Congratulations FNU Master of Nursing (Emergency Nursing) graduates!

31 Jan 2023

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.

Photographer Mamatuki Sosefo
Photographer Mamatuki Sosefo
AUSMAT; Australian Medical Assistance Team; NCCTRC; National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre

Gabrielle Lyons
Communications and Digital Engagement Officer

Gabrielle joined the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre in 2021 as Communications and Digital Engagement Officer, supporting media requests, social media coverage and operational requirements for NCCTRC and AUSMAT while on deployment. Gabrielle comes to the NCCTRC with substantial experience as a radio and digital journalist, most recently producing for ABC’s flagship program Radio National Drive with Patricia Karvelas and supporting Afternoon Briefing on ABC News 24, a program dedicated to current affairs and political analysis. Gabrielle specialises in Asia-Pacific politics and human interest feature writing. Beyond Australian borders, Gabrielle has also co-created and hosted an international travel podcast, which was nominated for Best Australian Podcast of 2019. You can follow Gabrielle on Twitter @gj_lyons