Expect excitement as a nurse

CONGRATULATION.... SEGi College Sarawak’s first batch of Diploma in Nursing students taking a picture with Dayang Jakiah (middle) during the College’s Graduation Ceremony last month. 

KUCHING – Nurses are responsible for providing care and assistance to patients during their treatment and recovery, and are also responsible for promoting good health.

A registered nurse who has passed their registered nursing exam have a high level of responsibility when it comes to their job duties whereby they need to be able to deal with people from all walks of life and all ages, and on top of that, they must be personable and flexible.

“The typical duties of a registered nurse could be something like this – taking patient temperatures, delivering injections, applying bandages, assisting doctors with various procedures, collecting data and so much more,” said SEGi College Sarawak Programme Coordinator of Nursing, Dayang Jakiah Binti Awang Yahya.

She also added that there are many different types of nurses, including those that work solely in the mental health field and those that work in paediatrics, which are just two of the numerous examples of nursing fields where specialized training is needed.

“The most important thing a nurse needs is a quick mind, a friendly smile and the ability to work under pressure.”

With the high demand from across different workforce sectors, nurses can also work at factories, offices, schools, daycare centres, in the military, on cruise ships and many other places where there is a need for medical care.

As the world population continues to increase, so does the demand and number of jobs for skilled nurses.

SEGi College Sarawak, in recognising this shortage, has been offering its government-approved Diploma in Nursing programme since 2008.

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 where it 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.

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.

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 College Sarawak aspires to make its Faculty of Nursing & Allied Health a centre of nursing excellence in this region,” she added.

Established over 34 years ago, SEGi Education Group is one of the largest private higher education providers in Malaysia, with more than 27,000 students across its 6 campuses located in Kota Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, Seri Kembangan, Penang and Kuching.

For further inquiries of the courses offered at SEGi, call 1-300-88-7344 or 082-252566 or via email at infoswk@segi.edu.my

iPad 2 for new students

FOR THE CAMERA... Lau (left), Lim (middle) and Cheng (right) posing for the camera with their iPad 2s during the small ceremony held in the main campus recently.

 KUCHING – Two students from Foundation in Commerce were awarded with iPad 2s from SEGi College Sarawak as a token for their effort to elevate their education into higher level with the College. 

Danny Cheng Kai Hao and Lim Lee Ting were the two lucky students who received the device from the Principal, Mdm. Stella Lau in a small ceremony held in the main campus recently.

“The iPad 2 appears to be the perfect device for information at your fingertips that signifies the change that the student made to upgrade themselves to higher level of education” said Lau.

Offering convenience and portability, the iPad 2 enhances student’s educational experience because it permits them to download digital textbooks, access course materials, conduct research, build presentations and groups project, take class notes and exams, and communicate freely with lecturers and peers in real time.

Cheng stated that the iPad 2 is a perfect giveaway for him as he is always on the go as its operating system is very light and fast with e-reader functionality.

“So there is no need to lug around a laptop and a pile of books” said Cheng.

SEGi College Sarawak is offering Foundation in Commerce which is a Pre-University designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills and practice needed to qualify for university entrance and bridge their transition from secondary studies to a university degree.

Upon completing the one-year foundation programme, student can fast-track into business degree programmes from top–notch universities in United Kingdom and Australia offered in partnership with SEGi College.

SEGi also offers the Foundation in Science which will qualify graduates for university entrance en route to a career in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Optometry, Engineering or Computing.

 “These programmes aim to develop critical thinking skills and problem solving skills, while also introducing students to research methods through group projects and assignments” said Lau.

“Apart from the Foundation programme, SEGi also offers the A-Level programme in Science with dual qualification option to enhance the career pathways and open up a world of opportunities for our students to a variety of occupations.”

The SEGi Group has over two decades of experience in conducting the Foundation and A-Level programme offering both Science and Humanities subjects and has produced countless successful graduates, many of whom have continued into degree programmes with SEGi or universities worldwide.

“SEGi College Sarawak has always been known for its Foundation and A-Level programme from, linking SPM leavers to the Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree programme from the University of London, UK.”

For more information regarding the Foundation and A-Level programme, please contact SEGi toll-free at 1-300-88-7344 or 082-252566 or via email at infoswk@segi.edu.my, or walk-in to our main campus at 211, Jalan Bukit Mata Kuching for immediate registration.

