Nursing Schools in Hawaii

There are 10 nursing schools in Hawaii. This year, we evaluated 9 schools, and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best-value schools. Our data-driven ranking system uses the NCLEX pass rates and average net price to calculate the ranks. According to our research, we determined that the NCLEX pass rate of a school has a strong correlation with the quality of education provided by the school. On the other hand, we can easily assess the affordability of the schools by comparing their net price. By combining these two metrics, we managed to create a ranking scale that tells us the return on investment of each school. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Kapiolani Community College
Honolulu, HI
Kapiolani Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,809
NCLEX-RN Pass rate90.0%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate97.3%

Kapiolani Community College (KCC) is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. This is a two-year community college that has been serving the community for a very long time. The school was established all the way back in 1946 and it used to be known as Kapiolani Technical School. The school still offers ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
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Kauai Community College
Lihue, HI
Kauai Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,527
NCLEX-RN Pass rate74.1%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate96.5%

Kauai Community College is located in Lihue, Hawaii. This community college is a two-year institution that offers a large number of courses for students to choose from. This school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It was originally founded way back in 1965 ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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University of Hawaii Maui College
Kahului, HI
University of Hawaii Maui College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,662
NCLEX-RN Pass rate75.5%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate92.3%

University of Hawaii Maui College (UHMC) is located in Kahului, Hawaii. This school is a public institution that was founded back in 1931. It serves well over 3,000 students and offers a number of different degrees options. There are several areas of studies that students will be able to ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Hawaii Community College
Hilo, HI
Hawaii Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,435
NCLEX-RN Pass rate86.4%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate79.6%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • BSN
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University of Hawaii at Hilo
Hilo, HI
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,825

The University of Hawaii at Hilo is located in Hilo, Hawaii and it is a public co-educational university. This school was originally established in 1941 but it did not become a four-year institution until 1970. This is a school that has undergone several changes over the years but it has always ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to BSN
  • DNP
  • BSN to DNP
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University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,479

The UHM is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. This school is a public co-educational university that offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees. It has many programs for students to choose from and it is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This is a very old school ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • RN to MSN
  • DNP
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
  • Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
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University of Phoenix - Hawaii
Honolulu, HI
University of Phoenix - Hawaii
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$14,752

The University of Phoenix-Hawaii is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. This school is capable of offering students a very friendly and easygoing college experience. The helpful attitude of the staff members allows students to ease into their academic pursuits. Students at this college are given every ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to BSN
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing Administration
  • Nurse Educator
  • MSN
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Chaminade University of Honolulu
Honolulu, HI
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,975

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
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Hawaii Pacific University
Honolulu, HI
Hawaii Pacific University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$28,706

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Hawaii Medical College
Honolulu, HI
Hawaii Medical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,157

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • RN to MSN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

Argosy University-Hawaii (Closed in 2019)
BSN

Hawaii's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Hawaii's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


Hawaii Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 10,800 17.069 $49 $102,450
Nurse Anesthetists 90 0.135 $92 $191,330
Nurse Practitioners 410 0.646 $59 $123,430
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,270 2.002 $23 $48,470
Nursing Assistants 5,080 8.019 $16 $32,580
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey