Student Nurses’ Association at UHM Hosts Spring Events

“Tips for Landing Your First Nursing Job”

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, the Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) at UHM hosted a free event for nursing students titled “Tips for Landing Your First Nursing Job.” Their guest speaker and subject expert was Lori Kaneshige, MS ’96, BS ’91, ASN ’89, RN, Coordinator, Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics, from Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Kaneshige shared valuable knowledge on how to make an exemplary resume, how to do well on interviews, and shared tips on how to stand out as an applicant during the hiring process. 35 students from all grade levels, including students from pre-nursing attended the event.

Lori Kaneshige with SNA officers

students at event how to market yourself

Sigma Global Health Research & Awareness Event

Sigma Theta Tau International Gamma Psi at-large chapter held its educational event at UH Manoa on April 12, 2018. The speaker for the event was Dr. Kristine Qureshi, Associate Dean for Research and Global Health at UHM Nursing. The event brought together nurse educators, researchers and students from many schools of nursing in Hawaii. About 20 people joined the event, either in person or online via web-conferencing.

Qureshi’s presentation focused on major global health issues facing health professionals and opportunities for nurses in global health research. It provided information about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how nurses involved in global health can use the SDGs as a framework for research. Funding sources for global health research were also discussed. The Forgarty International Center at the National Institute of Health (NIH) was highlighted as a funding source for global health research.

For more information about upcoming Sigma Theta Tau events, contact Gary Glauberman, VP for University of Hawaii Manoa, Sigma Theta International Gamma Psi-at-Large Chapter at

Global health event for students

3rd Annual SNA Graduation Cord Ceremony

The Student Nurses’ Association at UHM held its third Annual Graduation Cord Ceremony on Friday, May 4, 2018. Five graduating seniors were recognized at the ceremony:

  • Courtney Burggraaf
  • Natashia Cabreros
  • Amanda Sakai
  • Amy Kanemitsu
  • Kristie Okano

These awardees received an SNA leadership or membership cord in recognition of their service to the UHM Nursing student body, the community, and the nursing profession throughout their commitment to the SNA. Students were required to fulfill various activities and to complete a checklist of achievements to quality for a leadership or membership cord. These students held various leadership positions during their time with UH Manoa Nursing. Their substantial contributions to the SNA have laid the groundwork for Leadership U and preparing SNA for the future application for NSNA Stellar School Award.

In support of student leadership activities, the UH Manoa Nursing Alumni Association purchased the SNA leadership and membership cords. UHMNAA President Lydia Kumasaka attended the event to assist with the presentation of the cords.

SNA leaders honored their faculty advisor Gary Glauberman by presenting him with a faculty cord in recognition for his dedication and unwavering support of the students. Incoming SNA President Kiki Thurston thanked Glauberman for the active role he plays in guiding their organization and for being an advocate for the students.

2018 sna cord ceremony

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