Enquiries can also be made to www.facebook.com/segiswk or www.segi.edu.my

Gala night for SEGi College Sarawak students

ENJOYMENT.... Brendan Chin (middle) posing with fellow SEGi College Sarawak students who dressed to the “East Meets West” themes of the night. 

KUCHING – It was a night to remember for Michelle Ting, the Diploma in Hotel Management student, who clad in silvery-grey dress clinched the title Prom Queen during SEGi College Sarawak Prom Night 2011 which was held recently.

“I was overwhelmed when my name was announced as the winner” said Ting adding that this is her first time entering such competition and recognizing that this will be one of the sweetest moments in her college life.

The Prom King Award went to a Korean student, Baek Seung Yup who said that he did not expected to win the award and in the same time proud because it is his first year in the College.

CONGRATULATION.... Ting (left) and Baek Seung Yup (right) posing for the camera after being crowned the Prom Queen and Prom King of the night.

The head of organizing committee, Brendan Chin, who is also the President of the Student Council and an American Degree Program student said that Prom Night is the most awaited event in the student’s calendar every year, and it is expected that the committee must outdo the previous year events.

“We have different themes every year and this year, the theme is East Meets West and also exciting lucky draw prizes to look forward to” added Chin.

 “To make this night a success, we have work together and I would like to congratulate my team for all the efforts and time spent” said Chin adding that although the process was not exactly smooth sailing, the team had managed to get through thick and thin together

The event was held at The Regency Rajah Court, kicked off with a welcoming dance “Ngajat” that immediately set the crowd in the authentic eastern mood as the dancers were fully clad in glittering traditional Iban costumes.

The audience was also entertained by other performances such as singing and modern dance which were in lieu with the dinner’s theme, East Meets West, and also there were more than 20 lucky draw prizes to be won.

The Prom Night event is one of the main annual events where students and staff get together to have fun and to know each other better.

“Through this event, we were able to discover our talents and strengths in event management and also develop our marketing skills and learn how to manage budget and time efficiently” he added.

The theme East Meets West was chosen as it depicts the multinational environment of SEGi College Sarawak.

Excellent 5 Star Rating

SEGi College Sarawak receives excellent 5-star rating from MOHE

KUCHING – An excellent 5 Star rating recently received by SEGi College Sarawak in MOHE MyQuest Evaluation is a testimonial for its commitment in delivering quality education by meeting the high standards as set out by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE).

Of 210 private colleges that participated in the MyQuest assessment, 23 colleges shone above the rest, with 3 receiving a 6 star rating and 20 receiving a 5 star rating. Segi College Sarawak was one of the colleges that was awarded 5 stars.

“I am immensely proud of the Group’s performance and the ranking of its colleges” said SEGi University College Vice Chancellor, Emeritus Professor Dr. Muhamad Awang.

The Malaysian Quality Evaluation System for Private Colleges (MyQuest) was launched by the Minister of Higher Education, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khalid Nordin in January as an instrument to evaluate the current performance of private collages in Malaysia in terms of students, programmes, graduates, resources and governance - with the aim of encouraging private colleges to elevate their education standards.

“We are very honoured to be rated 5 stars and recognized as the top 23 colleges in Malaysia” said SEGi College Sarawak Principal, Mdm. Stella Lau.

“This recognition attests to the hard work and commitment of our staff and their focus in delivering quality services and workmanship”.

QUALITY EDUCATION... SEGi College Sarawak, one of the largest private colleges in Borneo, offering industry-driven programmes from foundation programmes to Master Degrees.

As much as 400 active private colleges in Malaysia were invited to take part in the evaluation process and a total of 232 colleges were eligible to be audited. Of these 232 colleges, 210 ended up participating in the evaluation.

Apart from SEGi College Sarawak, SEGi College Subang Jaya, SEGi College Kuala Lumpur and SEGi College Penang were all audited and also attained excellent ratings.

In the cluster-based categories, SEGi scored 6-star ratings for 5 of the 9 categories, the most of any education group.

“To achieve this, we have been working extra hard to make sure that the college meets the requirements outlined by the ministry,” Mdm. Lau added.

“This recognition will be the driving force for us to continuously improve our quality and performance to remain competitive in the market.”

Among others, this ranking will serve as reference point for National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loan approvals and requests to be upgraded to university-college status.

In the overall college-based category, only 3 colleges were awarded the maximum six star rating, 20 colleges attained five stars, 60 colleges attained four stars and the remaining received three stars and below.

SEGi College Sarawak has a strong proven record, with thousands of graduates having passed through our doors and gone on to secure successful careers.