On Thursday, October 15, 2015, the University of Hawaii at Manoa Nursing Alumni Association (UHMNAA) and Student Nurses Association (SNA) had their first joint Pau Hana networking event. This inaugural event, held at Holo Holo Bar and Grill, had more than 30 attendees including Dean Mary Boland, the current UHNMAA Board and SNA Officers, students representing different years of progression, and working nurses.
Nursing alumni and guests represented a variety of community employers – Kaiser Permanente, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Ohana Health Plan, The Queen’s Medical Center, University of Hawaii Alumni Association, as well as UHM Nursing. The event included a mixer and lots of time for students and working nurses to “talk-story” and share stories with each other. A lucky number drawing closed the evening. With this success, UHMNAA and SNA look forward to growing the size and frequency of these joint events. The next Pau Hana event will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.nursing.hawaii.edu/uhmnaa.