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2017 Nursing Workforce Report Release

We are proud to announce the release of our 2017 Nursing Workforce Report!  

Congratulations to the 2017 AONE Awardees!

Each year, the Hawai‘i chapter of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) recognizes local nurses for their leadership contributions to the nursing workforce.  The Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing would like to send a huge congratulations to this year's awardees! 

  • Duane D. Walker Award - Mimi Harris, MS, RN, NEA-BC 
  • Nurse Mentor Award - Lorrie C.K. Wong, PhD, RN, CHSE-A 
  • Emerging Leader - Zoë L. Shih, MSN, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC, NCSN, RD 
  • Emerging Nurse - Katherine Kemp, R.N. 

National Nurse Practitioner Week 2017

National Nurse Practitioner Week was held November 12th - 18th.  During this week we celebrate these health care providers and remind ourselves how far we've come in removing barriers to practice so that NPs are allowed to practice to the full extent of their experience and education.  NPs are one of four types of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs).  To learn more about APRNs, check out the Center's latest video! 

Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing - Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) 

Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing - Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs)

HSCN's Evidence-Based Practice Workshop for Leadership

The Hawai`i State Center for Nursing hosted its 3rd Introduction to Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (EBP) in Hawai’i for Leadership Workshop on October 11, 2017 at Kapi`olani Community College. Participants learned how organizations and leadership that integrate EBP into daily practice may achieve returns on investment.   

Learning the “textbook” approach to EBP is one thing; but, how do you make it a reality in your organization? The highlight of the day was learning how EBP actually happens in diverse settings from those who are engaging in EBP and making it a reality. Speakers emphasized factors that led to their success and the impact that their project had on patient care outcomes, nursing and medical staff development, and financial implications, some to the extent of tens of thousands of dollars! Presenters included bedside clinicians, managers, and other organizational leadership from Hawai`i Pacific Health, The Queen’s Health System, Tripler Army Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, and Hawai`i State Hospital.  Speakers discussed their EBP projects and methods to getting the work accomplished and supporting successful change in practice.   

Please mark your calendars for our upcoming EBP programs in 2018. 

In the News

KCC nursing program gets 8-year accreditation

Kauaʻi Community College’s nursing program has been awarded accreditation for eight years, the longest period possible, by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

Dean of Nursing Recognized with Executive Award, Students Receive Nursing Scholarships

Mary G. Boland, DrPH, RN, FAAN, received the 2017 Executive Award for her role as dean and professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene.  

Nurses Play a Key Role in a Culture of Health 

Check out this video from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) about how nurses are building a Culture of Health in their workplaces and in their communities. 

The Dangerous Problem of Gender Bias in Healthcare Design

Medical equipment is designed mostly for men by men, yet women make up over 75% of the healthcare industry’s workforce. It’s time to build more equitable products, write Dan Formosa, PhD and Natalia Bednarek of the 4B Collective. 

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 (island): O`ahu
Registration fee: $395
Date of event: March 28-30, 2018

2018 EBP Clinician 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 (island): 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

Notice from DHS to Providers

Low Risk Provider Re-Validation Letters from DHS

The Department of Human Services sent out their low risk provider re-validation letters in mid-November.  If you are currently a provider in the Hawai‘i Medicaid program, be sure to complete  the necessary action items in a timely manner.  If you have not received a letter, or have questions, please contact the Department of Human Services, Med-QUEST Division via email at or telephone at 808-692-8099.

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