“We were well drilled by our lecturers. There were mock tests, revision classes and consultations with lecturers, which really
helped us prepare for the Nursing Board exams,” smiles Amy Lee Si Mun, who was one of five students from Nilai University’s BSc (Hons) in Nursing programme to score distinction in this crucial examination, which all nursing students must pass if they wish to practice.
“Although it is a multiple choice answer exam, the lecturers didn’t just get students to memorise their text books. In the mock tests, each answer is analysed so that all of us fully understand why each answer is right or wrong.”
Melissa Lee Kar Yan also scored a distinction and was similarly effusive of her
lecturers. “Nilai Universty (Nilai U) nursing lecturers are really dedicated and they always make themselves available to students.
They are also very encouraging and they really filled us with confidence when facing these exams,” she says.
Both these high-scorers were quick to offer advice for future nursing students sitting for these exams to not rely on mugging alone.
“Memorising text books may get you a pass but if you really want to score a distinction, you will need to really pay attention in class and also during your practical and clinical sessions.
By really absorbing your lessons and seeing how theory is put into practice, you will be able to see clearly what the examiners is testing you on,” counsels Amy.
As for other helpful tips on preparing for the Nursing Board exams, Melissa says it helps greatly if a student organises their notes properly from the very start.
“This would make referencing a lot easier and your study process would be a lot more organised and thorough.
Also, you won’t be wasting time looking for specific information if your notes are in order,” she adds. She also referred to online nursing courses which helped her gain further insight into her profession. Amy did likewise and tested her knowledge with the American version of the Nursing Board exam, known as NCLEX.
Both young ladies also believe that any school leaver considering nursing to opt for the degree programme. “Employers are looking for higher qualified staff.
Having a degree shows that you have undergone a more strenuous academic process and you understand your field in greater depth and detail,” explains Amy.
Melissa concurs and says that many employers end up sending their better staff who are diploma holders to get their degrees. It also paves the way for better opportunities abroad as most of the job offers require a degree.
Both Amy and Melissa are also looking at the possibility of furthering their studies onto Master’s degree level or specialising in a specific area of healthcare. Thus having a degree paves the way for further academic endeavours.
Amy and Melissa both believe that nursing is a calling and students who wish to join this noble profession should not be motivated by monetary incentives alone.
The well-being of patients and trying to raise the level of healthcare in the
country are what drives these two young ladies. When asked if they would recommend Nilai U to potential nursing applicants, both point to their Nursing Board certificates as proof Nilai U’s ability to produce quality nursing students.
The other BSc (Hons) in Nursing students who scored distinction in the Nursing Board exams are Denise Chua, Mavis Tan and Nuraini Mohd Nasir. Nilai U’s School of Allied Health Sciences offers diploma and degree options in nursing as well as Degree in Biomedical Science and Diploma in Medical Laboratory
Study at Nilai University in Malaysia
Founded in 1996, Nilai University offers you the total student experience at their 105- acre campus which is ensconced in lush greenery, providing you with a peaceful environment ideal for your studies.
In 1998, with full infrastructure in place, the University opened its doors, offering homegrown diploma programmes in the areas of Business, Information Technology, Engineering and Hospitality. In addition, the University, as one of the first institutions approved to run 3+0 programmes, offered students an opportunity to be awarded internationally recognised degrees, without leaving Malaysian shores.
The University’s dedication and commitment was given due recognition when it won the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) Industry Excellence Award (Services) in 2003.
Nilai University, has been given a ranking of 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 & 2011 by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
Since the turn of the century, the University has developed other programmes rooted in traditional academic fields, as well as those innovative and new to the Malaysian academic landscape such as the Aircraft Maintenance and Automotive Engineering programmes. In addition to undergraduate programmes, the university has added a number of Master degree programmes to its offerings.
Top notch facilities at Nilai University
The university has four air-conditioned auditorium-sized lecture theatres; two 250-seater and two 150-seater halls fully equipped with the latest teaching facilities.
There are two 200-seater auditoriums where students attend conferences, seminars and lectures.
Nilai University has air-conditioned, AV-equipped classrooms and tutorial rooms with an average classroom lecturer to student ratio of 1:25 to ensure personal attention.
Common Study Rooms
These are air-conditioned rooms equipped for you to do your coursework in between classes. You may use your laptop here as it is a Wi-Fi spot and is also equipped with electrical points.
Occupying the entire fifth floor of our Resource Centre, the 1,600m2 library is perhaps the perfect place on-campus to get the best view of the lush green surrounding. It is a complete research and study facility with a wide selection of books, periodicals, journal publications and access to the best online resources. Internet access is also available.
Multimedia and Language Laboratories
The multimedia and language labs are equipped with the latest language learning facilities along with other essential audio-visual equipment.
The on-campus Hospitality Building is where students studying hospitality acquire hands-on training with state-of-the-
art facilities that rival renowned hotels. We have the finest hospitality training facilities in the industry which includes Western, Asian, Cold, Pastry and Bakery kitchens, a 100-seater training restaurant, a bar and a 5-star mock hotel room and front office reception.
Indoor Sports Complex (Game Courts and Gym)
The President hall is a purpose-built sports complex that houses a fully-equipped gymnasium and indoor courts. The hall is also used for extra-curricular activities such as dance, yoga, aerobic etc classes. Besides this, it serves as a venue for the university graduation ceremony and events such as Talent Nights, Dance and Drama competitions and many more.
Outdoor Game Courts
There are numerous outdoor courts for tennis, badminton, volleyball, basketball etc spread over Nilai University’s 105-acre campus. There are also ample lawns for you to enjoy a game of Frisbee or any other sport you fancy. Street soccer and cricket are some of the latest additions to the list of game facilities available on campus.
Lakeside Jogging Track
Nilai U is one of the few universities with a lakeside jogging track. It’s the perfect venue for a barbeque and games.
Golfing and Swimming
Which other campus allows you to enjoy a 27-hole golf game and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. At Nilai U, enjoy these facilities at Nilai University’s sister-company Nilai Springs Golf and Country Club which is just 5-minutes away. (Free shuttle service provided).
Food on campus is never a problem. Get your breakfasts, lunches right up to your midnight snacks at our 1,000-seat food court. A wholesome and affordable range of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Western food are available here.
A trendy and modern café which serves a variety of pastry, cakes, breads and sandwiches. It’s a popular place to chill out after a long day of classes with a game of pool or foosball whilst enjoying some MTV.
Shuttle Bus Service
Daily service timetable to key student destinations such as Komuter (train) station, Nilai Springs Golf and Country Club and the off-campus accommodation.
Education For All (EFA) Scheme at Nilai University
If your family income is RM4,000 or below, you are eligible for the Education For All Financial with terms and conditions. Please see attached files for the details. You need only pay a non-refundable fee of RM650 and the rest of your fees will be cover under the PTPN Loan. Any extra tuition fees not covered by the PTPN Loan is waived by Nilai University.
You must only apply for the diploma or degree programmes as the PTPN Loan does not cover Foundation courses so the EFA does not cover Foundation. The EFA is not applicable for the Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance as well.
To apply you must fill up the Application Form, the EFA Form, provide 1 certified copy of the SPM/STPM/UEC results and parents’ 3 months salary slips, BE and J Forms.
|Scheme||On Campus||Off Campus|
|EFA (Parent’s Income between RM2001 to RM4000)||FULL Payment||50% OFF|
|EFA (Parent’s Income below RM2000)||FULL Payment||FREE|
|Normal||FULL Payment||FULL Payment|
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