Travel nursing in Hawaii is a great opportunity for people to enrich themselves with a new culture, enjoy blue waters, fresh greenery, and enticing new landscapes. Hawaii is warm all year, so it is perfect for individuals who enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking surfing, swimming, and getting their tan on! Hawaii has a high demand for nurses, so if you are interested in traveling to Aloha State now is a perfect time!
To apply for a Hawaii nursing license, you will need to follow these steps:
Meet the eligibility requirements: Hawaii is not a compact state. With this being said, to obtain a Hawaii nursing license, you will either have to pass an examination or receive a license by endorsement. To receive a license by endorsement, you must have a valid nursing license from another state.
Obtain a license application: You can download the application from the Hawaii Board of Nursing website or request it by mail.
Complete the application: Fill out the application completely and accurately. Include all required documentation (NURSYS Verification, fingerprints, and an FBI Criminal History Background Check) and pay the application fee. Fingerprinting must be electronic. Even if you were previously fingerprinted by a previous employer, you will still need this electronic fingerprinting done. Click here to schedule an appointment for your electronic fingerprinting appointment.
Submit the application: Submit the completed application and all required documentation to the Hawaii Board of Nursing. You can do this online or by mail. If the license will be issued between July 1 on an odd number year to June 30 on an even number year, your application fee will be $234. If your license will be issued between July 1 of an even-numbered year to June 30 of an odd-numbered year, your application fee will be $166.
Wait for approval: The processing time for a Hawaii nursing license application can take several weeks or months. Once your application is approved, you will receive your Hawaii nursing license in the mail. You are able to check the status of your application here.
Maintain your license: All Hawaii licenses are subject to renewal on June 30th of every odd-numbered year. You are able to renew your license here.
Note: The timeline for obtaining a Hawaii nursing license through endorsement can vary depending on how quickly the Hawaii Board of Nursing receives all required documentation and verifications. Be sure to start the process as soon as possible to avoid any delays.
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