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JUNE 2019
Thank you for completing the nursing workforce survey that is linked with the Board of Nursing license renewal form. Your responses help our state policy makers, employers, workforce planners and schools of nursing plan and implement programs for the current and future needs of nurses in Hawai'i.  

Healthcare Speakers Bureau

Hawai'i's Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the John A. Burns School of Medicine has developed a Speakers Bureau made up of healthcare professionals across the state.  These individuals are interested in presenting to students and encourage teachers from K-12, undergraduate, and graduate programs to contact them.  There is no charge for this service! Speakers include physicians, nurses, social workers, dentists, researchers and more! To request a speakers or become a speaker visit their website.

Hawaii has the Highest Percentage of Registered Nurses with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or Higher

The Campaign for Action released a set of maps that illustrate the percentage of nurses who hold a bachelor's of science in nursing (BSN) degree or higher by state.   These maps reflect 2010, 2017, and the change over time between the two years.  In 2017, Hawai'i lead the nation with 72% of our workforce being BSN prepared or higher.   The national average was 56%, up from 49% in 2010. 
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  • Education Map 2010: This map highlights the percentage of registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing or higher in 2010 by state.
  • Education Map 2017: This map highlights the percentage of registered nurses with a bachelor’s in nursing or higher in 2017 by state. Displaying these two maps together powerfully depicts the national trend of more nurses earning their BSN.
  • Education Map 2010-2017: This combined map depicts the change over time in percentage of registered nurses with a bachelor’s in nursing or higher from 2010 to 2017 by state.

Nurses Rated Highest for Honesty and Ethics for 17th Consecutive Year

According to Gallup, more than four in five Americans (84%) again rate the honesty and ethical standards of nurses as "very high" or "high," earning them the top spot among a diverse list of professions for the 17th consecutive year.  Read More

Reading Corner

Impact of a Collaborative Evidence-Based Practice Nursing Education Program on Clinical Operations

The Center would like to congratulate David E. Coleman, Librarian, Hawai'i Pacific Health; Sally Kamai, Director of Clinical Improvement, Hawai'i Pacific Health; and Katherine Finn Davis, Associate Director, EBP, Hawai'i State Center for Nursing on their publication in the Journal of Hospital Librarianship.  These individuals are advocates for evidence-based practice and dedicated to making a difference in our healthcare workforce.  Read Article

In the News

Kapi'olani CC Nursing Students Among the Best Nationwide

According to the Mountain Measurement NCLEX Program Report for April–September 2018, which is published by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, students from 1,076 associate degree in nursing programs nationwide took the National Licensure Examination (NCLEXRN). The NCLEXRN is required to receive a registered nurse license. All of Kapiʻolani CC’s associate degree in nursing graduates passed the exam as first-time candidates. Of the 1,076 programs taking the NCLEXRN during this period, 137 programs, or only 13 percent of all programs in the nation received a 100 percent pass rate.
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Learn More About the Center's Director
Nursing Journeys: Assess, Diagnose, Plan: She Followed the Nursing Process to Succeed

Nursing Journeys is a profile series featuring Action Coalition leaders discussing their career paths and reflecting on the lessons they’ve learned.

Laura Reichhardt, MS, APRN, NP-C, is the director of the Hawaii State Center for Nursing and an adult-geriatric nurse practitioner.

Her answers to the questions below show her path from being a public health and health care administration professional to her work today advocating for nurses through national, state, and local initiatives and partnerships with schools of nursing, nursing employers, interprofessional health care partners, and policymakers across the state.  Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

Overcoming the Challenges of Community-Based Palliative Care
July 17-18, 2019
Chaminade University
Honolulu, Hawai'i

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2019 Hawai'i Health Workforce Summit
Saturday, September 7, 2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Networking Reception to Follow
Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballrooms
Honolulu, Hawai'i

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2019 Leadership in Action Conference
November 14-15, 2019
The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Honolulu, Hawai'i
Registration Opens Soon

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