hawaii – Maui Community College

Programs Offered: Associate in Science – Registered Nursing Degree

310 Kaahumanu Avenue,
Kahului, HI 96732,
PH: 808-984-3250

University of Hawaii at Manoa – School of Nursing

Programs Offered: RN to BS pathway, BSN, MS in Nursing with concentrations in (Nursing Administration and MS/MBA-Nursing, Nursing Education, Advanced Public Health Nursing, Nurse Practitioner, Adult & Child Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, MS-Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, Master’s Entry Program in Nursing, RN to MS Program (with non-nursing baccalaureate), and Online PhD in Nursing

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, University of Hawaii at Manoa,
2528 McCarthy Mall,
Webster Hall 330,
Honolulu, HI 96822,
PH: 808-956-8523

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(Source: Hawaii Board of Nursing, 2009)