Bernadette Viritia Wageg

          Ms. Bernadette Viritia Wageg

          Senior Tutor

          Department of Nursing

          Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Contact Me

Tel: (675) 9828429  Mobile: (675) 72375459
(675) 982 8308


Location: St Mary's School of Nursing (SMSoN), DWU RABAUL CAMPUS

Research interest:

  • Research methods
  • Nutrition for infant
  • Adolescent’s health
  • Community health

Research Profile:

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Bernadette. V. Wageg is qualified registered nurse and is a Papua New Guinean. I have worked in varies places such as southern highlands and East Sepik Province as a clinical nurse for 20 years. I did permanent night supervision at Wewak hospital for 7 years from 1994 to 2000, overseeing the overall nursing administration and being a nurse midwife it is also my responsibility to assist the nurses in the labour ward to any complication from 10pm to 8 am the next day.

In 2001, I went to do my health education and obtained my diploma certificate in health education at the University of Goroka in 2002.

I resigned from Wewak hospital in February 2002 to take up teaching and deputy principle at Raihu community health workers training school with the catholic health service in Aitape, West Sepik province. Classroom teaching assists and supervises students’ clinical practice in clinical areas when required.

Assess procedures performed by the Community Health Worker Students and document in their skills log book as evidence.Took charge in absence of principal and attend to correspondence.

In 2002- 2004,  I was a member of the Community Health Worker (CHW) Curriculum Working   Committee, with Health Service Support Project (AUSAID) and the National Health Curriculum Team responsible for the review of the old CHW curriculum and the eventual redesign and development of the curriculum which is now implemented by all the CHW Training School in Papua New Guinea. 

I obtained my Certificate IV Assessment and workplace Training certificate in 2005, IEA College Ela Beach Campus (PNG) Affiliated with Institute of TAFE Sunshine Coast (QLD Australia). I was appointed implementing coordinator for the Raihu community health workers (CHW) training school.

In January 21st 2008 commenced employment with ST. Mary’s school of nursing in Rabaul, East New Britain Province up till now.

Research Projects:









Madang Campus

Divine Word University,

Allotment Portion 7,

Section Milinch Kranket,

Nabasa Road,

P.O Box 483,
Madang 511, Madang,
Papua New Guinea

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 424 1800
       (+675) 422 2937
       (+675) 7111 0002

Port Moresby Campus

DWU POM Campus
PO Box 582
Konedobu, NCD 131

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 325 5668
       (+675) 7091 5741


Wewak Campus

St. Benedict’s campus,
PO Box 542
Kaindi, Wewak, ESP 531

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 456 2327
       (+675) 456 3243

Fax: (+675) 456 2331


Rabaul Campus

c/- OLSH Kabaleo
P.O. Box 138
Kokopo, ENB 613

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 982 8213
Fax: (+675) 982 8339


Tabubil Campus

c/- DWU POM Campus
PO Box 582
Konedobu, NCD 131


Tel: (+675) 325 5668
       (+675) 7091 5741

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