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.


  • Passing NCLEX scores (1600 or higher), or

  • Passing SBTPE scorese (350 or higher on each section)

  • You must be a graduate from an accredited nursing program

  • A valid US Social Security Number is required

  • Verification of license through Nursys Verification system. (If your state does not participate in this system then you may use the Verification of Licensure Form)

  • Complete application

  • Criminal background check: Cost of fingerprint/background check is $30.

Renewals are completed online every 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:


P.O. Box 3469

Honolulu, HI 96801

Phone number: 808.586.3000

Fax number: 808.586.2689

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

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