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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Chaminade to launch nursing program

Advertiser Staff

The state Board of Nursing today gave Chaminade University the approval it needed to launch a nursing program this fall.

That means in 2014, the university can expect to graduate its first class of 40 to 50 nurses.
The Sallie Y. Miyawaki School of Nursing, named in honor of the late wife of Dr. Edison Miyawaki who endowed $5 million to the nursing program in November 2009, will focus its curriculum on:

  • Highly sophisticated, simulated patient care experiences;
  • The informatics age and the acquisition of clinical informatics skills;
  • Genomics and the ability to process and convey information, previously reserved for specialized geneticists and bioinformaticians;
  • Cultural competency in the care of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities (Chaminade is a federally designated Native Hawaiian serving institution);
  • Geriatrics to care for an aging population; and
  • Leadership in advocating for the populations they served.
    Curriculum will also include patient-center care, interprofessional teams, patient safety, professionalism, lifespan and end-of-life care.