Director, Queen Emma Nursing Institute, The Queen’s Medical Center

Rose Hata began her nursing career at University of California at San Francisco Medical Center after obtaining her RN degree through the UCSF Masters Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) in 2001.  While building her clinical experience as an ICU nurse, Rose graduated with her Masters in Nursing as a Critical Care / Trauma Clinical Nurse Specialist 2004.

Rose has been serving the Hawaii community through various roles at The Queen’s Medical Center since 2008, including Surgical-Trauma Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Registered Nurse, Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN), specifically as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), and now as the Director for Queen Emma Nursing Institute at The Queen’s Medical Center.

In her current role as a director, Rose oversees nursing professional development programs to advance nursing excellence such as nursing research fellowship, evidence-based practice internship, and nursing clinical ladder program. In addition, Rose is also QMC’s Magnet Program Director.

At QMC, Rose led multiple evidence-based quality improvement initiatives such as Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) prevention program, standardized daily goals tool for optimal communication between physicians and nurses, delirium assessment of ICU patients, ICU sleep program, ICU progressive mobility, and prone procedure for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Rose enjoys mentoring and helping the nurses discover the great strength they already have within them. Ms. Hata actively promotes specialty certifications, professional organization involvement, and ongoing self-development.  With her passion for nursing excellence, Rose is an ambassador for American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).  In 2018, Rose obtained her MBA from University of Hawaii’s Shidler College of Business and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) at University of Hawaii at Manoa.