Hawaii Nursing License

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the official source is the State Board of Nursing. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Hawaii State Board of Nursing before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 1/20/2015

Nursing Licenses in HawaiiMaster’s Required?
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)Y
Registered Nurse (RN)N
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)N

Hawaii Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing AssistantLicensed Practice NurseRegistered NurseAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse
$29,780$45,290$85,380 >$80,000*
*The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in Hawaii can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about Hawaii nursing salary.

Learn about financial aid options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Is Hawaii a Nursing Licensure Compact State?No

Nursing License

There are many paths to become a nurse in Hawaii. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Hawaii, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Hawaii nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Hawaii, please let us know!


Hawaii Nursing Licensure Renewal

License renewal is required through the Hawaii Board of Nursing every two years. Advanced practice registered nurses renew every two years in odd-numbered years. Any national certifications will need to be renewed per the requirements of the national certification company.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Hawaii

EducationMaster’s Degree or Higher in Nursing
ExaminationVaries for Different Certifications
Fees$162 Application Fee between July 1st of an Odd-Numbered Year and June 30th of an Even-Numbered Year, $106 Application Fee between July 1st of an Even-Numbered Year and June 30th of an Odd-Numbered Year, Certification Examination Fee (Varies for Different Certifications)
ExperienceVaries for Different Certifications
Certification RequiredNational Certification in Specialty Area
RenewalNo continuing education units are required. APRNs with prescriptive authority must complete five hours of pharmacology coursework each renewal period. APRNs must complete renewal forms for both their registered nurse and APRN licenses.
Additional InformationAn Hawaii Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application

 

Registered Nurse (RN) in Hawaii

EducationCompletion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program
ExaminationNCLEX-RN
Fees$40 Application Fee, $200 Examination Fee
ExperienceNone
RenewalRenewal fee is $130 per renewal period.
Additional InformationNone
EndorsementIndividuals Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to Board Approval. A $202 Application Fee Is Required between July 1st of an Odd-Numbered Year and June 30th of an Even-Numbered Year; A $146 Application Fee Is Required between July 1st of an Even-Numbered Year and June 30th of an Odd-Numbered Year

 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Hawaii

EducationCompletion of an Approved Licensed Practical Nurse Program
ExaminationNCLEX-PN
Fees$40 Application Fee, $200 Examination Fee
ExperienceNone
RenewalRenewal fee is $130 per renewal period.
Additional InformationNone
EndorsementIndividuals Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to Board Approval. A $202 Application Fee Is Required between July 1st of an Odd-Numbered Year and June 30th of an Even-Numbered Year; A $146 Application Fee Is Required between July 1st of an Even-Numbered Year and June 30th of an Odd-Numbered Year