Acting Dean’s Message

Bula Vinaka and Welcome to the College of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS).

Congratulations if you’re joining us for the first time, and welcome back to all our continuing students. Welcome to your institution of higher learning. You’ve made the right choice.

The year 2024 is a thrilling one for the College with all the hope that it will be an exciting and dynamic uninterrupted year of learning and teaching. The Pandemic has taught us valuable lessons and we have refined some of our programmes accordingly. Our more than 230 qualified and experienced staff are ready to assist you with your new journey.

As the oldest and premier Health Workforce Training Institution in the South Pacific, we offer excellent learning facilities and a wide range of expertise in learning, teaching, and research.

CMNHS has a newly opened recording studio to revamp the quality of programme delivery and expand our reach. We strive to deliver an excellent journey to our learners from wherever their programmes allow them to study.

Our College is fortunate to have superb partners and stakeholders with whom we have collaborated over the years to provide an excellent experience for our students and our people.  They’re equally committed to our strategic purpose, and we appreciate the good works they do for us.

CMNHS has evolved over more than ten decades and is sufficiently resilient to strategically position itself and fulfill the present-day needs of our local and regional health workforce. Our five schools and the Fiji Institute of Pacific Health Research (FIPHR) stand ready to make your dream come true, whether you enrol as an undergraduate, postgraduate, or Higher Degree by Research student.

The College is dedicated to graduating highly proficient, reflective, ethical, compassionate, and adaptable leaders who are dedicated to the improvement of health outcomes, particularly for the people of the Pacific.

This year, we’re pleased to offer 18 undergraduate programmes and 49 postgraduate programmes. In addition, we’re excited to announce that six new programmes were approved by the University Senate last year.

These are the Certificate in Health Professions Foundation Studies, Bachelor of Dental Technology, Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Community Health Nursing), Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Perioperative), Master of Medicine in Psychiatry, and Master of Medicine in Intensive Care Medicine.

CMNHS is the place to fulfill your long-awaited dream. Study hard, remain focused, and aim to make a difference in the lives of the people you will serve.

Vinaka vakalevu!

Dr Amelia Turagabeci
Acting Dean – College of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS)
Fiji National University