SEGi Nurses can go Global
KUCHING: The global shortage of nurses is not getting any better. If at all, it is simply becoming more acute as the years progress.
What sounds like bad news is actually good news those entering this occupation – That there is a high opportunity to secure a job in this health-related industry.
“Statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and nursing associations in many countries now point towards a global shortage of nurses,” said Stella Lau, Principal of SEGi College Sarawak.
“The gap between the actual number of registered nurses and the 1:200 ratio as recommended by WHO is increasing. With global exponential population growth, higher incidences of illness, longer lifespan and a growing aging population, there will be a sharp need for an increased number of registered nurses.”
In view of this, SEGi College Sarawak trains its nursing students to have the latest knowledge and skills relevant to the industry as well as sufficient exposure to practical experience so that they may enter the global market in future.
There is a whole host of positions open to those in the nursing field such as scrub nurse, clinical nurse leader, live-in nurse, industrial nurse, migration health nurse, nurse manager, clinical specialist, occupational health nurse manager, occupational therapist and nursing lecturer.
“What also makes nursing a great career path is the nature of the profession. It allows for specialisation in one or more areas of patient care,” said Lau.
For example, a Registered Nurse can be a specialist in both pediatric oncology as well as geriatrics. Registered Nurses can take up diplomas in any specialisation.
“All the skills gained from nursing can be useful in the long-term. Nurses often find themselves applying their health care expertise on themselves and on their own families.
“A nurse would know exactly what to do in cases of emergency at home and how to care for sick elderly parents.”
Nursing students at SEGi College Sarawak can look forward to even more options in clinical training placements since SEGi signed a new Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Ministry of Health early this year.
The MoA was signed between the Ministry of Health and SEGi College Subang Jaya, SEGi College Kuala Lumpur, SEGi College Penang and SEGi College Sarawak. This MoA will see each centre utilising more Ministry of Health facilities for clinical training purposes.
This collaboration is aimed at providing hands-on exposure to students in the clinical services within a broad area of health studies which would indirectly spur the health industry.
Via this integrated agreement, the Ministry of Health is able to provide resources as well as monitor the progress of the students placed at these facilities.
The programme is accredited by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Malaysian Nursing Board, and is also approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
SEGi’s campuses are well equipped with sufficient simulation wards and skills laboratories to give students the best learning experiences.
Students who require financial aid can rest assured that there are loans and allowances available for suitable candidates. SEGi also arranges for students’ accommodation, especially those who are from outstation.
Meanwhile, SEGi College Sarawak is making a final call for the July intake. Class starts next week.
More information is obtainable toll-free at 1-300-88-7344 (SEGI), fax: 082-231355, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.segi.edu.my.