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Alice M. Tse, PhD, APRN, FAAN

Nursing Department Chair & Professor

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 405
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5225
Fax: (808) 956-3257

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Dr. Tse has over 35 years experience as a clinician, educator, mentor and researcher. Her research focuses on vulnerable populations, especially minority groups with health disparities. She has received funding for her research from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and private foundations. Her scholarship has been recognized with numerous awards. She has held a Health Professions Fellowship from the WK Kellogg Foundation. In 2013 she was selected as a Health Disparities Scholar by the NIH/NIMHD. She is recognized for her leadership in the development of community-based participatory research with Native Hawaiian and Pacific peoples. She is also recognized for her expertise in program evaluation.


PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
MS, University of Cincinnati
BS, University of Cincinnati
RN Diploma, Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing

Clinical Practice

Children and families with special health care needs.

Research Focus

Health disparities of minority populations.

Recent Publications

Chargualaf, K. & Tse, A. M. (2016). Becoming an Air Force Nurse: The Experience of Transition
A New Perspective of a Known Phenomenon. Nursing Forum, (early view) DOI: 10.1111/nuf.12193

Ferguson, S., Al Rifai, F., Maay’a, M., Nguyen, L., Qureshi, K., Tse, A., … Jeadrik, G. (2016). The ICN Leadership for Change Programme – 20 years of growing influence. International Nursing Review, 63, 15-25.

Tse, A.M., Palakiko, D.M., Daniggelis, E., & Makahi, E. (2015). Facilitating community
participants’ research engagement: Community members’ perceptions of community-based research. International Journal of Nursing, 2, 142-150. (85% contribution)

Tse, A.M., Niederhauser, V., Steffen, J.J., Magnussen, L, Morrisette, N., Polokoff, R., & Chock, J. (2014). A statewide consortium’s adoption of a unified nursing curriculum: Evaluation of the first two years. Nursing Education Perspectives, 35(5), 315-323. (85% contribution)

Angosta, A.D., Ceria-Ulep, C.D., Tse, A.M. (2014). Care delivery for Filipino Americans using the Neuman Systems Model. Nurs Sci Q, 27, 142. (25% contribution)

Niide, T.K., Davis, J., Tse, A.M., & Harrigan, R.C. (2013). Evaluating the impact of a school-based prevention program on self-esteem, body image, and risky dieting attitudes and behaviors among Kaua‘i youth. Hawaii Journal of Medicine & Public Health, 72(8), 273-278. (20% contribution)

Boehm, L., & Tse, AM. (2013). Application of guided imagery to facilitate new graduate RN transition. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 44 (3), 113-20. (40% contribution)

Potter-Dunlop, J., & Tse. AM. (2012). Dietary issues in inpatients who are vegetarian: An integrative review. Holistic Nursing Practice Journal, 26(1), 30-37. (40% contribution)

Niide, T.K., Davis, J., Tse, A.M., Derauf, C., Harrigan, R.C., & Yates, A. (2011). Body ideals and body dissatisfaction among a community sample of ethnically diverse adolescents on Kaua‘i, Hawaii. Hawaii Journal of Public Health, 3(1). (10% contribution)

Ceria-Ulep, C.D., Tse, A.M. & Serafica, R.C. (2011). Defining exercise in contrast to physical activity. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32(7), 476-478. (30% contribution)

Ceria-Ulep, C.D., Serafica, R., & Tse, A.M. (2011). Filipino older adults’ beliefs about physical activity. Nursing Forum, 46(4), 240-50. (25% contribution)

Funded Grants

Community-Based Capacity Building: Academic-Community Partnerships Using Participatory Action Research to Bridge across the US Affiliated Pacific Islands
Funded 2010 to 2013
Co-Principal Investigator

Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Principal Investigator (transferred from V. Niederhauser)

Perceptions of Native Hawaiian Community Partners about Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
NIH/NIMHD, pilot
Principal Investigator

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