Community outreach projects, service-learning and supervised clinical experiences result in nursing professionals well-prepared to care for patients and to help ensure the health of the public in Hawaii, the Pacific and beyond. Here are some of the many health care facilities that participate in clinical partnerships with Chaminade:
In 2011-2012, nursing students participated in Project SHINE, Next Step Homeless Shelter, Palolo Ohana Learning Center, therapeutic activities with animals, Palolo Head Start, Kokua Kalihi Valley, Inclusive Recreation (IRec), and an airport triage simulation. Sophomore nursing students conducted a health assessment using community based research techniques and created a collection of oral histories from residents of long term care facilities.
Nursing student Jamie Wong takes the blood pressure of 9 year-old Donovan.
In June 2012, Nursing professor Trish Kiladis served as faculty mentor to nursing students Dillon Wier, Jamie Wong, January Demello, and Jason Sanchez as they participated in the 12th Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved, and Health Equity sponsored by the Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) in Houston, Texas in June 2012. They were joined by Pre-health students Lyndsey Helgeson, Kayla Balasbas, Jay-Mee-Rae Pang, Arlene Invencion and Professor Patti Lee-Robinson.
The conference was an opportunity to meet many health professionals from multiple disciplines and politicians involved in creating health care policy. While there, the nursing students presented their service learning research on the health perceptions of Hawaii residents.