University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, HI
 NCIN scholars are paired with three kinds of mentors: professional nurses, peers, and faculty. All provide support and advice.

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 Round 3: 2010 – 2011
Shawne Hampton
May Nicole
Bryscen Prothero
Lindsey Tom
Round 4: 2011 – 2012
Josette Dudoit
Marquita Granada
Malia Kahawaii
Ty McComas
Susan Rojas
Round 5: 2012 – 2013
Sayoko Hackler
Kendra Ho Ching
Keani Kamai
Elizabeth Stoltzman
Memorie Tiapula
Round 6: 2013 – 2014
Angela Cash
Bryan Chin
Andrea Kekipi-Aurio
Daniel Layman
Melyssa Majano
Liat Miller
Catherine O'Connor
Dara Pagaduan
Faapisa Soli
Nohea Taufaasau
Round 7: 2014 – 2015
Mathew Bellhouse-King
Kody Cabreros
Juliana Caldwell
Shantaye Cardoza-Maikui
Jennifer Hashimoto
Antoinette Hemmings
Yvette Konigsberg
Erika LaPuente
Michelet Louis
Jonathan Raffesberger
Haley Rosehill
Aaron Summers
Yvonne Yokono
 Giving back to the community is a tradition at the school of nursing, which has a successful track record of recruiting, retaining, and graduating students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. Historically, these have included students with Japanese, Korean, and Filipino backgrounds. Many NCIN alumni have returned to their homes on neighboring islands or to rural communities to care for those in under served communities. The NCIN program emphasizes leadership and mentorship. Scholars work to develop key leadership competencies including self-knowledge; strategic vision; risk-taking and creativity; interpersonal and communication effectiveness; and to find ways to inspire and lead change. The mentoring work focuses on skill building and role modeling that includes cultural sensitivity and awareness.


The native culture of Hawaii is celebrated and represent a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds. 

For most of us, our first recollection of the birthing process comes from family stories, a video in health class, or a sitcom scene. For Eiko Cusick, however...


I believe this about nursing… “Nursing is about caring for others, putting others before one’s self, meticulous attention to detail and a relentless pursuit to adhere to the highest standards set by those who have come before me.”

I believe this about nursing..."Nursing is most rewarding!" 

"I've realized that 'advocacy for early childhood education, sex education, literacy, drug rehabilitation, welfare, food security, parenting classes, and humane mental health treatment IS nursing.'"

 I believe this about nursing...