Board of Nursing

Due to COVID-19 and for the health and safety of both consumers and staff, walk-in services at the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs offices may change at anytime.  Please check the Professional and Vocational Licensing (PVL) main page at https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/ for the most current updated information.

Please observe proper safety protocols (e.g., face covering and physical distancing) when visiting.

Staff continue to telework and remain available during normal hours to meet the needs of the public over the phone (808-586-3000) and by email (reach the appropriate Board, Program, or Commission via https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/contact/). The public is strongly encouraged to continue calling in or utilizing the available online services. For a full listing of DCCA’s online services please go to https://cca.hawaii.gov/covid19.

Nursing License Types

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

RENEWAL AND RESTORATION INFORMATION

Renewal Information...

  • All Licenses regardless of issuance date, are subject to renewal by June 30 of every odd-numbered year.
On-time renewals for the licensing period of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023
Renew Online:

https://mypvl.dcca.hawaii.gov

Renewals accepted: April 19, 2021 to June 30, 2021
Renewal Postcard Reminder Mailout: April 16, 2021
Renew By License Expiration Date: June 30, 2021

Licenses not renewed by license expiration date are unlicensed and may not practice.

Renewal Fees

On-Time Cost to Renew
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – active status, $176.00
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – inactive status, $12.00
Registered Nurse (RN) – active status, $176.00
Registered Nurse (RN) – inactive status, $12.00
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) – active status, $36.00
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) – inactive status, $12.00

 

Restoration Information...

(LPN and RN) Forfeited licenses may be restored within 2 years and subject to meeting restoration requirements.
Failure to restore a forfeited license within 2 years after the license expiration date will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current licensing requirements.

 

(APRN) Forfeited licenses may be restored within 6 months and subject to meeting restoration requirements.
Failure to restore a forfeited license within 6 months after the license expiration date will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current licensing requirements.

 

NOTE: ALL Restoration and reactivation applicants are required to comply with the electronic fingerprinting requirement for a criminal history/background check and provide proof of continuing competency prior to the restoration or reactivation of the license.

Restoration Fees

 Cost to Restore (late renewal)
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – active status, $206.00
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – inactive status, $42.00
Registered Nurse (RN) – active status, $206.00
Registered Nurse (RN) – inactive status, $42.00
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) – active status, $66.00
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) – inactive status, $42.00

CONTINUING COMPETENCY INFORMATION

Continuing Competency Renewal Requirements...

Beginning on July 1, 2017, all Hawaii nurse licensees who do not meet one of the exemptions will be required to complete one of the learning activity options for continuing competency prior to the renewal of his/her Hawaii nurse license in 2019.  Please review the Continuing Competency Booklet.

The board may conduct a random audit to determine whether the continuing competency requirements have been met.

Continuing Competency – Preceptor Forms
Preceptor Form for Nursing Employees (fillable form)
Preceptor Form for Nursing Students (fillable form)

 

Nurses Randomly Selected for the Continuing Competency 2019 Renewal Audit
APRN  License Audit List (status as of 1-2-2020)
LPN License Audit List (status as of 2-27-2020)
RN License Audit List (status as of 2-3-2020)