NURSE Aide students of Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have successfully completed a bridging programme which qualifies them to enroll for the Diploma Nursing programme.
A total of 36 Nurse Aides graduated in yesterday’s mini graduation held at Ranadi Campus of SINU.
The bridging course had taken 13 weeks and the candidates were sponsored by their respective provinces, the national referral hospital and the Honiara City Council.
SINU’s Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Basil Shelton Marasinghe thanked the Ministry of Health and Medical Sciences (MHMS) especially, National Director Mr Michael Larui and Under Secretary Mr George Pego for their support to the programme.
Prof Marasinghe said SINU is grateful for the close working relationship the SNAHS-SINU is enjoying now.
The SNAHS has advanced so much because of the support the school received from its stakeholders MHMS and other national and international partners, Prof Marasinghe said.
SNAHS offers four bachelor degree programmes, a number of Diploma programmes and Certificate programmes.
In the meantime, the school is considering starting a postgraduate programme, Master of Health Management with the support of World Health Organisation (WHO) and an Australian university, Prof adds.
The SNAHS is the leading school of Nursing in South Pacific Region.
It has a very close relationship with Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU) in the Republic of China, Taiwan.
Every year 2-3 lecturer of this school are admitted to KMU for Masters’ Degree Programmes.