THE Mendi School of Nursing in Southern Highlands is expected to be affiliated to the University of Papua New Guinea.
Professor Isi Kevau, the dean of medicine and science at UPNG, visited the School of Nursing in Mendi last Friday.
Kevau was there to see facilities, check curriculum documentations, staff, health authorities from the province and the students’ clinical areas.
Kevau was impressed with the management and the strong support from stakeholders.
It was his first visit to the province and was satisfied with the facilities and curriculum documents.
“Everything is fine and positive. I will take the report back to the university council,” he said.
He was impressed with the institution, the set-up of the hospital and the training link between the school, the hospital and rural health sector.
Mendi School of Nursing principal Sister Lucy Langer said it was the second visit by officials from UPNG.
Langer said the nursing college was closed in 2002 due to a tribal fight which claimed hundreds of lives and destruction of properties worth thousands of kina.
She said a Mendi School of Nursing restoration committee was formed in 2005.
“The college was finally re-opened on Jan 22 and Prof John Vince, deputy dean of the school of medicine and science was the first person from UPNG to visit the college,” she said.
She said although the college had been closed for a long time, they had all the necessary equipment and facilities needed by students.