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School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene 2009 ANNUAL REPORT


Imua Kupaianaha

Inside this report 01

Dean’s Message           


SONDH at a Glance  / SONDH Fast Facts            

03  Creating Innovative Clinical Nursing Education Models in Hawai‘i           

Dean’s Message

04  Classroom to Care: Hawai‘i Nursing Simulation Center 08

Caring for Veterans and Their Families:

            SONDH awarded Veterans Affairs Nursing Academy Partnership 10     Community Based Research Partnerships: Innovating Together

2528 McMarthy Mall, Webster Hall Honolulu, HI 96822 Phone: 808 956-8522 Fax: 808 956-3257 The University of Hawai‘i is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Institution

SONDH Update / Making Waves


‘IKE AO PONO—Improving the health of Native Hawaiians


Native Hawaiian Nursing Scholar Program—E ALA PONO


Collaboration: The Key to our Future


Legacy of Caring


Department of Dental Hygiene

Inside Back Cover: Calling all Alumni


School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene





Mary G. Boland, DrPH, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor

Carolyn K. Kuba, MEd, RDH Chair, Department of Dental Hygiene and Instructor

Victoria Niederhauser, DrPH, APRN-BC, PNP Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow Stephanie Marshall, MSN, RN Director of Community Partnerships Nadine Little Development Associate Research Jillian Inouye, PhD, APRN-BC Associate Dean for Research and Professor Debra Mark, PhD, RN Director, Office of Research and Extramural Programs and Assistant Professor

Clementina Ceria-Ulep, PhD, RN Chair, Department of Nursing and Associate Professor Kristine Qureshi, DNSc, RN Graduate Chair and Associate Professor Academic Support Nalani Minton, MA Director, ‘IKE AO PONO Lorrie Wong, MS, RN Director of Simulation Learning and Instructor Student Services Merle Koury, PhD Director, Office of Student Services Operations Tom Frerick, MBA Director, Operations

In Hawaiian, “Ku-lia i ka nu‘u,” means “strive to reach the highest.” Striving requires passion – and we have that in abundance in our school. I am honored to serve a school that is passionate about making a difference in the lives of so many. We are an innovative, caring, and multicultural ‘ohana (family) coming together to create the best future for our students and community. With this focus, we celebrate our accomplishments and face our challenges with optimism: ■ The American Dental Association granted continuing accreditation of the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program. 100% of senior students passed the National Board Dental Hygiene and the Central Regional Dental Testing Services licensing examinations. ■ At the close of 2009, we will have graduated over 100 Native Hawaiian baccalaureate nursing students through our successful ‘IKE AO PONO program. ■ In partnership with Kamehameha Schools, we launched an advanced public health nursing track focused on improving Native Hawaiian health. ■ UH Ma-noa nursing student enrollment for Fall 2009 is at an all time high, up 58% from 2004, and 15% from last year. ■ The second class of the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) joined students in the Master of Science, Post Master’s and PhD in Nursing programs. ■ The Department of Veterans Affairs selected us, in partnership with the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System, for the Nursing Academy Enhancing Academic Partnership Program. ■ The school, with our partners within UH and the Hawai’i health care industry, is creating a statewide simulation learning network to assure delivery of safe patient care. The laboratory at Webster Hall will serve as the network hub and provide a state-of-the-art facility for students, educators and practicing care providers. Our research activities focus on experiential clinical knowledge, reintegration of practice and education. Last year, extramural award funding amounted to $3 million and we look forward to continuing growth in faculty scholarship and clinical research partnerships with The Queen’s Medical Center and the Pacific Medical Regional Command. The theme of this year’s annual report is “collaboration” and you will see the energy and activity within the school. More than 200 affiliating agencies statewide support clinical education for our students and more than 80 adjunct clinical faculty provide active support to students and faculty. Our students provide 100,000 hours annually of health education and service throughout the state. We appreciate your continuing support of the school. U Aloha, Mary G. Boland, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor


At a Glance

Fast Facts

Vision The leader in nursing and dental hygiene education and research in Hawai‘i with outreach to Asia and the Pacific Basin.

Enrollment Undergraduate Dental Hygiene Undergraduate Nursing Master’s Nursing PhD Nursing

Mission Provide an innovative, caring and multicultural environment in which faculty, students and staff work together to generate and transmit knowledge, wisdom and values to promote quality of life and health for present and future generations. To better reflect Hawai’i’s unique cultural diversity and heritage, SONDH is committed to increasing Native Hawaiian and other underserved people in all nursing and dental hygiene programs. Programs Offered Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Master’s Entry Program in Nursing Master of Science Degree & Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing ■ Nurse Practitioner: Adult, Family, Geriatric, Pediatric ■ Clinical Nurse Specialist: Adult Health, Child/ Adolescent Mental Health, Adult Psych Mental Health ■ Advanced Public Health Nursing ■ Nursing Administration: Including joint Nursing Admin/MBA with Shidler College of Business ■ Nursing Education PhD in Nursing Research Core Commitments Emphasis is on family health promotion and disease prevention throughout the life cycle, health disparities/ inequities, community health including disaster preparedness, chronic illness, health professions education and healthcare policy.

Gender Dental Hygiene Nursing – Undergraduate Nursing – Graduate

633 58 357 158 60

Men/Women 3% / 97% 20% / 80% 11% / 89%

Licensure Exam First Time Pass Rate Dental Hygiene 98% Nursing 91% Faculty Nursing Dental Hygiene Research Ranking NIH support

60 16

Top Third

Research & Extramural Awards 2008-09 Funding $3 million Endowed Chair Frances A. Matsuda Chair in Women’s Health

Creating Innovative Clinical Nursing Education Models in Hawai‘i At the UH Ma-noa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, Dr. Vickie Niederhauser is at the helm of a project titled “Creating Innovative Clinical Nursing Education Models in Hawai‘i,” a collaboration between nurses in acute care, long-term care and community health care settings, and University of Hawai’i at Ma-noa and community colleges faculty. Working as teams, nurses from practice and education will submit proposals for new nursing clinical education models in healthcare or community-based settings. Several models, including at least two for the neighbor islands, will be selected for implementation with funding provided through the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Leadership Project and the Hawai’i State Center for Nursing. The projects will be evaluated for Return on Investment (ROI) in terms of efficiency (cost) and effectiveness (quality and satisfaction). Data will include measures such as the cost per student and cost of faculty time to implement education; the percentage of increase in faculty-to-student ratio compared to traditional methods; and the satisfaction of students, nurses, and faculty with the teaching methodology, focus groups, and pre- and post-tests. The anticipated outcomes of this innovative effort are better alignment of nursing academics and practice through collaboration, increased capacity of clinical sites, and enhanced learning opportunities for students. U


Nurses from practice and education collaborate to redesign the nursing curriculum.

Vickie Niederhauser DrPH, APRN-BC, PNP Associate Dean for Academic Affairs In 2008, UHM Associate Professor Dr. Victoria Niederhauser became one of twenty nurses nationwide to be selected for the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship. In 2009, she was appointed as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.


Classroom to Care SONDH and community partners join hands in creating the Hawai‘i Nursing Simulation Center. In a field where seconds can mean the difference between life and death, the University of Hawai‘i at Ma-noa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (SONDH) and Hawai‘i’s major health services organizations are preparing nurses to hit the ground running. The new Hawai‘i Nursing Simulation Center, which will be located on the Ma-noa Campus, represents an extraordinary commitment to delivering high quality health care to the people of Hawai‘i. The SONDH and health service organizations are pooling their financial and intellectual strengths to enhance Hawai‘i’s nursing workforce. As founding contributing partners with SONDH, The Hawai‘i Medical Service Association Foundation, The Queen’s Medical Center, Hawai‘i Pacific Health and Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i are creating the Hawai‘i Nursing Simulation Center as a shared educational, research and clinical resource for health care professionals throughout the state. In addition, the Nursing Consortium comprised of six nursing programs at the University of Hawai‘i, and community partners including the Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing and Hawai‘i Pacific University will be providing valuable input toward the development of the Center to ensure its viability for the entire nursing community.

A man in a hospital bed is suffering from congestive heart failure. Like a well-choreographed dance, a team of nurses quickly responds, each member knowing precisely what is required. Fifteen minutes later, the patient is stable and the nurses are heading to the debriefing room with their instructor to review the videotape and computerized results of their actions.

