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US public, or state, universities are usually seated on large campuses, and for good reason. If the whole state could receive a good education within its borders, state universities would consider their mission accomplished. Local state or county residents, who often fund these colleges with their tax dollars, have first preference during the admissions process and a lower tuition bill.

Even though the cost of attendance is lower, public universities need not provide an inferior experience to their private school counterparts. In many states, quite the opposite is true. The University of Michigan, UCLA, and the College of William and Mary are all highly prestigious public universities. It is not an accident, therefore, that the number one nursing college in the state of Hawaii is its preeminent public university, University of Hawaii. Well-organized class structure and students' hard work have greatly distinguished this institution.

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This all demonstrates that graduating from a state college will not decrease your chances of nursing employment post-graduation. What it will certainly do, however, is drastically decrease your student loan debt. With a tuition often half that of private universities, you can receive an excellent education at a great discount, perhaps even without financial aid.

If you've decided to attend a university you can literally call "home," please review our list below of Hawaii's public nursing schools to see which best suits your needs.

Featured Schools

Honolulu

Kapiolani Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Kapiolani Community College Honolulu
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Other Hawaii cities

Hawaii Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kauai Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Hawaii Maui College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Hawaii Community College Hilo
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kauai Community College Lihue
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Hawaii at Hilo Hilo
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Hawaii Maui College Kahului
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
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