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Hawaii offers a variety of educational options for either entering the nursing profession or furthering your pursuits within the field. For existing nurses who'd like to earn a higher salary, both the University of Hawaii and Hawaii Pacific University offer master's degrees and doctoral programs which prepare graduates to practice as one of the state's 200 nurse practitioners. NPs in Hawaii earn an average salary of $103,000 per year.

Many students who are furthering their education in nursing already number among the 10,000 registered nurses (RNs) in Hawaii -- who make up the overwhelming majority of nurses -- and are seeking to distinguish themselves with the career jump. Other nurses, however, choose to end their studies with an associate's degree in nursing (ADN) or bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). The average RN salary of $86,000 is not so bad, after all, and a total of 8-10 years in school is not everyone's ideal.

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LPNs, or licensed practical nurses, are also given certification by accredited schools in Hawaii. The certification programs only run 12-18 months, and a fulltime LPN brings in about $45,000 per year. The most entry-level role, certified nursing assistant (CNA), normally doesn't attend university. Community colleges provide CNA certification through six- to eight-week programs, and the typical wages are roughly $30,000 per year in Hawaii.

To help you weigh the time and cost of school against your salary expectations, we've listed below all the accredited nursing schools in Hawaii.

Featured Schools

Honolulu

Hawaii Pacific University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Transcultural Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
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
University of Phoenix - Hawaii
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Transcultural Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
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
University of Phoenix - Hawaii Honolulu
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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