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Want a rewarding career in Hawaii with job security and the chance to help others? Registered nurses (RNs) are in high demand, with a projected 19% job growth rate from 2020 to 2030 — much faster than average. RNs in Hawaii also earn a competitive average annual salary of $113,220, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Requirements to Become an RN in Hawaii
To become an RN in Hawaii, you must complete an accredited nursing program and pass the NCLEX-RN exam. The fastest way to become an RN is to complete an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program, which typically takes two years.
After completing an ADN program, you must apply for licensure with the Hawaii Board of Nursing. To be eligible, you must pass the NCLEX-RN exam and meet other requirements, such as a criminal background check. Once licensed, you can begin working as an RN in Hawaii.
Accredited RN Programs in Hawaii
Hawaii is a great place to train for a career as an RN. With its stunning scenery and supportive community, Hawaii offers a unique and rewarding educational experience. Here are a few of the top RN schools in Hawaii:
Chaminade University of Honolulu3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816 (808) 739-8340
Hawaii Community College200 W Kawili St, Hilo, HI 96720 (808) 934-2500
Hawaii Pacific College1 Aloha Tower Dr, Honolulu, HI 96813 (808) 544-0200
Kapi'olani Community College4303 Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu, HI 96816 (808) 734-9000
Kauai Community College3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766 (808) 245-8311
University of Hawaii - Hilo200 W Kawili St, Hilo, HI 96720 (808) 932-7799
University of Hawaii - Maui College310 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI 96732 (808) 984-3500
University of Hawaii at Manoa2500 Campus Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822 (808) 956-8111
RN Job Outlook and Salary in Hawaii
Hawaii RNs are in high demand, with Projections Central forecasting a 8.8% job growth rate from 2020 to 2030. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, RNs in Hawaii earn an average annual salary of $113,220 per year, equivalent to $54.43 per hour.
The following table shows the total number of RNs employed in Hawaii, and their average wage and salary, by area.
|Area||Total Employment||Avg Hourly Wage||Avg Annual Salary|
Hawaii Board of Nursing
The Hawaii Board of Nursing is the primary resource for RNs in Hawaii for all nursing-related questions and concerns.
Hawaii Board of Nursing
335 Merchant St #3rd
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-3000
Fax: (808) 586-2689