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Hawaii Keiki Nurses work at all levels with the school to provide direct services to students, with the Complex Area Superintendent and principals to meet the needs of the local community, and with the Office of the DOE superintendant to build bridges to public and private health-related organizations.

What School Nurses Do

School nurses provide health services that can improve a student’s school attendance, learning and the overall health and effectiveness of the school. School nursing is a specialty within nursing that requires expertise in child health and development and passing an examination to be nationally certified. School nurses screen students for a variety of conditions that impact learning, including vision, hearing and developmental conditions. They provide episodic care, manage chronic conditions, track communicable diseases, promote healthy behaviors, connect children with insurance and health-care providers, and handle emergencies.

School nurses perform health and safety assessment including administering medications and being first responders to injured students or those who suffer from seizures. Monitoring and attending to students with asthma, diabetes and seizures significantly decreases the number of days they miss from school.

The Hawaii Keiki program improves our students’ chances to be successful in school by:

  • Working with individual schools to understand and address local keiki health needs.
  • Serving as an expert resource in school health to teachers and principals.
  • Reducing health-related absenteeism.
  • Identifying and preventing the spread of communicable diseases.
  • Providing referrals for additional services and emergency care.

School Nurses Don’t Help Just Students

A school nurse returns time to teachers, principals and staff by addressing a child’s health concerns. Before Milwaukee hired school nurses, school staff reported spending an average of 13 hours a day per school on health concerns at an estimated annual cost of $133,000 in salary and fringe benefits, almost twice the cost of hiring a nurse.

School Nurses Provide a Return on Investment

In 2014, Massachusetts showed a $2.20 cost benefit for every $1 spent on school-based nursing services.

When the Milwaukee Public Schools placed additional RNs in 27 of its schools with a ratio of 1:750 in mind, impressive gains were made in immunization rates, identification of asthma and life-threatening conditions, the number of vision screenings, and educational time restored to teachers and others who previously handled health issues.

A study in North Carolina, where nurse/student ratios ranged from 1:451 to 1:7440 found that services to children with diabetes, asthma, injuries and conditions such as depression or unintended pregnancy grew as ratios improved. Follow-up after vision screenings also improved markedly.

The Hawaii Keiki program brings certified school nurses into the educational environment and helps overall school success by:

  • School nurses improve student attendance through prevention and management of communicable diseases like measles, colds and flu.
  • Access to school nurses improves academics because healthy students are better able to learn.
  • Principals, teachers and staff can focus on teaching.

 

Contact

Oahu

Aiea-Moanalua-Radford Complex Area

Picture of Adeline Kline, MSN, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC
Adeline Kline, MSN, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner

Aiea-Moanalua-Radford Complex Area
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Aiea Intermediate School
99-600 Kulawea Street
Aiea, HI 96701

Cell: (808) 861-6837
Email: akline@ucera.org

Campbell-Kapolei Complex Area

Picture of Maria Juliet Pineda, MSN, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC
Maria Juliet Pineda, MSN, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner

Campbell-Kapolei Complex Area
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Barbers Point Elementary School
3001 Boxer Road
Kapolei, HI 96707

Cell: (808) 861-6834
Email: mpineda@ucera.org

Castle-Kahuku Complex Area

Picture of Lisa H. Jacquet, MSN, APRN-Rx, NP-C, NCSN*
Lisa H. Jacquet, MSN, APRN-Rx, NP-C, NCSN*
Family Nurse Practitioner

Castle-Kahuku Complex Area
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Castle High School
45-386 Kaneohe Bay Drive
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Phone: (808) 305-0862
Cell: (808) 271-0353

Email: ljacquet@ucera.org

*National Certified School Nurse (NCSN)

Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani Complex Area

Picture of Melissa Owens, MSN, APRN-Rx, NP-C, NCSN*
Melissa Owens, MSN, APRN-Rx, NP-C, NCSN*
Family Nurse Practitioner

Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani Complex Area
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Dole Middle School
1803 Kamehameha IV Road
Honolulu, HI 96819

Cell: 808-286-8124
Email: mowens@ucera.org

*National Certified School Nurse (NCSN)

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Kaiulani Graves-Borden, CCMA
Medical Assistant

Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani Complex Area
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Dole Middle School
1803 Kamehameha IV Road
Honolulu, HI 96819

Phone: 305-5341
Email: kgborden@ucera.org

Picture of Angela DeJong, MSN, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC
Angela DeJong, MSN, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner

Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani Complex Area
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Farrington High School
1546 North King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817

Cell: (808) 798-5545
Email: adejong@ucera.org

Kailua-Kalaheo Complex Area

Picture of Jazzmina Moore, MSN, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC
Jazzmina Moore, MSN, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner

