The Best Nursing Schools in Hawaii

At Nurse Salary Guide we offer the most up to date information available. Here is a list of the best nursing schools in Hawaii. As you can see there are only 8 but this still gives prospective student nurses a choice of where to train.

Given Hawaii’s size and geography it is probably more interesting that they have as many choices for nursing school!

As always I recommend you use this list to narrow down your search initially before reaching out to the schools that interest you. Take your time and look in depth at each nursing program – you need to get this decision right first time!

Wondering how good nurse salaries are in Hawaii? Check out our main Nurse Salary in Hawaii page for a detailed breakdown – including for RN, Lpn, Nurse Anesthetist and Nurse Practitioner. Also see the highest paid areas of Hawaii.

Top Nursing School’s in Hawaii

1. Kapiolani Community College

4303 Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu, HI 96816

The program is accredited by the ACEN. The college is associated with the University of Hawaii. It’s graduate nurses are well trained and prepared for a role in the healthcare field.

Programs on offer:

  • AAS – Associate in Nursing

2. University of Hawai’i at Manoa

2500 Campus Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822

For over 70 years the nursing school has been the leading research institution in Hawaii. It produces excellent nurses who are caring and compassionate.

Programs on offer:

  • AAS- Associate in Nursing
  • MSN- Master of Science Nursing

3. Hawai’i Community College
200 W Kawili St, Hilo, HI 96720

HCC nurses are well trained and prepared for a job in healthcare. They are valued members of the community.

Programs on offer:

  • AAS – Associate in Nursing

4. University of Hawai’i – Hilo

200 W Kawili St, Hilo, HI 96720

The UH curriculum was developed with a qualified advisory board. The graduates from this university are well qualified and ready for their role in any healthcare setting.

Programs on offer:

  • BSN- Bachelor of Science Nursing
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to BSN -Registered Nurse – Bachelor of Science Nursing
  • DNP- Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • BSN to DNP – Bachelor of Science Nursing- Doctor of Nursing Practice

5. Kauai Community College

3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766

The college is fully accredited by the Western Association of schools and colleges. It develops well trained nurses who are ready for healthcare facilities and hospitals.

Programs on offer:

  • LPN- Licensed Practical Nurse
  • ADN- Associate Degree Nursing
  • LPN to ADN -Licensed Practical Nurse– Associate Degree Nursing
  • RN-BSN Registered Nurse- Bachelor of Science Nursing

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6. University of Hawai’i – Maui College

310 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI 96732

Over 3000 Students study here and they are offered multiple nursing degree options. This allows for professional development an continuing educational improvement.

Programs on offer:

  • LPN- Licensed Practical Nurse
  • ADN- Associate Degree Nursing
  • BSN- Bachelor of Science Nursing
  • RN to BSN- Registered Nurse- Bachelor of Science Nursing

7. Hawai’i Pacific University

1164 Bishop St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Students in HPU nursing program are taught in a flexible and diverse environment. Nurses graduates from HPU are valuable member o any hospital or medical practice.

Programs on offer:

  • LPN- Licensed Practical Nurse
  • BSN- Bachelor of Science Nursing
  • LPN to BSN- – Licensed Practical Nurse- Bachelor of Science Nursing
  • RN to BSN- Registered Nurse- Bachelor of Science Nursing
  • ADN- Associate Degree Nursing
  • Family Nurse Practitioner

8. Chaminade University of Honolulu

3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

Students are trained and mentored so that they are prepared for a career in nursing. The facilities on offer allow for clinical as well as practical training.

Programs on offer:

  • BSN- Bachelor of Science Nursing
  • ADN- Associate Degree Nursing

Ah who wouldn’t love to live and work in beautiful Hawaii? You will realize of course that there may be some downsides – housing is notoriously expensive and the cost of living is high. But what price to pay ….

Seriously though – continue your research from this list of top nursing schools in Hawaii and find the right program for your needs.

I have some other Hawaii nursing resources you might be interested in:

The Best Hospitals in Hawaii – give a good list to start your search. Whether you are a nurse looking at possible hospitals to work in or a patient trying to find the best place for your care – this is what you need.

Have a good look around the site – and see what you might find …