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A licensed practical nurse (LPN) is responsible for performing a wide variety of duties while working under the supervision of a registered nurse or doctor. An LPN may work in a number of different health care facilities including private homes, hospitals, and residential care facilities. In Hawaii, there are many opportunities available in nursing for potential candidates, and LPNs account for 14% of all nurses in the state. Starting a nursing career as an LPN is a good beginning, but many choose to continue on to obtain an RN license.

Educational Requirements for LPN Program

To earn an LPN certification in Hawaii you must take 1 year of courses together with hands-on practice. Once that is completed, a candidate pays an $85 fee and applies for licensure with the Hawaii Board of Nursing. You will also need to obtain a CPR card and pass the NCLEX-PN examination. Many schools offline and online offer training classes and they often offer certification training in specialties such as oncology and obstetrics. In Hawaii, LPNs and RNs are subject to a 24-month renewal cycle but there is no requirement to complete continuing education courses.

LPN Job Duties

An LPN’s duties include basic routine functions such as monitoring patients, assisting them with bathing and going to the bathroom, taking their vital signs, charting any changes in patients’ condition, collecting specimens, and performing tests. An LPN may conduct more complex procedures but they will be performed under the supervision of a doctor or registered nurse. Such tasks include changing dressings, giving injections and starting intravenous drips.

LPN Job Outlook in Hawaii

The shortage of nurses in Hawaii is steadily increasing despite the fact that the state is experiencing a low unemployment rate of 6.7%. It is predicted that Hawaii will fall short by more than 5,000 nurses by the year 2020. It is expected that the employment of LPNs in Hawaii will increase by 19% by year 2016. Life expectancy averages continue to rise and the demand for more effective health processes are also on the increase. These facts will provide a strong job outlook for LPNs.

In Hawaii the medical institutions such as hospitals, doctor’s offices and home health companies are offering more educational benefits, flexible schedules, and many other incentives to help recruit additional staff and to retain the staff they already employ. These incentives include sign on bonuses, student loan reimbursements up to specified limits and relocation expenses for employees from other states.

LPN Earning Potential in Hawaii

LPNs in Hawaii earn $21.64/hr or $43,760 annually on average. LPNs working in surgical hospitals and in general medicine earn more than those working in doctors’ offices. Also LPNs working at nights, weekends and on holiday schedules earn more money. In Hawaii, nurses may apply for traveling positions and they may earn $24-40/hr. These positions often include insurance benefits, paid housing, and travel expenses. Travel LPN positions can be negotiated through online agencies.


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List of LPN Schools in Hawaii (HI)

Complete list of Hawaii schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

Hawaii Community College

200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 974-7560

Kapiolani Community College

4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 734-9305

Kauai Community College

3-1901 Kaumualii Highway
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 245-8325

UH Maui Community College

310 Kaahumanu Avenue
Kahului, HI 96732
(808) 984-3250

Practical Nursing Resources

Current LPN Job Listings
LPN Average Salary
LPN Job Description

Hawaii Board of Nursing

P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
(808) 586-3000


Accredited Online LPN Programs

Gather more details from individual schools about their specific LPN program offerings and requirements

Kaplan University Online
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Walden University Online

National Directory of LPN Training Programs