|School of Nursing|
The School of Nursing strives to educate nurses to become theoretically and clinically competent. The programmes offered are tailored to train students, and registered nurses to be independently safe practitioners in Fiji and the Pacific region. The internationally recognized curriculum focuses on elevating nursing skills. Attributes of nursing skills are centered on nurses’ confidence and knowledge within the community, the health care team and the health care system as a whole. For registered nurses, specialized training in areas pertaining to Midwifery, Nurse Practitioner, Public Health Nursing and Mental Health Nursing are also offered by the school. Additionally, the Bachelor in Nursing (Post Registration) together with Master’s in Nursing Practice and Nursing Studies are offered through James Cook University.
► Diploma in Nursing – 3 Years
This programme is designed to prepare student nurses in four main strands:
The curriculum also enhances students’ psychomotor, interpersonal skills and attitudes expected to meet nursing competency standards. The combined theoretical knowledge of the strands promotes development of clinical decision making. The clinical placements reflect the level of knowledge gained. Over the three year period the students are assigned to low dependency wards, onto complex wards and finally, are able to gain experience in rural and urban settings in their final year of training.
For more information, contact: Talica Lewanavanua
► Bachelor of Public Health Nursing [Bridging] – I Year
This programme is designed to provide students with essential knowledge on health issues prevalent in Fiji and the Pacific region. Moreover education primarily focuses on existing health problems, as well as the impact of globalisation on the health of Pacific populations.
For more information, contact: Litia Makutu
► Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing – I Year
This programme consists of four core subjects. The students must successfully complete the subjects, a total of 300 hours of theory and five months of clinical placements in mental health settings. With the theoretical information from each subject, the programme is designed for students to incorporate and extend their existing nursing practice in the field of psychiatric mental health. They ultimately gain experience in various mental health settings especially in caring for clients who have acute and/or chronic mental health problems.
For more information, contact; Sainimere Gadai
► Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice as a Nurse Practitioner – 13 months
This programme consists of the successful completion of three sequential phases, including a five month clinical practicum during Advanced Community Health Nursing. A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse and midwife trained to function autonomously and collaboratively in an advanced clinical role. This role includes assessment together with effective management of clients, using nursing knowledge and skills. It is not limited to the direct referral of clients to other health care professionals, prescribing medications and ordering diagnostic investigations.
For more information, contact: Reapi Tabua
► Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery – I Year
This programme endorses students as fully trained midwives. The curriculum focuses on education through a combination of both theory and clinical experiences in selected locations. Throughout the year, students will be expected to have completed 800 hours of clinical experience. The clinical experiences are primarily for students to practice theoretical component of the programme.
For more information, contact: Mita Pene
► Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Management – 1 Year
This programme aims to capitalize or build on nursing managers’ management and leadership experiences. Moreover it provides a framework within which the middle level managers or potential nursing leaders develop leadership knowledge and skills for effective as well as efficient nursing service delivery.
For more information, contact: Rusieli Taukei
HOW TO APPLY?
Step 1 Enquire
Visit www.fnu.ac.fj or contact the College for more information.
Step 2 Apply for a place
Go to www.fnu.ac.fj or and download the application form. Complete the application for a place in one of the three programmes of your choice before the closing date and submit for consideration. Note: In your application be sure to include all relevant documentation. Certified copies of your final examination results NEED to be handed to the CMNHS Academic Office, Hoodless House, Brown Street, Suva. Regional / International students will need qualifications assessed by the South Pacific Board of Educational Assessment [SPBEA].
Step 3 Offer letter
Should your application be successful, your offer letter will be posted to you. Alternatively, you can pick this up from the CMNHS Academic
Step 4 Accept
Accept offer for study and collect your student ID number. Contact the CMNHS IT Help Desk  3233010 to activate your student account and password.
Step 5 Registration
Enrol in your chosen courses via the online Student Services system www://application.fnu.ac.fj/CMNHSStudentOnline.
Step 6 Orientation
Attend Orientation for your introduction into the College. The faculty will provide you with full enrolment guidance in your welcome pack.