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Thank you, Legislators!

As we approach the opening of the 29th Legislative Session, we'd like to thank our past and present Legislators for supporting Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) by passing 22 acts improving APRN scope of practice since 2009.  According to our 2017 Nursing Workforce Report, there has been a doubling of APRNs since 2005, with accelerated growth since 2009.   

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HSCN 2017 Annual Report

The Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing is pleased to release our 2017 Annual Report to the legislature.  This year we are celebrating our 15th year serving Hawai‘i.  This report highlights our current programs and initiatives. 

Castle Medical Center achieves 80% BSN

We'd like to congratulate Castle Medical Center on achieving the goal set by the IOM recommendation that 80% of the nursing workforce be BSN prepared or higher by 2020. 

Discussion Paper - Nurse Suicide: Breaking the Silence

By Judy Davidson, Janet Mendis, Amy R. Stucks, Gianni DeMichelle, and Sidney Zisook 

The purpose of this paper is to raise awareness of and begin to build an open dialogue regarding nurse suicide. Recent exposure to nurse suicide raised our awareness and concern, but it was disarming to find no organization-specific, local, state, or national mechanisms in place to track and report the number or context of nurse suicides in the United States. This paper describes our initial exploration as we attempted to uncover what is known about the prevalence of nurse suicide in the United States. Our goal is to break through the culture of silence regarding suicide among nurses so that realistic and accurate appraisals of risk can be established and preventive measures can be developed.

In the News

UH gets $23 Million Grant to Address Health Disparities

The University of Hawaii won a $23 million federal grant to help improve the well-being of residents at risk due to serious health disparities.  

Working caregivers can receive financial help through new state initiative

More than 40 million family caregivers nationwide provide unpaid care to a parent, spouse, or loved one in need.  Some of Hawaii’s working caregivers can now get some financial support.

HSCN In the News

We're honored to be featured in the local media regarding our 2017 Nursing Workforce report.
Hawai`i Doubles Number of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
LPN Shortage leads to higher patient care costs
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse numbers have doubled since 2005
To read the full press release click here.

Upcoming Events

2018 Educator EBP Workshop
Description/synopsis: The purpose of this workshop is to teach a solid understanding of EBP and the requisite infrastructure, skills, and resources necessary to incorporate EBP into academic nursing programs.
Audience: Academic nursing program faculty
Location: University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Webster Hall
Registration fee: $395
Date of event: March 28-29, 2018

2018 Clinician EBP Workshop and Internship
Description/synopsis: The purpose of this two day workshop is to improve the quality of healthcare using an evidence-based practice approach.
Audience: nurse-led teams of 2-3 healthcare providers with organizational sponsorship.
Location: Japanese Cultural Center, O`ahu
Registration fee: $950 (includes 12-month internship)
Date of workshop: April 26-27, 2018
Dates of internship meetings: June, August, October, December, (2019) February, April
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