Presented on August 20, 2019

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) Mission

  • Provide an innovative, caring and multicultural environment in which faculty, students and staff work together to generate and transmit knowledge, wisdom and values to promote quality of life and health for present and future generations. To better reflect Hawaii’s unique cultural diversity and heritage, NAWSON is committed to increasing the representation of Native Hawaiian and other underserved people in all nursing and dental hygiene programs.

Fall 2019* Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing (NAWSON) Student Enrollment

Level & Field of Study Degree Pathway Fall 2018 Total Enrollment Incoming Continuing Total Enrollment
Dental Hygiene Undergraduate High School Direct (Pre-Yr) 2 0 included below 0
BS 57 18 39 57
DH BS Total 59 18 39 57
Prof Adv Cert 3 2 0 2
Dental Hygiene Total 62 20 39 59
Nursing Undergraduate High School Direct (Freshman) 39 39 included below 39
BS (Manoa) 135 12 124 136
Progressing AD Graduates 39 30 1 31
RN to BS 4 1 0 1
Exec RN to BS 1 0 0 0
Nursing BS Total 218 90 125 215
Undergraduate Total 208 110 164 274
Nursing Graduate GEPN (Pre-license) 42 45 1** 46
Master’s 48 4 42 46
DNP (NP Specialties) 66 4 69 73
DNP (Post-Master’s & MBA) 10 4 3 7
PhD 19 0 11 11
Graduate Total 185 57 126 183
Total Enrollment All Programs 465 168 290 497

*Projected as of 8/7/19, NAWSON Office of Student Services
**GEPN Students continuing to the MS and DNP specialty coursework are counted in the MS & DNP

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing (NAWSON) Degrees Awarded: 2018–2019

Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019

  • 18 BS -Dental Hygiene
  • 3 Expanded Function DH
  • 82 BS –Nursing
  • 31 MS Nursing
  • 40 DNP
  • 7 PhD Degrees
  • 39 GEPN Pre-license Certificates

Note: includes anticipated August 2019 graduates

Licensure & Certification Rates

Entry to Practice Pass Rates: 1st Time Test Takers

  • 2019 Dental Hygiene
    • 100% NBDHE
    • 100% Central Regional Dental Testing Service
  • 2018 Nursing
    • 100% NCLEX-RN (BS)
    • 100% NCLEX-RN (GEPN)

Advanced Practice Nursing Certification Rates: 1st Time Test Takers

  • 2018 National Certification
    • 79% FNP
    • 83% AGNP
    • 25% AGCNS

Data reported for the noted calendar year

National Rankings: U.S. News & World Report

  • Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs
    #50 out of 179 ranked schools; top 30%
  • Best Master’s Nursing Schools
    #56 out of 252; top 22%
  • Best DNP Nursing School
    #81 out of 182; 45% (no other Hawaii school ranked)

Highlights: Nursing Program

  • Increased Nursing High School Direct Entry to 80% of Class
  • Ongoing academic progression for AD RN to BS enrollment from Kapiolani CC, Kauai CC, & Maui College
  • Veterans to BS Nursing Program continued support for students
  • Implemented modified programs and pathways to meet student and community needs
  • Graduated first cohort of nurse practitioner DNP students and final class of Master’s AGCNS students
  • Launched the redesigned PhD in nursing program and enrolled the first cohort
  • Developed and tested an APRN preceptor training module with DLIR funding

Highlights: Dental Hygiene Program

  • Maintaining BS DH enrollment with High School Direct Entry comprising 10% of Class
  • DHHS HRSA Training Grant Funding for Dental Hygiene Program (PIs: D. Mattheus & K. Osada)
  • Developed and offered the advanced professional certificate in dental hygiene pediatrics (EFDH) program and graduated first cohort in May 2019
  • Reviewed and consolidated clinical courses to better align with processes

Highlights: IKE AO PONO

  • 438 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NH/PI) nurses have graduated since 2003
    • 287 BS, 129 MS, 13 DNP, 9 PhD
  • Increase from 3% to 18% in the number of NH/PI nurses enrolling and graduating from UHM Nursing
  • Increased enrollment of NH/PI students in graduate programs
  • Continued support from The Queen’s Medical Center for Native Hawaiian scholarships and program support