Kailua-Kalaheo Complex Area
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Kailua Elementary School
315 Kuulei Road
Kailua, HI 96734

Cell: (808) 286-0350
Email: jmoore@ucera.org

Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Area

Picture of Arika Benjamin, MSN, APRN-Rx, NP-C, NCSN*
Arika Benjamin, MSN, APRN-Rx, NP-C, NCSN*
Family Nurse Practitioner

Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Area
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Central Middle School
1302 Queen Emma Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Cell: (808) 285-2220
Email: abenjamin@ucera.org

*National Certified School Nurse (NCSN)

Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua Complex Area

Picture of Kailene Oliveros, MSN, APRN-Rx, NP-C
Kailene Oliveros, MSN, APRN-Rx, NP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner

Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua Complex Area
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Wahiawa Middle School
275 Rose Street
Wahiawa, HI 96786

Cell: (808) 861-6839
Email: koliveros@ucera.org

Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area

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Courtney DeConto, MSN, APRN-Rx, CPNP-PC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Nanaikapono Elementary School
89-153 Mano Avenue
Waianae, HI 96792

Cell: (808) 798-0545
Email: cdeconto@ucera.org

Picture of Christine Prentice, BSN, RN-BC, NCSN*
Christine Prentice, BSN, RN-BC, NCSN*
Registered Nurse

Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Waianae Elementary School
85-220 McArthur Street
Waianae, HI 96792

Maili Elementary School
87-360 Kulaaupuni Street
Waianae, HI 96792

Cell: (808) 465-5648
Email: cprentice@ucera.org

*National Certified School Nurse (NCSN)

Picture of Shana Ah Hee, BSN, RN, NCSN*
Shana Ah Hee, BSN, RN, NCSN*
Registered Nurse

Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Leihoku Elementary School
86-285 Leihoku Street
Waianae, HI 96972

Phone: (808) 697-7100
Monday and Tuesday

Makaha Elementary School
84-200 Ala Naauao Place
Waianae, HI 96792
Phone: (808) 695-7900
Thursday and Friday

Cell: (808) 439-1307
Email: sahhee@ucera.org

*National Certified School Nurse (NCSN)

Picture of Adele Mier, BSN, RN
Adele Mier, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse

Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Nanakuli Elementary School
89-778 Haleakala Ave.
Waianae, HI 96792

Cell: (808) 465-5549
Email: amier@ucera.org

Pearl City-Waipahu Complex Area

Picture of Elicia Lujan, MSN, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC
Elicia Lujan, MSN, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner

Pearl City-Waipahu Complex Area
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Waipahu High School
94-1211 Farrington Highway
Waipahu, HI 96797

Phone: (808) 307-9539
Cell: (808) 285-0460
Email: elujan@ucera.org

Kauai

Kapaa-Kauai-Waimea Complex Area

Picture of Danielle Doo, MSN, RN, CDE, NCSN*
Danielle Doo, MSN, RN, CDE, NCSN*
Registered Nurse

Kapaa-Kauai-Waimea Complex Area
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Wilcox Elementary School
4319 Hardy Street
Lihue, HI 96766

Cell: (808) 353-1700
Email: danielle_doo@notes.k12.hi.us

*National Certified School Nurse (NCSN)

Hawaii Island

Hilo-Waiakea Complex Area

Picture of Kimberly Kuklis, MSN, APRN-Rx, NP-C
Kimberly Kuklis, MSN, APRN-Rx, NP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner

Hilo-Waiakae Complex Area
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Waiakea High School
155 W Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720

Cell: (808) 798-0196
Email: kkuklis@ucera.org

Honokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena Complex Area

Picture of Allison Hitchner, MSN, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC
Allison Hitchner, MSN, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner

Honokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena Complex Area
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Konawaena Elementary School
81-901 Onouli Road
Kealakekua, HI 96750

Phone: (808) 861-6836
Email: ahitchner@ucera.org

Kau-Keaau-Pahoa Complex Area

Picture of Zoë Shih, MSN, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC, NCSN*, RD
Zoë Shih, MSN, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC, NCSN*, RD
Senior APRN & Family Nurse Practitioner

Kau-Keaau-Pahoa Complex Area
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Mountain View Elementary School
P.O. Box 9
Mountain View, HI 96771

Phone: (808) 313-3251
Cell: (808) 464-5148
Email: zoe_shih@notes.k12.hi.us

*National Certified School Nurse

Maui

Hana-Lahainaluna-Lanai-Molokai Complex Area

  • APRN position in recruitment

Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex Area

  • APRN position in recruitment
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