Maria Moreno-Chow, FNP, CEN, CPEN

University of Hawaii at Manoa DNP

Maria Moreno-Chow is an established nursing professional with over 20 years of nursing experience. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner pursing her Doctor of Nursing Practice at University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Nursing (UHMSON). Moreno-Chow attended Hawaii Loa College, graduated in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Earned a bachelor’s degree in Premedical Studies from Hawaii Pacific University, 1999 and a Master’s degree in Nursing, UHMSON, 2005. Moreno-Chow practices as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at Waimanalo Health Center, Waimanalo, Hawaii and as Commander, US Navy Reserves. Additionally, as staff in the Emergency Department, Castle Medical Center, Kailua, Hawaii. She is a Certified Emergency Nurse and Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse. Besides clinical positions, she instructs and facilitates the Emergency Nurses Pediatric and Trauma Nursing Care Course, Pediatric and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Moreno-Chow was commissioned as an ensign in the US Navy Nurse Corps, Reserve Component in 1994. She has been recalled to active duty and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) and aboard the United States Naval Ship (USNS) Comfort T-AH 20 and USNS Mercy T-AH 19 for humanitarian missions. Moreno-Chow is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International-Gamma Psi, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Navy Nurse Corps Association, the Association of Military Surgeons United States, and the Emergency Nurses Association. Moreno-Chow’s scholarly focus is from her own personal experience as an OEF combat veteran, improving the coordination of care for Hawaii-based Navy Reservist.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Veteran Healthcare – Improving Veteran’s Healthcare/Care Coordination
Dissertation: Capstone Project: Improving access to care for Hawaii-based Navy Reservists

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