Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nursing Jobs in Hawaii 2024
- Hawaii Licensure Information and Requirements
- Hawaii CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Hawaii?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in Hawaii With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Hawaii?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Hawaii Right Now?
- FAQs About Hawaii Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Hawaii
Hawaii Licensure Information and Requirements
For the most up-to-date information on licensure and fees in Hawaii, visit the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs or contact the Professional and Vocational Licensing Division at (808) 586-3000.
Nurses can apply for licensure in Hawaii by exam or by endorsement, and this applies to LPNs, RNs, and APRNs.
To apply by endorsement, nurses must meet the following licensure requirements:
- The most current revised application found online must be submitted.
- You must provide your fingerprints and submit to a federal criminal background check.
- If you are applying in Hawaii for LPN or RN licensure as an LPN or RN under the laws of another state, territory, or foreign country, you must submit a self-query report from the National Practitioner Data Bank.
- You must provide verification of license completed by the originating state board.
- You must successfully pass one of the following exams:
- A state board exam constructed prior to the inception of the SBTPE.
- You must have successfully completed one of the following:
- U.S. nursing program
- Foreign nursing program
- If you answer yes to any questions on the application pertaining to criminal convictions, revoked or suspended licenses, or present investigations or disciplinary actions, further documentation will be required.
Temporary permits can be obtained by completing an application and submitting it along with the following:
- Temporary permit fee
- Application for license (without exam)
- Verification of current U.S. nursing license
- Original “Verification of Employment” form signed by employer in Hawaii
- Proof of mailing “Verification of License” form or NursysⓇ verification
Licensure fees are as follows:
- When applying by endorsement, the fees will be between $166 and $234 depending on when the license will be issued.
- Temporary permit fees are $50.
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
Hawaii is not a Nurse Licensure Compact state.
Is Hawaii a Walk-Through State?
Hawaii is not a walk-through state.
Hawaii CEU Requirements
- Complete 30 hours of at least one activity every two years.
- Combining activities to equal 30 hours is not permissible.
- Continuing education by another state is not acceptable.
- Documentation of the completed activity must be provided.
- Maintain continuing competency records for at least four years.
- If you have more than one license (LPN, RN, APRN), you must complete a higher-level learning activity.
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Hawaii?
The average travel nurse salary in Hawaii is $2,240 per week. It’s important to remember that salaries change depending on location and nursing specialty.
Cities in Hawaii With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
The average travel nurse salary in Kamuela, Hawaii, is $2,519 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Lanai City, Hawaii, is $2,520 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Waimea, Hawaii, is $2,475 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Honokaa, Hawaii, is $2,428 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Kealakekua, Hawaii, is $2,353 per week.
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Trusted nurse staffing is such a great company to work for and they are so easy to work with. I love using them as my first company for travel nursing!
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I have been with Trusted Staffing for about 18 months now. I have essentially been working local contracts, but the experiences have been memorable. My recruiter, is always available when I have a question or concern. Travel nursing is something all nurses should experience. I can't wait until I can do some serious traveling
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How To Become a Travel Nurse in Hawaii With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
Start with our Pronto job search. With Pronto, you can search for assignments based on location, specialty, compensation, shifts, and more.
From there, you can easily browse the Hawaii listings that look most promising to you. If you don’t see anything that you like right away, you can update your settings and Pronto will notify you when more listings that meet your criteria become available in Hawaii.
Once you’ve discovered the assignment that suits your wants and needs, simply sign up, sign in, and apply.
You can do it all in the Pronto job search, such as applying, uploading your credentials and documentation, entering your available start date, and more.
If you need assistance, don’t worry! Trusted Nurse Staffing can connect you with a team member to ensure you’ve completed the process correctly.
Once a contract is offered to you, simply review and sign and you’re all set to start your Hawaii travel nursing assignment. Maybe you’ll fall in love with the island vibes and find yourself wanting to extend your contract. Or, perhaps you’ve still got a lust for adventure and want to continue onto another state and assignment. Whatever you choose, our staff is here to assist you throughout the process.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Hawaii?
You crave island time, beaches, and consistently warm weather. Perhaps you like the upcountry life with fresh locally grown produce and wineries. When you are looking for travel nurse jobs, Hawaii is an attractive option.
Living in Hawaii is synonymous with a slower pace of life called “island time.” If you want to escape the rat race of the mainland and slow down for a while, Hawaii may be the place for you.
