Ms. Theresa Arul, Principal
Ms. Theresa has been serving her alma mater since graduating with a Diploma in Nursing in 1997. She progressed further by obtaining her Advanced Diploma in Critical Care Nursing from University of Malaya in 1999. She then graduated with the Bachelor of Nursing Science, majoring in Teaching in 2003 from the same university.
She has vast nursing experience that spans 14 years covering areas in Medical – Surgical wards, High-Dependency Units and Accident & Emergency Department. Currently and for the past 7 years, Ms. Theresa has been teaching Health System Research, Basic Medical Sciences, Care of Clients with Haemopoitic Disorders and Burns Nursing. She is also the Coordinator for the Post Basic in Intensive Care Nursing course.
Seeing that she could contribute further in the Nursing field and her career, she took the challenge of pursuing the Masters certification and successfully obtained her Masters in Nursing (Education) from the prestigious Monash University, Australia in 2011.
She is passionate about her work and further contributes to the holistic development of student nurses and registered nurses in her area of practice.
Ms. Ngu Keh Pooi, Nurse Tutor
Her interest in nursing began when she was a school prefect where she had to attend to students who fainted during school assemblies and students who sustained minor injuries during physical education. This motivated her to join nursing education in Ministry of Health Malaysia. From there, she earned her certifications in Basic Nursing, Midwifery and Post Basic in Orthopedic Nursing.
Over the years, she developed an interest in teaching and it led her to undergo the Advanced Nursing Education Program from the University of Malaya. Her long service in the General Hospital Kuala Lumpur has enriched her clinical experience tremendously and this proofed valuable when she decided to join Assunta College of Nursing in 1984.
She completed a Stoma Care / Wound Care by Stoma Care Malaysia in 1990. With this knowledge, she continues to involve herself in stoma and wound care for patients in the hospital. Her knowledge was further enhanced when she graduated with the Bachelor of Health Science from Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia in 1996.
After many years in nursing, she feels that nursing is still a meaningful and noble profession where one not only learnt how to take care of oneself but is able to alleviate the pain and sufferings of others too. She continues to love what she is doing and hopes that all young nurses can be nurtured to become competent nurses with caring hearts.
Ms. Goh Siew Kee, Nurse Tutor
Ms Goh Siew Kee is a graduate nurse of Assunta College of Nursing. She has served Assunta Hospital since 1983 in various disciplines such as General Surgical Ward, Accident & Emergency Department as well as Operating Theatre.
She then pursued post basic studies in Midwifery and practiced her passion in Delivery Suite and Maternity Ward for 5 years. She obtained a Teaching Diploma in Advanced Nursing in 1994. Since then, she has been teaching at the College of nursing. Her quest for knowledge and experience has also led her to gain experience in Ophthalmic nursing and also a Bachelor Degree in Health Science with Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia in year 2000.
Additionally she also conducts the Clinical Teaching course for graduate nurses and facilitates community based projects in Gerontology and Community Nursing.
Her vast experience not only enrich the students learning in the various subjects she teaches but also her personal interest to motivate and develop young individuals in pursuit of their ambition and career.
“Having started off at Assunta, I have had no regrets. Not only do I gain much experience and knowledge, I am thankful for Assunta Hospital for sponsoring all my nursing education. In return I am able to give my best dedication in nursing education to nurture young interested individuals, to motivate and guide them to excel in their nursing career”.
My Director of Nursing once asked me, “Goh, what do you want to contribute in Assunta?” and I said simply, “ to see the standard of nursing maintained”.
Ms. Liew Sook Ching, Nurse Tutor
She is a graduate of Assunta College of Nursing. Having obtained 4 years of nursing and clinical experience, she developed an interest in teaching and successfully obtained the Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Teaching) from University of Malaya in 1995. She progressed further in her career by graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) from Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia in 1997.
She has 15 years of teaching experience and acquired vast experience throughout the years from teaching multiple subjects in the College. Her specialty is in Wound Care and Eye Nursing. Her experiences as a Clinical Instructor in the Medical-Surgical Ward and a Staff Nurse in the Emergency Department and Recovery Room added value in her clinical supervision and teaching of students nurses in the wards and at the college. She has undergone specialized training in Clinical Teaching and has successfully conducted the Short Course in Clinical Teaching for Nursing staff of Assunta Hospital and other private hospitals since 2009.
She also participates in the hospital’s on-going programs such as Auditing for SIRIM & MSQH, Hospital Infection Control, Nurses’ Day Celebrations and Hospital Annual Dinner Committees.
