Nursing Schools in Hawaii

There are 10 nursing schools in Hawaii. This year, we evaluated 9 schools NCLEX pass rates and net prices, and our ranking system identified the following schools as the best value schools.

The calculation we used here takes into account a school's NCLEX pass rate and the net price of attendance for a student who received the average amount of financial aid. The higher the NCLEX pass rate of the program, and the lower the cost, the better the return on investment.

Learn more about our nursing schools ranking methodology 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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Nursing Schools Best-Value Rankings


Rank School School Detail Toggle
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Kapiolani Community College
Honolulu, HI
Kapiolani Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,809
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 90.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 97.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score 100.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 100.0

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,527
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 74.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 96.5%
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score 64.3

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$10,662
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 75.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 92.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 61.3

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$11,435
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 79.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 46.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • BSN
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University of Hawaii at Hilo
Hilo, HI
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$13,825
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 81.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 83.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$15,479
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 80.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$14,752
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 81.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 80.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$20,975
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 65.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 57.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
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Hawaii Pacific University
Honolulu, HI
Hawaii Pacific University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$28,706
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 71.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 39.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$21,157
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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