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Uniting States, Sharing Strategies: Hawaii's Innovative Ways to Educate its Nursing Workforce

Lewis, Laurie

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: June 2010 - Volume 110 - Issue 6 - pp 58-61
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000377692.94973.0d
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Editor's note: This is the sixth in a series of articles describing a public and private collaborative effort coordinated by the Center to Champion Nursing in America at AARP to redesign nursing education to prepare the future nursing workforce.

The sixth article in this series describes how Hawaii is tacklin geographic isolation to promote nursing education.

Laurie Lewis is a freelance medical writer in New York City. The author acknowledges the contributions to this article of Sandra A. LeVasseur, PhD, RN, director of the online PhD program in the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and associate director of research at the Hawaii State Center for Nursing; Lois Magnussen, EdD, APRN, professor in the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and chairperson of the Hawaii Statewide Nursing Consortium; Barbara P. Mathews, MS, RN, NEA-BC, director of nursing administration/MBA programs in the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and former executive director of the Hawaii State Center for Nursing; and Victoria Niederhauser, DrPH, APRN, associate dean of academics in the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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