WHO CC involvement: Professor Di Brown
The School of Nursing at the Fiji National University is the premier Nursing School in the Pacific region with a long and distinguished history. Since its amalgamation with the University, the Nursing School has developed several academic programs that have now been running for over four years. An external review by a panel of three experts in 2014 made a number of recommendations to improve the curriculum and continuing professional development at the School. In 2015 academic Professor Di Brown from WHO CC UTS provided technical advice in responding to the recommendations of the review and to assist in the development of an implementation plan.
The School of Nursing staff were assisted in the development of an implementation plan. As part of this plan they would like to maintain their links to the WHO CC UTS with a view to developing some longer term mentoring and development strategies.
Ensuring the University is delivering academic programs that continue to meet international standards and turn out highly skilled nursing and midwifery graduates will contribute to improved health outcomes across the Pacific region.