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Earning a master’s degree is crucial for nurses to move forward in their profession, but this career comes with a demanding schedule that may put some nurses off in getting a higher qualification.
However, the fully online Master of Nursing (MN) programme offered at Open University Malaysia (OUM) will make it easier for those wanting to pursue this postgraduate degree.
As the nation’s leading open and distance learning (ODL) institution that leverages on state-of-the-art technology and facilities, OUM’s fully online learning delivery will provide much-needed flexibility for busy in-service nurses to study and gain a competitive advantage without compromising their work or personal responsibilities.
Programme director Sharmiza Samsudin says, “The MN programme offers flexibility, which will assist in learners’ professional development during this current pandemic. Thanks to the University’s advanced approach to teaching and learning, the fully online mode will actually facilitate those who want to pursue the programme.”
Sharmiza has over two decades of experience in the nursing field. She worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for nine years prior to joining a private university as a lecturer. To date, she has 17 years of experience in teaching at government institutions and private universities, bringing in her specialty in neonatal nursing to learners.
The MN programme aims to produce graduates who are prepared to function as knowledgeable leaders in nursing, make appropriate decisions, and communicate with colleagues and team members in inter-professional health.
Packaged at a competitive and affordable cost, and complemented with readily available e-books and other learning resources, learners will also enjoy an advanced-level study that particularly emphasises evidence-based practices within the subject of their specific nursing field.
“The programme will assist graduates to develop professionally and respond effectively to challenges within a complex healthcare environment. They will also learn to apply the right knowledge to intervene and initiate change at the workplace for better patient outcomes and effective utilisation of scarce resources,” says Sharmiza.
She admits that the pandemic has restricted the availability of face-to-face teaching and learning opportunities. Regardless, the programme has continued with lecturers delivering classes safely and effectively while simultaneously ensuring the integrity and continuity of the education process via online solutions. Consequently, learners are able to complete their courses and graduate on time.
“The majority of the fourth generation has Internet access with satisfactory or good connection and a high level of information technology skills. OUM’s e-learning approach is perfect for them, and can aid their studies,” adds Sharmiza.
“As we move forward, we must keep in mind that the pandemic is still evolving, and healthcare providers must continue to provide high-quality care to all patients. In this context, OUM is prepared to assist and support our learners who also play a crucial role in their jobs as frontliners.”
Obtaining a master’s degree in nursing is not an easy feat. But anyone who wants to take on this challenge can rest assured that OUM provides the best in online learning that prepares you for a rewarding career in the field.
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