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University of Guam Hosts Training for Nursing Educators at UH Manoa Nursing

Guam – The UOG School of Nursing and Health Sciences recently hosted a training for nurse educators from the University of Guam, Guam Community College, American Samoa Community College (ASCC), the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) and Northern Marianas College (NMC) in late May.

The training was conducted by Dr. Lorrie Wong and Andrew Currivan from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and focused on program management, teaching/learning strategies, articulation of courses from an associate degree to bachelor degree program and curriculum development.

Funding for the training was provided by the Guam/Micronesia Area Health Education Center (AHEC) through a grant from Department of Interior and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Lorrie Wong and Andrew Currivan smile for group photo

[ L-R: Karen Cruz (UOG), Johnny Aldan (NMC), Walton Bohanny (CMI), Megan Kabua (CMI), Rosa Tudela (NMC), Ermelinda Oneto (NMC), Julie Anjolok (CMI), Lele Ah Mu (ASCC), Roseann Apuron (GMHA), Lorna Tolentino (UOG), Vicky Alave (UOG), Andrew Currivan (UH) and Lorrie Wong UH).  Not pictured: Loressa Melegrito (GCC)]

About Guam/Micronesia Area Health Education Center
The purpose of the Guam/ Micronesian Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program is to improve the health of underserved populations in Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands by: increasing the diversity of the health workforce by recruiting students into health careers especially in primary care and public health; improving the distribution of the health workforce through interdisciplinary training and internship experiences; and improving the quality and retention of our workforce through continuing education.

AHEC is administered by the UOG School of Nursing and Health Sciences and funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, and local matching funds. AHEC Centers are funded at Guam Community College, the College of Micronesia, and the College of Marshall Islands to implement the objectives of the program.

For more information, contact the AHEC Program Office at (671) 735-2665 or email kcruz@uguam.uog.edu.

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