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Hawai'i BSN Forecast

Hawai'i is forecasted to ahcieve the 80% BSN rate by 2022.  This was determined by using data from the 2017 Nursing Workforce Supply Report and the 2016-2017 Hawai'i State Nurse Education Capacity Report, and Joanne Spetz's BSN-forecasting model.  In contrast, the national nursing workforce is expected to be 66% BSN-prepared by 2026.  Learn more.

Hawai'i APRNs Recognized by AANP

Each year the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recognizes supporters of nursing from across the country, in two categories: nurse practitioners who have made outstanding contributions; and advocates who have made significant contributions toward increasing the awareness and acceptance of nurse practitioners.  This year AANP gave its State Award for Excellence to a number of advocates with close ties to the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The Center's Director, Laura Reichhardt, MS, APRN, NP-C received the 2018 State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate.  Jared Medeiros, APRN, received the 2018 State Award for Nurse Practitioners for his work at Lanai Community Health Center.  They were recognized at June's AANP National Conference in Denver, Colorado.

Healthy Meeting Pledge

The Hawai'i State Center for Nursing has taken the Healthy Meeting Pledge.  The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA) developed the Healthy Meeting toolkit that addresses four topic areas: nutrition, physical activity, tobacco-free, and sustainability.  This toolkit is intended for anyone that holds meetings and conferences. 

If your organization is interested in taking the Healthy Meeting pledge visit the Center for Sciences in the Public Interest

In Rememberance of Lenora L. Lorenzo

The Hawai'i Association of Professional Nurses (HAPN) has established an Annual Conference Scholarship in remembrance of Lenora L. Lorenzo, DNP, BC-FNP, FAANP.  Dr. Lorenzo co-founded HAPN and founded Lanai Community Health Center, the first NP-run clinic in Hawai'i.  She also held leadership roles in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

HAPN's Memorial Page

Annual Nurse Residency Program National Conference

The 2018 Nurse Residency Program Annual Conference was held in Savannah, Georgia in March. Program coordinators, nurse educators, and nurse residents from across the country attended to share program successes, innovative ideas, and the results of evidence-based practice projects.  Congratulations to Hawai'i Nurse Residency Program Collaborative Resident, Kearstin Waialae from Adventist Health Castle, for your abstract presentation at this national conference.

*This article was previously released in our June 2018 newsletter.  We are republishing it with corrections.


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2018 Inaugural Healthcare Conference
Building a Stronger, Healthier Hawaii: Integrate, Innovate & Inspire
September 20 & 21, 2018
The Hawaii Convention Center

More Information
Hawaii Healthcare Heroes Awards & Scholarship Gala
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Ko'olau Ballrooms, Kaneohe
5:00 pm
Reception, followed by dinner and program

Learn more about Hawai'i Healthcare Heroes.
2018 Leadership in Action Conference
November 9, 2018
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Register Now

Don't forget! Submit your nomination for the 2018 AONE Awards to be presented at this event.

REMINDER: Continuing Competency Requirements

Don't forget to complete one Continuing Competency requirement in it's entirety prior to relicensure in 2019!
Refer to the Hawai'i Board of Nursing Continuing Competency Guidance and Information Booklet or contact them at

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