Doctor of nursing practice alumna Miki Miura receives award for excellence from American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Miki Miura, (Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2019) is a nurse practitioner who serves health clinics on Oʻahu as an independent provider and who runs her own coaching business on nursing practice.

Miki in her office with a client.
Miki Miura, who earned her doctor of nursing practice degree from UH Hilo in 2019, works as an independent provider of nursing practice services at clinics on Oʻahu. (Courtesy photo)

By Susan Enright.

Miki Miura pictured
Miki Miura

A doctor of nursing practice alumna from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is the recipient of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners’ 2024 State Award for Excellence in Hawaiʻi. The award is presented annually to one nurse practitioner and one related advocate from each state, district, or territory.

Miki Miura, who hails from Japan, received her doctor of nursing practice degree from UH Hilo in 2019. Previously, she earned a bachelor of nursing from St. Luke’s College of Nursing (now St. Luke’s International University) in Japan, and a bachelor of nursing and master of science in nursing from Hawaiʻi Pacific University in Honolulu.

“As a nursing student in Japan, I dreamed of becoming a nurse practitioner in the U.S. someday,” says Miura. “I came to the U.S. to attend a nurse practitioner program when I was 25. Learning complex subjects like nursing in my second language was challenging. I remember bringing an English-Japanese dictionary to my first clinical rotation in the U.S.”

She is currently a nurse practitioner as an independent provider at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center on Oʻahu, where she specializes in women’s health. She examines, diagnoses, and treats obstetric and gynecological problems as well as primary care issues both as an independent provider as well as in collaboration with other health care professionals. She is the preceptor development coordinator at the center and provides preceptor training for the center’s nurse practitioner residency program.

Miura also is a nurse practitioner as an independent provider at St. Luke’s Clinic in Honolulu where she provides various gynecology care to patients who are English speaking and/or Japanese speaking.

In addition, Miura is owner and executive officer of the JANP Project, an LLC company that provides online coaching services to foreign nursing students and nurses to build a successful nurse practitioner career in the U.S. Miura also conducts online and in-person seminars regarding nursing practice and education in the U.S. and Japan.

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Story by Susan Enright, a public information specialist for the Office of the Chancellor and editor of UH Hilo Stories. She received her bachelor of arts in English and certificate in women’s studies from UH Hilo.