Health Sciences, EMS & Nursing

Kapi'olani Community College

July - September 2021 Newsletter

Keep Up to Date

This is a quarterly 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 application deadlines, 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.

Information Sessions

Each program offers information sessions open to the public. During these information sessions, program faculty will cover program requirements, the application process, and career outlook.
Health Science & EMS Information Session

Register through Zoom to attend Health Science Information Sessions.

Nursing Information Session

View online pre-recorded sessions or attend a live Zoom session.

Academic Advising

Whether it's creating your academic pathway or applying to a program, visit a counselor for assistance. Academic advising services:


  • course selection
  • financial aid assistance
  • academic planning
Health Science & EMS Advising: Drop-in Appointments

Drop-in for an unscheduled phone or Zoom advising session. Monday thru Thursday 9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:00pm. Click on the button above.

Health Science & EMS Advising: Scheduled Appointments

Schedule a phone or Zoom appointment with a Health Science & EMS counselor click on the button above or call (808) 734-9224.

Pre-Nursing Advising: Drop-in Appointments

Drop-in for an unscheduled phone or Zoom meeting with a Nursing counselor on Wednesdays 1:00-4:00pm. Click on the button above.

Pre-Nursing Advising: Scheduled Appointments

Schedule a phone or Zoom appointment with a Nursing counselor on Tuesdays between 9:00am-12:00pm. Click on the button above.

Health Science & EMS Contact Information

Russ Kinningham (RESP, OTA, MLT, MEDA, DENT, CHW)

Kristy Minamishin Yoshikawa (EMT, MICT, PTA, Rad Tech)

Department/Program Updates

LIVE: Health Science & EMS Updates

Click here to view the most up-to-date information or changes with Health Science & EMS pograms.

LIVE: Nursing Updates

Click here to view the most up-to-date information or changes with the Nursing programs.

COVID-19 Vaccinations for FALL 2021

Although the state is almost 60% vaccinated, 100% of Health Science, EMS, and Nursing students must be vaccinated in order to return to campus.

Saying Good-Bye

We would like to wish our Nursing and Health Science retirees a "Happy Retirement" and a great big "Mahalo", for your contributions to the community through serving our nursing, health science and EMS students and graduates.


  • Janice Ferguson
  • Debbie Harris
  • May Kealoha
  • Cera Kim Sunada
  • Liz Ottoson
  • Laura Ohara
  • Sally Pestana

Student Support for Health Career Students

Kūlia ma Kapi‘olani: The Native Hawaiian CTE Project

The goal of the program is assist Native Hawaiian students in CTE and STEM program to graduate and succeed in employment.


If you are an accepted student to the Health Science, EMS or Nursing programs and are of Native Hawaiian decent you may be eligible for these resources:



  • Funding for experiential opportunities such as conferences and added training
  • Stipends for unpaid internships, practicum and clinical experiences
  • Support for licensure and certification
  • Financial aid and scholarship application assistance
  • Job readiness services and workshops
  • Peer mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Computer lab and laptop loans



For more information contact kcckulia@hawaii.edu, located in ‘Iliahi 231, (808) 734-9343.

The Future of Healthcare Training in Hawai'i

UHealthy Hawaiʻi is an initiative to leverage the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) System to improve health and health care in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.

The UH System has significant health sciences programs that collectively play an essential role in educating Hawaiʻi’s health workforce and addressing the health challenges facing Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.


Kapi'olani Community College has just announced a 3-year funding grant to expand training opportunities through hybrid distance education for neighboring Islands. We are currently in the planning process, for more information please subscribe to this newsletter and continue to check on the Health Science & EMS Updates.

Mahalo for reading. Stay connected.