Hawai‘i Nurses Continuing Education
Hawai‘i Nurses CE!
We have new leadership, and a new look and kept the same goal of providing quality and timely seminars.
All our seminars are submitted for nursing contract hours in accordance with the Hawai‘i State Board of Nursing regulations.
The mission of Hawai‘i Nurses CE is to promote competency and professionalism in nursing by providing informative, affordable, timely, and engaging continuing education programs to meet license requirements for Nurse Practitioners, RN’s and LPNs. HNCE’s faculty are highly-educated leaders in the profession of nursing and healthcare. Our programs certify and recognize the knowledge and accomplishments of individual nurses across all practice areas. We work with healthcare organizations to promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. We offer educational materials to support nurses and organizations as they work to maintain continued competency in the profession. HNCE was incorporated in March 2017.
Who We Are
Hawai‘i nurses continuing education was founded in 2019 by Leslie Jane Sullivan, RN, MSN, MA, EdDC. Her vision was to provide continuing education for Hawai‘i’s nurses to meet state licensing requirements, encourage professional growth and clinical practice via continuing competency and mutual support.
CEO and Educator
In January 2023, Hawai‘i Nurses Continuing Education became Hawai‘i Nurses CE. It continues to provide timely education for Hawai‘i nurses. K. U‘ilani Chow-Rule became an RN in 2001 after graduating from Hawai‘i Pacific University. She received her masters in Nursing from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2010 and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo in 2020. Her doctorate project was on integrating cultural safety into nursing practice. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. U‘ilani has worked in various areas including community health, ER, home health, palliative care, continuing care (hospital discharge and UR) and administration. She currently works as an Assistant Professor.
Martin Barrozo is an LPN with over ten years of nursing experience. He received his BSN from the University of Phoenix. His experience includes long term care and medication management. Martin started out with HNCE as a participant. He enjoyed the seminars so much, he volunteered his assistance and is now the Operations Manager and Assistant Planner For Hawai‘i Nurses CE. He provides logistical help with seminars, sets up the AV equipment and has served as a guest speaker at our seminars!
About Our Logo
The Kukui is Hawai‘i’s state tree. It is symbolic of learning, protection and enlightenment. Also known as the candle nut tree, Hawaiians used the oily nut as their source of lighting fuel. One nut burns for about 15 minutes, which also became a measurement of time. Medicinally, it is used to treat constipation, insect bites, wounds and chapped lips. The nut is also used in dyes (painting kapa or in tatoos), as a preservative (used on fishing nets), as a seasoning for food (‘inamona) and can be made into lei. Because of its many medicinal uses and its symbolism for knowledge, the kukui was the perfect symbol for Hawai‘i Nurses CE which strives to epitomize the application of nursing knowledge and how it applies to the people of Hawai‘i.
There are many online opportunities to earn CE. We offer in-person seminars that typically provide 8 hours of continuing education. Our seminars provide you with interesting, thoughtful topics that can be uniquely applied to patient care in Hawai‘i, an opportunity to meet colleagues and make new friends in a comfortable atmosphere, AND, a light breakfast and lunch are included!
We provide consultation services on how to integrate nursing continuing education to meet your facility's needs. We specialize in integrating cultural aspects unique to Hawai‘i into the curriculum to meet Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion requirements and recommendations.