Highlights: Extramural Funding

  • Total new extramural funding during FY 19: $559,543 (8 new awards)
  • Continuing funding from previous awards:
    • From original awards: $5,358,289
    • Awards remaining: $1,904,830
  • Total available for FY 2019-20: $1,619,035
  • $2.9M from DOE for Hawaii Keiki in 2018-19

Highlights: Extramural Funding – Training/Contracts

FY 19 Funded Projects:

  • Faculty Services Agreement with Kapiolani Medical Specialists
    PI: Randy Wada, KMS, $197,234
  • Innovative Strategies to Enhance APHN Education & Practice
    PI: Kristine Qureshi, HRSA, No Cost Extension
  • Preceptor Education for APRN Clinical Practice
    PI: Lorrie Wong, DLIR, $20,515
  • Utilization of the Expanded Function Dental Hygienist to Improve Oral Health Outcomes for Children 0-5 years of age in Hawaii
    PI: Deb Mattheus; Co-PI/Sr Mentor: Maureen Shannon; Co-PI: Kristine Osada,
    HRSA, $300,000
  • Veterans Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
    PI: Kristine Qureshi, HRSA, No Cost Extension

Highlights: Extramural Funding – Foundations

FY 19 Funded Projects:

  • CVS UH Manoa DNP Student Scholarship
    PI: Julie Kathman, CVS Foundation, $3,000
  • Future of Nursing Scholars Program
    PI: Maureen Shannon/K. Qureshi, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $150,000
  • IKE AO PONO Support Fund
    PI: Nalani Minton/Mary Boland, The Queen’s Health System, $140,000
  • Veterans Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
    PI: Kristine Qureshi, Mary & Stanley Smith Foundation, $55,000

Highlights: Extramural Funding – Research

FY 19 Funded Projects:

  • Assessing Community/Public Health Nurses’ Knowledge & Attitudes Re: Fire Safety and Evacuation Preparedness of Residential High-Rise Building Occupants
    PI: Gary Glauberman, Research, Association of Community Health Nursing Educators, $2,500
  • Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Program
    PI: Merle Kataoka-Yahiro, Research, UNLV, $55,449
  • Increasing Physical Activity in Filipino Lay Leaders
    PIs: Clementina Ceria-Ulep and Cheryl Albright, Research, NIH, $424,462 (continued; awarded in FY 18)
  • Medical Pluralism Among Filipinos in Hawaii
    PI: Faye Felicilda Reynaldo, Research, JABSOM OLA HAWAII Grant, $50,000
  • UHM NAWSON & The QMC Research Partnership
    PI: Katherine Finn Davis, Research, QMC, $80,535

Highlights: Student Engagement in Research

  • Miyuki Nishiyama, MS APHN Student, awarded Kagan Endowed Fellowship funding to conduct disaster research in Japan
  • Uliana Kostareva, PhD Student, leading a research team to examine the relationship between language services and patient outcomes among vascular patients in the HPH system
  • UHM Summer Study Abroad (SSA) program
    • 9 UG students completed a 6 cr. research course during SSA in University College Dublin, Ireland in summer 2019 this summer
    • Students will complete a research project here in Hawaii through Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
  • EFDH Students Christen Coloma, Jessica Lozano & Gerraine Hignite presented capstone project, “Improving Oral Health Outcomes in Hawaii: Early Head Start Oral Health Assessments and Education for Children and Families in Underserved Areas” to the 2019 American Dental Hygiene Association Conference in Kentucky
  • Dr. Deb Mattheus leading the NAWSON activity in the UHM Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Highlights: Faculty Scholarship (2018)

  • Scholarship among tenure/ tenure eligible faculty (T/TE)*:
    • 86% of T/TE faculty engaged in peer reviewed scholarship (pub or presentation) (benchmark 85%)
    • 79% of T/TE faculty engaged in extramurally funded research/ scholarly programs as a PI or Co-I (benchmark 75%)
  • Scholarship among all faculty:
    • Peer reviewed journal publications: 27
    • Published abstracts: 4
    • Scholarly presentations: 56
  • DON is now a partner in the HI Journal of Health and Social Welfare (HJMSW)

