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Laura Boehm, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 446
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-3457
Fax: 808-956-3257

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Dr. Boehm teaches in the undergraduate and GEPN programs at UH Manoa Nursing. She was formerly an instructor in the associate degree nursing and licensed practical nursing programs at Hawaii Community College in Hilo, Hawaii. Her areas of clinical experience include medical–surgical, critical care, telemetry, pediatric and post-anesthesia care nursing. She maintained certification in critical care nursing (CCRN) for 22 years. She also served as Chief Nurse Executive at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Kamuela, Hawaii, where she promoted a holistic care model and instituted training programs for new graduates and for critical care nursing. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and AONE. Dr. Boehm received the Daisy Faculty Award in Spring 2017.


PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa
MSN, Walden University
BSN, Marquette University

Clinical Practice

Medical–surgical, critical care, telemetry, pediatric and post-anesthesia care nursing as well as clinical leadership.

Research Focus

Dr. Boehm’s doctoral research focused on the introduction of guided imagery to new graduate nurses for transition stress management as part of their nurse residency programs. She was honored as the first Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar in Hawaii for 2012-2014. Her interests include RN workforce development, nursing leadership, quality, rural nursing, and holistic nursing.

Recent Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Boehm, L., Tse, A. (2013). Application of Guided Imagery to Facilitate the Transition of New Graduate Registered Nurses. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 44(3), 113-119.

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