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KPJ International College of Nursing and Health Sciences
PT 17009 & 17010 Persiaran Seriemas
KOTA SERIEMAS
71800 Nilai
Negeri Sembilan
Tel : 606-794 2649 / 06-7942638 / 06-794 2629
Fax : 06-794 2662 / 06-7942661
Website : http://www.kpjic.edu.my

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Introduction

PNC International College of Nursing And Health Sciences (PNC) is a subsidiary of KPJ Healthcare Berhad, a key private healthcare services provider. Established on 1 April 1991, PNC has been a progressive and entrepreneurial institution of higher learning right from the start. With an international vision, it places students at the core of everything it does. PNC has 16 years of valuable experience and an unsurpassed academic track record that makes it a premier college of higher learning recognised locally and internationally. It has registered a growth that is dynamic and meteoric and has made an indelible mark in its achievements ever since its inception. Its rapid expansion to fulfill market demands has made the college not only a very viable business entity but also a reliable and credible service provider.

PNC has a tradition of purposeful nurturing of talents, in tandem with the ideals of care, perseverance, adaptability, versatility and selflessness. The students are instilled with a universal attitude which unifies and synthesizes; transcends racial, cultural, social and geographical boundaries; and prepares them to deliver the best healthcare services to the patients and customers.

Tradition of Academic Excellence
Reputed not only to be the first private nursing college to initiate a Diploma in Nursing Programme, PNC is also the first to have its Diploma in Nursing Programme accredited by the Lembaga Akreditasi Negara (LAN). Set apart with a unique competitive edge, PNC launched its training with a first intake of 30 students in September 1991. Since then PNC has maintained its tradition of academic excellence with 100% success rate in the Nursing Board Terminal Examination. PNC now offers ten programmes which include Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in Medical Imaging, Diploma in Pharmacy, Diploma in Physiotherapy, Certificate in Health Management and Leadership, Critical Care Nursing, Renal Nursing, Paedriatic Nursing, Operating Department Practice Course and Nurse Education/Teaching. PNC?s roles and objectives have become more significant in line with the growth of the industry, responding promptly to the human capital requirement for nurses and allied healthcare professionals to meet the needs of other private and public healthcare institutions in the country. To date PNC has produced approximately 2,000 Nursing and 500 Healthcare professionals with Degree, Diploma and post-graduate specialisation qualifications. The current student population of PNC stands at 1,300.

This tradition of academic excellence is further enhanced and galvanized by a team of dedicated, well qualified and widely experienced lecturers who inspire students to unleash their potential and develop holistically.

PNC has built strong international alliance with foreign universities primarily from Australia and United Kingdom. This successful cooperation and alliance has provided PNC with an enriched combination of resources ? advanced, unique and professional support of quality and diversity. As early as 1994 PNC forged a sound working relationship with University of South Australia (UniSA) to undertake several nurse education programs. PNC and UniSA have collaboratively trained 177 Critical Care Nurses; 65 graduates in Teaching and Education for Senior Nursing Officers, Nurse Lecturers and Nurse Instructors, and 235 Heads of Services and Executives in Healthcare Management and Leadership. The college has also collaborated with Edith Cowan University and Curtin University, Western Australia for post-basic nursing education. Through PNC?s continuing ties with Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom for the Operating Theatre Practice Programme since 1997, 132 Trained Theater Practitioners have been produced.


Course Outline

KPJ?s Network of Hospitals
PNC?s graduates are privileged to have an extensive and comprehensive network of KPJ hospitals located in most major cities in Malaysia as training ground for excellent clinical education. This is further complemented and supported by a strong team of experts comprising medical consultants, senior nurses, allied health professionals and trained clinical instructors. With the commitment of KPJ?s 17 state-of-the-art hospitals consisting of more than 2,000 beds, more than 500 medical consultants as well as more than 6,000 staff treating more than 1.2 million outpatients and 150,000 inpatients, PNC has a competitive advantage when training its students.

PNC is self reliant in providing a comprehensive range of clinical education and practical experience for its students in enhancing their clinical knowledge and skills. Graduates of PNC will be recognised for their clinical distinction in providing the best service and value to patients/ customers.


Facilities

Study Loans & Scholarships
Acknowledging that human capital is our greatest strength and asset, PNC through the KPJ Group of Hospitals provides the option of full sponsorship for eligible students with guaranteed employment upon graduation. Other sources of financial aid include PTPTN and other private financial institutions.

Leveraging on this established track record in Malaysia and abroad, PNC graduates are poised to meet the challenges of the rapidly growing local and international markets, in support of Malaysia?s aspiration to be an education hub for the region. The graduates of PNC usually gain immediate employment locally and internationally, and enjoy a lucrative career with excellent job opportunities. To date, PNC graduates enjoy 100% employability.

Student Activities
In preparing students to become efficient and effective healthcare providers, PNC also develops them to become holistic individuals through various activities jointly organised by the College and the Student Body Association such as:

Extra Curricular Activities
? Choir/ aerobics/ line dancing
? Drama/ debate/ choral speaking
? Motivation/ customer service
? Inter-college activities

Physical Endurance Activities
? Outward bound
? Jungle trekking
? Field games/ sports
? Jogathon/ walkathon

Community Outreach Activities
? Blood donation drive
? Weekly voluntary service to Old Folks

Homes and Children Spastic homes
? Health awareness campaigns