PLANS to build the $4.5 million Then India Sanmarga Ikya (TISI) Sangam School of Nursing campus near the Labasa Hospital are well in progress, says school chairman Sadasivan Naicker.
While it is expected to be a long-term project, Mr Naicker said the campus would benefit students who travelled from as far as Viti Levu and abroad.
"The campus will include dormitories for students who have nowhere to stay and it will be easy for them because they can just walk to the hospital for their practical work," he said.
"Talks are still in progress and we haven't finalised any decision as of now.
"We will also include degree nursing courses by 2014 and those who want to further their studies in such fields can enrol at the school," he said.
Mr Naicker, who is the TISI Sangam national president, said they had bigger plans for the school in the bid to help the Ministry of Health with qualified nurses.
"Most of our graduates are being employed by the ministry and some have joined other medical institutions in the country and abroad.
"We aim to educate qualified nurses so they can partake in the deliverance of efficient health services in Fiji," Mr Naicker said.