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Being a Mental Health Nurse – Interview with Sonam Devi

“Education never ends and it is very important for everyone to keep upgrading their knowledge and skills in this era.” -Sonam Devi, nurse, Lautoka Hospital

Registered Nurse Sonam Devi is a very enthusiastic individual who has completed several POLHN self-paced courses. Read her interview below to hear about her experience of studying with POLHN.

Tell us something about your work and yourself.

Hello fellow readers!! I am Sonam Swastika Devi, and I have been a mental health nurse in the stress management ward at Lautoka Hospital for the past six years now.

In 2012, I graduated with Diploma in Nursing from Fiji National University. As the years went by I needed to upgrade my skills and knowledge to stay relevant professionally. Therefore I enrolled myself into a Bachelor’s programme. Then, in 2017 I earned my Bachelors in Nursing Science.

Being a mental health nurse has been interesting yet challenging. I am very happy with the knowledge I have gained through my experience and now I am aiming towards becoming more specialised in the field of mental health.

How did you find out about Pacific Open Learning Health Net (POLHN)?

I got to know about POLHN from our Nurse managers and POLHN’s Facebook page.

What topics have you studied with POLHN?

I have completed five courses via POLHN:

And I wish to do many more in coming days as POLHN is a convenient way to earn CPD points for my annual licensing.

What do you like best about studying with POLHN?

The best part about studying with POLHN is that it’s fully online-based and self-paced therefore I can do it at the time that best suits my schedule. I really like the variety of courses available, and the fact that the content is easy to comprehend. For me POLHN has been very detailed and informative, which helped me gain valuable knowledge and skills in all aspects of nursing.

Why did you take POLHN courses?

My reason for taking POLHN courses is that I believe medical education is rapidly changing due to evolving medical science. Therefore we need to continuously upgrade our intellect. POLHN provided me the opportunity brush up on my knowledge and skills; which in turn help me provide better nursing care.

What advice do you have for others?

My advice is that education never ends and it is very important for everyone to keep upgrading their knowledge and skills in this era. POLHN provides us with this great opportunity with its flexible and self-paced courses so sign up today with POLHN and make use of this opportunity to upgrade yourself. Did I mention that all of POLHN’s courses are FREE!!

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