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Lorrie Wong, PhD, MS, RN

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


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.


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, Integrated Nursing Practice Seminar, and Adult Health Nursing I

Research Focus: 

Simulation, Diabetes self management

Recent Publications: 

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: 

Integrating Simulation Learning and a Crisis resource management program into clinical experiences for medical surgical nursing. University of Hawaii School of Nursing. Funded 2010 for $8,200. Principal Investigator.

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