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

A champion for nursing excellence and trusted collaborative partner developing a healthcare workforce committed to the promise of quality care for all the people of Hawaii.

Our Mission

Through collaborative partnerships, the Center provides accurate nursing workforce data for planning, disseminates nursing knowledge to support excellence in practice and leadership development; promotes a diverse workforce and advocates for sound health policy to serve the changing health care needs of the people of Hawaii.

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.