Nursing programs?

  1. Can anyone give me feedback or opinions on the nursing programs in Hawaii?
    Like which are the best ones, cheap ones etc. (UH Manoa, West Oahu, Hilo, HPU, or basically every nursing school in hawaii)

    I'm planning to transfer to a 4-year university in Hawaii after I get my ASN.
    And I was wondering how the nursing jobs are in Hawaii. Like working as an RN while going to school to get a BSN?
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  3. by   bellatrixrn
    Honestly, it's going to be hard for you to get a job without a bachelor's degree here. Not impossible, but hard. There are people that have graduated years ago here still waiting to get RN positions, while working as nurse aides or techs. As for schools, I don't think West Oahu has a nursing program (last I heard), but that could have changed. University of Hawaii would be your cheapest option, whether you choose Hilo or Manoa. HPU is very expensive but supposedly easier to get into. I went to Manoa and they upgraded their nursing facilities not too long after I graduated so it's really high tech now. Good luck!

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