Program Overview

  • Location
  • Tuition
    $5,764 - $6,026
  • Program Length
    2 years
  • Learning Environment
  • Financial Aid
    FAFSA Eligible
  • Certification Type
    Certificate of Achievement

Program Description

The Practical Nursing program at Kapi’olani CC is designed to equip students with the necessary competencies for the Licensed Practical Nurse examination. Through a combination of classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences, students develop the skills needed to begin their careers in practical nursing. The program is fully accredited by the State of Hawaiʻi’s Board of Nursing and prepares graduates for the NCLEX-PN licensure examination.

Degrees & Certificates

The Practical Nursing program provides a Certificate of Achievement, requiring 44-46 credits. With a tuition rate of $131 per credit, the total tuition cost for the program falls between $5,764 and $6,026.


Graduates of the Practical Nursing program have promising career prospects, with opportunities available in long-term care facilities, home health settings, and potentially even in acute/hospital settings due to the demand for practical nurses.

After completing a Practical Nursing program and obtaining their practical nursing licensure, students who are interested can pursue the LPN-RN Transition (ANURS-LPN) program. This program, which requires completion of Kapiʻolani CC LPN-RN Transition prerequisites, can be completed in three semesters and allows Licensed Practical Nurses to transition to become Registered Nurses.

Learn more about Kapiʻolani Community College’s Practical Nursing (PRCN) program