Next summer I'll be moving to Honolulu with my wife who is an active duty army nurse. We are currently in Texas and I've been an RN with a BSN, working in med-surg for about 2 months now. By the time we move I'll have about 7-8 month of med-surg experience as an RN. I was also a military LPN back in 2008 and 2009 working in the ICU and PACU. I was wondering if anyone has experience as a nurse in Hawaii and could fill my in: how difficult is it to get a job? What are the staffing ratios like there? Or just what is it like being a nurse in Hawaii? Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
My experience in Hawaii was as a traveler. Hawaii only graduates a handful of new nurses a year, so they had to import some. That was 2010, don't know if that has changed.
I worked for Kaiser Permanente, check it out.. a good place to work.
Unfortunately some of the nurses were not positive towards "strangers". Some Hawaiian nurses feel we are stealing their jobs.
Some of them had the spirit of Aloha.
At the end of the day... you will still be in paradise.
Enjoy and keep us posted.
Last edit by Been there,done that on Dec 27, '13