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Nurse Apprenticeship Program

Full-Time Position

Start Date of Program: TBD

Position Summary:

Hawaii Care Choices Nurse Apprenticeship Program supports newly graduated nurses to become talented RN specialists in serious illness. This program will enrich patient-centered delivery of care for our community. Our one-year program provides new graduates a supportive framework, blended with opportunities for continued learning experiences to build cognitive and critical thinking skills.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Nurse Apprenticeship program is a one-year program designed to facilitate the transition of the newly graduated nurse or registered nurse with less than one-year acute care experience into the work setting. Program highlights include (time commitment will vary according to unit specialty)

  • —Classroom training

  • —Hands-on learning

  • —Simulation Lab

  • —Interaction with preceptors and clinical end of life care nurses

  • —Continued education throughout the year

  • —Nurse Apprenticeship positions are available

  • —Some specialty areas will have a more detailed orientation with increased time and commitment

  • —Continued training and mentoring throughout the first year of employment

  • —Advanced certification available

Educational and Experience Requirements


  • —Must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing and have less than one year of acute care nursing experience (please include official transcript of degree)

  • —Must have RN license or be licensed-eligible in the state

  • —Out-of-state new graduates must have NCLEX scheduled by the time the apprenticeship program begins


  • —Determined based on rotation of care

Pay Range

  • —$36.00 - $38.00/ per hour



  • —The nurse apprenticeship program is a two-year commitment (one year training and one year of home care work depending on placement)

  • —Must attend all classes and finish all course work to complete the program


You will be redirected to our application and assessment site, please set aside approximately 45 minutes to complete.

(Please use a laptop or desktop with Google Chrome or Firefox for best accessibility results.)

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