*NAWSON benchmark set for T/TE faculty

Highlights: Student Engagement in Leadership

  • Dental Hygiene Student Organization (Kristine Osada, Advisor)
    • Various department, school and community activities
  • Student Nurses’ Association at UHM (Gary Glauberman, Advisor)
    • NSNA Leadership U (NURS 399 Projects), NSNA Resolutions
    • Mentor-Mentee Program
    • 2019 NSNA Ambassador Award to UHM President (Kiki Thurston)
  • Nursing Student Ambassador Program (Desiree Uyeda & Carlyn Minster)
    • Communication, Recruitment, Professional Development
  • Graduate Entry Program in Nursing Student Advisory Council (Katherine Finn Davis, Faculty Advisor)
    • Communication, Program Improvement, Student Wellness
  • PhD Nursing Students
    • Johnelle Chock, 2019 Paul Ambrose Student Leadership Symposium in Cleveland, Ohio (Alice Tse, Faculty Mentor)
    • Emily Heenan, 2018-2021 Robert Wood Johnson Future Nursing Scholars Program in Princeton, New Jersey (Kris Qureshi, Faculty Mentor)

Highlights: Global Health (GH) Nursing

  • Undergraduate students study abroad increased to 9 for summer 2019; added continued research project
  • GH Funding supports
    • 1 PhD student as a Graduate Assistant
    • Faculty and student travel for GH research & scholarship endeavors
  • Faculty serving in leadership roles in international nursing organizations
  • Partner with THSCC to host groups from Japan for simulation and global health
  • Initiated UHM DON engagement in INDO PACOM endeavors related to USAPI health
  • GH partnered to fund UHM engagement in Consortium of Universities for Global Health
    • A UH faculty member has access to the website and resources.

Highlights: Interprofessional Collaborative Education and Practice

  • Expanded Hawaii Interprofessional Education and Collaborative (HIPEC) Alliance – Dental Hygiene, Nursing, JABSOM/Psychiatry, UHH Pharmacy, DOE/Hawaii Keiki at Dole Middle School
  • Continued collaboration of the UH Council of Health Sciences (CHS) Hawaii Interprofessional Education (HIPE) Workgroup
  • Developed curriculum integration plan with a listing of IPE activities
  • CHS Deans presented at 2019 Cross Cultural Health Care Conference
  • Launched UH Council of Health Sciences website

Highlights: UH THSSC

  • Led and hosted the Hawaii Regional Simulation User Network with the Hawaii Simulation Collaborative
  • Facilitated interprofessional education
  • Continued use by community and global partners
  • Continued efforts to support student recruitment
  • Upgraded software and hardware system that provides a comprehensive, integrated infrastructure for a/v capture and simulation
  • Expanded efforts for preceptor education for APRN clinical practice
  • Increasing activities in graduate education

Highlights: Engaged University

  • Hawaii Keiki partnership between UH Manoa Nursing & DOE with UCERA/UHP
    • Expanded to 15 complex areas statewide in DOE schools
    • Nurse led clinics and school health nursing services in DOE schools in underserved communities
    • APRNs and RNs
    • Provide BS, APHN MS, and DNP nursing student clinical/fieldwork experiences
    • Created a NAWSON faculty liaison position to embed student experiences in the project

Highlights: Engaged University – Hawaii Keiki

  • Recruited Executive Director – Margo Lalich, MPH, BA, RN, CDPM
  • Restructuring program to meet program needs, growth and sustainability
  • Nurses are non-compensated faculty and presented at National Conferences:
    • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Conference
    • National-School Based Health Alliance Conference

Highlights: Engaged University

  • Alumni Association providing scholarship support, mentoring and networking for students
  • Expanded Hall of Honor to include Emerging Leaders
  • Redesigned web site and increased marketing activity
  • Increased engagement in student recruitment
  • Gifts to UH Foundation for the School – endowment increased to $714,971 in FY 19

Highlights: Hawaii State Center for Nursing

  • Co-Leads the Committee which oversees the Preceptor Tax Credit for APRN/MS/DO/PharmD Preceptors
  • Completed and disseminated the 2017-18 Nursing Education Capacity Survey and provided data to policy makers
  • Completed and is analyzing 2019 Nursing Workforce Supply Survey
  • Represents nursing in the statewide Healthcare Workforce Initiative, Healthcare Education Alliance, and DLIR Healthcare Workforce Advisory Board
  • Continues to lead the State Action Coalition
  • Strong relationships with employers and nurses
  • Funding for Statewide RN Residency Program, CCPS expansion, and sustaining academic progression effort
  • Held EBP Workshops for 10th year in a row
  • Co-lead Leadership in Action Conference with AONL Hawaii and Hawaii-Pacific Basin ACHE Chapter
  • Presented Center work locally and nationally
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