Congratulations to all graduates of the Master of Nursing (Emergency Nursing) at Fiji National University (FNU) in Suva!
The first cohort of student commenced the program in 2022 which has been run jointly by FNU and NCCTRC funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The eight graduates from Fiji and Tonga are the first students to complete the newly developed program having completed studies in emergency nursing, disaster response, leadership and individual research projects.
Professor Di Brown, Professor with the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development, and Adjunct Professor of Nursing, Fiji National University, said the graduates have faced enormous challenges in completing their studies.
“These post-graduate nursing students were studying while also working on the front line when COVID-19 spread in their home communities,” she said.
“They've had to deal with new ways of learning, meet challenges in the workplace and negotiate their work and family life to meet the academic requirements of the program,
“As a result, they've all developed their professional competence and demonstrated their leadership skills. They'll be an asset to Fijian and Tongan nursing into the future.”
NCCTRC is honoured to be involved in supporting and building capacity alongside our Pacific neighbours, and look forward to continuing to develop and deliver the Master of Nursing (Emergency Nursing) in the future.