Bridging the nursing shortage gap

The Nursing and Allied Health Sciences team from SEGi College Kuala Lumpur recently visited Thomson Kota Damansara Hospital to give their final year nursing students the opportunity to attend an interview at the hospital. Suganthi, Low Kim Lian, Parthiban, Jayatheswary, Pritharshini, Prof. Dr. Raili Bin Haji Suhaili and Matron Margeret Wong Ai were among the team’s seven third-semester nursing students (DIN) and four alumni DIN nursing students. 


According to the Malaysian Ministry of Health, the country will experience a significant shortage of nurses in the future years. Malaysia had just 113,787 registered nurses in 2021, resulting in a nurse-to-population ratio of 1:454, and this falls short of the 1:300 nurse-to-population ratio the World Health Organization suggested. 


To address this shortfall, SEGi College Kuala Lumpur’s Nursing and Allied Health Sciences team is devoted to giving their students with opportunities to obtain practical experience in real-world healthcare settings. The recent trip to Thomson Kota Damansara Hospital is just one example of the college’s efforts to prepare students for successful nursing careers. 


The nursing students were taken on a tour of the hospital, which comprised clinics, operating rooms, intensive care units, neonatal intensive care units, obstetrics, and gynaecological units. Students also heard from Ivy Lai, Edmund Teh Eng Soong (Manager of Group Human Resources), and Juliana on the benefits and welfare of working at Thomson Kota Damansara Hospital (Senior Manager). 


Following the tour, an interview was held, and successful candidates were handed a letter of intent. Individuals who passed the LJM examination were offered a position as registered nurses. In contrast, those who did not pass the LJM examination were offered a position as a health care assistant. 


The tour to Thomson Kota Damansara Hospital provided an excellent chance for nursing students from SEGi College Kuala Lumpur to obtain practical experience and learn about various career options in the nursing industry. With a predicted shortage of nurses in Malaysia, the college’s dedication to providing high-quality nursing education is more important than ever. 

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