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Hawaii Board of Nursing License Renewal Requirements for Nurses

What are the state license renewal requirements for a nurse in Hawaii?

For registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses in the state of Hawaii, there are specific license renewal requirements that the Hawaii Board of Nursing determines. These requirements include courses for RNs, LPNs and APRNs.

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CE Requirements for Nursing Licenses

Every two years, the Hawaii Nursing Board requires nurses to complete the following continuing education contact hours to comply with licensing requirements:

  • 30 contact hours for RN license renewal
  • 30 contact hours for LPN license renewal
  • 30 contact hours for APRN license renewal. APRNs with prescriptive authority are required to submit proof of completion of at least thirty hours of continuing education (8 hours in pharmacology and 22 hours in your practice specialty).

License Expiration and Renewal

Registered Nurse Licenses:

Hawaii RN licenses expire on June 30 in every odd-numbered year.


Licensed Practical Nurse Licenses:

Hawaii LPN licenses expire on June 30 in every odd-numbered year.


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licenses:

Hawaii APRN licenses expire in every odd-numbered year; on June 30 for APRN recognition and on December 31 for APRN Rx.


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Hawaii nursing license renewal information as of September 2019.

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