Nurse Researcher, The Queen’s Medical Center
After serving as nursing faculty at the University of Hawaii at Manoa for 27 years, I now hold the rank of Professor Emeritus. I have been a strong advocate for nursing education, practice, and research and was privileged to be instrumental in the establishment of the Hawaii State Center for Nursing in 2003. For the last 15 years, my scholarship has focused on Hawaii’s nursing workforce, a primary interest to the Hawaii State Center for Nursing. I served as Co-Principal Investigator for five biennial nursing workforce surveys from 1997-2005 and published survey findings in 2003 and 2008 in the Hawaii Medical Journal. During my years at UH Manoa, I have held all faculty instructional ranks and also served as Department Chair, Graduate Program Chair, Director of the PhD Program, Associate Dean, and Interim Dean. In addition, I was a Nursing Director for three years at The Queen’s Medical Center where I continue to serve as a nurse researcher and education consultant. Most recently, I assisted with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant focused on implementing measures to assist with nurse retention at the Queen’s Medical Center. Currently, I hold national certification as a Nurse Executive – Advanced, and am on the Board of the American Organization of Nurse Executives – Hawaii as Secretary. It is my pleasure to serve as the Nurse Researcher on the Hawaii State Center for Nursing Advisory Board.