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$729,000 for UH Mānoa Master’s Entry Program in Nursing

$729,000 for UH Mānoa Master’s Entry Program in Nursing

Grant from HMSA Foundation leverages large national grant

HONOLULU – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Nursing has received two grants totaling $729,000 to support students in the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN). Launched in 2008, the MEPN Program is an accelerated entry program leading to a Master’s of Science in Nursing, the only program of its kind in Hawai‘i. It is designed for students who have a baccalaureate or higher degree in a field other than nursing and who have not previously attended a registered nurse educational program. The purpose of this alternative entry program is to equip students with entry-level professional nurse competencies as a foundation for advanced practice roles. The program consists of an intensive pre-licensure year transitioning into one of several specialty nursing pathways.

Recent Donors to MEPN

Local Favorites Made Diabetes-Friendly At Zippy’s Restaurants

Local Favorites Made Diabetes-Friendly At Zippy’s Restaurants

Zippy’s dine-in locations on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island today rolled out healthier menu options for customers with diabetes and prediabetes. Customer favorites from their breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, including veggie omelettes, teri beef and broiled salmon, were modified to reduce fats, sugars and carbohydrates. The new menu, available during the month of October, was created in partnership with Kaiser Permanente Hawaii and the American Diabetes Association to offer better dining choices for the over 497,800 people in Hawaii who have diabetes or prediabetes.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $220,000 to Community Organizations

 Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $220,000 to Community Organizations

Reinforcing its commitment to improving the total health and well-being of its community, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced five organizations who will benefit from a combined total of more than $220,000 in community grant funds.

Kaiser Permanente Presents October Senior Summit Seminar on Disaster Preparedness

The Senior Summit Seminars, presented by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, provide ongoing educational opportunities on a wide variety of topics specific to seniors. The emphasis is on prevention, personal growth, and learning how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. All lectures are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required; call the respective location.

 

TOPIC: BE PREPARED FOR WHEN DISASTER STRIKES

The City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management will provide emergency preparedness information and materials to better prepare you and your family on what to expect when the next disaster strikes.

Learn How to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Active on October 8

“Keeping Your Brain Healthy and Active,” a free informational presentation, will be offered at the Manoa Valley Church on Wednesday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the new Senior Multipurpose Room.  The public is invited to attend.  

New Pain Management Guidelines Help Joint Replacement Patients

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is working to improve pain management for joint replacement patients. New guidelines, developed by the state’s largest integrated health care organization, were recently published in Nursing Clinics of North America. The project looked at patients who were using opioids before surgery for pain relief and how opioid tolerance can result in poor pain management and delayed recovery. The findings were also presented at the national conference for the American Society of Pain Management Nursing earlier this month.

“Pain can reduce a patient’s desire and ability to get up and move following surgery,” said Kathleen Doi, APRN, MS, CNS, Pain Management Services. “Movement, especially following joint replacement, is critical to improving range of motion and being able to return to a home setting.”

Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents “The No Barriers Life: Erik Weihenmayer"

Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents “The No Barriers Life: Erik Weihenmayer"
HAWAI‘I PACIFIC HEALTH PRESENTS“THE NO BARRIERS LIFE: ERIK WEIHENMAYER, BLIND ADVENTURER, SPEAKER, AUTHOR & FILMMAKER” 

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