The role of the nurse in any context requires competencies in communication, critical and reflective thinking skills and the ability to read and apply evidence based nursing practice. Nurses are expected to master communication skills in any diverse contexts and this unit prepares the student with the foundational knowledge for communication, thinking and best practice behaviour and attitude which are important to the developing professional discipline. This unit should also include cross cultural communications protocols within the Fijian context, types of thinking and their importance in creating self-awareness skills and developing therapeutic relationships with clients and families.

This course deals with the fundamentals and principles of the research principles of the research process and their application in Nursing. The major focus of this course is an introduction to the research process applied to the practice of nursing in an effort to promote, maintain, restore, and reorganize health. This course will examine the research process as the basis for scientific nursing knowledge. Approaches to research and the ways of knowing in Nursing are explored. The steps in the research processes are identified, discussed and developed into a proposal. This course also introduces students to the basic concepts and techniques of data collection and analysis needed in professional health care practice.
This course is designed to provide students with This course is designed to provide students with This course will address Ethics and legal issues in nursing.Ethics dea with standards of conduct and moral judgment. Healthcare ethics pert6ain to ho professionals fulfill their responsibilities and provide care to clients. It also serves as a basis for interpreting and analyzing clinical situations in decesion making.Ethical decision makingh theories are introduced and discussed using local scenarios and contexts. Nurses have a responsibility to understand the legal basis of nursing practice.The relationship of law and the legality of nursing practice within itts context are discussed.Such contexts of practice include the geo physical,socio,political,economic anbd legal framework which govern abnd influence nursing practice.
This course is underpinned by the philosophical basis of spirituality and of the relationship of the cultural and spiritual perspectives of health and ill-health in the Fijian society.Spiritual and cultural understandings of health form the basis for an exploration of cultural, biological, social, economic, enviromental and political interactions and their impacts on Fijian people's health.The course also explores the spiritual aspects of nursing, the nurse and the client and prepares the nurse with the relevant skills to reflect on own spiritualiry in order to meet the spirituality needs of the client.The spiritual worldviews of the Indegenous I Taukei, the Indo- Fijian population and two other major ethnic groups in Fiji are examined in their implications for nurses as care givers and in evaluating health care policiesand services in Fiji and the Pacific.