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700 Apply For Nurse Studies

Fiji Nati onal University’s medicine and nursing programmes are getting more and more applications flowing in as enrolment continues. Around 700 applications for the nursing programme have been received by
17 Jan 2015 12:16
700 Apply For Nurse Studies
Fiji National University staff members (left), brief prospective students during the enrolment at the Ivi Trianglethis week. Photo: Rama

Fiji Nati onal University’s medicine and nursing programmes are getting more and more applications flowing in as enrolment continues.

Around 700 applications for the nursing programme have been received by the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

The acting vice-chancellor Professor Ian Rouse confirmed the medicine and nursing programmes have quotas but the number of application received was a great challenge for the university.

“For nursing this year, we had something like 700 applicants and we will probably give only 20 to 25 per cent a place and these are really top students,” Professor Rouse said

“The top 30 students in nursing have more than 300 in form seven exams.”

Professor Rouse says for medicine and nursing, it was difficult for them to take unlimited number of students.

“The current curriculum required by nurses is 2100 hours of clinical time, that is a lot of time in the hospital and so we can’t take an unlimited number.

“So the challenge is to convey to parents and students that nothing’s changed; we are not changing our minimum entry requirement, and the way we select but the demand is high that you need to have higher marks in Form Seven.”

He said the cut off mark in medicine might increase to 340 from 300 because of high demand.

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