Photo: Edna Magpantay-MonroeEdna Magpantay-Monroe, Ed.D., APRN

Chief Nurse Administrator
School of Nursing
(808) 739-8380


NUR 190: Introduction to Nursing, NUR 290: Nursing Concepts, NUR 204: Complex Disease, NUR 206: Therapeutic Communications, NUR 301: Infection & Immunity, NUR 402: Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, NUR 499: Clinical Immersion, CUH 100: First Year Experience Seminar


Edna is one of the founding faculty for Chaminade University of Honolulu School of Nursing. She is licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) and as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the State of Hawaii. She has been a nurse for about 30 years, with formal teaching experience at least 25 years, and has practiced in several areas of nursing including intermediate care, medical/surgical, mental health, community health, home health, utilization management, case management, worker’s compensation, call centers, nursing administration, and nursing education. Her research interest are emotional intelligence, mindfulness, coaching, and psychiatric mental health issues.  She is active in her service to students, school and community. Some of these activities includes but not limited to: president of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Gamma Psi-at-large chapter, adviser/consultant to the State of Hawaii Student Nurses Association (HISNA); co-adviser to Chaminade’s The Filipino Club (TFC), mentoring students’ to present their creative work at the Na Liko Psi at large chapter, founding member for Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA) Hawaii Chapter. She is a Marianist Education Associate (MEA) for CUH. She has been married 23 years to Michael Monroe, a retired Chief Warrant Officer of the US Coast Guard. They have a 15 year old son Donovan and a 3 year old terrier mix named Tiana. The family loves to go out and try new restaurants and travel.

Academic Degrees

Ed.D., University of Phoenix Educational Leadership,
MS, University of Maryland at Baltimore
BSN, University of Illinois at Chicago