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KOTA KINABALU – The Tun Tan Cheng Lock College of Nursing, Assunta Hospital Petaling Jaya is offering a full scholarship to pursue the diploma in nursing.
Theresa Arul, principal of the college, and her team conducted their first briefing and interview here for around 40 students (male and female) and their parents at the Sacred Heart Parish Centre Karamunsing on 10 May 2017.
Scholarship is to pursue the diploma in nursing, a full time three-year course. Sponsorship will include monthly allowance and accommodation.
Arul and Peter Leong, chairman/CEO of the institute, assured the 17 successful candidates of employment after their studies not only at Assunta Hospital but also in Singapore and Saudi Arabia.
The team included two Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Sister Susan Thomas, FMM Provincial, and Sister Elizabeth Tan, head of Assunta Integrated Social Services (ASSISS) for the poor.
The diploma is a three-year course with two intakes: April and July. The briefing and interview were for the July intake.
The course offers a sound education background in nursing practice. It consists of theoretical knowledge and practical experiences through “on-the-job training” at Assunta Hospital located on Jalan Templar, Petaling Jaya, next to Assumption Church.
The institute began operations in 1961 as a single multipurpose classroom housed under the Assunta Hospital (founded by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary). It has expanded into the present cozy, multilevel and fully equipped building offering a comprehensive education and valuable experiences in the nursing profession.