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Nursing college offers aged care training

Luke Rawalai
Friday, December 08, 2017

THE Then India Sanmarga Ikya (TISI) Sangam College of Nursing in partnership with the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) commenced the delivery of a new aged care training program this year.

Speaking during the college's graduation ceremony on Wednesday, TISI Sangam Institution's academic board chairman Amraiya Naidu revealed the first cohort of 21 students were fully sponsored by APTC.

Mr Naidu said a college staff member who was granted scholarship to get the training in the first half of the year was teaching with their APTC counterpart.

"Once the current batch completes their program of studies this month, the college will take ownership to teach the course from next year," he said.

"With an increase in the life span of people, the need for individual support is growing both at home and in the neighbouring developed countries.

"There would be ample job opportunities for those who undertake the course."

Mr Naidu said the college was in the process of developing four new postgraduate diploma courses in public health, leadership and management, intensive care unit (ICU) and the cardiac/coronary care unit (CCU).

"The draft CCU curriculum was presented to the Fiji Nursing Council (FNC) last week," he said.

"The valuable suggestions received will be incorporated and after further consultations with stakeholders, submission will be made to FNC for their decision.

"The other two courses are still work in progress."

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