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Registered nurses (RNs) are absolutely critical to providing patient care. In today’s healthcare system, physicians often have so many patients that they are overburdened with extremely crowded schedules, so RNs now take on many of the tasks that have previously been entrusted only to doctors. RNs often take on managerial roles and translate doctors’ orders into care coordination, managing a team of licensed practical nurses (LPNs), certified nursing assistants (CNAs), and support staff. Because of these growing responsibilities within healthcare, highly qualified RNs are in high demand.

There are two main options for RN pre-licensure programs in the state of Hawaii, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. The first option is to pursue an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN). This option only takes two years to complete, making it the quickest and most affordable way to launch your career. The second option is to purse a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree in an undergraduate university program. BSN programs take four years to complete, and provide for a more comprehensive training in leadership and healthcare; although this course of study takes longer to complete, BSNs are preferred job candidates and often receive higher salaries.

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There are also special programs available to certified RNs who wish to continue their educations. The RN-to-BSN program allows working nurses who only hold associate’s degrees to work toward bachelor of science in nursing degrees. Additionally, master of science in nursing (MSN) degree programs enable RNs to continue their education even further, and will open up opportunities for specialization and career advancement.

There are approximately 10,000 registered nurses working in the state of Hawaii, many of whom are hired through MedPro Staffing. RNs in Hawaii can expect to earn around $85,940 per year, well over the national average.

If you are an aspiring registered nurse in Hawaii, check out the below list of the top RN programs in the state.

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Honolulu

Kapiolani Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.5% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 89.4% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
  • Direct Entry MSN: 87.1% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
University of Phoenix - Hawaii
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 77.8% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Hawaii Pacific University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 73.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Kapiolani Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 92.5% 2010 to 2012
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 89.4% 2010 to 2012
Direct Entry MSN 87.1% 2010 to 2012
University of Phoenix - Hawaii
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 77.8% 2010 to 2012
Hawaii Pacific University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 73.7% 2010 to 2016

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University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 83.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
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 at Hilo
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 83.7% 2010 to 2016
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