Accomplished Faculty Both Inside and Outside the Classroom

Meet Dr. Catharine Critz, PhD
Professor of Nursing

As a professor of nursing, Dr. Catharine Critz teaches courses at HPU in both the undergraduate and graduate programs including: pediatrics, health assessment, and health education and promotion.  Having received her Master’s and PhD in nursing from Syracuse University, and working as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for over 35 years, Dr. Critz is one of HPU’s most accomplished Academics.

As a full time teacher and practitioner, Dr. Critz utilizes her academic knowledge and professional experience in the Nursing field to help students understand the ‘beyond the books’ aspects involved in nursing.  Her students are always well prepared for the exciting world of nursing.

Outside the classroom, Dr. Critz finds peace in the ocean and on the trails in Waimanalo.  As an avid surfer and equestrian, she cites these activities as the tools that help her remain mentally and physically healthy.  She also enjoys swimming, skiing, and cycling.