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Nurses part of healthcare team

Posted on April 17, 2013, Wednesday

ENTHUSIASTIC: IMC offers nursing education.

KUCHING: Nurses work closely with doctors and are an important part of the healthcare team.

They do not just work in hospitals. There are opportunities for nurses to work in nursing and residential homes, patients’ homes, hospices, universities, leisure cruise ships or the military among others.

Nurses can specialise or get advanced training in a particular expertise, whether it be working with infants or in a fast-paced emergency room. They work with people of all ages, cultural backgrounds and lifestyles to help them achieve the highest level of wellness possible.

In order to become a nurse, one must undergo nursing education or training which will equip one with the necessary nursing knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective patient care upon graduation.

A nursing education to start a nursing career would be a Diploma in Nursing.

This is one of the programmes offered at International Medical College (IMC) (formerly known as Pantai College of Nursing and Health Science), a college established 20 years ago with a reputation in providing quality nursing education and is well recognised locally and internationally.

With its main campus in Subang Jaya and a branch campus in Ayer Keroh, Melaka, IMC is owned by IMU Health Sdn Bhd which also owns International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 21 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education.

IMU Health Sdn Bhd is one of the key subsidiaries of IHH Healthcare Bhd, one of the largest listed private healthcare providers in the world based on market capitalisation.

Nursing students in IMC will have the opportunity for clinical exposure in Pantai Hospitals, Gleneagles Hospitals, approved government hospitals and approved community health clinics. This would prepare them to deliver safe and effective patient care, giving them a distinct and an added advantage in their career.

Once students are registered with the Malaysian Nursing Board, they would be able to look for employment locally and internationally.

Graduates of the Pantai College of Nursing and Health Science graduates have consistently secured 100 per cent passes in the Malaysian Nursing Board Licensure examinations with 100 per cent employability, with the opportunity to work at IHH Group of Hospitals, locally and internationally.

Besides the Diploma in Nursing programme, IMC also offers Post Basic in Intensive Care Nursing Certificate. In future, the college will also be offering more nursing programmes.

The three-year Diploma in Nursing programme commences in May, July and September.

Application is open for the May intake.

Sponsorship from Pantai Hospitals, Gleneagles Hospitals or other reputable private hospitals is available for eligible students.

For more information, refer to imc.imu.edu.my or email apply@pantai.edu.my or call 03-2727 7512.

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