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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Hawaii

Around 2.6% of Hawaii's graduates graduate from nursing degree programs every year. Thus, Hawaii's 8 RN schools put out approximately 584 registered nurses each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Hawaii that has a RN program is University of Hawaii at Manoa. University of Hawaii at Manoa, which was ranked 35th in the country in 2010, is located in Honolulu. 145 students graduated with a degree in RN from University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Hawaii at Manoa was $8,095 per year.

University of Hawaii at Hilo, which is located in Hilo, is the second-ranked school in Hawaii that has a RN program. It received a ranking of 47th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 42 students graduated from University of Hawaii at Hilo RN program. Tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo was $5,416 per year.

The third-ranked school in Hawaii with a RN program is Hawaii Pacific University, which is located in Honolulu. In 2010, it was ranked 47th nationwide. In 2010, Hawaii Pacific University graduated 215 students from its RN programs. Tuition at Hawaii Pacific University was $15,820 per year.


Rn schools in Hawaii, charge students an average tuition of $6,255 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $15,820 per year, or as little as $2,172 per year. The Hawaii RN schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Hawaii Pacific University - located in Honolulu, students are charged $15,820 per year
  2. University of Phoenix-Hawaii Campus - located in Honolulu, students are charged $11,880 per year
  3. University of Hawaii at Manoa - located in Honolulu, students are charged $8,095 per year

The following Hawaii RN schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Kauai Community College - located in Lihue, students are charged $2,172 per year
  2. Kapiolani Community College - located in Honolulu, students are charged $2,172 per year
  3. University of Hawaii Maui College - located in Kahului, students are charged $2,238 per year

A RN degree from a Hawaii school... what next?

Most people who graduate from RN school in Hawaii go on to work as a registered nurse. 9,390 registered nurses were working in Hawaii in 2010. The largest populations of Hawaii registered nurses are working in the following counties:

  1. Honolulu County - 7,160 registered nurses
  2. Hawaii County - 2,230 registered nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of registered nurses in Hawaii will grow by 18%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 10,850 registered nurses working in Hawaii.


On average, registered nurses earn $82,130 per year. However, this number is only an average. registered nurses in Hawaii had varying salaries from $51,180 to $110,450 per year in 2010. The counties in Hawaii with the highest average salary for a registered nurse are:

  1. Honolulu County - $84,810 per year
  2. Hawaii County - $73,510 per year

The following counties in Hawaii have the lowest average salaries for registered nurses:

  1. Hawaii County - $73,510 per year
  2. Honolulu County - $84,810 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Hawaii statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or forensic nursing.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Hawaii
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Hawaii
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Hawaii
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing in Hawaii

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 9,390 $82,130 1.6%

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