1 Jun 2020 Making a Difference in People’s Lives as a Nurse Educator
In conjunction with Nurses Day, we had featured two prominent nursing faculties who are Programme Directors of IMU nursing programmes. This time, I would like to introduce our outstanding nursing faculty, Head of Department (Nursing Division), Dr Lim Swee Geok.
Dr Lim completed her PhD in 2018 from the prestigious University of Malaya. She has been in nursing practice since 1990 and worked mainly in the critical unit in private hospitals. Dr Lim moved on to education in year 2001 as a Nurse Educator in one of the private hospitals after completing her Certificate in Teaching Methodology from University of South Australia. She was in charge of clinical teaching for nursing students, continuous professional development (CPD) and in-house training, as well as administrative duties (as the Sister-in charge) covering all areas of patient care in hospital. Subsequently, in 2002, she decided to focus on nursing education, so she requested for a transfer to the Nursing college and started her career as a Nursing lecturer. Dr Lim was in IMU since 2009, and currently heading the Nursing Division.
With her specialty in Neonatal Nursing, Dr Lim’s research interests are in areas of neonatal nursing and quality in Nursing practice. She had several publications and had presented research findings at several Nursing conferences, local and abroad.
Dr Lim shares her thoughts and experience in nursing here.
|What are your awards since your nursing service?|
|Long service award IMU for 2019|
|Academic Individual Achievement Award IMU 2019|
|MyPhD scholarship from MOHE|
|Postgraduate Research Grant UM|
What made you decide to join nursing?
I always had interest in medical line. I wanted to do something in my career that can make a difference in people’s lives. Helping patients and their family members to go through what is often a difficult time for them is extremely satisfying for me.
When asked about future of nursing for millennials, Dr Lim is very optimistic, “They are the future nursing workforce and leaders. Millennials have so much to contribute towards nursing especially with the current shortage of nurses. Nursing can be challenging but with the qualities of millennials and working together with fellow nurses, Nursing can progress.”
|What is your motto in life?|
|“Being resilient in facing challenges in life”|
Anything you want to add as our HOD?
Hope to create more awareness on the bright prospects in the Nursing profession and have more students interested to join the Bachelor of Nursing programme.
Prepared by Yee Bit-Lian