Simulation learning is a critical component in ensuring nursing competency. By exposing student teams to real life scenarios, it offers a safe environment in which students gain experience and confidence without risking patient safety. Simulation learning is helping to bridge the gap between classroom learning and clinical practice. Technology-based simulation also provides a platform for the development of informatics competency required to contribute to quality care. Since the SONDH’s first Simulation Lab was opened in 2005, its success and growing demand from nursing education and practice stimulated increased collaboration for a state level effort. The new Hawai‘i Nursing Simulation Center will accommodate multiple groups simultaneously in a wide array of exercises ranging from bedside procedures and basic life support to advanced trauma and cardiac life support, as well as provide a venue to conduct translational science research. U

Make a Difference Support the Hawai‘i Nursing Simulation Center

Ways to Give: ■ Gift or donation ■ Matching gift from employer ■ Life income gift ■ Estate and gift planning

Each semester, SONDH and the Queen’s Medical Center coordinate an Intensive Crisis Management Simulation Day (Crisis Management Bootcamp). Nursing students work side-by-side with experienced QMC nurses during mega code scenarios.

To learn more about how you can contribute to this effort, please contact Nadine Little, Development Associate for SONDH at (808) 956-3659 or email

PHOTOS: Participants respond quickly to the mega code scenario. QMC Nurse, Willie Ching and SONDH Faculty, Lorrie Wong and Clark Ratliffe. Participants “debrief” (discuss) their performance as a team in the resuscitation attempt.

Hawai‘i Nursing Simulation Center Goals



■ Serve as a key resource for clinical

■ High fidelity multi-use simulation

simulation in Hawai‘i

rooms with adjoining control rooms, manikins and debrief rooms

Seamless Transition to Practice Thanks to the generosity of SONDH’s partners, the Hawai‘i Nursing Simulation Center will integrate equipment, electronic patient records and practices currently in place at leading medical centers in Hawai‘i, enabling SONDH’s graduates to transition seamlessly into the workforce.

■ Provide a collaborative hub for

delivery of health provider education, and to align education and practice in healthcare

■ Hospital cubicles / rooms designed

■ Provide a state-of-the-art facility for

including home care setting

clinical simulation for students, educators, and practicing care providers

■ Physiologic research laboratories

■ Enhance nursing workforce

for low to high fidelity simulation ■ Out-patient assessment rooms

■ Information technology hub

and computer lab

transitions in health care practice and education

■ Storage and preparation space

■ Facilitate the conduct of health

■ Reception/lobby,

services research and use of new equipment/technology

business center, offices ■ 8,497 sq ft at UH Ma-noa

Webster Hall


Lifelong Learning The new Simulation Center will support continuous learning for registered nurses in areas that include electronic health records, new technologies, advanced specialty education, and skill competencies.

As we begin the next phase of this project, SONDH is looking to the friends and supporters of nursing to join in the effort. Opportunities for giving are available at every level from equipment support to room naming. We ask that you also consider making the Hawai‘i Nursing Simulation Center a part of your legacy.

Translational Science Research Limited access to research training hampers the conduct of intervention studies and clinical trials in Hawai‘i. The facility includes designated physiological laboratories to enhance interdisciplinary biomedical and behavioral research and education, and support NIH and extramural funded research. The labs will provide the venue for new investigators to access expertise and use technology to develop competency related to protection of human subjects, enrollment, retention, and data monitoring and safety. As such, it will impact present and future researchers while facilitating our capacity to conduct interdisciplinary translational research.

Lorrie Wong RN, MS, Director for Simulation Learning at SONDH Lorrie Wong is actively involved in integrating new technology into nursing education. She participated in the INSTAANT Project, a web-based application that was developed by Tripler Army Medical Center and the Pacific Telehealth and Technology Hui. In addition, she has developed web-enhanced courses in pathophysiology and adult health nursing and created web-based modules for disaster preparedness and bioterrorism training for nurses. Lorrie is an adult advanced practice nurse with experience in critical care, intensive care and trauma.

Caring for Veterans and Their Families University of Hawai‘i at Ma-noa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene is awarded Veterans Affairs Nursing Academy Partnership

On April 9, 2009, U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Daniel K. Akaka and Senator Daniel K. Inouye announced that the University of Hawai‘i School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene and the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System were selected by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the VA Nursing Academy’s Enhancing Academic Partnerships Program.

Over the past decade, the ranks of island veterans seeking medical care has steadily grown. Additionally, the younger veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan often require a more complex and multi-layered level of care. At a time when the entire nation is facing a nursing workforce shortage, the need for locally-accessible and culturally-competent VA nurses in Hawai‘i and the Pacific is greater than ever. SONDH is one of 15 nursing schools across the nation selected for this honor. Said Mary Boland, Dean, SONDH, “This academic-practice partnership supports both our agency missions while developing capacity to address the nursing faculty shortage, recruitment and retention of professional nurses, and advancement of evidence-based research and practice in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Rim.” The three-year VA Nursing Academy partnership will enable the VAPIHCS and Tripler Army Medical Center, the tertiary care center for veterans, to increase clinical and instructional capabilities. VAPIHCS Associate Director Patient Care Services Susan M. Curcio-Mangery explains, “The VAPIHCS is thrilled to be chosen to participate in the VA Nursing Academy. The program will allow us to increase nursing

VAPIHCS Leadership Team Mary G. Boland, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor, SONDH is committed to shaping the future of nursing education and scholarship for Hawaii and the Pacific region. Susan M. Curcio-Mangery, RN, MEd, BSN, BS, NE-BC is the VAPIHCS Associate Director of Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive with supervision of key staff supporting all clinical areas of inpatient Mental Health, PTSD inpatient program, Hemodialysis, Ambulatory Care (Primary Care & Specialty Clinics), and Community Based Outpatient Clinics.

The VA Pacific Islands Health Care System (VAPIHCS) and UH Ma-noa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (SONDH) are teaming up to serve proud veterans in Hawai‘i and the Pacific.

In a letter to the Honorable Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye states, “Programs such as the VA Nursing Academy provide the education and training necessary for our providers to deliver the required care, and to build and retain capacity in the Pacific. Utilizing the research and educational strengths offered by a partnership between SONDH and VAPIHCS will better enable the VA to meet the needs in the Pacific.”

08/09 Dianne Ishida, PhD, APRN, is an Associate Professor at the SONDH and the school-based Program Director for the VA Academy. She works with the various course coordinators to facilitate clinical at VAPIHCS and TAMC, serves as a resource to the VA faculty on curricular issues, and works collaboratively with Ms. Parmalee to implement and evaluate all phases of the program. Martha Parmelee, RNC, MSN, MSA, is the VA-based Program Director of the VA Nursing Academy at VAPIHCS. She arranges clinical placements and orientation for clinical courses at VAPIHCS and TAMC, serves as a resource to the VA faculty on clinical placement issues, and works collaboratively with Dr. Ishida to implement and evaluate all phases of the


2009 VA Nursing Academy Faculty Lynette T. Dubbs, MSN, RN is teaching health assessment and professional nursing at the Community Living Center, VAPIHCS. From left to right: Dr. Dianne Ishida, Ms. Martha Parmalee, Ms. Susan Curcio-Mangery, Honorable VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, SONDH Dean Dr. Mary G. Boland, and SONDH Director of Community Partnerships, COL (Ret) Stephanie Marshall.

recruitment and retention by enhancing clinical experiences for nursing students, expand teaching faculty in the VA and the University of Hawai‘i, and enhance potential for research opportunities for VA nurses.” The VA Nursing Academy partnership will add 40 nursing students and 10 additional faculty over the course of three years. SONDH will support research and mentorship activities with the VAPIHCS staff, and provide opportunities for VAPIHCS faculty and staff development. In addition, this academic partnership will open doors for nursing students by offering new clinical practicum sites; participation in TeleHealth, a virtual teaching environment; and the creation of Hawai‘i’s first VA summer nursing internship program. While recently visiting veterans at the Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), the Honorable Eric Shinseki, VA Secretary, personally congratulated Hawai‘i’s VA Nursing Academy team for their commitment to providing the education and training necessary for health care providers to deliver the high quality care that our veterans deserve. “The Hawai‘i VA Nursing Academy will allow our young men and women in the local area to stay close to their homes and receive the education necessary to assist our veterans,” said Secretary Shinseki. U

Penny Morrison, MS, RN, is teaching adult health at TAMC and assisting with learning in the simulation lab. Abbie J. Neves, MSN, APRN-Rx, BC, is teaching psychiatric/mental health nursing at VAPIHCS and co-teaching psycho-social concepts. Catherine B. Ryan, DNP, is teaching community health nursing at VAPIHCS and co-teaching nursing research.

