US Nursing: Hawaii

Nurses will not be surprised to learn that tourism remains Hawaii’s leading employer, revenue producer, and growth sector. Nonetheless, agricultural diversification (including the cultivation of flowers and nursery products, papaya, and macadamia nuts), aquaculture, manganese nodule mining, and film and television production have broadened the state’s economic base. The public sector has a greater presence in Hawaii’s economy than in any other state, accounting for 21.5% of gross state product in 2001, compared to the state average of 12%.


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