I moved from Minneapolis, MN and lived in Oahu, in Waipahu for about 8 months. I probably would still be there if my mom, who lives in Upper Michigan, hadn't gotten deathly ill, requiring around the clock home health care. Hubby and I quit our jobs, picked up, and moved back to the mainland, to nurse her back to health. We lived with my mom and dad for 18 months, and then ended up moving to Milwaukee. We never did get back to Hawaii, but it really is a beautiful area, and the native Hawaiians are beautiful people with rich culture.
I was working full time at St. Francis Liliha, but also worked agency and spent a good amount of shifts at St. Francis West. The Ewa Beach area is very nice. I wouldn't hesitate to move there again. St. Francis West was a very nice hospital to work at. I enjoyed working there, and would have preferred my full time job to be there, rather than Liliha!
One thing I do have to say up front. I have never seen such big cockroaches! EEEEOOOOWWW! I still get shivers up my spine. Color me as "not a bug person."
I have written my woes before. Overall, I did not have a good time in Hawaii. I found that being a tourist there was great, but being a local was not always what it seemed. If you would like to e-mail me regarding it, I would be happy to respond and relate my concerns to you. There will always be people who really liked it, and people , like me, who didn't. Good luck to you. firstname.lastname@example.org