VA Academy Nursing Program Directors and Faculty from left to right: Dianne Ishida, Catherine Ryan, Penny Morrison, Lynette Dubbs, and Martha Parmelee. Not shown in photo: Abbie Neves.


PhD Student Shannon Cohen’s research focuses on the veteran population in Virginia Shannon Cohen, a student in the online PhD in Nursing program at SONDH, conducted her research at the Salem VA Medical Center (Virginia) to examine the influence of patient adherence and patient-provider goal-setting and decision support on factors related to cardiovascular disease risk among veterans. The study concluded that health care provided at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center was effective in improving biological outcomes. Future studies are needed to further define the relationship between patient adherence and patient-provider goal-setting and decision support and develop culturally sensitive and innovative programs among this population. Shannon successfully defended her dissertation in August and will receive her PhD from UH Ma-noa in December 2009. She will present her findings at the Salem VA Medical Center this fall and at the Mayo Clinic in the spring 2010. U

SONDH honored by U.S. Army

The US Army 45th Fires Brigade presented SONDH an American flag flown over Camp Arifjan, Kuwait in honor of the SONDH nursing faculty and staff for their support to the U.S. Armed Forces deployed in Iraqi Freedom. Left to right: Captain Michael Caraang, Rear Detachment Commander, 29th IBCT Hawai‘i National Guard; Vickie Niederhauser, SONDH Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Captain Reuben Argel, SONDH nursing faculty deployed in 2008-09 at Kuwait Naval Base; Stephanie Marshall, Director for Community Partnerships.

Advancing Practice, Education & Research: 2009 Pacific Institute of Nursing Conference

Community Based Research Partnerships: Innovating Together The most rapid and effective innovations

are those which result from collaboration— a shared mission and vision.

SONDH joined the Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing and other colleagues including schools of nursing from the University of the Philippines, Manila and National University of Singapore to organize the Pacific Institute of Nursing Conference in March 2009. 250 participants from the U.S., Pacific Islands, and Asia, shared in the learning and passion for improving the quality of health care. The plenary presentations were provided by distinguished national and international leaders in nursing practice, education, research and policy including: Dr. Marita Titler, Dr. Marilyn Chow, Dr. Christine Tanner, Ms. Kathleen Vollman, Dr. Patricia Grady, Dr. Ada Sue Hinshaw, COL Rachel Armstrong, Ms. Pauline Tan, and Dr. Josefina Tuazon.

This academic year, we were especially pleased to announce a new research partnership with the Pacific Regional Medical Command and an enhanced relationship with The Queen’s Medical Center. In March, SONDH joined the Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing and more than 20 nursing and healthcare organizations to organize the Pacific Institute of Nursing Conference.


October 1st signing at Tripler Army Medical Center. Left to right: Dr. Boland, Dean, SONDH; Dr. Ostrander, Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education, UH Ma-noa; BG Jones, Commanding General, PRMC; and COL Sullivan, Deputy Commander for Nursing, Tripler Army Medical Center/PRMC.

Pacific Regional Medical Command Nursing Research Partnership The Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and SONDH have developed a nursing partnership to perform research that will seek improved health outcomes, quality of life, quality of care, and healthcare policy for military beneficiaries. The research will be conducted at the Tripler Army Medical Center, a military medical center that provides tertiary care to 436,000 beneficiaries. University faculty and PRMC nurse research teams plan to conduct two to three research projects each year on topics such as health promotion, disease prevention, and/or understanding and care for conditions that contribute to the quality of life for military individuals and families. The partnership will provide a vehicle for mentorship and professional

development for SONDH and PRMC nurses. It also seeks to create a network of academic and practice professionals with common research interests, strengthen community relations between the academic and military institutions for the purpose of improving evidencedbased practice, and further cultivate interest in nursing research careers and doctoral education opportunities. This initiative was made possible by the support of Brigadier General Stephen L. Jones, Commander and Colonel Theresa M. Sullivan, Deputy Commander for Nursing of the Pacific Regional Medical Command; Dr. Mary G. Boland, Dean, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, and Dr. Gary Ostrander, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, UH Ma-noa. U

Left to right: Dr. Boland, Dean, SONDH; Col Warrington, Nurse Entrepreneur of the Year; LTC Freyling, Nurse Clinician of the Year; Dr. DeLeon, Nurse Champion Recipient; and Ms. Marshall, Director for Community Partnerships, SONDH.

The Pacific Institute of Nursing recognized distinguished individuals for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to nursing. “The Nurse Champion Award” was presented to Dr. Patrick DeLeon, Chief of Staff to Senator Inouye, for over 35 years of advancing nursing in the area of health policy. “Nurse Educator of the Year” was awarded to SONDH’s Dr. Lois Magnussen, while Dr. Jillian Inouye was honored as “Nurse Researcher of the Year.” COL Heidi Warrington of Tripler Army Medical Center was selected as “Nurse Entrepreneur of the Year” and LTC Mary E. (Beth) Freyling, also from Tripler was honored as “Nurse Clinician of the Year.” U

Dr. Magnussen, Professor, SONDH, received Nurse Educator of the Year Award (center), shown with AONE-Hawai‘i Chapter Representatives Art Gladstone, Hawai‘i Pacific Health and Cindy Kamikawa, The Queen’s Medical Center.

Dr. Inouye, Professor, SONDH, received Nurse Researcher of the Year Award (center).


Developing the Emotional Intelligence of Clinical Oncology Nurses Research Partnership with The Queen’s Medical Center SONDH and The Queen’s Medical Center (QMC) are working together to build capacity for nursing research. This study builds on previous research by Estelle Codier, PhD, RN, which provided the first evidence that emotional intelligence (EI) correlates with performance in clinical staff nurses. EI measures skills related to the identification, use, understanding and management of emotions and emotional situations. This year, she is working with QMC pain and palliative care team members, Lynn Muneno RN, CHPN, and Elizabeth Freitas RN, MS, OCN, ACHPN, to evaluate the impact of an emotional intelligence development program for clinical oncology staff nurses at QMC on measured emotional intelligence, staff retention, environment of care and the quality and safety of patient. If the positive results gained by improving EI in the general workplace are replicated in nursing, they could offer a new approach to improving the quality and safety of patient care. U

For more on EI see Codier, E., Kamikawa C., Kooker, B., Shoultz, J. (2009), “Emotional Intelligence, Performance and Retention in Clinical Staff Nurses,” Nursing Administration Quarterly, 33(4):310-316.

UHM Nursing Homecoming Alumni & Friends Celebration November 4, 2009 Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m., UH Ma-noa Campus Presentation, Reception and Tours of the Nursing Simulation Lab

Join us to learn more about emotional intelligence and why it’s important to nursing. Presented by UHM Nursing Alumni: Dr. Estelle Codier (PhD ’06) and Ms. Cindy Kamikawa (MS ‘90). Visit for more details.


SONDH Update / Making Waves SONDH’S Frances A. Matsuda Chair, Dr. Maureen Shannon, will be inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing Dr. Shannon, Frances A. Matsuda Chair in Women’s Health and Associate Professor, will be honored for her accomplishments at the upcoming induction of fellows at the American Academy of Nursing Conference and Meeting in November 2009. Her contributions to nursing have focused on improving women’s health nationally and internationally, and inspiring other nurses to become involved in the care of women. Dr. Shannon’s work has included practice as a certified nurse-midwife and family nurse practitioner, educating advanced practice nurses, investigating HIV-infected women’s experiences as mothers, and contributing to health policy directly affecting the well-being of women. She was also recently honored with the 2008 Outstanding Article of the Year Award by the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. Every day across America, the Academy and its members create and execute knowledge-driven and policy-related initiatives to drive reform of America’s health care system. U Dr. Maureen Shannon, PhD, CNM, FNP, Frances A. Matsuda Chair in Women’s Health and Associate Professor, UH Ma-noa School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene.

