The Bachelor of Nursing Pacific students and Cook Islands Red Cross Society hosted Te Are Pa Metua elderly group last week. MELINA ETCHES/23103004
Giving back to the community, Bachelor of Nursing Pacific students and the Cook Islands Red Cross Society hosted Te Are Pa Metua elderly group last week.
Simpson, who has been nursing for 10 years, is the Academic Nursing Lead for
the 14 students in the bachelor nursing programme.
said they hosted the group as part of their health promotion project, which
would run for the next two weeks.
about our students being able to plan, organise, and communicate with different
stakeholders and non-governmental organisations (NGOs),” Simpson said. “To go
out and give back some of the knowledge they have learned in the last two
student nurses facilitated several activities for the pa metua, including
making ei, playing bingo, singing island songs, and dancing.
student nurses started their bachelor programme last year in May, and next year
they will all move to New Zealand for nine months to gain experience there.
said when they return, they will sit their final exam and become New
Islands Red Cross Society staff presented personal development and first aid
training for the caregivers.
Tu'itupou-Arnold, the secretary general at Red Cross, said this was their first
time hosting the pa metua at the headquarters.
was a perfect opportunity to do so and to partner with the nursing students to
day ended with the pa metua being treated to an entertaining lunch at Tamarind
House, with the Red Cross president Lisa Iro and vice president (Southern
Group), Mii Estelle, joining in the singing and dancing for the mamas and