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Congratulations to the 2018 AONE Award Recipients!

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.  This year the "Nurse Advocate" award was introduced.  This award recognizes a non-nurse for outstanding demonstration of advocacy and the promotion of nursing in the community through interprofessional health care teams, health care administration, or through policy change.  The Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing would like to send a huge congratulations to this year's awardees! 

  • Duane D. Walker Award - Brigitte McKale, BSN, MSN, DNP
  • Nurse Mentor Award - Deborah Bransford, BSN, CDE 
  • Emerging Leader - Toni Kalauli, RN 
  • Emerging Nurse - Jessica Niles, RNC, BSN
  • Nurse Advocate - Michael Robinson 

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Nursing's leadership presence is crucial to developing and maintaining high-quality systems of healthcare.  Join the Hawai'i State Center for Nursing and The Nurses on Boards Coalition campaign to ensure at least 10,000 nurses are serving on boards across the United States by 2020! Get more information and follow the progress on the Nurses on Boards Coalition website.


From the Campaign for Action: Ambitious Goals Spur Action

Nurses across the country are on the move to better their education.

This in response to the 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Future of Nursingreport, which set an audacious goal around nursing education. It called for 80 percent of the nursing workforce to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or higher degree by 2020.  Continue Reading

New Graduates' First Jobs and Future Plans: Debt, Employers, and Education Prospects

Shortage or no shortage? Headlines read with warnings the country is running out of nurses (Grant, 2016) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) reports: The U.S. is projected to experience a shortage of registered nurses (RNs) that is expected to intensify as Baby Boomers age, and the need ... [compounded by the fact that] nursing schools across the country are struggling to expand capacity to meet the rising demand for care given the national move toward healthcare reform.  (AACN, 2017, para. 1)  Continue Reading


Caring for Adults and Teens with Congenital Heart Disease

January 24-25, 2019
Prince Waikiki
Honolulu, Hawaii

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                              2019 Clinician EBP Workshop
                              Followed by 12-Month Internship
April 24-25, 2019
                              3660 on the Rise
                              Honolulu, Hawaii
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The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Conference
The Changing Face of Nursing in the Decade Ahead

June 12-14, 2019
Brown Palace Hotel
Denver, Colorado

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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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