Professor Magnussen honored for contributions by the University of Hawai‘i

Notable Faculty Awards ■ Dr. Mary Boland was presented the

2008 Na Kupono Award by Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Psi Chapter for distinguished excellence in nursing.

Dr. Lois Magnussen, Professor, School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene.

The University of Hawai‘i honored Professor Lois Magnussen with the UH Ma-noa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching at the Annual Convocation Ceremony in 2009. Demonstrating exemplary leadership in administration, scholarship and instruction, Magnussen believes a nursing teacher should show students how to “think like a nurse” so they can effectively transition into the practice world. She is the point person for the UH Statewide Nursing Consortium, which has developed an integrated, cohesive and uniform statewide curriculum for nursing. U

■ Ms. Stephanie Marshall, Director for Community Partnerships, received the 2008 Duane D. Walker Award, awarded by the Hawai‘i Chapter of the American Organization of Nurse Executives in recognition for her contributions to nursing. ■ Ms. Terri LaCoursiere-Zucchero, Instructor and Director for the Nurse Practitioner Specialty in the Graduate Program, received the 2008 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence. ■ Ms. Jonita Range, Instructor in Nursing,

selected as a 2008 Queen’s Medical Center Employee of the Month.

Master’s Entry Program in Nursing – Where are they now? The inaugural class of 28 students (entered in January 2008) completed their pre-licensure courses in December 2008. All 28 students have continued with their studies at SONDH for the advanced practice and specialty coursework in the graduate program. This past fall, we welcomed our second cohort of 36 new Master’s Entry Program in Nursing Students. Here’s an update on the first MEPN Class of December 2008. Rachel Davenport is working at Anne Pearl Long Term Care while continuing her studies in the Community Public Health specialty. Christine Matsuura is a Research Assistant for the Center for ‘Ohana Self-Management of Chronic Illnesses (P20 Research Center) at the SONDH. She is working toward her degree as an Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist. Carl Pitre began a position with the Queen’s Medical Center and continues his studies in the Adult & Geriatric Nurse Practitioner specialty area. Matt Williams is working at Tripler Army Medical Center while pursuing coursework in the Nursing Administration specialty track. U

Master’s Entry Program in Nursing Students celebrate completion of the pre-licensure year at the Pacific Club. Dr. Paulette Williams, SONDH Faculty, celebrates with Carl Pitre, MEPN Student.


UHM Student Nurse Leaders Inspired at the NSNA Convention in Nashville Keely Sappington (President) and Rachel Ariola (Vice President) of the UH Ma-noa Nurses Student Organization attended the 2009 National Student Nurses Association Convention. Inspired by the experience, the student leaders have made a commitment to increase UHM nursing student membership in NSNA including a goal for 100% membership for its officers and supporting 10 students to attend the 2010 NSNA Convention. Annually, SONDH provides two conference/travel scholarships for student leaders to attend the NSNA Conference. U

Rachel Ariola (left) and Keely Sappington (right) at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, site of the 57th NSNA Convention. MEPN students advocate for the mentally ill with Governor Lingle at the 2008 National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Walk.



Native Hawaiian Nursing Scholar Program­— E ALA PONO

Improving the health of Native Hawaiians ‘IKE...a shared vision held and nurtured by all; AO...the everlasting quality of continuation; and PONO...well being in life.

In December of 2009, SONDH’s innovative ‘IKE AO PONO nursing program will celebrate a momentous landmark: a program total of 100 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Island nursing graduates. To put this number in perspective, it is collectively more Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island nursing graduates than in the 80-year history of the SONDH. The ‘IKE AO PONO program directed by Nalani Minton is successfully helping the SONDH create a positive change among Native Hawaiian nursing student enrollments. The program’s primary purposes are: 1) to improve the health of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island peoples through culturally sensitive and appropriate care; 2) to increase the number of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island health professionals, especially nurses; and 3) to provide inspiration to younger generations of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the form of positive role models. ‘IKE AO PONO helps Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island students apply to, succeed in and graduate from the SONDH. While many of these students come from at-risk and underserved communities, they are inspired and encouraged to succeed through a unique support base consisting of academic counseling, a strong student ‘ohana (family), scholarships, financial aid, cultural experiences and professional opportunities. In the past six years, almost 200 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders have participated in ‘IKE AO PONO; 100 will have graduated into the workforce; and 88 are currently enrolled in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the SONDH. Living up to its name, ‘IKE AO PONO is truly the result of a shared vision and collective effort. As increasing numbers of program graduates enter the workplace, they are having a positive effect on the healthcare community and the Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders who receive their care. This success is a result of extraordinary support within the SONDH by Dean Mary Boland and Dr. Kristine

The E ALA PONO Program aims to provide graduate level advanced public/ community health education to nurses of Native Hawaiian heritage for the purpose of improving the health of the Native Hawaiian community—especially its children.

Qureshi and from the SONDH’s community partners, including Cindy Kamikawa, Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at The Queen’s Medical Center; Noe Wilcox, Chief of Public Health Nursing Branch, Hawai’i Department of Health; Dee Jay Mailer, CEO of Kamehameha Schools; and Mary Oneha, Chief Operating Officer at Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. As a program, ‘IKE AO PONO is also leading the way as a role model for workforce diversity programs and the Consortium nursing programs at UH Community Colleges, the ‘IKE AO PONO Alumni Association and the formation of the first Native Hawaiian Nursing Association. ‘IKE AO PONO is the foundational program for the E ALA PONO Program. “The ‘IKE AO PONO ‘ohana of more than 100 native nurses represents the whole journey of us all. It’s not an individual, but rather, a ka-kou event… a landmark that we have reached because of a collective vision being manifested by all involved,” explains Nalani Minton. An event celebrating the 100 graduates is planned for Spring, 2010. U Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Joan Takamori, and undergraduate nursing students, tend to the taro patch, a cultural practice significant to Native Hawaiians. Nalani Minton (left), Director, ‘IKE AO PONO, and Rosalyn Baker, Hawai’i Senator (5th Senatorial District – Maui).

In Hawai‘i, 25% of the population is of Native Hawaiian or Pacific Island ancestry—but only 5% of nursing professionals are from these groups. A serious gap in balanced ethnic representation within nursing in the State of Hawai‘i is apparent. Evidence indicates that care delivered to Native Hawaiians by Native Hawaiians will be more culturally competent and relevant for increasing access and improving health outcomes. Building on the success of existing programs, the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene with the support from the Kamehameha Schools developed the E ALA PONO Program. This program provides a full academic scholarship and extensive academic support to Native Hawaiian nurses pursuing graduate level education. Each E ALA PONO Program participant focuses on advanced public/community health nursing and upon graduation, is expected to work towards improving the health of the Native Hawaiian community at the agency in which they are employed. The faculty of the E ALA PONO Program will continue to provide support for the new graduate in the workplace setting and measure the health outcomes impact of the Program on the Native Hawaiians served. U

‘IKE AO PONO and E ALA PONO Illustration by Native Hawaiian artist, Doug Tolentino

The inaugural cohort of graduate nursing students in the E ALA PONO Program gather as an ‘ohana at the home of Dr. Kristine Qureshi, Program Director.

Dee Jay Mailer Kamehameha Schools CEO and SONDH Alumni

Dee Jay Mailer was among several of the 2009 Distinguished Alumni honored by the University of Hawai‘i and the UH Alumni Association. She earned her BS from the UH Manoa’s School of Nursing in 1975 and earned a MBA from the Shidler College of Business in 1985. She has served as the CEO of Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i and as chief operating officer of the United Nationssupported Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. In 2004, Mailer returned to her alma mater, Kamehameha Schools, as chief executive officer where she is taking a leadership position in improving the health and welfare of Native Hawaiians in Hawai‘i. Mailer is a key SONDH advocate and partner in the Native Hawaiian Nursing Scholar Program.

