Welcome to the Aloha state!

Each state needs a competent medical workforce to meet the needs of it’s citizens. However, the requirements for some health care professions are not the same in each state. That is why it is important to find out what is required of you as a future or current registered nurse before moving across state lines. Contact information is located at the bottom of this page.


Renewals are completed onlineevery odd numbered year on the 30th of June

To view the requirements for endorsement and application, click here.

As of 2015 all renewals will be completed through the MyPVL online renewal portal.

For Canadian nurses - CNATE is not recognized by the Hawaii Board of Nursing.

Continuing Competency

There are no continuing education requirements for RNs in Hawaii.

This state requires nurses to hold current ACLS certification.

Contact Information

Physical Address

Board of Nursing King Kalakaua Building 335 Merchant Street, Rm. 301 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Mailing address:

DCCA-PVL P.O. Box 3469 Honolulu, HI 96801

Professional and Vocational Licensing email: pvl@dcca.hawaii.gov

Phone number: 808.586.3000

Fax number: 808.586.2689

Email: nursing@dcca.hawaii.gov

For more information, please visit the Hawaii Nursing Licensing Home Page.

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