Nursing is the protection, promotion and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities and populations. (Nursing's Social Policy Statement, Second Edition, 2003, p. 6 & Nursing: Scope and Standard of Practice, 2004, p. 7)
Nursing profession has been regarded as one of the most promising and rewarding careers by many school leavers of today. Broadly defined as both an art and science, Nursing as profession focuses on the care of individuals of ages, families and communities in both sickness or in health, in all settings. Nursing also includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people.
Diploma in Nursing is a programme that equips students with the skills and knowledge in the areas of health, behavioural & the nursing sciences to prepare them to be qualified Nurses.
The Diploma in Nursing offered is approved by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, Malaysian Qualifications Agency, Malaysian Nursing Board and recognised internationally by hospitals, clinics, other health organizations & institutions.
In today's multifaceted healthcare environment where no discipline fucntions in isolation, a nurse must be confident, analytical, and creative in combining knowledge, skills and intuition to tend to the sick, comfort the grieving, and support the desolate.
Those who are willing to learn the theory and practices in Nursing, posses leadership qualities and have the desire to care for and improve the quality of life should consider in pursuing this career path. Nurses may also be involved in medical and nursing research and perform a wide range of clinical and non-clinical functions necessary to the delivery of health care.
Despite high demands, there is currently a shortage of nurses in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and a number of other developed countries