Collaboration: The Key to our Future Adjunct Clinical Faculty The adjunct clinical faculty is a critical asset to SONDH for the wealth of experience they bring from practice into the classroom. Currently, over eighty outstanding health care professionals, including many nursing leaders in the community, give forty hours of their time annually to support the nurses of tomorrow. Adjunct clinical faculty supports a range of ongoing SONDH activities including: Sally Kamai, Nursing Director at Straub Clinic & Hospital and Sharon Yamauchi, Nurse Manager at The Queen’s Medical Center, conducted mock interviews for graduating students, offering sage advice for their transition to practice. Joan Takamori, Advanced Public Health Nurse for the Hawai‘i State Department of Health, and Beth Hoban, President of Prime Care Services Hawai‘i, spoke about their passion for nursing with incoming nursing students. .................................................................

Thank you to all SONDH adjunct clinical faculty for inspiring the next generation of nurses!

Liane Fujita, Clinical Nurse Specialist at The Queen’s Medical Center, shares her expertise as a member of the Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Program Advisory Committee. Joline Labbe, Nurse Practitioner at the Waikiki Health Center, precepts graduate nurse practitioner students while providing healthcare to the homeless with the Center’s “Care-A-Van”. Connie Mitchell, Executive Director for the Institute of Human Services, and Amy Yasunaga, Family Nurse Practitioner at the Oahu Correctional Facility, addressed incoming nursing students at the pledging ceremony.

UH – UCSF Neonatal Nursing Partnership The University of Hawai‘i and the University of California at San Francisco are collaborating on the NeoRISK Project, a master’s degree in nursing program designed to strengthen the workforce of neonatal nurse practitioners.

Dr. Pat DeLeon, Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Inouye, adjunct faculty, received the Pacific Institute of Nursing “Nurse Champion” award for his longtime advocacy for the nursing profession. Dr. DeLeon was honored by the American Psychological Association with the 2009 Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology.

Mahalo for making a difference. .................................................................................................................................... HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Gifts of $500,000 and above

Gifts of $4,000 - $9,999

Gifts of $1,000 to $3,999

Gifts of $500 - $999

HMSA Foundation


Ms. Megan Aiona

Ace Medical Inc.

Consuelo Zobel Alger Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Andy Andresen

Altres Inc.

Mr. Gary Damsker

Ms. Violeta Arnobit

Mr. Bob Brooks


Bank of Hawai‘i

Castle Medical Center

Mr. & Mrs. Jim & Elizabeth Hoban

Dr. Mary G. Boland

Ms. Judith A. Dioquardo

Dr. Jillian & Mr. Lance M. Inouye

Ms. Anh H. Brow

Ms. Cecile M. Ehrmann

Dr. Charles Miller &

Mr. Kenneth K. S. Fong

Kaiser Permanente

Ms. Michelle S. A. Inoue

Ms. Barbara N. S. Lee

The Murabayashi Foundation

International Yan Xin Qigong Assn

Ms. Janet R. Macauley

The Schuler Family Foundation

Mr. Kainoa Makua

Martha’s Lei Stand

McInerny Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Leslie R. Naman

Na Makua Original

Mrs. Kathryn Terazawa

Hawaii Pacific Health The Queen’s Medical Center Gifts of $50,000 to 249,999 Mr. & Mrs. Donald H. Deneau Kamehameha Schools

Adjunct Faculty Awards

“Dr. Pat” Nishimoto, an adjunct faculty for over 10 years, provided countless hours of mentoring to undergraduate and graduate students. She was honored with a 2009 Serving Heart Award from the Nisei Endowed Forum, College of Arts and Sciences, UH Ma-noa.

This year, the Friends of UH Ma-noa Nursing and our generous benefactors donated over $1,300,000 to raise the quality of nursing education, perform research that improves the delivery of health care, increase learning opportunities for students and faculty, and elevate the health—and therefore quality of life— of people in Hawai‘i, the Pacific Rim and beyond.

Gifts of $250,000 to $499,999


Marsha Graham, RN, was honored as a 2009 YWCA Women Leader. She is the Chief of Medical Management at Tripler Army Medical Center and has over 35 years of health care experience.

A Legacy of Caring

Gifts of $25,000 - $49,999

COL (Ret) Stephanie Marshall

The Seattle Foundation

Standing, left to right: Stephanie Marshall, Director for Community Partnerships, UH SONDH; Cheryl Griffith, neonatal nurse practitioner student; Vickie Niederhauser, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UH; Jan Hamada, neonatal nurse practitioner student; Maya Kaneyasu, neonatal nurse practitioner student. Seated, left to right: Dana Ing, Faculty, UH; Mary Boland, Dean, UH; Kathleen Dracup, Dean, UCSF; and Mary Lynch, Faculty, UCSF.

Gifts of $10,000 - $24,999 Ms. Suzanne Avina

Ms. Gladys Singleton

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Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher

Scholarship honors WWII Nurse Cadet Corps

There is a shortage of neonatal nurse practitioners in both Hawai‘i and California. NeoRISK aims to provide acutely ill and convalescing infants access to specialized healthcare in the hospital and during the transition from hospital to home across community and rural settings. “Prior to the NeoRISK Project, there was no way for us to ‘grow our own’ neonatal nurse practitioners,” says Vickie Niederhauser RN, DrPH, project director for NeoRISK. “Up to now, local hospitals were forced to recruit from out of state. The NeoRISK Project will increase the number of NNPs familiar with local values and lifestyles.” U

Hawaiian Designs

The Claire B. and Mark K. Litchman Endowed Scholarship in Nursing honors the U.S. Nurse Cadet Corps. Claire served in the U.S. Nurse Cadet Corps in World War II, which was established to fill the shortage of qualified nurses during the war.

(left to right) Claire Litchman, Mark Litchman and SONDH Dean Mary Boland.

“Given the aging population in the U.S., we anticipate an increased need for compassionate, skilled nurses. Through this gift, we hope to do our bit to help address this critical issue, and at the same time, honor the U.S. Nurse Cadet Corps of World War II,” said Mark Litchman.


Holiday Gala Raises Funds and Awareness Gifts of $100 - $499

Ms. Martha E. Greenwell

Dr. Marv & Mrs. Barbara Matthews

Dr. Mary M. Ablan

Mrs. Claire R. Groom

Mr. Regino C. Agliam

Ms. Cecilia M. Gue

Mr. & Mrs. Neyland Ahana

Halau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine

Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre

Ms. Nina L. Hansen

Aloha Petroleum, Ltd.

Ms. Maureen M. Hara

Ms. Valerie J. Amneus

Ms. Janet L. Hawkins

Mr. Niles Reichardt

Mrs. Barbara T. Antonio

Ms. Donna M. Hayashida

Ms. Tanya Y. Arakawa

Talavera Case Management Agency, Inc.

Mrs. Christine E. Byrne Ms. Judy S. Cabe

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin K. Tanaka

Ms. Ann L. Caires

Tenet Healthcare Foundation

Ms. Grace Anne W. Callahan

Mr. & Mrs. James I. Maurer

Mr. Eugene Texeira

Ms. Ivy N. Cariaga

Dr. Nancy Mazeiner &

Ms. Eleanor D. Thommes

Mrs. Susan L. Carlson

Mr. & Mrs. James T. Tomita

Dr. Donna R. Carman

Mr. & Mrs. J. Bryce McWalter

Mrs. Janice A. Toshikiyo

COL Catharine R. Carpenter

Mr. & Mrs. Gerald A. Hirokawa

Mr. & Mrs. Roger Messersmith

Dr. Joyce A. Trompeta

Ms. Rose M. Casino

Mrs. Amparo Arquines

Mr. & Mrs. Eric Y. Hiromoto

Mr. & Mrs. Wayne K. Minami

Mr. & Mrs. Burt K. Tsuchiya

Ms. Aimee Cason

Ms. Rogelita I. Askew

Mr. & Mrs. Greg Howick

Ms. Kathleen M. Mishina

Ms. Lani E. Tsuneishi

Mrs. Alice M. Char

Ms. Cheryl H. Au

Ms. Bruncelia T. Hynson

Ms. Maria O. Moreno-Chow

Ms. Mary P. Tumminello

Mr. & Mrs. Vernon F. L. Char

Mr. & Mrs. Antonio Baldonaldo

Mrs. Faith F. Ichida

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas T. Moring

Ms. Grace H. Uchida

Mr. & Mrs. Erwin Francis

Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Ballou

Ms. Mary L. Ichiyama

Mr. & Mrs. Galen Nakahara

Ms. Eileen D. Udan

Mr. & Mrs. Alfredo Barbieto

Ms. Barbara K. Ideta

Mr. & Mrs. Dale H. Nakayama

Ms. Elaine M. Vuyosevich

Mrs. Cindy J. Chellin

Beverly Healthcare

Mr. Bryant R. Iha

Ms. Tammie K. Y. Napoleon

Mr. & Mrs. Gerhart W. Walch

Mrs. Betty Y. Chock

Mr. & Mrs. William H. Q. Bow

Mr. & Mrs. Albert W. Ikeda

Ms. Joycelyn P. Natividad

Dr. & Mrs. Walter J. Wassil

Mr. Rodney G. K. Chun

Dr. Margot Bradley &

Mrs. Asano J. Ikeuchi

Dr. Vickie &

Waters Corporation

Mr. & Mrs. Harold T. Cole

Mrs. Rebecca B. Wild-Wesley

Mr. Clint R. Colescott

Ms. Naomi Wong

Mr. Kukilakila J. Colon

Mr. Tom Carriere Ms. Christa M. Braun-Inglis

Imperial Court of Hawaii Dr. Dianne N. &

Maunalani Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Mr. Glenn Niederhauser Nightingale Case

