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Office (808) 735-4797 Cell (808) 429-2972

Chaminade Nursing Program Cleared To Launch
--Hawaii State Board Of Nursing Gives Approval--

HONOLULU—Thursday, March 4, 2010— Chaminade University now has a nursing program. The Hawaii State

Board of Nursing gave Chaminade its blessing today and the necessary approval it needed to officially launch its nursing program this fall 2010. “This welcomed approval means that in August, our first students on track towards earning their Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN) will begin classes,” said Chaminade Dean for Nursing, Stephanie Genz, EdD, MSN, RN.

It also means that in 2014, the university can expect to graduate its first class of 40 to 50 nurses. These graduates will have the foundational nursing knowledge and skills necessary for the profession, have the abilities to provide quality patient care, and be prepared for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

“We are grateful for the board’s approval. The nursing program will address nursing shortages in local communities, the Pacific region and the U.S. continent,” said Chaminade president, Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM, Ph.D. “The nursing profession gives our students excellent career opportunities in a dynamic field where they can serve with significance. This makes the nursing vocation a perfect fit, well-aligned with our mission and identity as a university whose goal is to prepare students for life, careers and for service.”

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 uniquely 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;
· Leadership in advocating for the populations they served.

Curriculum will include patient-center care, inter-professional teams, patient safety, professionalism, lifespan, and end-of-life care.

The program will be housed in the Dr. Lawrence K. W. And Mrs. BoHing Chan Tseu Center for Nurse Education, a leading edge physical facility for nursing, which includes two nursing skills laboratories, dedicated computer and instructional rooms, state-of-the-art human simulator suite, standardized patient laboratory, faculty offices and 10 newly renovated teaching research laboratories for the biomedical sciences. In November 2009, Dr. Tseu made a capital gift of $1 million for the final construction of the nursing center, ensuring its opening in fall 2010.

Inspired by recent gifts supporting Chaminade University's nursing program from two Chaminade regents honoring their wives and the nursing profession last November, J. Michael Windsor yesterday donated $100,000 for the first endowed nursing scholarship in his late wife's name, Mary. Windsor, who serves on the university's board of governors, lost his wife last summer. His wife was a nurse, who found much joy and meaning in her profession, and for Windsor, this was an especially appropriate way to honor her.

In 2006, the vision for the program was ignited by former Chaminade president, Mary Civille (Sue) Wesselkamper, D.S.W. In July of 2009, the torch was passed on to Genz, who is happy to monitor the excitement. “We are only five months away from greeting our first students and can hardly wait,” she said.

Celebrating more than 50 years of educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University offers programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. The main campus is located in Kaimuki at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816, with 10 satellite locations around Oahu military bases and Catholic parishes and schools. For more information, visit the Chaminade web site at <> or call (808) 735-4711.


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