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Mānoa: New UH applications construct nursing schooling capability for Hawaiʻi

College of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


Skilled nursing college students at UH Mānoa

Two new nursing applications on the College of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa have been developed to assist fill the state’s want for expert nursing educators to coach future nurses. The Nancy Atmospera-Walch College of Nursing (NAWSON) is now accepting functions for the grasp’s of science in nursing schooling and management (MSNE&L) and the graduate certificates in nursing schooling. College students will start programs in fall (August) 2023.

A web based data session for the MSNE&L is being supplied on December 12, from 4-5:30 pm (register right here).

“Each applications will appeal to totally different ranges of nurses who’re fascinated with altering profession paths to develop their information and experience in nursing schooling,” mentioned Merle Kataoka YahiroNAWSON professor and MSNE&L program director.

On account of COVID-19, the nursing workforce scarcity has turn into extreme, with a vital want for working skilled nurses on the baccalaureate degree and better to advance with concentrated coursework in nursing schooling to help school and teacher wants at Hawaiʻi’s nursing faculties. Gov. David Ige lately launched funding that can allow UH to rent 39 nursing instructors to help roughly 230 nursing college students statewide.

“These two new applications have been developed as there’s at present no specialty observe in nursing schooling in Hawaiʻi’s public or non-public universities/schools, and that is the place UH Mānoa can play an vital position in strengthening nursing schooling for the state,” mentioned Clementine Ceria-Ulep, NAWSON interim dean and professor. “Growing the variety of nursing educators (lecturers) will allow our native nursing faculties to just accept extra college students and produce extra new graduate RNs.”

MS in Nursing Training & Management

The MSNE&L program is open to post-baccalaureate nurses and superior follow nurses, and is right for nurses who wish to advance their careers and turn into nurse educators.

College students enrolled in this system will achieve information and experience in nursing schooling, finest practices and innovation in instructing and studying, and management improvement.

The 36-credit program could be accomplished part-time in three years or full-time in two years, with nearly all of courses primarily based on-line. Via lab, fieldwork and practicum programs that will probably be held in-person, college students will probably be immersed in real-world instructing and studying alternatives. Neighbor island college students in this system may have the chance to finish their practicum experiences of their residence communities.

Registered nurses (RNs) who graduate with an MSNE&L may have a number of profession choices. As a nurse educator, there are employment alternatives in a wide range of settings and positions, comparable to a scientific teacher, unit nurse educator, or a college lecturer, teacher, assistant, affiliate and professor in nursing. Those that are employed in hospital settings could also be accountable for instructing sufferers and well being professionals.

Graduate Certificates in Nursing Training

The part-time graduate certificates in nursing program is right for working skilled nurses or these eager to advance their nursing careers. This system will enroll college students each different yr.

The certificates program is open to people with:

  • a bachelor’s in nursing (BSN) or greater,
  • an affiliate’s in nursing (ASN) and a bachelor’s diploma or greater in one other discipline,
  • or at present enrolled graduate nursing college students.

RNs could get hold of their nationwide nursing certification as a nurse educator. This system additionally allows RNs to make use of credit earned within the certificates program towards persevering with schooling credit to fulfill the Hawaiʻi State Board of Nursing persevering with competency necessities for RN renewal. Credit from the certificates program may be utilized to the MS in nursing schooling and management program.

“Via their expertise in these applications, graduates bridge position change and improvement from novice to professional,” mentioned Kataoka-Yahiro. For extra details about the applications, go to the NAWSON web site.

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