Chase, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Lee H. Yamamoto

Ms. Margaret M. Coolidge

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Ishikawa

Dr. & Mrs. Akira Nishimura

Dr. & Mrs. Loren G. Yamamoto

Counter Options LLC

Dr. Rocky C. Brooks

Mr. & Mrs. Warren T. Ishimi

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Noguchi

Dr. Amy & Mr. Miles N. Yasunaga

Landa R. Cox

Mrs. Kathryn D. Bunger

Mr. & Mrs. Ross J. Ishitani

Mrs. Dawn C. Nolan

Mr. & Mrs. Larry S. Yogi

Mr. & Mrs. Eric J. Crabbe

Mr. Craig Perry &

Island Star Corporation

Ms. Irene K. Nomura

Mrs. Mitsuyo Iwata-Shinsato

Mr. Gary M. Oba

Gifts up to $99

Ms. Susan S. Cyronek

Camara Eye Clinic

Ms. Alma V. Jordon

Ms. Claudia R. Oda

Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Abang

Mrs. Leticia C. Dagulo

Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Castro

Ms. Mary E. Kagawa

Mrs. Judith H. Oda

Mr. & Mrs. George S. Abe

Mr. Bruce F. Dalton

Ms. Nette F. de Castro

Ms. Sandra S. Kakiuchi

Mrs. Gail H. Okubo

Ms. Marla Ann P. Acosta

Ms. Cheese B. De La Cruz

Ms. Mary E. Catiel

Ms. Myrtle I. Kanemitsu

Mr. & Mrs. Leroy H. Paahao

Ms. Catherine A. Adams

Ms. Dawn De La Cruz

Eric Eugene Chandler

Dr. Merle R. Kataoka-Yahiro

Mr. & Mrs. Jagy R. Pattur

Mrs. Nerie Q. Adriano

Mr. Francis W. DeCosta, Sr.

Ms. Victoria L. H. Chang

Mr. & Mrs. Clyde R. Kawakami

Ms. Linda K. Person

Ms. Judith S. Agostosa-Quintos

Ms. Karen U. Del Toro

Mr. Michael R. Cheffy

Ms. Lauralee M. Kawamata

Mr. & Ms. Warren Polensky

Ms. Marie Ann F. Agustin

Ms. KariLynn W. Deponte

Ms. Erin K. Chester

Ms. Elaine J. Kawamoto

Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Pung

Mr. & Ms. Ted Ah You

Mr. & Ms. Larry D. Dille

Mr. & Mrs. Gerald W. S. Ching

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas N. Kawamura

Ms. Zenisa S. Quebral

Mr. Brian J. Alejandro

Ms. Michelle Domingo

Choate Appraisal Service

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Y. Kawashima

Mrs. Walburga Quimoyog

American International

Mrs. Lynne V. Dubiel

Ms. Carol T. Chun

Ms. Christi L. Keliipio

Drs. Mohammad &

Mr. & Mrs. James W. Cox

Mr. & Mrs. John R. Kim

Ms. Susan M. Craig

Mrs. Susan O. S. P. Kimura

Mr. & Mrs. Reynaldo B.

Ms. Georgia L. Knapp

Mr. D. Michael Brooks & Dr. Mirella Vasquez Brooks

Ms. Eileen Byrnes

Mr. Howard T. Ishida

Management, Inc.

Group, Inc.

Ms. Janet M. Dumont COL Lennie S. Enzel

Dr. Karol & Mr. David Richardson

Mrs. Marion H. Aniya

Ms. Jeri L. Espiritu

Mr. & Mrs. Floro T. Rojas

Mr. & Mrs. Hisashi Araki

Ms. Cheryl D. Fallon

Dr. Barbara & Mr. Fred M. Kooker

Ltc. & Mrs. Robert C. Ryan

Ms. Debralin Arcala

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Lee Faria

Dr. Candy A. Dato

Ms. Marilyn M. Kunishi

Ms. Colleen C. Sakuma

Ms. Deanne K. Asato

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Faulkner

Ms. Laurie L. L. DeRego

Mr. & Mrs. Allan I. Kuramoto

Mr. & Mrs. Philip R. Salyers

Mr. & Mrs. Allen K. L. Au

Dr. V. Vance Roley &

Mrs. Cathy A. Eddinger

Mr. James M. Kurasaki

Mrs. Terece Sato

Ms. Phyllis L. Au

Mrs. Mona M. Elmore

Dr. & Mrs. Jimmie R. Lackey

Mrs. Diane L. Savage

Mr. & Mrs. Perry L. Ayers

Mr. & Mrs. Kelan Fergerstrom

Ms. Marcia Y. Enga

Dr. & Mrs. Lindsey Y. K. Lau

Dr. Maureen Shannon &

Mrs. Susan M. Baxa

Col. James H. Flesher

Filipino Nurses Organization

Mr. & Ms. Robert Lee

Mrs. Jeannine P. Bellefeuille-Holi

Ms. Joan E. Foley

Dalmacio, Jr.

Dr. Bob Pantell

Ms. Emily Fay

Ms. Cheri N. Lima

Ms. Iris M. Sivier

Mrs. Delfinita C. Benitez

Mrs. Sylvia A. Frerking

Mrs. Anita L. Fogarty

Ms. Roberta M. Lovely

Dr. Ann R. Sloat

Mr. & Mrs. George W. Blake

Ms. Liane Y. Fujita

Ms. Frances H. Forrester

Mr. & Mrs. Edgar L. Lucas

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Smith

Mrs. Ana M. Bland

Mrs. Debbie A. Fujiyama

Mr. & Mrs. Michael I. Fujii

Mr. George E. Magata

Ms. Rosie M. Solomon

Mr. & Mrs. Anaeole Bogaev

Mr. & Mrs. Roy S. Fusato

Mrs. Frances S. Galdeira

Mr. Roy T. Manzoku

Mrs. Karen M. Stanard

Ms. Kathleen A. Brennan

Ms. Robelyn Y. Galeon

Rev. & Mrs. Robert R. Gillchrest

Dr. Geri Marullo

LCDR & Dr. Ralf Hale Stinson, II

Ms. Anjanette L. Bridges

Ms. Cheryl Bowden Garnica

Mr. & Mrs. E. W. Gordon

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel S. Matsumoto

Ms. Denise M. Sueyoshi

Ms. Phyllis M. Britten

Mr. & Mrs. David Gibbons

Ms. Marie A. Grannan

Ms. Catherine Mattei-Williams

Mrs. Shirley K. Takahashi

Ms. Rebecca Buenaluz

Dr. & Mrs. Madison L. Goff

of Hawai’i Inc.

Friends of UH Ma-noa Nursing is a volunteer group of community and business leaders dedicated to developing private funding sources to enhance nursing education at UH Ma-noa.

“The Friends support the The Friends hosted two gala holiday events at Washington Place to raise awareness for nursing school’s mission financial support. Nursing students volunteered their time, working side by side with nursing and business leaders. U to provide quality and affordable nursing education because, after all, we are the future recipients of this education.” Beth Hoban, RN, MAOM Friends of UH Ma-noa Nursing President & CEO, Prime Care Services Hawai‘i

Ms. Alison K. Cross

Mr. & Ms. Manuel S. Anduha, Jr.

