304A-1404 Center for nursing; establishment; advisory board. (a) There is established, within the University of Hawaii school of nursing and dental hygiene, a center for nursing.

(b) The dean of the school of nursing and dental hygiene, or the dean's designee, shall direct the activities of the center for nursing. There shall be an advisory board composed of nine voting members, a majority of whom shall be nurses or representatives of nursing organizations, appointed by the governor pursuant to section 26-34 to staggered terms, including:

(1) Five members who are nurses with an active Hawaii nursing license, including but not limited to:

(A) A nursing executive;

(B) An advanced practice registered nurse;

(C) A nurse affiliated with a nurse collective bargaining organization; and

(D) A doctorally-prepared nurse educator or a doctorally-prepared nurse researcher; and

(2) Four members who have a background or experience in health care delivery, finance, workforce, representation of hospitals and acute care hospitals of the State, and community agencies or consumer groups.

The center may invite other members of the public with specific backgrounds to participate as ex officio, nonvoting members.

(c) The members of the advisory board for the center for nursing shall serve without compensation.

(d) Each appointed member of the advisory board shall serve a term of four years. No member may be appointed to more than two consecutive terms. Any vacancy in an unexpired term shall be filled by appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term. [L 2006, c 75, pt of 2; am L 2008, c 173, 1; am L 2014, c 62, 2]


Cross References


Center for nursing fee, see 457-9.5.



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