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Lorrie Wong, PhD, RN, CHSE-A

Director of UH THSSC, Graduate Entry Program in Nursing Interim Co-Director & Associate Professor

UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 307
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-7709, Fax: 808-956-3257

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Lorrie Wong has taught at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (UHSONDH) since 1989. She received her PhD from the UHSONDH, her master’s degree in nursing from Columbia University, a bachelor’s degree in nursing and post-master’s certificate in adult advanced practice nursing from the UHSONDH. She is an adult advanced practice nurse with experience in critical care, intensive care and trauma. She has been honored numerous times with the Nurse Educator Award, a recognition provided by the graduating class of nursing students, and received the University of Hawaiʻi Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching in 2004. In 2010 she was selected to participate in the National League for Nursing Simulation Educator Program. Her research interests include integrating new technology into health care education for students as well as clients with chronic diseases. She has been invited to present at local, national and international conferences on the topic of simulation learning methodology and curriculum integration.

In 2006, Dr. Wong was appointed as the Director for Simulation Learning, responsible for overseeing the development of the University of Hawaiʻi School of Nursing’s simulation program. She worked with the University of Hawaiʻi Translational Health Science Simulation Center development team to oversee the expansion of the school’s simulation capabilities through the development of the new state-of-the art Translational Health Science Simulation Center and the organization of a statewide Simulation Collaborative.

CHSE-A Certification

On December 18, 2012, Dr. Lorrie Wong earned her Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE)* credential, becoming the first person in Hawaiʻi to hold this internationally recognized professional designation.

At the February 2014 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in San Francisco, Dr. Wong was one of just 16 simulation educators world-wide to be awarded the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced (CHSE-A)** certification.

Today Dr. Wong continues her efforts to help advance the field of healthcare simulation, and promote excellence in nursing education for students and professionals alike, at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and beyond.

* The Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare [] is the internationally recognized professional certification for individuals involved with simulation-based learning. The certification indicates that the individual has expertise in the area of healthcare simulation education for undergraduates, graduates, allied health, and healthcare practitioners.

** The Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced (CHSE-A) Certification recognizes the leaders and mentors who have demonstrated the highest levels of expertise in the field of healthcare simulation.


PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Post Master’s Certificate, University of Hawaii at Manoa
MS, Columbia University
BS, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Clinical Practice

Adult Health

Teaching Focus

Pathophysiologic Nursing Concepts, Pathophysiology, Introduction to Nursing Research, Interprofessional Education

Research Focus

Simulation, Diabetes Self Management, Interprofessional Education

Recent Publications

Sakai, D., Marshall, S., Kasuya, R., Wong, L., Deutsch,M., Guerriero, M.,  Brooks, P., Fong, S., Omori, J. (2012). Interprofessional Education: Future Nurses and Physicians Learning Together. Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 71(6), 168-171.

Forneris, S., Crownover, J., Dorsey, L., Leahy, N.,  Maas, N., Wong, L., Zabriskie, A., Zavertnik, J. (2012).  Integrating QSEN and ACES:  An NLN simulation leader project.  Nursing Education Perspectives, May/June

Wong, L (2011, April). (Abstract) Recruitment Asian and Pacific Islanders into a clinical research trial.   Published in proceedings of 44th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Communicating Nursing Research Conference held in Las Vegas, NV: WIN
Berg, B., Vincent, D., Wong, L. (2008). Japanese simulation at simtiki simulation center. International Nursing Review (Japan), 31(4), 37-41.

Berg, B., Wong, L., Vincent, D. (2007). Teaching nursing skills at a distance using a remotely-controlled human patient simulator. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 3(8), 17-19.

Ellermann, C., Kataoka-Yahiro, M., Wong, L. (2006). Logic models used to enhance critical thinking. Journal of Nursing Education, 45(6), 220-227.

Funded Grants

Enhancing Nursing Education with Simulation Equipment (HRSA -10-17)
Purchase equipment to enhance education for Advanced Nursing Education
9/2010- 8/2011 for $300,000
Principal Investigator

Enhancing Nursing Education with Simulation equipment (HRSA -10-172)
Purchase equipment to enhance education for NEPR program.
9/2010- 8/2011 for $300,000
Principal Investigator

Interdisciplinary Team training with the Use of Patient Simulation as an Educational Methodology to Improve Communication, Leadership and Teamwork (HIPSTER)
Cooperative Research Partnership Grant with the Queen’s Medical Center and UHM School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
8/2013-8/2016 for $25,000
Co-Principal Investigator

Integrating Simulation Learning and a Crisis resource management program into clinical experiences for medical surgical nursing
2010 for $8,200
Principal Investigator

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