THE College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS) at the Fiji National University (FNU) held its first nursing awards yesterday.
The awards ceremony was part of a five-year program which the university implemented as a pilot project in the CMNHS this year.
College dean Professor Ian Rouse said the program focused on quality, cleanliness and taking care of the environment.
"This is something different as it focuses on the aspects of the best support staff, cleanest room of the students, and cleanest academic staffroom," he said.
He said doctors and nurses faced so many challenges when they entered the workforce.
"This will help the students to be well organised when they enter the workforce," he said.
"There is a lot more we can do but it has been fantastic so far," he said.
Prof Rouse said the other five schools in the FNU would implement the program next year.
Sheetal Kumar, who scooped the best Year Three student award, said nurses were tasked to take care of the sick.
"The life of the patients is in our hands," she said.
"It (program) will help me a lot when I enter the workforce next year," she said