In response to the current and on-going nursing faculty shortage, the Hawaiʻi State Center for Nursing (HSCN), with the financial support of the State of Hawaiʻi, provided free, online training to clinical nursing faculty across the state.
The online training course was delivered in January 2023. Funding from the State of Hawaiʻi provided training to 100% of the requests from Hawaiʻi nursing schools. Training current clinical nursing faculty with the knowledge and skills to effectively educate and evaluate current nursing students in the clinical environment strengthens the existing workforce and improves student outcomes and academic success.
Clinical nursing faculty are licensed nurses who teach nursing students in a clinical environment. Nursing students learn in two different settings:
The next Hawaiʻi cohort for the clinical faculty training course will be offered in the upcoming fiscal year. Nursing instructors who are interested in participating should contact their employer.
About the Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing
The Hawai‘i State Center of Nursing (HSCN) was established by the Hawai‘i State Legislature in 2003. HSCN is the champion for nursing excellence and is a trusted collaborative partner dedicated to developing a healthcare workforce committed to the promise of quality care for all the people of Hawai‘i. Through academic and employer partnerships, the HSCN provides accurate nursing workforce data for planning; disseminates nursing knowledge to support excellence in practice and leadership development; promotes a diverse workforce; and advocates for sound health policy to serve the changing healthcare needs of the people of Hawai‘i. Visit us at hawaiicenterfornursing.org.
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