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Pacific nurses converge in Fiji
Written by Tangata Vainerere   
Tuesday, 07 October 2008
07 OCTOBER 2008 SUVA (Pacnews) ---- Registered nurses from Fiji and the region are meeting in Suva this week to discuss issues which contribute to the mass migration of the health workers, reports The Fiji Times. 

The Fiji Nursing Association ( FNA) is the host of the 14th Biennial South Pacific Nurses Forum which is being held at the Raffles Tradewinds Convention centre in Lami. Association general secretary Kuini Lutua said the theme for the conference was safe care and safe practice for nurses and midwives across the Pacific. 

“We have over 100 participants registered from 11 countries in the South Pacific and we expect over 100 of our own members to attend this biennial conference. The week's program will include presentations of research findings, workshops and public seminars of nursing leaders in the region and members of the national nursing associations,” said Ms Lutua. 

Ms Lutua said the major concern expressed by members yesterday was difficulties they faced in trying to get nursing jobs overseas. 

She said nurses who migrated to Australia or New Zealand were only qualified as care givers but their nursing licence was activated once they took the nursing examination. The workshop continues today…..PNS (ENDS).

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 October 2008 )
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