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

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in Hawaii
Nursing Licenses in Hawaii Master's Required?
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNA) Y
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Y
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Y
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Y
Registered Nurse (RN) N
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) N

Hawaii Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing Assistant: $29,780
Licensed Practice Nurse: $45,290
Registered Nurse: $85,380
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: >$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.

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!

Compact State Status

Hawaii is not a Nursing Licensure Compact State.

Prescriptive Authority in Hawaii

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners may apply for prescriptive authority for Schedule II-V controlled substances for a $50 Fee. Coursework in pharmacology is required.

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.

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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Nurse Midwife in Hawaii

Education
Master’s Degree or Higher in Nursing

Examination
Varies 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)

Experience
Varies for Different Certifications

Certification Required
National Certification in Specialty Area

Renewal
No 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 Information
An Hawaii Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application

 

Registered Nurse (RN) in Hawaii

Education
Completion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program

Examination
NCLEX-RN

Fees
$40 Application Fee, $200 Examination Fee

Experience
None

Renewal
Renewal fee is $130 per renewal period.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Individuals 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

Education
Completion of an Approved Licensed Practical Nurse Program

Examination
NCLEX-PN

Fees
$40 Application Fee, $200 Examination Fee

Experience
None

Renewal
Renewal fee is $130 per renewal period.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Individuals 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

 

FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

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