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Nursing License & Renewals Hawaii

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With its pleasant climate and exquisite beauty, Hawaii attracts tourists from around the world. It's also brimming with professional opportunities for nurses, making it a perfect destination for RNs who can combine travel with work. The appeal might be clear but you might have questions about how to take a travel nursing job in Hawaii. Not to worry.

The friendly staff at AMN Healthcare is here to answer any of your questions on how to apply or renew your Hawaii nursing license.

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About Hawaii Nursing Licensure

Advance Your Nursing Career Today!

The Hawaii Board of Nursing is the key resource for nurses looking to get their Hawaii nursing license. There are two main options: Licensing by endorsement or examination. The option for endorsement is available to nurses who have an active RN license in another state. The examination is required for unlicensed nurses who need to take and pass the NCLEX-RN exam.


Once the status of a nurse has been decided in regards to endorsement or examination, it is time to gather the appropriate documents required for a Hawaii RN license.

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How to Apply for a Hawaii Nursing License

  • You'll need documents such as evidence of having sent “Verification of License” - this includes NURSYS verification Verification of employment form Criminal History Record Check - Federal Bureau Of Investigation ("FBI") Report and Fingerprints
  • The Hawaii Board of Nursing has unique requirements in regard to their fees. A nurse must pay specific attention to even- and odd-numbered years.
  • According to the Hawaii Board of Nursing, the application processing time is generally 15-20 business days, from receipt of a completed application.

How to Renew Your Hawaii Nursing License

A Simple Online Process

  • It’s important to note that a Hawaii nursing license, regardless of issuance date, is subject to renewal by June 30 of every odd-numbered year.
  • If a Hawaii nursing license has been expired for two years, then a nurse is required to apply as a new applicant.
  • At this time, Hawaii is not part of the Nurse Licensure Compact. This means that RNs must obtain a license by examination, endorsement, renewal, or reinstatement to practice nursing in Hawaii. All of this can be done through the Hawaii Board of Nursing.
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Hawaii Travel Nurse Salary and Pay Rates

The Paradise of the Pacific

Ready for a little island hopping? If so, you'll love all that Hawaii has to offer in travel nursing jobs. Surrounded by beautiful waters, crystal sand beaches, and succulent dining options, you'll find some of the country's most advanced healthcare providers who are willing to provide travel nurses with top salaries, including sample specialty salaries of the following. 

  • Cardiac Cath Lab: Up to $2,832/week*
  • L&D: Up to $2,230/week*
  • ER: Up to $2,346/week*
  • Home Health: Up to $1,744/week*


*Disclaimer: Wages for Hawaii travel nursing jobs are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.

Travel Nursing Employee Benefits

Great Hawaii Travel Nursing Benefits

Let's Start Your Journey Together

At AMN Healthcare, our travel nurses in Hawaii can choose from a variety of great benefits, including the following:

  • Private, provided housing or a stipend to find their own accommodations
  • Travel reimbursements for transportation to their assignment location
  • DAY ONE benefits, including full medical and dental 
  • 401k options 
  • FREE continuing education courses (CMEs)

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