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Achieving My Dreams of Gaining a Nursing Degree

25 May 2022

Author of this article and Nursing Science student, Foong Jin Jin (in the photo above) at the IMU Bukit Jalil campus 

“Life can be like a maze. Most of the time, the path we chose could lead us to a dead end with disappointment. And the simplest way to get out of the maze is never stop trying and learning.” This is the quote I tell myself every time I face the challenge of my life. Back in January 2019, I paid a visit to the IMU Bukit Jalil campus during its Open Day and I found the answer to complete my learning path. After the completion of my Diploma in Nursing programme from a college in 2017, I was officially registered as a registered nurse with the Malaysia Nursing Board. Like most graduates, I began my career as a staff nurse at a hospital to execute my profession and earn a living. My learning path to pursue the nursing degree was on hold and I was lost. Most people also told me that it is difficult to work and study at the same time. Not until I met Dr Lim Swee Geok, an IMU nursing lecturer, at the booth of the Nursing Science (Hons) Post Registration programme at the IMU Open Day was I attracted to and enrolled into the programme. What has attracted me to apply for this opportunity? IMU campus and learning environment have attracted me to join the Nursing Science programme. There are a wide range of facilities and resources available for IMU students such as library, cafeteria, E-learning lab, computer lab, Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre (CSSC) and hostel to support their learning. I was truly impressed with the modern set up and advanced technology.

Secondly, IMU promotes two-way communication between lecturers and students. Students are actively involved in the learning process whereby practical sessions and group discussions are assigned in every module. The interaction between lecturers and students are direct and effective. Students are encouraged to ask questions and lecturers are committed to disseminate academic information to students.

Thirdly, IMU provides solutions to solve your learning obstacles. For students who need financial aid, IMU engages with PTPTN to provide education loan for students to pursue their study. During the Malaysian Movement Control Order (MCO) due to the Covid-19 pandemic, IMU has converted the conventional classroom learning to virtual learning instantly to ensure that the learning process by students can be continued. When students face problems during studying, IMU’s Student Services Hub also provides an avenue for students to register their grievances and they will response to these professionally.

In short, IMU is an all-rounded university which provide students with the best learning environment. Studying can be simple and effective when your university prepares everything in place for you. I feel proud and honored to have graduated with Bachelor of Nursing Science (Hons) programme at IMU.

Written by Foong Jin Jin (NS 2/19)

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