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ANNUAL REPORT 2007 (download pdf file)

Archives: 2005 | 2006

Report from Advisory Board | A. Act 198 | B. Strategic Plan | C. Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Statement | D. Nurse Leadership Program | E. Abstract: Projected Registered Nurse Workforce in Hawaii 05-20 | F. Hawai'i Partners In Nursing Project Report | G. Abstract: Nursing Education Programs 05-06




Hawai’i Partners in Nursing Project Report


The Hawai’i Partners in Nursing (HPIN) project is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the Northwest Health Foundation and is a partnership between the HMSA Foundation and the Hawai’i State Center for Nursing.

The project has brought together partners from education and practice (academic sites paired with long term care facilities) to develop and implement an integrated model of education and practice in long term care. The partners include: The University of Hawai’i School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene with Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; Hawaii Pacific University with the Hi’olani Care Center at Kahalu Nui; Kapiolani Community College with Leahi Hospital and Maui Community College with Hale Makua. The first eighteen months of the project have been completed and much has been accomplished.

The first arm of the demonstration project involves nursing student clinical placement in each of four LTC facilities in partnership with a school of nursing. Three clinical rotations have been completed by all four partners. Nursing students in their initial fundamentals course have been introduced to long term care and to the specialty of geriatric nursing. The fourth rotation is scheduled to begin in Spring, 2008. Students, staff, residents and families have expressed positive feedback about this experience.

The second arm of the project involves faculty from the schools of nursing providing in-service education or clinical skill upgrades to the staff of the LTC facilities. Inservice education has been provided by all four partners and has been met with enthusiasm and appreciation. Specific areas of focus, as identified by MDS quality data, have allowed each long term care facility to meet the needs of staff and residents.


The third arm of the project involves preceptor training which was developed in collaboration with the long term care partners by Lois Greenwood, PhD from VITEC at Maui Community College. Twelve registered nurses completed 40 hours of preceptor education to become certified trainers. They demonstrated commitment, dedication and hard work…a most impressive accomplishment! The certified trainers have conducted classes for preceptors in their respective facilities and those preceptors have gone on to work with additional staff as preceptees. Enhancing the leadership skills of long term care nurses has been received with enthusiasm and positive feedback.

Evaluation of the project will enable us to identify best practices and to make our results available to influence education, practice and local policy development. In addition, we hope to encourage sustainable change within each facility and within each school of nursing.

The project is moving into the final six months with excitement and enthusiasm on the part of all the partners. Each of our partners deserves a big MAHALO for their tremendous effort to embrace and implement innovation and change. Their pioneering efforts will result in benefits for nursing and health care delivery in Hawai’i!


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