If you want access to some city life, the island of Oahu has the diversity of Honolulu and the surfing paradise of North Beach. You could go hiking up the Koko Crater trail, snorkeling, surfing, or stand-up paddleboarding off the coastline.
You can also get your fill of history at Pearl Harbor or the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. There are lots of museums dedicated to local history, both pre- and post-colonization.
If you’re looking for diverse geography, Maui is a great option. With 17 different microclimates, there is a preferred climate for everyone. Agriculture is abundant on Maui, and you can find fresh, local produce year-round.
Spend time on the coastline and peruse the shops and restaurants in communities like Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Wailea. Or head upcountry to the charming neighborhood of Makawao. The drive to Hana is an exercise in control as the 64.4-mile-long highway is narrow, winding, and passes over 59 bridges — many of which are only wide enough for one car to pass. Let your adventurous side out, and this road trip will be one you never forget.
Moving to Hawaii is difficult, but not impossible, without a local contact. As a malihini — a newcomer to Hawaii — you may have difficulty getting a good price on an apartment, finding a job, and many other things. Your recruiter will help you navigate all these things to make your transition as easy as possible, saving you from much of the newcomer stress.
Becoming a travel nurse in Hawaii is also a great way to get your foot in the door in order to move permanently to the islands. Just like any travel nursing contract, this time allows you to scope out an area and a facility before taking a permanent position.
Each facility has a distinct culture, and a travel nurse has the luxury of not being committed to one location. Bureaucracy and facility politics are easier to manage when your position is temporary.
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Hawaii Right Now?
FAQs About Hawaii Travel Nursing
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Honolulu?
Interested in travel nursing jobs in Honolulu, Hawaii? Check out current listings on Pronto and begin your search for travel nursing assignments in Hawaii today.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Kahului?
Are you looking for travel nursing jobs in Kahului, Hawaii? With Pronto, you can start your search immediately. To save you time, you can also set up your notifications to alert you to new listings that meet your criteria.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Kailua?
Hoping to move to Kailua for your next travel nurse assignment? We’ve got you covered. Find the best travel nurse jobs in Hawaii with Trusted Nurse Staffing using Pronto.
Which Hawaii Travel Nurse Assignments Have The Lowest Cost of Living?
This is difficult to say, as most assignments in Hawaii have a high cost of living. However, these cities are easier on the wallet than most:
In the areas popular with tourists, real estate and food costs will be higher. If you want a more laid-back experience, consider less popular locations for your job search.
Housing For Travel Nurses in Hawaii: How Do I Go About Finding Housing?
“Choosing to accept a stipend doesn’t mean that your recruiter at Trusted Nurse Staffing won’t be there to help you along the way. Connect with us, and we can give you insights into the various areas and even connect you with rental properties used by travel nurses in the past.”
How Do I Find The Best Travel Nurse Agencies in Hawaii?
Finding the right agency for travel nurse jobs in Hawaii may seem tricky with so many choices, but there are a few things you can do to narrow your search:
- Check out online reviews of nurses who have already taken on travel assignments in Hawaii.
- Speak to recruiters from multiple agencies and get a feel for their level of support and guidance before, during, and after your assignment.
- Know what benefits are offered upfront. Some agencies offer higher pay but fewer benefits and vice versa.
The team at Trusted Nurse Staffing is standing by to help. We’re confident that our pay, benefits, and 24/7 support are above and beyond the industry standard.
Where Are The Top Travel Nursing Locations in Hawaii?
Larger cities like Honolulu are going to have a larger variety of available assignments, but there are openings in smaller cities.
After you create your online profile, Trusted Nurse Staffing will notify you of open positions as they become available. This saves you the trouble of regularly checking each city of interest.
What Are The Best Things To Do in Hawaii For Travel Nurses?
Depending on the island you are located on, you’ll have access to beaches and highlands, waterfalls, and hiking opportunities.
If you find yourself in Oahu, Honolulu is never short of diversity. With a global food scene, you can find unique pan-Asian fusion, locally caught seafood, and distinct island flavors. Hawaii, the birthplace of surfing, has waves for every level. The North Shore attracts surfers from around the world during big wave season between November and February.
If you find yourself in Maui, the sheer number of public beaches does not disappoint. Head inland to the upcountry where the local farmers’ market occurs every Saturday. Maui has 17 different microclimates, which means food is grown year-round. If you want to get even further upcountry, head to Haleakala for a sunrise or sunset.
Flights are frequent between the islands. Taking a quick flight to another island may be great for a weekend excursion or a celebratory experience at the end of your assignment.