Health Sciences, EMS & Nursing

Kapi'olani Community College

October - December 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 All

Announcement has been made by the Dean of Health Academic Programs that all students participating in the Kapi'olani Community College Health Science, EMS or Nursing programs must be fully vaccinated. See the Kapi'olani website for more COVID Updates.

Nursing Program Accreditation: October 5 - 7, 2021

The Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing (ACEN) will be visiting the Nursing Department at Kapi‘olani Community College on October 5-7, 2021 to complete a (re)accreditation evaluation of the Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program with the hope that the Kapi‘olani CC ADN Program will be reaccredited for another eight years through 2029.

Kapi'olani CC EMT Program on KAUAI for Fall 2022

The Emergency Medical Technician program will be offering a cohort on the island of Kauai starting in August 2022. In preparation for the program join us for an EMT Information Session, register for Spring 2022, start working on all required certifications and documentation and apply!


April 1 - June 1, 2022 is the application period. Don't wait too long to learn more about your future, start planning now. For inquiries join our Health Science and EMS counselors for a virtual walk-in advising appointment, Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-11:30am & 1:00-3:00pm.

Student Support for Health Career Students

Emergency Aid Funds: APPLY NOW!!!

Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) grant, Kapi'olani Community College is looking to help our students by providing financial support during this unprecedent time.


Please apply for this aid. It was meant for all students that have been affected by the corona virus, and let's face it, who hasn't been affected.


Please go to the Emergency Aid website and complete the application. There is no listed deadline so apply for Fall 2021 now!

Student Basic Needs...help is out there!!

Are you having issues with food security, housing, home goods, transportation, child care, paying for school, or finding work? Here is a possible solution...the Student Basic Needs website. This site was created to ensure that the basic needs of all UH students are being met. Enter your zip code and identify the various resources near you.

Mahalo for reading. Stay connected.