Career and Community Education
Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) Pathway


Jamie Boyd, Ph.D., APRN
tel:  (808) 235-7384

Program Assistant

Dawn Poh
tel: (808) 235-7328
Our indigenous curriculum includes Western medicinal teachings, Hawaiiana and gardening. The curriculum will prepare the student to achieve a level of knowledge, skills and abilities essential to provide basic care to ill and disabled persons. These skills to include, but not limited to, obtaining vital signs, bathing, grooming, positioning, toileting and ambulating. Instruction also to include legal rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting individual residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. Teaching methodologies include lecture, lab and supervised clinical hours in a long-term care facility. In Hawaii, cultural understanding in the healthcare setting promotes holistic healing and alternatives to Western medicine. Our program strongly believes a balance of mind, body and soul promotes positive outcomes for the patient and caregiver. Upon successful completion of the course and clinical hours students will be awarded a Certificate of Professional Development which will allow them eligibility to take the State of Hawaii Nurse Assistant Competency Evaluation examination with Prometric to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).

Course Schedule

Instructor: Jamie Boyd, Ph D., APRN

Start date: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Class Instruction: 6 Weeks
Total hours: 150 hours
Class meets: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 107

Clinical Instruction: 8 Days (2 Weeks)
Class meets: Monday - Thursday, 5:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Ann Pearl Nursing Facility, 45-181 Waikalua Road, Kaneohe

Cost: $1,190.00 (Tuition assistance available for those who qualify.)    
State Certification Exam: $225.00 (Not included in tuition.)

HLTH7000 1/20 – 3/12 30 mtgs.
HLTH7000 3/30 – 5/21 32 mtgs.

If you are intrested please call Dawn Poh at (808) 235-7328.

Download course flyer.

CNA Evening/Saturday Course, Spring 2015

Tentative Dates: 3/30 - 6/4 40 mtgs.
Class meets: 2 weekday evenings TBD, 6:00–9:00 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

For more information call Dawn at (808) 235-7328.

CNA Information Sessions

The CNA Program conducts information sessions on Thursdays, between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. 
To schedule an appointment to attend an information session call Dawn at (808) 235-7328.
Please fill out the form below or call Dawn Poh at (808) 235-7328.


Kokua Line - Oct. 29, 2014

To Dr. Jamie Boyd and her nursing students manning the first aid station and the nursing school tent at the Windward Hoolaulea. Mahalo also to Kaui and Kelona, who kept an eye on me while I waited to feel better.
Kaui even taught me how to make palaia (Hawaiian kendama). As Dr. Boyd tended to me, I knew that I was in capable, caring hands. All of the nursing students were caring and professional. Thank you to all of you. -- Darren

Midweek - May 8, 2013

Dr. Jamie Boyd is honored for her work at Windward Community College.

Hawaii Public Radio

Nursing Enriched By Native Values.
Jamie Boyd
Dr. Jamie Boyd is a family nurse practitioner, nurse researcher, and associate professor with the University of Hawai’i. Jamie holds a Ph. D. in Nursing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa,  is a fellow of the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence and studied food as medicine. She is also affiliated with the Na Liko Noelo program of ‘Imi Hale – The Native Hawaiian Cancer Awareness, Research and Training Network. Jamie designed Hawaii’s first Nursing Pathway supporting under served students to access entry-level health career training and ascend to living wage jobs via a Nurse Aide to LPN to RN program. By design, her Pathway model engages students in self-governance to manage the Pathway while simultaneously training participants to be community leaders, stewards, and models of healthy living.