Baccalaureate Nursing Program

Cecilia Mukai

Cecilia Mukai
Cecilia Mukai

Academic history/degrees

  • PhD Educational Psychology 1991, UH Mānoa
  • MSN Family Nurse Practitioner 1976, Yale University
  • BS Nursing 1973, UH Mānoa
  • Certificate in Telecommunication and Information Management 1998, UH Mānoa

Academic Experiences

Associate Professor in Nursing at UH Hilo from 1990 to present, with over 20 years of teaching experience. Taught at Hawaiʻi Community College from 1987-1990, UH Mānoa from 1981 - 1987, including Hilo High School in summer 1998 and Kapiʻolani Community College in summer 1985. Have taught wide range of students, from high-school to graduate school, including continuing education non-credit courses and a home health aide course.

Professional Experiences

Have been a practicing Registered Nurse since 1973 and a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1976. Currently affiliated with Dr. Kevin Kurohara in Hilo. Previously, worked as a nurse practitioner with the Veteran's Administration in Hilo, Kaiser Permanente in Honolulu and Fair Haven Community Health Clinic in Connecticut. Have been a staff nurse at Halifax Regional Hospital in Nova Scotia, Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, Waterbury Visiting Nurse's Association in Connecticut and St. Francis Hospital in Honolulu.

Pearls of Wisdom

"Aim for excellence: Be all you can be...do your best, and God will do the rest."


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