Maintaining academic excellence
RAMSAY Sime Darby Healthcare College is one of the pioneers of nursing education in Malaysia. Formerly known as Sime Darby Nursing and Health Sciences College, it achieved a track record of academic excellence with a sterling industry reputation since its establishment in 1995.
The students of the Diploma in Nursing programme have excelled in the Malaysian Nursing Board Registration examinations and the pass rates over the last 16 years average at 98% passes.
The college also offers other allied health science programmes such as Diploma in Physiotherapy, Medical Lab Technology (MLT), Medical Assistant and Healthcare Services (Hospitality in Healthcare), several sub-speciality programmes in Nursing as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching.
The Foundation in Science programme offered by the college enables students to obtain a strong foundation in a science-related degree of their choice in any university in the country.
All the programmes are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and the Ministry of Higher education as well as the respective professional boards.
The college now offers the new BSc (Hons) in Contemporary Nursing in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
University of Hertfordshire’s lecturers will deliver the curriculum in Malaysia at the college campus.
Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare College chief executive Shanaz Mawji says: “This two-year programme is designed for licensed registered nurses who are presently in clinical practice and who wish to enhance the quality of professional care for patients.”
Useful practical training opportunities are available to the students with more chances to learn from practices in Indonesia as well.
Students train at Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care’s award-winning Subang Jaya Medical Centre and other network of medical centres.
In health care education, three key ingredients help mould students to be a cut-above- the-rest and they are:
(a) A teaching staff that are not only subject experts but also have several years of clinical practice experience. They will be able to share invaluable insights with students
(b) Comprehensive clinical practice opportunities that enable critical thinking and clinical reasoning
(c) Soft and English language skills embedded within the curriculum, enabling students to make these a part of their professional lives.
This is what creates the demand for the college’s graduates, both locally and internationally.
“In fact, a good number of our graduates have been offered jobs across Asia, in the UK, Middle East and Australia,” says Shahnaz.
She also commented that the growing health care industry in Malaysia will offer plenty of opportunities for students pursuing a career in health care and it will afford them a bright future.
Contemporary Nursing Degree
The new Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Contemporary Nursing offered by Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare College will have two special modules embedded in the programme that will prove invaluable to practising nurses.
The programme will allow Malaysian nurses to obtain an honours degree, awarded by the UK University, and the fee is in local currency.
The programme aims to support the improvement in caregiving and the continuation of nurses’ professional development under various work settings.
It will also help nurture graduates who are knowledgeable in contemporary nursing practices and those who display excellent analytical and reflective thinking skills – improving the effectiveness of the care given to patients and their families.
The May/Oct 2014 intakes are open for registration with attractive fees in conjunction with the launch of the programme. For more information, visit www.ramsaysimedarbycollege.edu.my or call 019-216 6956 or 016-485 3449.
In addition to the library facility, degree students have access to more than 45,000 journals and e-books from the University of Hertfordshire’s resource centre.