The National University of Fiji (FNU) prides itself on training skilled health professionals such as nurses, who play a crucial role in helping to keep communities safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While many nurses are part of the frontline teams carrying out screenings, tests and home visits, countless other nurses run health centers and hospitals across the country to provide specialist care services on a daily basis.
The UNF College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS) has a strong history and reputation in training local and regional nurses from the former Fiji School of Nursing (FSN), which now reports to the CMNHS as a School of Nursing (SON).
Talica Lewanavanua, acting director of the CMNHS School of Nursing, said that many students who aspire to become qualified nurses have chosen the institution because of its provision of learning, teaching and training by through qualified speakers.
âOur nursing programs, such as the Bachelor of Nursing (side entry) course, are designed to ensure that registered nurses meet the requirements of all postgraduate programs offered at the School of Nursing,â said said Lewanavanua.
“This program will also prepare graduates who intend to pursue their nursing specialization in the future.”
“Students who wish to take this program will improve the quality of nursing services, including the total delivery of health services in Fiji and the Pacific, can do so by registering now for Semester 2 studies at CMNHS.”
Lewanavanua added that the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LE) “prepares nurses to acquire strong knowledge, attitudes and skills that would enable them to contribute effectively in a diverse and complex health setting.”
“Through the Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Side Entry program, students will be able to apply critical thinking, be reflective, and inquiry-oriented in the workplace.”
“They will be able to respond appropriately to the health needs of families and societies and provide holistic and culturally safe nursing care to Fijians within the framework of the relevant legal provisions.”
Interested students can apply online by visiting the FNU website www.fnu.ac.fj or texting 857 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if they are having difficulty completing the process online or need more information regarding registration for Semester II.