Fast-Track nursing program offered at UH
The School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene is offering a new program to allow students who already have a four-year college degree to get a bachelor's degree in nursing within 18 months, the University of Hawaii at Manoa announced in a news release.
The "Fast-Track" program begins June 12 though mid-December 2007 and is available for students with a prior bachelor's degree in any field who are interested in a career change.
Upon successful completion of the program, a student will receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing and be eligible for the RN license exam.
Completion of pre-requisite courses such as chemistry, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, nutrition, statistics, English 100, two social science courses and Hawaiian and Pacific issues is also suggested.
Application deadline is March 1 .
Those interested in the program can go to the School of Nursing Web site, www.nursing.hawaii.edu for more information.
More than 20 eateries join 'Oahu Dines'
More than 20 restaurants have signed up for "Oahu Dines" and others are still joining the Life Foundation event to raise funds to fight HIV/AIDS, the foundation reports.
Participating restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds March 1 to support the oldest and largest AIDS organization in Hawaii.
Residents are encouraged to eat at an Oahu Dines restaurant on March 1 and to patronize the participating restaurants throughout the year to thank them for their support in the fight against AIDS, March 1," said Cathy Pudwill, Life Foundation event coordinator.
COX RADIO HAWAII and Oceanic Time Warner Cable are running public service announcements about the event and Hawaii Diner.com is advertising Oahu Dimes on its Web site., the foundation said.
Olena Rubin, host of OC16's Countdown Hawaii, Sonny Ching and others also are helping to promote the event, Catherine O'Brien, Life Foundation public relations assistant said in a news release.
For a list of participating restaurants, see www.oahudines.org; call Pudwill at 521-2437, ext. 250, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free long-term care seminar scheduled
Free seminars on long-term care will be presented from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23 in the 10th Floor conference room, Pan Am Building, 1600 Kapiolani Blvd.
Mutual of Omaha, Hawaii Division , is presenting the seminars with speaker Matt Parmenter, who is certified in long term care.
He will describe common misconceptions and how to protect assets, maintain independence and preserve quality of life.
Call 942-8133 to reserve a seat. Parking will be validated.