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Janet Uyehara, MS, RN-BC

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 412
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: 808-956-5234
Fax: 808-956-3257

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Janet is the primary faculty and coordinator for maternal-newborn nursing courses in the undergraduate BS nursing program since Fall 1994. She has developed, implemented, evaluated, and revised all aspects of the maternal-newborn nursing courses in both the traditional and accelerated BS programs.

Chair of the Undergraduate Student Affairs Committee since Fall 1996. She has major responsibility in facilitating the admission, progression, and graduation of students in the undergraduate nursing program and in the review and selection of undergraduate students for scholarships and awards.

In 2011, Janet was honored with the DAISY Faculty Award in recognition of her commitment and inspirational influence on her students.She was the 2007 recipient of the UHM Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching and also received the Professional Professor Award (Nurse Educator) Award for the Department of Nursing in December 2008. She has maintained her ANCC Board Re-certification as a Perinatal Nurse from December 1, 2008 to November 30, 2013.


MS, University of California at San Francisco
BS, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Clinical Practice

Maternal-Newborn Nursing

Teaching Focus

Maternal Newborn Nursing: Trends & Issues, Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery, Post-partum, Parent-newborn Interaction, Newborn Nutrition, Newborn, Family Planning (Birth Control, Infertility, Genetic Screening & Counseling), High Risk Pregnancy, High Risk Childbirth, Postpartum Complications, High Risk Newborn, Adolescent Pregnancy, Neonatal Loss, and Maternal Newborn Nursing Lab

Research Focus

Health Promotion and Education of the Childbearing Client and Family and in Predictors of Program and NCLEX-RN Success in a Traditional BSN program

Recent Publications

Uyehara, J., Magnussen, L., Itano, J., & Zhang, S. (2007). Facilitating program and NCLEX-RN success in a generic BSN program. Nursing Forum. 42(1), 31-38.

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