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If you aspire to become a registered nurse (RN), it could be worthwhile to consider pursuing an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN). Associate’s degrees in nursing only take two years to complete, and programs are offered at most community colleges. This makes the ADN the quickest and most affordable way to launch your career as an RN.

RNs who only have associate’s degrees do tend to earn less than those who have earned bachelor’s degrees. In the state of Hawaii, RNs with bachelor’s degrees can expect to earn approximately $86,000 per year, while RNs with associate’s degrees consistently earn about $15,000 less. However, it is possible to get your career off the ground through a quick and affordable ADN program, then to continue your education through a part-time RN-to-BSN program. This would enable you to work as an RN while you continue to better your education, and is a very common way for RNs to get their careers underway.

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If you are an aspiring registered nurse in Hawaii, take a look at the below list of the best associate’s degree in nursing programs in the state.

Featured Schools

Honolulu

Kapiolani Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.5% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Kapiolani Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 92.5% 2010 to 2012

Other Hawaii cities

University of Hawaii Maui College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 82.1% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Kauai Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 80.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Hawaii Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 77.1% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
University of Hawaii Maui College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 82.1% 2010 to 2012
Kauai Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 80.0% 2010 to 2012
Hawaii Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 77.1% 2010 to 2012