Health Sciences, EMS & Nursing
Kapi'olani Community College
August- December 2022 Newsletter
Keep Up to Date
This is a triannual newsletter designed to keep students and the local community up to date with the ever-changing world of Nursing, Health Sciences, and Emergency Medical Services at Kapi'olani Community College. Stay on top of events, scholarship information, program updates, and much more. Stay connected.
Whether you are starting on your journey into the medical/health science field or already on the path connect with an Advising Counselor.
Register through Zoom to attend Health Science Information Sessions.
- Community Health Worker (CHW)
- Dental Assisting (DENT)
- Medical Assisting (MEDA)
- Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
- Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)
- Radiologic Technology (RAD TECH)
- Respiratory Care Practitioner (RESP)
Emergency Medical Service Programs include:
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Mobile Intensive Care Technician (MICT) (Paramedic)
- Long-Term Care Nurse Aide (LTCNA)
- Practical Nursing (PRCN)
- Transition for Licensed Practical Nurses (TRANS)
- Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) (Registered Nurse)
Drop-in for an unscheduled phone or Zoom advising session with a Health Science/EMS Counselor. Monday thru Thursday 9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:00pm. Click on the button above.
Drop-in for an unscheduled phone or Zoom meeting with a Nursing counselor on Tuesdays 9:00am - 12:00pm and Wednesdays 1:00-4:00pm. Click on the button above.
Health Science & EMS Contact Information
Russ Kinningham (CHW, MEDA, EMT, MICT, RESP)
Lani Suzuki-Severa (PTA, OTA, RAD, MLT, DENT)
Nursing Contact Information
PTA: 2022 Excellence in Teaching Award: Bennet Zazzera
Voted in by his students and colleagues, Professor Zazzera is dedicated and inspirational faculty member that we are so very proud of!
RESP Award: Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award
The CoARC Board used objective criteria based on key accreditation metrics documented in the 2020 Annual Report of Current Status. Programs were required to: (1) have three or more years of excellent outcomes data; (2) document RRT credentialing success of 100%; and (3) meet or exceed established CoARC accreditation thresholds.
Great work RESP team! 100% of Kapiʻolani Community College’s graduates have been certified as Registered Respiratory Therapists since 2008!
EMS Training: Reaching Across the State
The MICT or Paramedic program also is providing island wide training for those EMTs whom are ready for advancement in the workforce. For more information on the EMS programs contact our Health Science & EMS Counselors.
Nursing Program Accreditation: AWARDED!!!
With this national accreditation, the ADN and LPN-RN Transition Programs at Kap'iolani Community College will be accredited for another 8 years!
Announcing NEW Department Chair for Nursing: SABA KAM
Adult Residential Care Home Care Givers Program: CANCELLED!!
You may contact other state approved ARCH programs offered at:
Leeward CC: (808) 455-0477
Hawaii CC: (808) 974-97560
Kauai CC: (808) 245-8225
Saying Goodbye to Wes
Wes came to the college as the admissions/financial aid counselor and made his way up to the Nursing Department as the long-time Nursing Counselor. He has seen thousands of nursing students graduate and become nurses in our community. We thank you, Wes, for your dedication to the community and upholding the integrity and authenticity of counseling in the field of nursing and academics. Wes is a true inspiration and we wish him the best of retirement!!