A Message from the Founding Dean


My name is Dr. Stephanie Genz, the founding Dean of Nursing at Chaminade University of Honolulu. Thank you for your interest in the School of Nursing. Chaminade University of Honolulu offers a 4-year undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. The baccalaureate nursing program provides students with foundational nursing knowledge and skills necessary for professional nursing practice. We are proud to have received accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education in 2012.

The program centers on an innovative curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities that prepare tomorrow's nurses with the knowledge and skills that they need to provide safe, high quality patient care. The curriculum is visionary and includes a focus on important topics in today's changing health care environment such as genetics, care of the aging, technology, cultural diversity, simulation, community-based care, and informatics. The Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence K.W. (BoHing Chan) Tseu Center for Nursing Education is the home for nursing students and faculty, which includes the E.L. Wiegand Simulation Suite and Skills Laboratories. Facilities include 2 state-of-the-art skills labs with a total of 16 patient beds and a large simulation suite utilizing 6 high-fidelity human simulators, all to enhance student learning and skill development.

Just like in the Wizard of Oz, we are looking for students to begin a journey to become a Registered Nurse. Just like the Scarecrow, we are looking for students who have a keen brain and a willingness to learn; just like the Tin Man, we are looking for students who have a kind and caring heart and want to work with people; and just like the Lion, we are looking for students who have the courage to do the very good and very hard work of nursing. If this sounds like you and a career that you would enjoy, please contact us for more information about nursing at Chaminade University. I welcome you to be a part of this exciting time at Chaminade University and hope that you will consider the School of Nursing at Chaminade as your choice for top-notch nursing education.


Dr. Stephanie Genz
Founding Dean, School of Nursing

Founding Dean Genz

Dean Stephanie Genz

Founding Dean, Stephanie Genz, EdD, RN, formerly Assistant Dean of Nursing and faculty at Viterbo University, spearheads our nursing program. Dr. Genz is an experienced nurse, educator, and administrator with interests in the areas of public health, leadership, and trans-cultural nursing.

The Chaminade Nurse:

Commitment, Care, Comfort

Chaminade nurses will be committed to provide patients with safe, quality care.

With intelligence, heart and courage, the Chaminade nurse will be prepared to provide compassionate care to all patients.

The Chaminade nurse will provide comfort to patients through holistic nursing care, addressing mind, body and spirit.


School of Nursing


For inquiries please contact:

Heather Nakao
Program Assistant
Tel: (808) 735-4813
Fax: (808) 739-8564
email: nursing@chaminade.edu

Patricia Kiladis PhD (C), M.S., R.N.
Interim Dean of Nursing
Associate Professor of Nursing
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Tel: (808) 739-8347
Fax: (808) 739-8564
email: patricia.kiladis@chaminade.edu

School of Nursing offices:
Henry Hall, Room 110