Hawaii RN Certification and Schools - HI
There are a number of board approved programs offered by Hawaii RN schools. Both online and campus based schools offer Master’s, Bachelor’s, Associate’s, and Practical nursing degrees or diplomas. These are traditional on-campus and online nursing programs designed for students or working professionals entering the field, as well as certificates and refresher courses for licensed registered nurses. Fortunately, educational scholarships abound for those in the nursing profession due to the national shortage in qualified nurses to fill thousands of positions.
Master’s and Bachelor’s degree programs take approximately 4–8 years to complete, and include a requirement for liberal arts or general education classes. Beyond the general education requirements, curriculum covers basic human anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, a number of nursing specialties, administration, and medical research.
At 2–3 years, certificate and diploma programs take less time to complete, but do not provide the same career advancement opportunities as a higher degree. Curriculum focuses on providing students with a solid foundation of nursing and medicine, patient care, injury and illness management, and nursing practices.
Hawaii RN Continued Education Requirements
Continuing education hours help registered nurses stay up to date on advances in their field, which in turn will help them provide the best care to their patients. Nurses can often find good opportunities for specialty certification through continuing education classes or practica. Attending conferences and earning continuing education hours is more convenient for nurses in this state than it might be in others due to the fact that so many conventions and conferences are hosted in Hawaii.
Registered nurses in Hawaii are not required to earn continuing education hours to renew their license. However, nurses who have not had an active license for five years may be required to complete appropriate continuing education to re-activate their lapsed license.Through campus or online programs, aspiring Registered Nurses in Honolulu, Kialua and Hilo, Hawaii may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Shriner's Hospital, Kapi'olani Health and Kaiser Permanente.