Between the crystal clear water trimmed with white sand beaches and towering palm trees topped with fresh coconuts, Hawaii is a dream for vacationers. But Hawaii isn’t just for visiting for a week or two. In fact, travel nurses have the unique opportunity to bring their careers to the Aloha state.
A Hawaii nursing license lets nurses experience all of the perks of living and working in Hawaii--and doing what they do best, helping others.
But the first question that interested nurses may be wondering is how to get a nursing license in Hawaii. Luckily, American Mobile is here to help. We are here to guide our travel nurses through the process of obtaining a Hawaii nurse license or a Hawaii Board of nursing license renewal. From initial application and beyond, we can guide nurses through the nursing license process.
Apply for a Hawaii Nursing License with our Help!
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.
What Documents do You Need?
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 regards to their fees. A nurse must pay specific attention to even- and odd-numbered years.
How Long Does it Take to Get Your License?
According to the Hawaii Board of Nursing, the application processing time is generally 15-20 business days, from receipt of a completed application.
Hawaii Board of Nursing License Renewal
Nurses who already hold a nursing license in Hawaii have the opportunity to start travel nursing right away if they keep their license active.
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.
Hawaii is Not a Compact State
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.
We Can Help You Begin Your Adventure
We understand that getting started as a travel nurse is an exciting time! And we are here to help. Nurses who accept travel nursing assignments in Hawaii with American Mobile can sometimes have their fees paid for. Talk to a recruiter to find out more about getting reimbursed for your Hawaii nursing license.
Travel nursing in Hawaii can be made possible with the help of American Mobile! Fill out your American Mobile job application to be considered for Hawaii travel nursing jobs.