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MS Nursing Program gets Grant
by Kalamalama staff

HPU’s Division of Nursing was awarded a $32,000 Advanced Practice Education Nursing Traineeship grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The grant allows the University to award six to eight HPU nursing graduate students with one-time partial tuition scholarships for the fall 2002 semester. Priority will be given to students who plan to serve in underserved areas in the community upon completion of their graduate studies.“It is

wonderful to receive this funding as it helps to get more advanced practice nurses out into the community and provide greater access to health care,” said Dr. Dale Allison, HPU professor of nursing and project grant writer. “We hope to increase the number of traineeships in the future as the number of graduates of the Master of Science in Nursing program grows.”

Established in 1998, the MS Nursing degree program provides students with the necessary skills to succeed in the dynamic field of health care. Students can choose between two concentrations: Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist or Family Nurse Practitioner. The MSN program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.


MS Nursing Program gets Grant
by Kalamalama staff

HPU bestowed its highest honor, the Fellow of the Pacific Award, on Honolulu philanthropist Jessie Cheng, for her dedication over the past 10 years in helping students achieve their educational goals. Cheng was recognized for her efforts at HPU’s 19th Annual Honors Banquet, held April 8 at the Hawai‘i Prince Hotel.

Through the Jessie Cheng Scholarships, Cheng provides assistance to students of Chinese ancestry who have achieved academic excellence and demonstrated financial need. Each year, 10 students are awarded $1,000 tuition waivers. To date, she has assisted 72 HPU students with their tuition.

Helping students has been a lifelong mission for Cheng, who believes it is important to help students reach their educational potential. She takes a personal interest in scholarship recipients and makes time each year to meet with students on campus. Her message to them is simple: “Help others in need and pass on the tradition of giving.”

Cheng, originally from Shanghai, lived in Hong Kong and Paris before coming to Hawai‘i 23 years ago.

Past recipients of the Fellow of the Pacific award have included governors and U.S. senators, business leaders, educators, philanthropists, and noted professionals in a host of fields.


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