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Location:UH Mānoa Campus Center Ballroom 2465 Campus Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822
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The UHM Nursing Research & Scholarship Poster Festival will include networking, a keynote speaker, and feature poster presentations on research, evidence-based practice, quality improvement and other scholarly work.

Event is free to students, faculty, staff and the public, all are welcome. Food and refreshments will be provided. Advance registration online is preferred; however, on-site registration will also be available.

Who Can Apply to Participate

  • UH Mānoa Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing (NAWSON) undergraduate and graduate students, NAWSON faculty and Hawaii Keiki nurses.
  • Nursing colleagues from Tripler Army Medical Center, The Queen’s Medical Center, Hawaii Pacific Health and Federally Qualified Health Centers in Hawaii

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 24, 2023 by 5:00 PM HST

Go to the online instructions and submission form

Notification of Acceptance

Abstracts will be reviewed and scored based on how well each element is clearly articulated and its consistency/relevancy to the project being described. Individuals selected to participate will be notified by March 31, 2023.


12:45 PM: Poster Set-up

1:00 PM: Welcome

Dr. Holly Fontenot, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAAN, FNAP
Research Director for Department of Nursing, Frances A. Matsuda Chair in Women’s Health & Professor

Dean Clementina D. Ceria-Ulep, PhD, RN
Dean & The Queen’s Health Systems Endowed Professor

1:10 PM: Highlighted Nursing Scholar Speaker

Dr. Pedro Oblea, PhD, RN
Director of the Center for Nursing Science and Clinical Inquiry, Tripler Army Medical Center

1:20 PM: Session 1 Presentations – Group A

1:40 PM: Session 2 Presentations – Group B

2:00 PM: Networking & Refreshments

2:55 PM: Closing Remark by Dr. Holly Fontenot

3:00 PM: Adjourn


  • Katie Azama, The Queen’s Medical Center – A Psychometric Evaluation of the Nurse Practitioner Self-Efficacy Survey
  • Brett Clemens,  NAWSON (DNP) – Implementing Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines at a Community Health Center: A Quality Improvement Project
  • Kira Fox, NAWSON (DNP) – Implementation of a Postpartum Glucose Screening Clinical Protocol for Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Chelsea Fujita, NAWSON (DNP) – Integration of Palliative Care Education for Graduate Nursing Students
  • Julie Kathman, The Queen’s Medical Center – Obstetric Fall Risk Assessment: A Retrospective, Case-Control Study
  • Brad Kempka, Tripler Army Medical Center – Enhancing Peripheral Intravenous Care Practices at a Large Military Hospital
  • Andie Kida, NAWSON (DNP) – Implementing Connect Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training for School-Based Behavioral Health in Hawai’i
  • Yasmeen Latore, NAWSON (DNP) – Creating and Implementing an Education Module for Enhancing Staff Effective When Caring for Homeless Individuals
  • Ashley Lawhn, NAWSON (DNP) – Blood Pressure Screening Within a Dental Practice
  • Angela Leonardo, NAWSON (DNP) – Implementing Oral Health Screening and Dental Referral at a Medical Respite Facility for Homeless Persons
  • Jessica Martin, Tripler Army Medical Center – Failure to Communicate: A Story of Standardization of Multidisciplinary Rounds in an Adult Mixed ICU
  • Kim Mihye, Tripler Army Medical Center – Employing Lean-Based Strategies to Improve Perioperative First Case On-Time Starts
  • Kim Mihye, Tripler Army Medical Center – Increasing Surgical Supply Cost Transparency Using a Balanced Scorecard
  • Shonacee Montero, DNP (NAWSON) – Developing a Didactic Module on Rural Health in Hawaii
  • Elizabeth Nguyen-Wu, Tripler Army Medical Center – Impact of Hydrocolloid Barrier as Facial Skin Protectants Among Healthcare Workers
  • Pedro Oblea, Tripler Army Medical Center – Outcomes of LGBTQ Culturally Sensitive Training Among Civilian and Military Healthcare Personnel
  • Teresa Parsons, NAWSON (PhD) – Healthcare Needs and Factors Related to Non-use/Underutilization of VHA Healthcare Entitlements by Post 9/11 Women Veterans
  • Jackson Rogers, Tripler Army Medical Center – Identifying Interventions to Prevent Medical Device-Related Pressure Injuries (MDRPIs)
  • Natalie Welch,  NAWSON (Undergraduate) – Decreasing Complications in the ICU Related to Immobility: A Literature Review
  • Daisy-Kristina Wong, NAWSON (DNP) – Utilization of a Hospital Respite Room to Reduce Healthcare Worker Burnout
  • Qi Zhi, NAWSON (DNP) – Pilot QI Health Literacy Project to Promote Patient-Provider Communication

*NAWSON – UH Mānoa Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing


The Lower campus parking structure is a $5.00 flat rate 5:00 A.M. to midnight. Stalls are also located near Campus Center, Kuykendall Hall, Varney Circle and Kennedy Theater. The parking pay stations accept credit cards and are located near the stalls in each lot. For more information, please visit the UH parking website.

Disability Access

Persons with disability-related access needs are invited to contact Holly Fontenot at


Holly B. Fontenot
Research Director for Department of Nursing, Frances A. Matsuda Chair in Women’s Health & Professor, UH Mānoa NAWSON

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