Nursing Schools in Hawaii

The state of Hawaii is home to 10 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 9 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in Hawaii. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Best Value RN Programs in Hawaii

Best Value LPN Programs in Hawaii

Complete List of Nursing Schools in Hawaii

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in Hawaii. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


Kapiolani Community College

Kapiolani Community College

Honolulu, HI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,809
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.0%
RN Programs best-value score100.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score100.0

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
University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, HI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,479
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.6%
RN Programs best-value score80.4

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
Hawaii Community College

Hawaii Community College

Hilo, HI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,435
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.4%
RN Programs best-value score89.5
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate79.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score46.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • BSN
University of Hawaii at Hilo

University of Hawaii at Hilo

Hilo, HI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,825
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate81.8%
RN Programs best-value score83.2

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
University of Phoenix - Hawaii

University of Phoenix - Hawaii

Honolulu, HI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$14,752
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate81.6%
RN Programs best-value score80.9

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
University of Hawaii Maui College

University of Hawaii Maui College

Kahului, HI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,662
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate75.5%
RN Programs best-value score90.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate92.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score61.3

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
Kauai Community College

Kauai Community College

Lihue, HI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,527
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate74.1%
RN Programs best-value score90.2
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.5%
LPN/LVN best-value score64.3

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
Hawaii Pacific University

Hawaii Pacific University

Honolulu, HI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$28,706
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate71.1%
RN Programs best-value score39.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Chaminade University of Honolulu

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Honolulu, HI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,975
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate65.3%
RN Programs best-value score57.5

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
Hawaii Medical College

Hawaii Medical College

Honolulu, HI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,157

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • RN to MSN

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