Kristine Qureshi


Standing, left to right: Wendy Loh (Friends), Mary Boland (SONDH Dean), Marla Acosta (SONDH Staff), Howard Dashefsky (KHNL TV News Anchor & Event MC); Christi Keliipio (Friends), Jonathan Von Brana (Elvis Impressionist), Jim Hoban (Friends), Lulu Lackey (Friends). Seated, left to right: Nancy Walch (Friends), Beth Hoban (Friends Co-Chair), Vivian Aiona (Wife of Lt. Governor James Duke Aiona), Betty Brow (Friends Co-Chair), Violeta Arnobit (Friends), and Eleanor Thommes (Friends). Not in photo: Governor Linda Lingle (honorary chair, represented by Mrs. Aiona), Mr. Jim Nabors (honorary chair), and Rose Aquino (Friends).

“The Friends support the nursing school’s mission to provide quality and affordable nursing education because, after all, we are the future recipients of this education.” Beth Hoban, RN, MAOM Friends of UH Ma-noa Nursing President & CEO, Prime Care Services Hawai‘i

Gifts of up to $99 - continued Ms. Geehou Goo

Ms. Beverly S. Lukehart

Mrs. Nancy J. Phillips

Mr. & Mrs. Francis D. Tolentino

Ms. Angela K. V. Goodbody

Mrs. Linda C. Lynes

Mr. & Mrs. Kamal Pope

Mr. Marcus W. Turner

Mr. & Mrs. David R. Goodin

Mr. Timothy Henrique A.

Ms. Linda W. Pribyl

Mr. & Mrs. Yoshiharu Umeda

Mr. & Mrs. Gordon L. Price

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth S. Uyeno

Mrs. Jenny C. Habu


Ms. Joann I. Hale

Ms. Theresa H. Maielua

Mr. Mohammed Qibou

Ms. Sharon C. Uyeno

Ms. Carole C. Hamilton

Ms. Renee C. Malone

Ms. Kathryn A. Quinn

Mrs. Laura M. Vadman

Mr. & Mrs. Gerald S. Hanaoka

Mrs. Mary L. Marks

Ms. Chamaigne Ralston

Ms. Marianne W. Vasquez

Mrs. Myra K. Harada

Ms. June A. Marr

Mrs. Tammy L. K. Ramirez

Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Vivers

Mr. & Mrs. Kikuo Harada

Ms. Patricia M. Maruo

Ms. Margie M. Ramos

Mrs. Emily D. Walker

Ms. Gladys D. C. Harding

Mrs. Doreen Y. Matsuda

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Ranan

Mr. & Mrs. Chris A. Watanabe

Ms. Patsy K. Hayashi

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth T. Matsui

Mrs. Necy U. Rayo

Ms. Sheila C. Watkins

Mrs. Annie L. Hayashida

Ms. Patricia K. McGuire

Ms. Kathleen L. Reilly

Dr. Paul H. Wells &

Mrs. Leila Ann A. K. Hernandez

Dr. Gloria E. McKissic

Ms. Karen A. Reynolds

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Herring

Ms. Wendy T. Miyamoto

Mrs. Sandra K. Richardson

Mr. & Ms. William Welsch

Mrs. Ann Higa

Ms. Alison Y. Miyasaki

Ms. Lorree J. Ridenour

Mrs. Carol B. Wenrick

Dr. Glenn T. Hirata

Mr. Robert B. Mochizuki

Ms. Tricia J. Rigney

Ms. Elizabeth J. White

Mrs. Ann D. Hobson

Mrs. Diane K. Mokuau

Mrs. Donna M. S. Roukema

Dr. Sharon & Mr. Clarence

Mr. & Mrs. Shoji Horita

Ms. Staesi M. Morisawa

Mr. Melvin S. Ruaburo

Feng Ying Huang

Mrs. Cheryl R. K. Morita

Dr. Ruey J. Ryburn

Mr. & Mrs. Galen W. J. Wong

Mrs. Carol E. Hunter

Ms. Sharon T. Mulder

Ms. Elizabeth E. Salanga

Mrs. Harriet K. Yamada

Mrs. Leslie A. Hunter-Johnson

Dr. & Mrs. Daniel T. Murai

Mrs. Sheila A. Sampaga

Mr. & Mrs. Keith I. Yamasaki

Mr. & Mrs. Walter K. Hussey

Mrs. Laurie H. Murray

Ms. Sylvia M. Santucci

Ms. Georgiana W. Y. Yap

IBM Int’l Foundation Matching

Mr. & Mrs. Leroy K. Nagasako

Ms. Lorraine E. Sato

Ms. Francine L. G. Yee

Mr. & Mrs. Eric S. Nakagawa

Mrs. Katherine R. K. Saunter

Mr. & Mrs. Larry S. Yokoyama

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth F. Ibara

Mrs. Lynette N. Nakama

Dr. Cecile Sebastian

Mrs. Esther K. Yokoyama

Mrs. Jocelyn B. Ignacio

Ms. Nadine A. J. Nakamatsu

Mrs. May M. Settsu

Mr. & Mrs. Gary I. Yoshimori

Mr. Lawrence Y. Imada

Mr. & Mrs. Norman N. Nakamura

Mrs. Rosita A. Sevilla-Stein

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Yoshioka

Ms. Margaret L. D. Ims

Mrs. Velma M. Nakamura

Mr. Mike T. Shimabukuro

Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Yuichi Yuu

Ms. Barbara Ingwalson

Mr. & Mrs. Brian Nakayama

Mrs. Yoneko Shimizu-Dalton

Mr. & Mrs. Carl S. Zakabi

Island Type/Design, Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. Austin P. Nakoa

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth A. Shimoda

Mr. Tony Zanni

Ms. Shawna A. H. Johnson

Ms. Nyala L. Neill

Ms. Lauren M. Shinjo

Ms. Maria Elena A. Zucker

Ms. Vanessa S. Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. Albert Nekoba

Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Smith

Ms. Janice M. Kadooka

Dr. Martha A. Nelson

Mr. & Mrs. Edward K. Sonoda

Mrs. Judy H. Kamm

Mr. Ross E. Newmann

Ms. Beverly Sordillia

We are honored to acknowledge

Mrs. Malgorzata Karewicz

Ms. Mary Nguyen

Mr. & Mrs. Oran D. Spotts, Jr.

the generosity of our donors. Your

Mr. & Mrs. James M. Kawasaki

Mr. & Mrs. Alan H. Nishikawa

Spytech Inc.

contributions are greatly appreciated

Dr. & Mrs. George Kent

Ms. Shauna I. L. Nishimura

Mrs. Eleanor S. Sterling

and will benefit students, faculty

Mrs. Nora S. N. Kimura

Mr. & Mrs. Owen M. Nishioka

Ms. Patricia D. Stevens

and the community at large. Our

Ms. Kathleen W. King

Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Nogami

Ms. Lorna L. Stewart

Nursing Donor Honor Roll includes

Ms. Sheila A. Kini

Ms. Linda H. Nosaka

Ms. Grace K. Sugano-Charles

gifts received from January 1, 2008

Ms. Caroline G. Kirk

Ms. Marie L. Novak

Mrs. Sylvia Y. Sugimoto

through June 30, 2009. We apolo-

Mrs. Theresa M. Koki

Mrs. Lily K. H. Ochoco

Mrs. Stephanie Suzuki

gize in advance for any errors or

Ms. Bethany H. Kouchi

Dr. & Mrs. Robb K. Ohtani

Mrs. Julie Tablit

omissions and ask that you please

Ms. Janice A. Lazo-Asentista

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond K. Okada

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Takata

notify us so we may correct our

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Y. Lee

Mr. & Mrs. Albert Y. Oki

Ms. Amy Takeuchi

records. Mahalo.

