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 TRAVEL

 NURSE’S

 GUIDE TO

  HAWAII

HAWAII BY THE NUMBERS

$87K
Average annual salary of a
registered nurse in HAWAII

14
THE NUMBER OF Hospitals in the sTate of HAWAII

192%
HIGHER HOUSING COSTS THAN
THE REST OF THE U.S.

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TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

Hawaii is on par with the national average for travel nurse pay. What does that mean to a nurse looking to travel? Travel nurses, on average, take home between 10-30% more than their permanent counterparts. Please keep in mind that travel nurses can land between, below, or above this range based on location and their specialty. Put into context, the average annual salary of a registered nurse in Hawaii is $87,291, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

Hawaii is on par with the national average for travel nurse pay. What does that mean to a nurse looking to travel? Travel nurses, on average, take home between 10-30% more than their permanent counterparts. Please keep in mind that travel nurses can land between, below, or above this range based on location and their specialty. Put into context, the average annual salary of a registered nurse in Hawaii is $87,291, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

HOW DO I GET MY HAWAII

NURSING LICENSE?

If a travel nurse wants to obtain their Hawaii nursing license, they must follow these steps:

  • Prior to sending in your application, visit nursys.com. You will need verification of all states where you hold or have ever held a license. If the state or states participate in the NURSYS system, complete the NURSYS verification process, pay the fee and designate the state of Hawaii as the receipt of verification. If the state or states don’t participate in NURSYS, you will have to contact their state boards directly for instructions and determine the appropriate fee. They will need to submit the official Verification of License form which can be found here, to the Hawaii Board of Nursing at PO Box 3469 Honolulu, HI 96801.You will need proof that you have mailed the verification form via a copy of a cancelled check for the verification fee or receipt of certified mail.
  • Fill out the application for a license by endorsement and pay the associated fees via personal check, money order or cashier’s check made payable to: COMMERCE & CONSUMER AFFAIRS. Hawaii has a unique fee system in that fees vary depending on the year, making it essential to read through the application instructions carefully to ensure the correct fees are paid.
  • Submit a self-query report from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), which can be found here by clicking on Perform a Self-Query. Email the report by attaching the PDF file to nursing@dcca.hawaii.gov.
  • A completed original Verification of Employment form must be submitted. Your employer in Hawaii will need to sign it first (speak with your recruiter for assistance).
  • Fingerprint and background checks are required for all applicants. Nurses must submit to an FBI fingerprint check through the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC). Fingerprinting is done electronically at Fieldprint, Inc. which has locations nationwide, or another agency approved to send electronic fingerprints to the HCJDC. You license application must be submitted within 30 days of the fingerprinting.

HOW DO I GET MY HAWAII NURSING LICENSE?

If a travel nurse wants to obtain their Hawaii nursing license, they must follow these steps:

  • Prior to sending in your application, visit nursys.com. You will need verification of all states where you hold or have ever held a license. If the state or states participate in the NURSYS system, complete the NURSYS verification process, pay the fee and designate the state of Hawaii as the receipt of verification. If the state or states don’t participate in NURSYS, you will have to contact their state boards directly for instructions and determine the appropriate fee. They will need to submit the official Verification of License form which can be found here, to the Hawaii Board of Nursing at PO Box 3469 Honolulu, HI 96801.You will need proof that you have mailed the verification form via a copy of a cancelled check for the verification fee or receipt of certified mail.
  • Fill out the application for a license by endorsement and pay the associated fees via personal check, money order or cashier’s check made payable to: COMMERCE & CONSUMER AFFAIRS. Hawaii has a unique fee system in that fees vary depending on the year, making it essential to read through the application instructions carefully to ensure the correct fees are paid.
  • Submit a self-query report from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), which can be found here by clicking on Perform a Self-Query. Email the report by attaching the PDF file to nursing@dcca.hawaii.gov.
  • A completed original Verification of Employment form must be submitted. Your employer in Hawaii will need to sign it first (speak with your recruiter for assistance).
  • Fingerprint and background checks are required for all applicants. Nurses must submit to an FBI fingerprint check through the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC). Fingerprinting is done electronically at Fieldprint, Inc. which has locations nationwide, or another agency approved to send electronic fingerprints to the HCJDC. You license application must be submitted within 30 days of the fingerprinting.

TRAVEL NURSE

OPPORTUNITIES IN HAWAII

  • Hawaii is home to 14 hospitals.
  • There is 1 Level I trauma center.
  • Multiple large health systems including: Hawaii Pacific Health, The Queens Health Systems

TRAVEL NURSE OPPORTUNITIES IN HAWAII

  • Hawaii is home to 14 hospitals.
  • There is 1 Level I trauma center.
  • Multiple large health systems including: Hawaii Pacific Health, The Queens Health Systems

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING

IN HAWAII

Our dedicated travel and housing team can help you find great housing in Hawaii. There are two options available: company paid housing or receive per diems to find housing for yourself.

Hawaii’s cost of living is 84% above the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 192% higher than the rest of the country.

Keep in mind that prices and percentages vary based on location.

Whatever the choice, MSO Hawaii’s team is available to assist you with all your travel and housing needs. We ensure that your transition is as seamless as possible.

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING IN HAWAII

Our dedicated travel and housing team can help you find great housing in Hawaii. There are two options available: company paid housing or receive per diems to find housing for yourself.

Hawaii’s cost of living is 84% above the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 192% higher than the rest of the country.

Keep in mind that prices and percentages vary based on location.

Whatever the choice, MSO Hawaii’s team is available to assist you with all your travel and housing needs. We ensure that your transition is as seamless as possible.