Samoa's Ministry of Health has had an injection of 81 newly qualified nurses and midwives to boost its health services register.
The new registered nurses and midwives recently took their oath after receiving their certificates and badges at the National University of Samoa Fale.
The Samoa Observer reports that Health Minister Tuitama Talalelei Tuitama underlined the importance of their roles at the certification ceremony.
He said a nurse is someone who is well prepared and soothes pains with their voices, language and actions.
The minister implored the graduates to do their job with love and patience, and to remember to always co-operate with every other area of healthcare services.
The one-year orientation program is run by the Ministry of Health and enables trainee-nurses to gain experience in supervision, monitoring and training.