HANDS-ON TRAINING... Students undergo a complete learning experience including hands-on practical training.
KUCHING – The demand for nurses in Malaysia has increased exponentially over the past few years due to the rapid developments within the nation’s healthcare sector.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has anticipated that towards the year 2020, at least 145,000 nurses will need to be trained to meet the nurse-to-resident ratio of 1:200 and to accommodate the dire demand for registered nurses. To date, the nation’s ratio is 1:329.
SEGi College Sarawak, in recognising this shortage, has been offering its government-approved Diploma in Nursing programme since 2008.
The programme is approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), and is also accredited by the Ministry of Health and the Malaysian Nursing Board. Students who pass the final examinations, including the Malaysian Nursing Board examinations, will graduate and be eligible to register with the Malaysian Nursing Board.
“This programme is designed to prepare students to be qualified as a Registered Nurse,” said SEGi College Sarawak Programme Coordinator Dayang Jakiah. “This programme focuses both on the ‘care’ aspects of nursing as well as the ‘science’ of healthcare.
“Students will undergo a complete learning experience involving classroom work and hands-on training in simulation wards, practical room and skills laboratories, as well as earn real life experience during attachments with partner hospitals and community health clinics.
“All this is to alleviate the shortage and SEGi College Sarawak is doing its part to ensure that there are capable nurses to play their roles in hospitals and clinics.”
To encourage more students to become nurses, the government is providing educational loans to students pursuing their studies in this field.
Launched under the inspiring Budget 2010, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has allotted RM10 million to the 1Malaysia Clinic project throughout the country, which will be solely run by Nurses and Medical Assistants.
SEGi’s Diploma in Nursing has grown rapidly since 2006, resulting in the Group emerging as one of the best nursing schools in the country.
“At SEGi, we believe in the safe and holistic practices of nursing by ensuring employees within the health system are capable, effective, competent, professional and knowledgeable” said Dayang, mirroring the sentiments of SEGi’s Dean of Faculty of Nursing, Datin Devagey Raru.
The programme was also conferred the “Emerging Star” award by the Nursing Board of Malaysia for its nursing excellence – a testimony to the quality of SEGi’s nursing programme.
SEGi also draws a large number of top-notch academics and captains of industries into its community, who serve as academic advisors, lecturers, examiners and moderators.
“SEGi College Sarawak aspires to make its Faculty of Nursing & Allied Health a centre of nursing excellence in this region”.
Established over 33 years ago, SEGi Education Group is one of the largest private higher education providers in Malaysia, with more than 24,000 students across its 6 campuses located in Kota Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, Seri Kembangan, Penang and Kuching.
The July intake is in progress and those interested can tune in to SarawakFM and WaiFM or log onto segi.edu.my to find out the times and dates when the SEGi team will be in their respective towns.
For further inquiries of the courses offered at SEGi, call 1-300-88-7344 or 082-252566 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.