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Program to benefit nurses

Shayal Devi
Thursday, August 21, 2014

LACK of training opportunities for nurses has contributed to their migration from the country in recent years.

According to Fiji Nursing Services director Selina Waqa-Ledua, the nursing attrition rate ranged from 70 to 80 in 2004 to 2009.

"This was reduced significantly to about 40 to 50 (nurses) since 2010 when more training opportunities were provided," she said.

Mrs Ledua was speaking at the University of Fiji's Saweni campus in Lautoka yesterday where a Master of Nursing program was launched, the first post graduate training program in Fiji for nurses.

"This is a noteworthy achievement which I believe will be instrumental in the academic and professional development of nurses in Fiji.

"This newly-developed program is the first of its kind in the country and it is home bred, Fijian-owned and delivered locally.

"At this stage, the new find is attracting great interest among the nursing fraternity.

"I am certain that it has the potential to gain significant momentum and also attract our regional counterparts if the university intends to market the product off-shore."

University vice-chancellor Professor Richard Coll said the program was one of the initiatives thought about and worked through over a number of years.

The program will start in semester one next year.








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