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Surge In Nursing Studies

There seems to be a surge of interests by students wanting to take up nursing as a career. More so, young Fijians are travelling to the Northern Division wishing take
27 Jan 2015 14:55
Surge In Nursing  Studies

There seems to be a surge of interests by students wanting to take up nursing as a career.

More so, young Fijians are travelling to the Northern Division wishing take up the programme at the TISI Sangam Institute of Technology’s College of Nursing.

The institute’s acting director, Dharmendra Naidu, said they were pleased that many students had picked the college to study nursing.

“We have 120 students now enrolled in the college but more students are still coming in,” Mr Naidu said.

“One of the new programmes we implemented last year is the enrolled nursing programme and we will be having workshops with nurses from the hospital next month.”

Mr Naidu said the programme would run for a year and the following year the students would do attachments at hospitals.

Mr Naidu believes three things may have contributed to the high number of students wanting to study nursing at the college – their cut off mark is 250, the job is readily available after graduating, and cost of living in Suva is cheaper compared to Suva.

The college will also engage in many community outreach programmes in rural and remote settlements in the North.

Mr Naidu said the idea was to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and dengue fever in the North.

The auditions will be 8am-5pm.

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