Presented on August 18, 2015

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing (NAWSON) Vision

  • To be the leader in nursing and dental hygiene education and research in Hawaii with outreach to Asia and the Pacific Basin

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing (NAWSON) Projected Fall 2015 Student Enrollment*

Level & Field of Study Degree Pathway Incoming Continuing Total Enrollment
Dental Hygiene Undergraduate BS 20 40 60
Nursing Undergraduate High School Direct (Pre-Yr) 15 N/A 15
BS Manoa 34+11 DEN = 45 200 245
Upper Div Consortium 33 19 52
RN to BS 2 5 7
Undergraduate Total 115 264 379
Nursing Graduate MEPN (Pre-license) 57 N/A 57
Master’s/Post MS 57 135 192
DNP 19 29 48
PhD 0 41 41
Graduate Total 133 205 338
Total Enrollment All Programs 248 469 717

*Projected as of 8/17/15

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing (NAWSON) Degrees Awarded: 2014–2015

  • 18 BS in Dental Hygiene
  • 203 BS in Nursing
  • 49 MS in Nursing
  • 7 DNP
  • 8 PhD
  • 47 GEPN Pre-license completion

On-Time Graduation

  • 85% students graduate on-time

Licensure & Certification Rates

Entry to Practice Pass Rates: 1st Time Test Takers

  • Dental Hygiene
    • 100% NBDHE pass rate (Class of 2015)
  • Nursing
    • 94% NCLEX first time pass rate (BS Class of Fall 2014)
    • 88% NCLEX first time pass rate (MEPN Class of SS 2014)

National Rankings: U.S. News & World Report

  • UHM Nursing is among nation’s best graduate programs: in top third percent at 83rd place
  • UHM Nursing online graduate nursing program ranked 70th out of 133 online nursing programs

Highlights: Nursing Program

  • Increase number of high school direct entry students including admission of non-resident students beginning in fall 2017
  • Continue to monitor progression of BS students following curriculum and admission revisions
  • Only offer RN to BS programs that break even
  • Monitor growth of graduate program enrollment and pathways
  • Increasing marketing efforts for student recruitment

Highlights: Dental Hygiene Program

  • Complete a successful site visit and review by the Commission on Dental Hygiene Education, ADA – September 8 – 9, 2015
  • Chair succession planning
  • Continue discussion and planning for a direct high school entry pathway
  • Identify a permanent facility for FY 2018
  • Convene departmental planning to support the program

Highlights: IKE AO PONO

  • 290 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NH/PI) nurses have graduated since 2003
  • Increase from 3% to 18% in the number of NH/PI nurses enrolling and graduating from UHM Nursing
  • 130 IKE AO PONO students projected for enrollment in 2015-16
  • NI/PI graduate students have increased significantly

Highlights: Research

  • 18 awards at $2.5M in FY15 (ORS Report)
  • Research Committee moving goals forward
  • Collaborating with UH Press for journal initiative
  • Continued partnership with JABSOM Grants Development to provide support to faculty

Highlights: Global Health Nursing

  • International Council of Nurses (ICN) Designation as a Provider Organisation
  • Established new international partnerships in nursing
  • Dental hygiene continued collaborative learning initiatives with international partners
  • Continued Annual Pacific Partnerships
  • Success and increase in efforts reflect recognition of faculty and school expertise

Highlights: Interprofessional Collaboration

  • College of Health Sciences & Social Welfare (CHSSW) Interprofessional Working Group formed in 2014
    • UHM Nursing, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Office of Public Health Studies, Myron B. Thompson, School of Social Work, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
  • Currently led by UHM Nursing with each unit designating shared resources to support initiative
  • UH Team accepted to attend the Fall 2015 Interprofessional Education Collaborative Conference, October 2015

Highlights: UH THSSC

  • Increased use by partners and community
  • Increased training for international universities
  • New pediatric simulator (donated) enhances and increases access to learning
  • Implemented efficiencies in operations
  • Facilitated interprofessional education

Highlights: Engaged University

  • Service learning
  • Linkages and expertise via IKE AO PONO and the Native Hawaiian Health Initiative
  • Services and scholarship support to underrepresented students
  • Continuing need to address workforce diversity
  • $500,000 in gifts for FY15 (UHF Report)
  • UH Foundation support for development, engagement, and scholarship administration
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Friends of Dental Hygiene (501c3)
  • Partnerships with Hawaii Dental Hygiene Association and Hawaii Dental Association
  • 4 affiliating agencies
  • Professional development offerings
  • UH Dental Hygiene Clinic services to community
  • Community projects including Special Olympics
  • Dental Hygiene Student Class Officers
  • 204 adjunct clinical nursing faculty
  • 348 affiliating agencies
  • VA Nursing Academy Partnership
  • Hawaii State Center for Nursing partnership
  • UHM Nursing Alumni Association engagement and endowed scholarship
  • Student Nurses Association
  • UH THSSC services to local/national community
  • Strengthened alumni and student mentorship opportunities

Managing Resources

  • Manage resources to address the continuing fiscal challenge
  • Implement identified strategies to increase revenue and minimize cost while maintaining quality instructional programs
  • Engage with UHM campus as it moves from a historical budget allocation methodology to new budgetary allocation models
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