26 June 2013 – The International Medical University (IMU) congratulates all students in the fifth cohort of its Bachelor of Nursing programme who have passed this year’s Malaysia Nursing Board Professional Licensure Examination. The University’s nursing students have consistently achieved 100% passes in this examination since its first cohort of students who started their programme in September 2005 sat for the same examinations in 2009. Prof Lim Pek Hong, Head of the Division of Nursing, said “The Division of Nursing is very proud of its fifth cohort of graduates who recently secured 100% passes in the Malaysian Nursing Board Licensure examinations. This is the culmination of many years of hard work by our staff, who have passed on knowledge and experience in a professional way. Our students have also put in an enormous amount of effort and commitment, which is demonstrated by all of them gaining their nursing degree. This four (4)-year Bachelor of Nursing programme places great emphasis on integrating theory with practice at each level of the students’ learning. This is to ensure that they are knowledgeable, competent and have a positive attitude towards patient care.”
Commenting on the programme, a student from this cohort, Joann Chia Jia En, said, “Nursing has been both a downhill and uphill journey. It is a fulfilling career which deals with the full circle of life, witnessing birth to death. Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) IMU not only trained me to be a competent nurse, but we are also taught to be independent. The lecturers and tutors in IMU also nurture us to be a critical thinker and cultivate students to take on the role of a leader in healthcare. IMU also promotes the importance of continuous professional development to ensure students and staff keep up with the changing trends of the world. My learning experiences in IMU are the best that I have gained throughout these 4 years.”
In order to ensure public protection, Malaysia Nursing Board has to regulate entry into the practice of nursing by ensuring that candidates for licensure pass an examination that measures the competency needed to perform their duties safely and effectively as newly licensed entry-level registered nurses.
Ivy Mong of the same cohort explains how her education at IMU has prepared her for the workforce.”IMU has trained me well in becoming a competent nurse by exposing the students to various healthcare organisations ranging from government to private settings throughout the 4 years. Aside from that, the elective modules in the last semester have also exposed me to several specialities. This experience had broadened my perspectives in nursing. IMU prepares their students by having a hands-on approach in the stimulated wards and students are well-prepared before they start working with patients in the hospitals. The lecturers in IMU are also very knowledgeable and experienced.”