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Usamate Launches Bridging Programme

  Nurses in Fiji will be able to practise in a professional manner and provide quality service based on better understanding of the job, says Health Minister Jone Usamate. “They
14 Jun 2016 15:35
Usamate Launches  Bridging Programme
Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate (middle) talking to the TISI Sangam College of Nursing and Health Care Education chairman of the academic and Staff board Amraiya Naidu (left) and Director of TISI Sangam College of Nursing and Health Care Education Eleni Kata during the launch of the Bachelor of Nursing Science bridging course in Labasa yesterday. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

 

Nurses in Fiji will be able to practise in a professional manner and provide quality service based on better understanding of the job, says Health Minister Jone Usamate.

“They should be able to undertake all nursing practice in a professional manner and provide quality nursing care based on their understanding of the health care system, culture and tradition, and values of the Fiji Nursing profession,” Mr Usamate said.

Mr Usamate was speaking yesterday during the launch of the Bachelor of Nursing Science (post-registration) at the TISI Sangam College of Nursing and Health Care Education in Labasa.

“This is another significant milestone achievement for the Sangam College of Nursing and Health Care Education,” he said.

Already 60 nurses from the Northern Division have shown interest in enrolling for the course.

“The bachelor of bridging programme is a post registration course which was developed to upgrade the qualification of the serving nurses with Diploma Certificate to attain bachelor’s degree.

“The programme provide candidates with the in depth knowledge and practical skills appropriate to become more competent in the field of nursing.

“The graduates from this bridging programme will be able to use the skills of critical analysis, reflection and inquiry in relation to their provision of health care.”

Chairman of the Academic and Staff board Amraiya Naidu said he hoped many serving nurses would join to upgrade their knowledge to perform their functions better in the service of the patients under their care.

He said the course content was developed with extensive stakeholders consultations taking into account the difference between the subjects taught at the diploma level and the degree programme.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika.

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