WCC Nursing
Pathway Garden:

Students clearing the land and preparing the start of our new garden.Garden

Kelsey Nakamoto

Kelsey Nakamoto

I am the chair of the WCC Nursing Pathway. I am blessed to say that I am a part of this one of a kind Nursing Pathway Program and this experience has made me the person I am today. This program has allowed me to develop leadership skills, learn and apply my knowledge of la‘au lapa‘au, Hawaiian medicinal medicine, and most importantly, honor my sense of Kuleana. As the chair of this program, it has helped me tremendously to be a better public speaker, as well as being able to build on my critical thinking skills. With the knowledge that I have gained from our healing garden and from class, I am able to pass it down to current CNA students and to my family and friends. There is no other nursing program with the ability to provide such accomplishments in just five years. Being a member of the WCC Nursing Pathway Program has prepared me to be the best nurse for the job. I am truly excited to see what my future holds.



'Ike aku, 'ike mai, kokua aku kokua mai; pela iho la ka nohana 'ohana:

Recognize others, be recognized, help others, be helped; such is a family relationship.


Students of the Nursing Pathway are actively engaged in service and fundraising to earn a chance to succeed in college and have a better future. When asked how important is it to you to fundraise in order to pay your own way through college, one student said...

"We work endless hours to pursue a career in native-based healing. We are asking for support so that we will have opportunities to serve others as a means to earning our own way through college. We do our very best to always find ways to help one another through life and college, including fundraising to earn money to pay for things that financial aide doesn't cover. One fundraiser we are passionate about is sharing our indigenous art to raise money. We have packaged a set of six greeting cards that were produced by students in the Nursing Pathway out of Poverty. Each card represents a special healing story within the actual art and the colors used".

Gift Cards

Thank you for your interest in Windward Community College’s Nursing Pathway and ordering the artistic greeting cards designed by nursing students who have artfully depicted their cultural experiences in health care. Each greeting card set includes six different prints and are valued at $5 each set.  The greeting cards help to perpetuate the healing power of a hand written note.

When ordering our greeting cards please consider making a donation to the Nursing Pathway. Donations to the Nursing Pathway will help students cover tuition and other educational costs. The card sets are valued at $5. Any donation you make is appreciated.

To place an order, simply send your request via email to and our Nursing Pathway Treasurer, Chante Carter will gladly assist with the order process.

We will gladly package and ship greeting card gift sets for you in time to celebrate any occasion. In your order please indicate:

1. The number of greeting card sets that you would like to have sent to you and/or others.
2. Your name and/or name of others who you would like greeting card sets mailed to
3. Address(es)
4. Your phone number
5. Any message you would like to have included with the order

Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

Please make donations to: Windward Community College Nursing Pathway

Mail your check to:
Nursing Pathway
45-720 Kea’ahala Road.
Kaneohe, Hi, 96744

If you would like to make an additional donation, please click on the “make a gift” tab on top right side of the webpage


In addition to fundraising we depend on our community partners. Past and present funders include:

We deeply appreciate our current grant funders and invite your organization to consider joining their ranks:
Kamehameha Schools$587,000.00
Office of Hawaiian Affairs$200,000.00
Queen's Medical Center$75,000.00
Total Grant Funds$872,000.00

Please consider helping students stay in college by going to the Give Now tab, or contact us to learn more about the Nursing Pathway out of Poverty. Thank You.