A J. Neves
Neves was born and raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. She is the mother of four children and two grandchildren. Her interest in nursing was kindled by the caring nurses at Kapiolani, Queens and UCLA Medical Centers when her youngest daughter was hospitalized numerous times for complications related to her major heart-lung defect. Her specialty field is child-adolescent psychiatric mental health nursing. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at UH SONDH and served as a preceptor for graduate students. She has completed a year of play therapy training. She has also completed a year of training as a Forgiveness Facilitator with the Stanford Forgiveness Project. She has been an active member of the Evidence-Based Service Committee with the Child-Adolescent Mental Health Division. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and Phi Theta Kappa honor societies.
Clinical Practice: Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children – Hematology/Oncology UH SONDH Child Adolescent Mental Health Nursing Grant – Providing mental health services for children, teens and families at the Department of Health/Child-Adolescent Mental Health Division/Leeward Oahu Family Guidance Center UH SONDH Department of Human Services Grant – Providing clinical outreach services to Native Hawaiian Communities. The Institute for Family Enrichment – Prescribing medication for children with behavioral problems on the Big Island under a DOE contract. UH SONDH Veterans Administration Nursing Academy – Teaching psychiatric-mental health nursing and assisting in the simulation lab. Teaching Focus or Educational Interest: Psychopharmacology, Psychosocial Nursing Concepts in Healthcare, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Lab, Bio-Behavioral Health Nursing, and Bio-Behavioral Health Nursing Clinic/Lab