Frankie B. Hale, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 215
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: 808-956-5041
Fax: 808-956-3257

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Dr. Frankie Hale teaches pathophysiology, among other didactic courses in the undergraduate and graduate curriculums at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing. She also has experience teaching clinical sections for psychiatric-mental health, public health, and complex nursing courses in the undergraduate curriculum at UHM and as a volunteer educator for the Certified Nursing Assistant Program through Faith Action for Community Equity.

Before joining academia in 2010, Dr. Hale served as a registered nurse in the following areas for 14 years: Mother-baby care, intermediate nursery, outreach education, cardiac care management, child and adolescent psychiatric-mental health, behavioral health case management, advice (triage) nursing, and adult critical care. In addition, she served as a charge nurse in several hospitals on their mother-baby and child and adolescent psychiatric-mental health units.

At UHM, Dr. Hale precepted a Georgetown University nurse educator student for one and a half years. She has served on the undergraduate curriculum, course coordinator, behavioral health, and honors committees and the faculty senate (Culture of Excellence) task force as co-chair and NCLEX-RN task force. In addition, Dr. Hale was secretary for the faculty senate for three years. She currently serves on the undergraduate student affairs committee and the UHPA (Union) Board of Directors UH Manoa Constituency Unit. Dr. Hale holds professional memberships with the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI); National Black Nurses Association; and the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses. She has served as a Counselor for STTI Gamma Psi-at-Large Chapter since 2014. In fall 2015 and spring 2018, she received the Nurse Educator Award.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Howard University, specialized in nursing education for her Master of Science from Georgetown University, and earned her Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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