Hawaii contains three schools that offer practical nursing programs. Hawaii Pacific University, the highest-ranking practical nursing school in HI, has a total student population of 8,113 and is the 589th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 practical nursing schools in Hawaii, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hawaii Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($15,952/yr), with Kauai Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,452/yr.
Practical Nursing students from Hawaii schools who go on to become practical nurses, nurses, nurse practitioners, natural health practitioners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Hawaii alone, there are 1,410 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $45,000. Registered nurses in this state earn $80,020/yr and there are 8,930 employed.
Also, within the practical nursing schools in Hawaii, the average student population is 3,134 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from practical nursing, there are 704 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,845 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,000, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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