Hawaii State Center for Nursing announces updates on workforce issues

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Eleni Davis, (808) 956-3962
Communications Specialist, Hawaii State Center for Nursing
Posted: May 6, 2014

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National Nurses Week (May 6-12, 2014) is a time to recognize and celebrate all that nurses do to make life better for others. This year’s theme, Nurses Leading the Way, is a reminder of the key roles that nurses play at the hospital bedside, in long-term care and the community, and in leadership positions influencing health-care delivery. To celebrate these contributions, the Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing (HSCN) is releasing Fast Facts about nursing in Hawaiʻi – the what, where, when and how nurses make a difference every day.

The Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing is proud to support Hawai‘i’s nurses and is committed to convey information statewide. “We are excited to share our passion for nursing, our commitment to support Hawai’i’s nurses and the outcomes of our work at the Center,” said Sandra A. LeVasseur, PhD, RN, associate director at the Center.

Community collaboration is a key to the success of HSCN. The Center spearheads programs where nurse, education and employer partnerships flourish, producing statewide benefits. The Fast Facts acknowledge the collaborations and highlight some key nursing center successes.

The Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing focuses include collecting and disseminating nursing workforce data in Hawaiʻi, recruitment and retention of nurses, and research on best practices and quality care outcomes.  The Center is located at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa's School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, and has an advisory board appointed by the Governor. HSCN is funded by Hawai‘i nurses through a surcharge on licensing fees.

For more information about the Hawai‘i Center for Nursing, visit http://hawaiicenterfornursing.org/.

To download the “2013 Annual Report: A Report to Governor Neil Abercrombie and the Hawai‘i State Legislature," go to http://hawaiicenterfornursing.org/annual_reports/.