Select a degree level...

I'm interested in...

Particularly in the field...

Nursing Profiles

Featured Article

Demand for Nurses
Nurses may be the most in-demand health care position in the country.

Nursing Schools in Hawaii

Featured Nursing College


Request Information
  • Employment: 8,930
  • Hourly Mean Wage: $38.47
  • Annual Mean Wage: $80,020

Hawaii is a vacationer's paradise with its beautiful beaches and balmy tropical weather. However, it is also an excellent place to launch a nursing career. While the cost of living is high in Hawaii due to its more isolated island location, the average annual salary for nurses here is equally high. In fact, Hawaii's nurses are paid the most on average of any state in the U.S. except California and Massachusetts. Hawaii also has a remarkably low unemployment rate—6.7 percent in April 2010 while the rest of the nation's jobless rate hovered close to 10 percent. This bodes well for job-seekers here. Hawaii is also in the midst of a nursing shortage, which puts nurses even more in demand in the Aloha State. Reports in 2008 suggested Hawaii could be short more than 2,500 nurses by the year 2020. Qualified nurses will be needed in Hawaii's hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing facilities, doctor's offices and home health care centers. Nurses here will need to have a thorough knowledge of Hawaii's unique culture to be successful.

SEE WHAT PEOPLE NEAR YOU ARE STUDYING ONLINE...

The most highly sought-after nursing jobs in Hawaii are concentrated in and around the more heavily populated cities, such as Honolulu. Some of the largest and best-known employers of registered nurses in Hawaii include: Hawaii Pacific Health, the Kuakini Health System, the Queens Health Systems, and the St. Francis Health Care System of Hawaii. Those who want to become nurses in Hawaii can get information about state licensure through the Hawaii Board of Nursing. The Hawaii Nurses Association is the professional organization that represents the state's nurses, and it maintains a website where RNs here can connect with one another and keep up to date on policy issues relevant to Hawaii's nurses. Hawaii's nursing students connect with one another through the Hawaii Student Nurses Association.

School Name: Hawaii Community College

Address: 1175 Manono St, Hilo, Hawaii 96720-4091

Contact: (808) 974-761

Website: hawaii.hawaii.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

School Name: Hawaii Pacific University

Address: 1166 Fort Street Mall, Suite 203, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-2785

Contact: (808) 544-0200

Website: www.hpu.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1

School Name: Kapiolani Community College

Address: 4303 Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-4496

Contact: (808) 734-9000

Website: kapiolani.hawaii.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1

School Name: Kauai Community College

Address: 3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Hawaii 96766-9591

Contact: (808) 245-8311

Website: kauai.hawaii.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1

School Name: University of Hawaii at Hilo

Address: 200 W Kawili St, Hilo, Hawaii 96720-4091

Contact: (800) 897-4456

Website: www.uhh.hawaii.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1

School Name: University of Hawaii at Manoa

Address: 2500 Campus Road, Hawaii Hall, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822-2301

Contact: (808) 956-7651

Website: manoa.hawaii.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1

School Name: University of Hawaii Maui College

Address: 310 Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, Hawaii 96732-1644

Contact: (808) 984-3267

Website: maui.hawaii.edu

Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Public

Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

School Name: University of Phoenix-Hawaii Campus

Address: 827 Fort Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-3800

Contact: (800) 483-5444

Website: www.phoenix.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1

Source: http://www.bls.gov/oes/