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Lorrie Wong, PhD, MS, RN, CHSE-A

Director, University of Hawai'i Translational Health Science Simulation Center
Associate Professor


School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 302
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-7709, Fax: 808-956-3257
Email: lorriew@hawaii.edu


Lorrie Wong has taught at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (UHSONDH) since 1989. She received her PhD from the UHSONDH, her master’s degree in nursing from Columbia University, a bachelor’s degree in nursing and post-master’s certificate in adult advanced practice nursing from the UHSONDH. She is an adult advanced practice nurse with experience in critical care, intensive care and trauma. She has been honored numerous times with the Nurse Educator Award, a recognition provided by the graduating class of nursing students and received the University of Hawai‘i Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching in 2004. In 2010 she was selected to participate in the National League for Nursing Simulation Educator Program. Her research interests include integrating new technology into health care education for students as well as clients with chronic diseases. She has been invited to present at local, national and international conferences on the topic of simulation learning methodology and curriculum integration.

In 2006, Dr. Wong was appointed as the Director for Simulation Learning, responsible for overseeing the development of the University of Hawaii School of Nursing’s simulation program. She worked with the UH THSSC development team to oversee the expansion of the school’s simulation capabilities through the development of the new state-of-the art Translational health science simulation center and the organization of a statewide Simulation Collaborative.

In 2014, Dr. Wong was appointed to the College of Health Sciences and Social Welfare Interprofessional Education Workgroup. The workgroup has been charged to expand cross-school education collaboration, strengthen areas of common interest, and provide an open forum to address health and social welfare related issues in education. 


PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Post Master’s Certificate, University of Hawaii at Manoa
MS, Columbia University
BS, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Clinical Practice: 

Adult Health

Teaching Focus or Educational Interest: 

Pathophysiologic Nursing Concepts, Pathophysiology, Introduction to Nursing Research, Interprofessional Education

Research Focus: 

Simulation, Diabetes Self Management, Interprofessional Education

Recent Publications: 
Sakai, D., Marshall, S., Kasuya, R., Wong, L., Deutsch,M., Guerriero, M.,  Brooks, P., Fong, S., Omori, J. (2012). Interprofessional Education: Future Nurses and Physicians Learning Together. Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 71(6), 168-171.
Forneris, S., Crownover, J., Dorsey, L., Leahy, N.,  Maas, N., Wong, L., Zabriskie, A., Zavertnik, J. (2012).  Integrating QSEN and ACES:  An NLN simulation leader project.  Nursing Education Perspectives, May/June
Wong, L (2011, April). (Abstract) Recruitment Asian and Pacific Islanders into a clinical research trial.   Published in proceedings of 44th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Communicating Nursing Research Conference held in Las Vegas, NV: WIN

Berg, B., Vincent, D., Wong, L. (2008). Japanese simulation at simtiki simulation center. International Nursing Review (Japan), 31(4), 37-41.

Berg, B., Wong, L., Vincent, D. (2007). Teaching nursing skills at a distance using a remotely-controlled human patient simulator. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 3(8), 17-19.

Ellermann, C., Kataoka-Yahiro, M., Wong, L. (2006). Logic models used to enhance critical thinking. Journal of Nursing Education, 45(6), 220-227.

Funded Grants: 
Enhancing Nursing Education with Simulation Equipment (HRSA -10-17) 
Purchase equipment to enhance education for Advanced Nursing Education
9/2010- 8/2011 for $300,000
Principal Investigator
Enhancing Nursing Education with Simulation equipment (HRSA -10-172) 
Purchase equipment to enhance education for NEPR program.
9/2010- 8/2011 for $300,000
Principal Investigator
Interdisciplinary Team training with the Use of Patient Simulation as an Educational Methodology to Improve Communication, Leadership and Teamwork (HIPSTER)
Cooperative Research Partnership Grant with the Queen’s Medical Center and UHM School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
8/2013-8/2016 for $25,000
Co-Principal Investigator               
Integrating Simulation Learning and a Crisis resource management program into clinical experiences for medical surgical nursing
2010 for $8,200
Principal Investigator


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