Nursing school partnership addresses neonatal needs in Hawai'i and California

By Karin Rush-Monroe on April 17, 2009

With preterm births — and the number of premature infants who survive — on the rise in the United States, UCSF has launched a unique neonatal nursing program in collaboration with the University of Hawaii. The NeoRISK Project aims to address the national shortage of skilled neonatal nurse practitioners, especially in rural areas, and to prepare graduates to support the highest-risk infants once they leave the hospital. The following press release was issued by the University of Hawaii.