| Aziz Idris |
THE Ministry of Health through the Department of Nursing Services hosted the Social and Cultural Function for 10 final year students of Enrolled Nurses from Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College East, Singapore last night.
The students are currently undergoing clinical attachment on Overseas Nursing Student Exchange Programme (ONSEP) between MoH and ITE and are attached with Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital and Health Centre in the Community Health Services for two weeks starting September 22 to October 3.
According to Acting Director of Nursing Services at the MoH, Hjh Fatimah binti Abdullah, prior arrangements had been made for their clinical attachment including the community health services with the aim to do “observation and perform hands-on basic activities of daily living” under the supervision and guidance from senior nurses.
ITE College East, a division of ITE Singapore, conducts a two-year Enrolled Nurse Certificate Course which is similar to the Assistant Nurse Certificate Course conducted by the Nursing Training and Development Centre (NTDC), MoH, since 2011.
The programme aims to enhance collaborative relationships between the two host countries on aspects of learning and adaptation of best nursing practices, to enhance educational training programmes and activities as well as to understand the respective social and cultural differences.
Present as the guest of honour was the Director-General of Medical Services at the MoH, Dr Haji Zuladi bin Haji Abd Latif. He also presented certificates to the 10 ITE students for the completion of their two-week clinical attachment in Brunei.