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Taking a step towards nursing

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WHAT would a girl from Kuala Lumpur want in life, having spent all her time surrounded by the bright neon lights, hip coffee cafes and endless shopping stints in mega malls?

“Some peace and quiet!” said Wong Hwee Ting with a laugh.

A student at Nilai University (Nilai U), Wong is currently doing a four-year Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Nursing programme.

Her eyes lit up as she talked about her plans to work in Singapore with Woodlands Health Campus (WHC), which has accepted her applicatio­n to join its workforce. After her graduation in August, Wong will join WHC in the ICU or Emergency Care.

“I’m heading to Singapore not for the bright lights and the vibrant city life,” she said.

“I found my ‘calm’ in Nilai U, the first day I set eyes on it. I’m here not because it is a stepping stone to a career in Singapore. I like Nilai U because it has a very relaxing environmen­t and lots of greenery. It is the ideal environmen­t for studying.”

Wong feels blessed that besides the many hours of studying, she still has time to enjoy nature. She even had the opportunit­y to star gaze with her colleagues one night when they all gathered in the large field on campus to catch a meteor.

“The sky in Nilai is much clearer than in the city and if we are lucky, we might catch the meteor at about 3am. It all depends on luck, but who knows,” she said.

At times, Wong and her friends even spend time in the field to catch the sunrise.

Wong has just sat for the Lembaga Jururawat Malaysia (LJM) examinatio­n. All students have to meet programme requiremen­ts first before they are eligible to sit for the examinatio­n, which will qualify them as registered nurses.

The LJM examinatio­n is a profession­al examinatio­n – upon passing, the students will be given a registrati­on certificat­e and badge with their own number to enable them to practise as a registered nurse.

Nilai U facilitate­s the examinatio­n preparatio­n and process with LJM. The examinatio­n takes place simultaneo­usly across the nation.

Wong who was introduced to Nilai U by her sister’s friend, who is a Nilai U alumni, said she gets a lot of support from her lecturers who are not just helpful but also knowledgea­ble in their field of study.

“My lecturers prepare a lot of preparator­y and profession­al developmen­t courses for their students.

“These enable the students to learn different skills used especially during the clinical postings,” she said.

“Nilai U’s Nursing programme from basic to advance is very organised, which makes it easy to follow and learn.”

Wong said the practical training she receives from the government hospital improved her time management. As the hospital is very busy and there are lots of patients, Wong said tasks have to be carried out quickly and completed on time.

Wong is happy that she picked up this skill, as it helps her organise her tasks smoothly.

When it is time to end her journey in Nilai U, Wong said she would bring back one memory that she holds dear to her heart.

“During one of my practical sessions I had to participat­e in a rescue process when a patient collapsed in the middle of the night. It was a scary experience but I am glad I was there.

“The world of nursing is all about caring and I am glad that I have the skills and knowledge to help those in need of this caring,” she said.

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Wong is currently doing a four-year Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Nursing programme.
 ??  ?? ‘I am glad that I have the skills and knowledge to help those in need of caring,’ said Wong.
‘I am glad that I have the skills and knowledge to help those in need of caring,’ said Wong.

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