• Impacting how people manage their own health prevention & management of chronic diseases
  • Emphasis on Native Hawaiian & Filipino health
  • Advancing evidence based nursing practice
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding



  • Preparing Hawaii’s health care workforce: Dental Hygienists, RNs, APRNs, Nurse Scholars
  • Outstanding student success rates
  • Student diversity with a focus on Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islanders
  • Innovative learning: online education & simulation expertise
  • Successful academic progression options

Local & Global Partnerships

  • Interprofessional collaboration and education within the UH System and healthcare partners in Hawaii
  • IKE AO PONO with partner support provides a cultural experience to support the success of Native Hawaiian students
  • Implementing and leading the International Council of Nurses Leadership for Change effort
  • Translational Health Sciences Center is an Asian leader training faculty in emerging pedagogy

State Workforce – Hawaii Center for Nursing

  • Leading policy and legislative advocacy in nursing regulation and practice
  • Developing and coordinating statewide approaches addressing workforce issues with key stakeholders
  • Implementing and facilitating workforce research
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