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Achievements: Bachelor Kumar Shines In Nurses’ Graduation

Achievements: Bachelor Kumar Shines In Nurses’ Graduation
Manish Manjeet Kumar. Photo: Ronald Kumar.
October 26
12:36 2017

Manish Manjeet Kumar, 25 of Labasa walked away yesterday with four major awards at the Sangam Institute of Technology, College of Nursing and Health Care Education graduation ceremony.

He took the academic excellence in Nursing Inquiry and Spirituality, academic excellence in Clinical Governance and Patient Safety, academic excellence in Introduction to Nursing Research and overall academic excellence in the Bachelor of Nursing (Post Registration) awards at Suva Sangam Hall, Suva.

The bachelor has been working as a nurse the past four years at the Korovou Hospital in Tailevu North.

He graduted with a Bachelor of Nursing Science (Post Registration). He said getting through the programme with added work pressure and staying away from his family were some of the hurdles he had to overcome. His reward was sweet with the top awards.

“It was not an easy journey because I had to sacrifice time with my family to complete my degree. I had to travel every day from Korovou to Suva to attend classes which was not easy,” Mr Kumar said.

“I dedicate my achievement to my family especially my father who had wished to see my graduation today but was not able to attend due to a death in our family in Labasa,” he said.

“My father has many hopes and plans for me and I had promised him that I will fulfill all his wishes.

“After I completed my diploma in 2013, I had decided to pursue my bachelor’s degree but was not able to as that time, no universities or institutes in Fiji offered bachelor’s degree.

“When I found out about SIT, I enrolled to continue with my career path further in nursing.

“As of January, I will enrol with Fiji National University to pursue my post graduate programme in nursing.”

Mr Kumar, who topped the 64 graduates yesterday has urged all nursing students and nurses to deliver their best to their patients and to treat them as their own family member.

He said the profession calls for better health care of all Fijians and as nurses; they have to ensure that they are setting good examples to future students with the services and care they provide.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola


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