Two tertiary education centres exist in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI): the College of the Marshall Islands and a campus of the University of the South Pacific. The College of the Marshall Islands offers an Associate of Science in Nursing. Other than this, however, the Marshall Islands lacks training facilities. As such, Marshallese people are usually required to train overseas, typically at Fiji National University, the University of Papua New Guinea or the University of Hawaii. Distance and e-learning tend to be the best option in many cases.
Continued professional development (CPD) opportunities
Due to the limited physical education presence in RMI, most further education opportunities are done by distance through e-learning. The University of Hawaii, in cooperation with the US Health Resources and Services Administration, developed the Pacific Association for Clinical Training (PACT), in which RMI is involved. This provides e-learning telecommunications for those wishing to further their education.The University of the South Pacific, which has a campus in RMI, is a key partner to POLHN. As such, it offers distance and internet education services ideal for Marshallese people. POLHN has two learning centres in the Marshall Islands: one at the Ebeye Community Health Centre and one at Majuro Hospital. For more information, please contact Ms Dana Karben-Ankien (email here).