21 Mar 2010 - AT Sime Darby Nursing and Health Sciences College, its focus is to be able to nurture competent, confident and caring professionals.
The World Health Organisation has reported a worldwide shortage of skilled healthcare personnel. Students pursuing healthcare-related education will not only find fulfilment in careers that are dedicated to serve others, but will also find that it is relatively easier to find employment in Malaysia as well as overseas.
The college, which specialises in healthcare education, offers the Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in Nursing -- assistant nurse conversion programme and Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology. Entry requirements for the diplomas are a minimum of a pass in SPM with at least four credits in prerequisite subjects.
"Education is about lighting the fire within. Good education seeks to develop character while striving to stimulate the intellect," says Sime Darby College chief executive officer Shanaz Mawji.
The college was established in 1995 and was one of the pioneer colleges to offer nursing. Diploma in Nursing (assistant nurse conversion programme) students obtained 100 per cent passes in the recent Nursing Board Registration exams.
Over the last 15 years, the college had a track record of an average of 98 per cent passes in the registration exams set by the Nursing Board.
"A well-designed curriculum, coupled with a deeply committed team of academic staff, has allowed our students to understand and internalise the intricacies of the subject. The conducive environment and supporting facilities fuel this thirst for knowledge," says Shanaz.
The college is not only able to provide education that "challenges the mind while touching the heart", but is also a part of the Sime Darby Healthcare Group, that owns the flagship hospital Sime Darby Medical Centre Subang Jaya.
Gaining invaluable skills through clinical practice is the core of healthcare education. At Sime Darby College, medical laboratory technology and nursing students practise at its very own award-winning hospital -- Sime Darby Medical Centre Subang Jaya, a 400-bed hospital.
"Our students benefit from the knowledge obtained from our consultant specialists and highly experienced staff at the Sime Darby Medical Centre as well as from the award-winning and internationally recognised customer and staff-focused management techniques," she adds.
The college also offers a postgraduate certificate in teaching methodology. A minimum of a bachelor's degree in any health science-related fields is the entry requirement.
A great deal of passion and caring is required of those pursuing the healthcare-related programmes. Through the various activities spearheaded by the Student Body Council, humanistic values are nurtured. Students are encouraged to participate in sustainable community service activities.
Leadership qualities are nurtured through the many extracurricular activities that stimulate creativity and encourage planning, organisation and teamwork.
"To meet their unique learning needs, our students have been given a great deal of support in the form of full scholarships, learning materials, facilities and accommodation," says Shanaz.
Intakes for the diplomas in nursing and medical lab technology are in January, April, July and September of each year.
Intakes for the postgraduate certificate in teaching methodology are in April and July.
For information, contact Shamilli at 012-2333825 or Gene or Fuad at 03-519 12121/1296. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://healthcare.simedarby.com