Mr. & Mrs. Peter W. D. Lee

Mr. & Mrs. Harold H. Okumura

Ms. Tiiu Talva

Mr. & Mrs. Gordon F. Y. Leong

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Olaivar

Mr. & Mrs. Dean T. Tamayori

Ms. Isadora Y. M. Leung

Ms. Pamela R. Orebaugh

Ms. Angela K. Tanioka

Ms. Marie W. Lippincott

Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Oshiro

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew S. Tanji

Ms. Jean M. Lizardi

Mr. & Mrs. Arnold R. Pack

Mrs. Joyce S. Tapia-Miyahira

Mrs. Madelyn G. Locquiao

Mrs. Elaine K. Park

Mr. Michael Paul L. Tarape

Ms. Pamela A. Loewen

Ms. Cynthia M. Pataray

Mr. & Mrs. John Teply

Mr. Warren Low &

Mr. & Ms. Scott Ray

Ms. Kathryn Y. Terada

Drs. Tom J. & Diane M. Pestolesi

Mrs. Shari S. Teruya

Grants Program

Ms. Gloria Ching

Ms. Penny Souder

Wilkerson, Jr.

Department of Dental Hygiene _ T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F H AWA I ‘ I AT M A N O A



Success in the classroom leads to success in the workplace. Student teams present at ADHA Session in Washington D.C.

When Dental Hygiene Department Chair Ms. Yoshi Tanji Koga retired after 38 years of service to UHM, she left a legacy that is being carried on today. In tribute to Ms. Koga, an endowed scholarship was established last year with the support from the Friends of Dental Hygiene. Department Chair Carolyn Kuba continues in her mentor’s footsteps by maintaining high standards and addressing the dental hygienist shortage in Hawai‘i. In January, 2009, the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) granted the dental hygiene program at the University of Hawai‘i at Ma-noa “approval” status. Dean Mary Boland noted, “The successful collaboration effort among faculty, students and community showcased the quality and caliber of the baccalaureate dental hygiene program at UH Ma-noa.” The next site visit will be in 2015. May was also full of excitement as 23 students completed their bachelor of science in dental hygiene. 100% of the graduates successfully passed their National Board Dental Hygiene

Senior dental hygiene students, Rayann Bautista and Christine Nakamura, participants of the Maternal & Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program, and Tori Clegg and Elise Park, 2008 winners of the Hawai‘i Dental Hygienists’ Association’s table presentations, were given the opportunity to present their projects at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s annual scientific session in Washington D.C. The dental hygiene students were accompanied by Mrs. Julee Omori, dental hygiene faculty with the MCH-LEND program. U

May 2009 Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene graduates.

Examination and the licensing examination administered by the Central Regional Dental Testing Services. Graduates from the program are in high demand, as shown by their quick employment in dental offices and community health care facilities. By mid-August, all graduates were employed as licensed dental hygienists in the State of Hawai‘i. For the UHM dental hygiene program, community collaboration is instrumental in providing students with the latest trends and information affecting their field. Students were welcomed to the Fall 2009 semester with a full lecture/

laboratory/clinical schedule and full-day sessions by community partners on the need for continuing learning and vigilance for all hygienists. “Update: HIV and AIDS for the Dental Professional” was hosted by the John A. Burns School of Medicine. The University of Hawai‘i Environmental Health And Safety Office presented “Health and Safety in the Dental Hygiene Environment” which focused on bloodborne pathogen management and safety, radiation safety, fire safety, chemical and material safety. The presentation by the Honolulu Police Department centered on protecting patients from identity theft. U

Global Medical/Dental Supply Company donates $6,900 Velscope

Rayann Bautista and Christine Nakamura presented “Make A Difference: Advocating for Children with Autism.”

Dr. Patsy Fujimoto, UHM dental hygiene faculty in pathology and oral pathology, received a $6,900 Velscope from Global Medical/Dental Supply Company to conduct a pilot study for the early detection of intraoral lesions in patients with risk factors such as smoking, smokeless tobacco use, pipe smoking, betel nut and alcohol use, HPV infection and substance abuse. Dr. Fujimoto’s goal is to expand the study to include individuals without risk factors to promote early detection of abnormal findings and thus, earlier detection and confirmation of pathological lesions. U

Tori Clegg and Elise Park’s presentation was titled: “The Golden Years: A Vision for the Future.”

Dental Hygiene in the Community Throughout the year, dental hygiene faculty and students participate in community events by providing health education, career and service outreach to various community organizations. These events offer students experiences outside the classroom, strengthening their transition from the classroom to the workplace. Dental hygiene students and faculty donated their time at The Special Olympics, various school and long-term care settings, University of Hawai‘i Federal Credit Union’s International Credit Union Week event and the Great American Smokeout at the UH Campus Center. Most recently, dental hygiene faculty and student volunteers participated in the September 20, 2009 Hawai‘i National


Guard’s “Yellow Ribbon 30-day Reintegration Program” at the Hawai‘i Convention Center during which students and faculty offered career and health service outreach to an estimated 2,000 returning soldiers and their families. “We encourage our dental hygiene students to take an active role in the community,” explains Carolyn Kuba, Dental Hygiene Department Chair. “Participation in these events helps them gain experience, confidence and also a first-hand awareness of how much their services are needed throughout Hawai‘i. Other service opportunities included the Ke Ola Mamo’s Wellness Fair at the Bishop Museum, dental health education at Palolo Elementary School for Grades K-5, a 6-week project at the Hawaii Center for the Deaf-Blind and service training for personnel at the VA Center for Aging. U

In memory of Johnson Lau, DDS (January 6, 1920 - October 14, 2008) Dr. Johnson Lau was a devoted supporter of the UH Dental Hygiene Department. Together with his wife, Jennie, and son-in-law, Mr. Howard Kamimoto, Dr. Lau funded the Joan Lau Kamimoto Endowed Memorial Scholarship to provide support for dental hygiene students in financial need. The scholarship was founded by Dr. Lau as a lasting tribute to his daughter, Joan, an alumnus of the UH Dental Hygiene program. He wanted other dental health professionals to realize the value of having a dental hygienist partner in the dental setting, and to encourage them to establish scholarships to assist those students who do not have the financial means or support to facilitate achievement of their academic and professional goals. On behalf of the scholarship’s past and future recipients, thank you Dr. Lau. We will miss you.

Mahalo for Your Generous Support In these challenging times, it’s becoming more difficult to provide a quality dental hygiene education. Your support enables us to continue to offer Hawai‘i’s only comprehensive 4-year baccalaureate program in dental hygiene, increase learning opportunities for our students and staff, and respond to the dental hygiene needs of the people in Hawai‘i.

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In honor of Dr. Alan S.T. Chang, a memorial scholarship has been established to support deserving dental hygiene students to complete their studies. Dr. Chang’s generous spirit of serving the community will continue to live on through this scholarship, making higher education a reality for many students.

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We are honored to acknowledge the gen-

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erosity of our donors. Your contributions

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are greatly appreciated and will benefit

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students, faculty and the community at

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large. Our Donor Honor Roll includes gifts

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received from January 1, 2008 through

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June 30, 2009. We apologize in advance

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for any errors or omissions and ask that

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you please notify us so we may correct our

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records. Mahalo.

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Recognition Ceremony Congratulations to the baccalaureate and master’s graduates, and faculty who were honored at the May 2009 Recognition Ceremony.

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Left to right: Associate Dean Vickie Niederhauser presents Kelsie Pascual with the Nursing Leadership Award.

Amanda Soifer, May 2009 Professional Nurse Award Recipient

Dental Hygiene Graduate Recipients of the Faculty Award from left to right: Jennifer Madeisky, Tori Clegg, and Elise Park

Nursing Awards Norma Fujise, Instructor – Nurse Educator Award Dailin Ye – Academic Achievement Award Amanda Soifer – Professional Nurse Award Kelsie Pascual – Leadership Award Beth Le - Kahiau Award Angela Leung – Community Service Award Dental Hygiene Awards Martin Oishi, Assistant Professor – Dental Hygiene Rayann Bautista – Sigma Phi Alpha Award Christine Nakamura – Sigma Phi Alpha Award Tori Clegg – Faculty Award Jennifer Madeisky – Faculty Award Elise Park – Faculty Award Photos courtesy of Pictureman of Hawai‘i


Remembering and Celebrating Mark Kikuyama October 4, 1955 – July 10, 2009

Mark Kikuyama, a dear member of the 2009 graduating class, inspired all at the SONDH. After 20 years as an occupational therapist, he looked forward to a new career in nursing. Near the completion of his studies he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Mark persevered and received his BS nursing degree with the rest of his class. We celebrate Mark’s life and honor him in his journey to becoming a nurse.

Mark Kikuyama (seated in center) with nursing faculty and friends celebrating the award of his B.S. nursing degree.

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