Her frequent attendance of nursing seminar and workshops has further elevated her management and evaluation skills. She has been selected by the Malaysia Nursing Board as Chief and Assistant Examiner for Nurses Registration Examinations in the past. She also actively participates as a Moderator for college examinations and curriculum development.
She enjoys spending time with her children during her free time.
Ms. Teoh Cui Fang, Nurse Tutor
She started out working as an Accounts Clerk in her hometown. Family influence played a big part in her decision to join Nursing after she witnessed the good nursing care given to her family member. She was further motivated to learn the skills of caring for the sick and eventually applied for training in Nursing after much peer influence.
She graduated from University of Malaya in 1989 with a Certificate in Basic Nursing. She then worked in the East Coast of Malaysia, Hospital USM, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan. She worked in the Medical ward for 3 years and later in the Operation Theatre for 2 years. During those years, she also pursued the Critical Care Nursing course from University of Science Malaysia.
Having acquired her education and working experience all over the Peninsula Malaysia, she developed an interest in teaching. She decided to pursue a degree certification and graduated with the Bachelor of Nursing Science (Hons) in Education from University of Malaya in 1997.
Throughout her professional career, she also developed interests in assisting and enhancing students’ learning and decided to update her knowledge through the pursuance of long distance learning with Monash University, Australia. She completed her Masters in Nursing in 2008.
She enjoys reading and traveling when time permits.
Ms. Katherine Tan Siew Hoon, Nurse Tutor
Ms. Katherine is a graduate of Assunta College of Nursing. She started off her nursing career working as an Emergency Room (ER) nurse. During the 4 years she was there, she also pursued the Advanced Diploma in Critical Care Nursing with University of Malaya Medical Centre. After obtaining her Advanced Diploma, she worked in ICU/CCU and was later promoted as a Clinical Instructor. She also has gained much experience while working in the Surgical Ward.
After 7 years of nursing experience, she decided to broaden her knowledge in other areas of healthcare and took up the challenge of Assistant Manager of Outpatient Services, a job that includes handling admissions and Medical Insurance for Assunta Hospital. After a year in that position and having accumulated a good range of experiences in the clinical practice, she decided to pursue her dreams of becoming a Nurse Tutor. Through hard work and determination, she graduated with 1st class honours in Bachelor in Nursing Sciences (Education) from University of Malaya in 2006.
She is happy and proud to serve back her alma mater as a Nurse Tutor and will continue to contribute to nursing education as she deems it as much rewarding and fulfilling.
Ms. Shashethevi a/p Rajah, Nurse Tutor
She graduated with a Diploma in Nursing from the Klang Nursing College and started her career in the Medical Cardiac Ward with the National Heart Institute (IJN). Apart from the experienced gained from the ward, she also developed a passion for cardiac care which led her to pursue the specialization in Coronary Care Nursing.
After spending several years there, she decided to explore new horizons and obtained a job in Saudi Arabia. She worked in King Abdul Aziz Medical City in the Medical Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. From the experience gained in the new city, she felt that she could contribute more to her country and thus decided to return to Malaysia 2 years later. Upon returning from Saudi Arabia, she progressed further by obtaining a Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) from Greenwich University, UK, a distance learning program with a private higher education institution in the country.
She enjoys listening to music during her free time.
Ms. Yeo Lee Yin, Nurse Tutor
She completed her Diploma in Nursing from Assunta College of Nursing, Assunta Hospital in 2006. She is the proud winner of Keng Ang Academic Award which focuses on outstanding academic achievements throughout her diploma training.
Upon graduation, she was assigned to the Operating Theatre in Assunta Hospital. She decided to upgrade her knowledge and pursued the Degree in Nursing, a distance learning program with University of Sydney, Australia. She successfully graduated in 2009 and was later promoted as a Senior Staff Nurse in the Operating Theatre.
Over a short period, Ms. Yeo has developed an interest in teaching and education. She feels grateful for the opportunity given to be a Clinical Instructor in a Surgical Ward in 2010. She then enrolled in a Teaching Methodology course from International Medical University and was awarded the Certificate in Teaching in 2011. Equipped with the Certificate in Teaching in hand, she decided to realize her dreams and has been teaching at the College since then.
She feels that her pursuance of education will continue to grow as she strives to provide the best level of knowledge to the student nurses. She hopes to share her passion in Education and Nursing as well with her fellow students.
Ms. Amy Chua Chia Nee, Nurse Tutor
The thought of helping people was what interested her to join Nursing. She joined Assunta College of Nursing after her SPM and graduated in 2004. She worked in the Clinical areas at Assunta Hospital and during her time there, she also obtained a Bachelor of Science (Nursing Practice Development) in 2008. In view of her dedication and work, she was promoted to Charge Nurse in the same year.
