Browse local RN to BSN programs offered at Hawaii nursing schools

Complete your Bachelor's degree in Nursing and advance your career

Registered Nurses who are looking to enhance their careers in Hawaii have the ability to build on their associate degree or nursing diploma by participating in programs specially designed to earn them a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The programs are designed for adult learners. Programs offer either classroom or online instruction. The online options allow a registered nurse to obtain their BSN in as little as three semesters but in practice most nurses earn their BSN in 12 to 18 months.

Why earn a BSN? Most registered nurses claim sheer personal satisfaction as the primary benefit. However, the degree program gives the knowledge and critical leadership skills for an RN to advance in the world of medicine, business, and personal achievement. The salary benefits for obtaining a BSN are long-term and factor in during career advancement. While it’s true that an RN with an ADN and an RN with a BSN will both earn the same salary in the same position especially at the entry-level, when advancing to higher positions the BSN will command a higher salary. It should also be considered that many nursing job postings state “BSN preferred” and thus having this degree will keep your employment options broad.

A registered nurse with a BSN degree is prepared for a wider variety of job positions. Due to the holistic academic approach, the BSN nurse is the only basic nursing graduate qualified to practice in all aspects of health care including mental health. There is a legitimate reason why many nursing employers strongly prefer to hire nurses with their BSN degree and you will hold a clear advantage being part of this group.

Also included in the BSN program is community health nursing. This is a practice which was popular in the 1800s in various manners from village shaman to midwives. Community health care is only taught in the BSN programs. As the field of medicine advances and the requirements grow more complex, these abilities are essential for today’s professional nurse who must be a skilled provider to remain competitive. Nurses must be ready to make life and death decisions at a moment’s notice and yet have the tactful skills to teach patients how to comply with treatment and adopt a healthy lifestyle. There is no comparison to today’s modern nurse with a BSN.

Hawaii RN to BSN Schools

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*


  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN
  • Accelerated MS in Nursing
  • MSN - Executive Leader

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania. We offer certificate and bachelor's and master's degree programs in a wide variety of fields that can be completed 100% online.


  • RN-BSN Program in Nursing
  • MS in Nursing - Nursing Administration and Leadership

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning. Today, we offer an impressive array of more than 130 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs across five colleges and the Graduate School.


  • Online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (MSN to FNP)

Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student. Our nursing degrees offer the cutting-edge professional knowledge and skills needed in today’s dynamic, evolving health care industry.


  • RN to MS - Nurse Executive
  • RN to MS - Nursing Education

List of RN to BSN Programs in Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 544-0200

University of Hawaii at Hilo
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 933-3291

University of Hawaii at Manoa
2600 Campus Road, QLCSS 101
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-4045

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There are many accredited RN to BSN programs available in an online format. Distance learning can be a convenient way to complete your degree while continuing to work at the same time.

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