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Julie Kientz Elting, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE

Associate Professor of Nursing Director, Center for Nursing Scholarship

EdD, Educational Leadership, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CAMSN, Nursing, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI BSN, Nursing, University of Colorado, Denver, CO


I joined the SON after teaching in Hawaii for 11 years. I am a community-based Clinical Nurse Specialist with a focus on maternal child health and perinatal hospice. I have taught at all undergraduate levels - Introduction to Nursing, Pharmacology, Dosage Calculation, Maternal-Child, Community Health, Leadership, Evidence-Based Practice, and Research. My scholarship and research is based in nursing education; recruiting and retaining nursing faculty, inclusion of students with physical disabilities, educating students from diverse populations, clinical occupational health preparation, and utilizing evidence-based practice. Mentoring future nurse researchers and evidence-based practice nursing team members is a particular scholarly interest.


Community Clinical Nurse Specialist - focus maternal/child health, lactation, pregnancy/L&D/postpartum support


Elting, J. (2018). Monitoring student immunization, screening, and training records: An innovative use of the institutional learning management system.  Nursing Education Perspectives, 39(4), 262-263.

Elting, J. (2015). Organizational onboarding and socialization of adjunct clinical faculty in nursing education (Doctoral dissertation, University of Southern California). In Print.

Lectures and Presentations

Sigma Theta Tau International 45th Biennial Convention, Washington, DC. November 2019. Faculty Perceptions Regarding the Ability of Students with  Physical Disabilities to Complete a BSN Education.

Association of Community Health Nurse Educators 41st Annual Institute, Phoenix, AZ. May 2019. Barriers Construction Workers Face When Seeking Healthcare. 

Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn Faculty Scholarship Seminar, Brooklyn, NY. April 2019. Creating Healthy Work Environments. 

Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn Faculty Scholarship Roundtable, Brooklyn, NY. March 2019. Exploring a Nursing Education for Students with Physical Disabilities: A Student Initiated Research Study. 

Sigma Theta Tau Creating Healthy Workplaces Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.  February 2019. Developing an Evidence-Based Workplace Wellness Program for a Native Hawaiian Clinical Partner.

Western Institute of Nursing’s 51st Annual Nursing Research Conference, Spokane, WA. April 2018. Senior Nursing Student Knowledge of End-of-Life Care. 

Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Psi as-Large Chapter, University of Hawaii - Hilo, HI. February 2018. Professional Nursing Identity: The Journey of a Lifetime. (Keynote Speaker, Induction).

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research and Leadership Conference, Vancouver, BC. July 2017. Hepatitis B Protection and Millennial Healthcare Workers: A North American Perspective. 

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research and Leadership Conference, Vancouver, BC. July 2017. Best Practices for Delivering Telehealth Mental Health Services to High Risk Clients.

Western Institute of Nursing’s 50th Annual Nursing Research Conference, Denver, CO. April 2017. Vaccine Induced Seroprotection against Hepatitis B in BSN Students. 

American Organization of Nurse Executives Conference, Honolulu, HI. Hepatitis B Protection and Millennial Healthcare Workers. November 2016. 

American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Anaheim, CA. Translation to Practice: Utilizing the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice (JHNEBP) Model in a BSN Curriculum. November 2016. 

Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Conference, Las Vegas, NV. Organizational Socialization of Clinical Adjunct Faculty. November 2015.

Philippine Nurses Association of America, Honolulu, HI. The Experiences of Filipino American Men in Nursing Education. July 2015.

National Nurse Educator Summit, San Diego, CA. Perceptions of Clinical Adjunct Faculty of Common Onboarding Practices. April 2015.


2019 National Student Nurses’ Association Stellar Chapter Award - Chaminade University of Honolulu - Faculty Advisor (Award).

2017-18 Chaminade University of Honolulu: Undergraduate Research Ambassador and Mentor- selected by Provost’s office (Grant).

2017 American Association of State Colleges and Universities:  Japan Studies Institute Nippon Foundation Fellow (Grant).

2016-17 Chaminade University of Honolulu: Faculty Fellow - Title III Scholarship for Teaching and Learning (Grant).

2016 New York University: Faculty Resource Network, Dr. Rona Levin, mentor.   Summer Scholar-in-Residence (Grant).

2014 Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Psi at-Large: Nursing Research Grant 

2012 Hawaii Pacific University: Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Service to Faculty/Staff

Professional Affiliations

Certified Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing, 2010-present

Sigma Theta Tau International: Omega Nu Chapter (2019) Counselor; Gamma Psi at-Large Chapter (2007-2019) Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary

National Student Nurses’ Association: Sustaining Member

Association of Community Health Nurse Educators: Member

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical, and Neonatal Nurses: Member

End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium: Trainer