Welcome to the Hawai‘i State Center of Nursing. Established in 2003, we are dedicated to ensuring Hawai‘i is the best place for nurses to work and believe that excellence in nursing practice leads to quality care for the people of Hawai‘i.

Our Vision

To achieve and sustain nursing excellence, leading to the highest quality nursing care for the people of Hawaii.

Our Mission

To engage in nursing workforce research, promote best practices and disseminate knowledge, cultivate a diverse and well–prepared workforce, support healthy work environments, champion lifelong learning, and strategically plan for sound nursing workforce policy.

Our Mandates

The Hawai`i State Center for Nursing was established by the Hawai`i State Legislature in 2003 “to address nursing workforce issues” (Act 198).

[§304A-1406] Functions of the Center

The center for nursing shall:

  1. Collect and analyze data and prepare and disseminate written reports and recommendations regarding the current and future status and trends of the nursing workforce;
  2. Conduct research on best practice and quality outcomes;
  3. Develop a plan for implementing strategies to recruit and retain nurses; and
  4. Research, analyze, and report data related to the retention of the nursing workforce.