Frankie B. Hale, PhD, RN
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 223
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Dr. Hale teaches professionalism, pathophysiology, gerontology, and clinical sections for public health and complex nursing courses in the undergraduate curriculum at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM) School of Nursing. She also has experience teaching in the Graduate Entry Prespecialty Program at UHM and as a volunteer educator for the Certified Nursing Assistant Program through Faith Action for Community Equity.
Before joining academia nine and a half years ago, Dr. Hale, served as a registered nurse in the following arenas over the course of 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. She served as 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, as well as the faculty senate (Culture of Excellence) task force as co-chair and NCLEX-RN task force. She was secretary for faculty senate for two years. She currently serves on the undergraduate student affairs committee. She holds professional memberships with the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI); and, she has served as 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’s of Science from Georgetown University, and earned her PhD in nursing from University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.