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Top Ranked LPN Programs in Hawaii

Detailed review of some of the best LPN training classes in the state of Hawaii

Written by Nurses Link on October 22nd, 2012

LPNs in Hawaii perform several duties that are essential in provision of direct health care to patients. LPNs must get the necessary training that will prepare them in dealing with the daily responsibilities and duties that they will undertake in any health care setting. The Hawaii LPN training program prepares the student to tackle and pass the NCLEX-PN exam, after which they can start working. The Hawaii Board of Nursing approves all the educational programs to ensure that they meet all the necessary requirements for LPN licensing within the state. As per March 2010, only four programs were approved by the board and were offered in the public two-year colleges. These include…

Hawaii Community College

Hawaii Community College is located in Hilo City, on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is the biggest school offering LPN training in Hilo based on the 2010 student population. A student pursuing an LPN certification course in this college does not need any working experience and only requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. The admission to this school is pegged entirely on the outcome of the English and math placement exams offered by the college. According to the 2010 college statistics, five students graduated from the school with an LPN certificate. The LPN program training in this college takes one year and the student pays an average of $2,030 tuition fee per year. Other miscellaneous costs, such as supplies and coursework books can cost around $879 each year. The curriculum consists of three terms and covers personal relations, child health, maternity, human development and patient care. The absorption rate of LPNs in Hilo area is high since one out of three LPNs in Hawaii work in this area.

Kuai Community College

Kuai Community College is found in Lihue, which is located on the Kuai Island. Students hoping to join this college must complete the English and mathematics courses as well as pass a pre-admission nursing exam. They must also have a minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent. The school boasts of having a 100 percent pass rate among all its students undertaking the state licensure exam since the academic year of 2003/2004. For example, all the 28 students admitted in the school in 2010 graduated with an LPN certificate. The average tuition cost per year in Kuai College is $1,956 and $879 for other miscellaneous. A student studying on a full-time basis takes 12 months to complete the LPN program, which consists of three subsequent terms. The curriculum covers family healthcare, psychology, anatomy and adult and child health care. The absorption rate of graduates from Kuai College is high since in 2010, 480 out the 1,460 LPNs working in Hawaii were employed in the Lihue area.

Kapiolani College

Kapiolani College is in Honolulu and has a population of around 8,200 students. The school is also a part of the Hawaii University system of schools and offers the LPN training program. Any student hoping to get admission in this college must first undertake a medical terminology course for 15 hours. They must also complete a nurse aide training course if they do not have any prior working experience as a nurse aide. Before enrolling for the LPN course, students must also get first aid and CPR certification. The LPN training in Kapiolani Community College takes one year to complete and the student will pay an average tuition of $1,956 every year. The program has two parts— clinical training and coursework and covers surgical nursing, geriatric, pediatrics and maternal health. In 2010, 14 students graduated with an LPN certificate from the college.

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