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For Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Students

Envisioning Health and Wellness for the Whole Community: A national award winning program for Innovations in Professional Nursing Education from AACN

IKE … a shared vision held and nurtured by all;
AO … the everlasting quality of continuation;
PONO … well being in life.

Goal

The goal of IKE AO PONO is to provide Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students with access to quality nursing education at the baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral level.

Mission

The mission of IKE AO PONO is to increase the number of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Nurses in Hawaii to improve health and healthcare, with special attention to at-risk, under-represented and under-served communities. The program has the full support of UH Manoa Nursing, the UH Administration and the Board of Regents, the Native Hawaiian Councils of Kualii and Pukoa and community health partners such as Papa Ola Lokahi, Kamehameha Schools and The Queen’s Medical Center. IKE AO PONO means to envision a lasting improvement, advancement, and promotion of health within the individual, family and the whole community.

Purpose

The IKE AO PONO program is designed to promote, mentor, and prepare nursing professionals to return to their home communities to support the health, well being and recovery of native islanders and all peoples throughout Hawaii nei.

Contact

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Nalani Minton, MA, BS
IKE AO PONO Director & Assistant Specialist

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 222B
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: 808-956-5504
Fax: 808-956-3257
Email: bminton@hawaii.edu


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Jane Taafaki, MPA, BA
Education Specialist & IKE AO PONO Undergraduate Student Advisor

Contact for enrolled IKE AO PONO students.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 213
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5470
Fax: (808) 956-3257
Email: taafaki@hawaii.edu

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