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89 Graduates Attain Bachelor Of Nursing Science

Eighty nine nurses graduated at the Sangam Institute of Technology College of Nursing & Health Care Education in Samabula, Suva yesterday.
27 Sep 2019 13:30
89 Graduates Attain Bachelor Of Nursing Science
From left: Salote Tubakibau, Salote Sevutia, Sereana Danatabua and Salaseini Amoadau after the graduation ceremony on September 26, 2019. Photo: Maika Bolatiki

Eighty nine nurses graduated at the Sangam Institute of Technology College of Nursing & Health Care Education in Samabula, Suva yesterday.

The nurses are based in hospitals and health centres from all over Fiji.

Staff nurse Salote Tubakibau, who works at Labasa Hospital maternity unit was glad she had graduated with the Bachelor of Nursing Science (Post Registration).

She said the one year course was challenging, especially when she had to work her shifts, look after her family and study at the same time.

“I really had to manage my time properly and thankfully I graduated today with my colleagues,” she said.

Staff nurses Salote Sevutia, Sereana Danatabua and Salaseini Amoadau agreed with Ms Tubakibau.

Mrs Sevutia said she would return to Lautoka Hospital soon after the graduation.

“I’m really glad I have graduated. The course was tough, but I was always optimistic about attaining my Bachelor of Nursing Science,”she said.

Staff nurse Ileen Joytika from Labasa Hospital said the main challenge for her was she was pregnant and her due date was during the course.

“I managed with the support of my beloved husband Sarveen Kumar who works for Fiji Sugar Corporation in Labasa,” she said.

Mr Kumar and their two children were with her yesterday to witness the graduation ceremony.

Elated with his wife’s achievement he said he was “really happy she had finally graduated”.

The Kumars’ will return to Labasa today.

At yesterday’s ceremony, 17 nurses graduated in absentia.

The Fiji Sun was told that they could not make it to the graduation ceremony because of their prior engagements.

Special prize recipients: –

  1. The College of Nursing and Health Care Education Prize for Academic Excellence in Integrated Practice: Laisa Baleisaqani Muarewa Tora.
  2. The College of Nursing and Health Care Education Prize for Academic Excellence in Nursing Inquiry & Spirituality: Laisa Baleisaqani Muarewa Tora.
  3. The College of Nursing and Health Care Education Prize for Academic Excellence in Nursing Management & Leadership: Kuila Gavidi.
  4. The College of Nursing and Health Care Education Prize for Academic Excellence in Clinical Governance & Patient Safety: Amar Preet Kour.
  5. The College of Nursing and Health Care Education Prize for Academic Excellence in Advanced Primary Health Care: Saravina Maramanitabua.
  6. The College of Nursing and Health Care Education Prize for Academic Excellence in Introduction to Nursing Research: Divya Divanshni Kumar and Priyasheel Kirti Devi.
  7. The College of Nursing and Health Care Education Prize for Overall Academic Excellence in the Bachelor of Nursing Science (Post Registration Programme): Laisa Baleisaqani Muarewa Tora.

Edited by Percy Kean

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