As Assunta Hospital is a training ground for student nurses, she gradually developed her interest in teaching and sharing her knowledge with the students. This prompted her to join the College in 2011 to contribute to Nursing Education.
For her, nursing is a learning process along the way.
Ms Thilagawathy A/P Balasubramaniam- Tutor
Thilagawathy, a proud Assunta baby, had always wants to be a nurse. As a child, she listened in awe as her grandmother related tales of nurses and midwives sacrificing themselves to care for patients during World War Two. Without thinking twice, she had applied to do a diploma in nursing at the Tun Tan Cheng Lock College of Nursing.
Upon graduation in 1998, she served Assunta Hospital in various disciplines such as General Surgical ward and Maternity ward. She then pursued post-basic studies in Midwifery and practiced her passion in the Delivery Suite and was later promoted as a Charge Nurse. She has vast experience in rural health care as a Domiciliary Midwife Nursing, as her training is focused on community service such as home delivery in rural areas such as Pulau Ketam, Ijok and Sungai Besar.
Thilagawathy then joined a fertility centre as nurse manager before leaving to pursue a Diploma in Teaching. Upon graduation in 2011, she joined a private higher educational institution as a lecturer in 2011. She joined the Tun Tan Cheng Lock College of Nursing as a tutor in 2014 and is currently furthering her studies.
Ms. Lee Wei Sim, Clinical Instructor
She has never thought of being a Nurse but her curiosity in Science led her to take up the nursing career as it involves helping people and as part of continuing into higher education while reducing her parents’ financial burden at the same time.
She graduated with a Diploma in Nursing in 2004 from Assunta College of Nursing. She began her career at a multi-disciplinary ward at Assunta Hospital and was promoted to Senior Staff Nurse after 3 years of working experience. Assunta Hospital provided the opportunity to advance her knowledge and sent her for Wound and Foot Care Management Course at University Malaya Medical Centre.
In 2007, she was assigned to oversee the Wound and Foot Care Clinic at the same Hospital and was later promoted to Charge Nurse in 2009 in Specialist Department.
Her interest towards Nursing has never ceased since she began her nursing career. She returned to Assunta College of Nursing as a Clinical Instructor in 2009 to contribute further in student nurses’ learning.
Ms. Nageswari Vallaitham, Clinical Instructor
Nursing was not her first choice of study after Form 5. However, she foresaw that the career holds a promising future and hence, decided to undergo training at Assunta College of Nursing in 2002. She graduated with a Diploma in Nursing three years later and started her career in a medical and surgical ward in Assunta Hospital.
She slowly developed her skills in the ward and was promoted to Senior Staff Nurse. Through her hard work and determination, she was promoted again to Charge Nurse in 2010.
Apart from her responsibilities in caring for patients, she also found joy in teaching and guiding junior nurses. As a result, she underwent a short course in Clinical Teaching and joined her former College as a Clinical Instructor. She is glad to be enjoying her career and feels that the Nursing profession is the best career for her.
Ms Chew Cheng Im- Clinical Instructor
Chew graduated at Assunta College of Nursing and started work at Assunta Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in 2010. Being exposed to patients in critical care and handling highly anxious family members made her wish that she could do more to relieve them of their pain and suffering. She decided to pursue further studies by specializing in Intensive Care Nursing.
In 2012, she was given the opportunity to guide other fellow post-basic students who were pursuing in Post Basic in Intensive Care Nursing. As a result of her passion and commitment to her work, Chew was appointed as a clinical instructor in ICU for the post-basic course in Intensive Care Nursing as well as for Diploma in nursing students the following year.
Currently, she is pursuing Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) from the University of Greenwich, UK through a distance learning programme. She balances her work and studies by being fastidious and meticulous, proving herself to be a good role model for student nurses under her care.
Ms Siow Yie Chwee- Clinical Instructor
Siow completed her Diploma in Nursing from Tun Tan Cheng Lock College of Nursing in 2004 and started her nursing career in the medical, surgical and HDU units in Assunta Hospital. She was later promoted to charge nurse in 2008, when she decided to further her studies by getting a Bachelor of Science in nursing practice development from University of Northumbria of New Castle.
Armed with her degree, Siow made the bold decision to go further in her career. She left Malaysia and served at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & research Centre, Riyadh Saudi Arabia for 2 years, gaining invaluable experience in kidney and liver transplant nursing at the hospital’s solid organ transplant unit.
Upon returning to Malaysia , she wanted to contribute to nursing education so that more nurses can benefit from her wealth of experience. Siow enrolled for the Teaching Methodology course and returned to the Tun Tan Cheng Lock College of Nursing upon graduation to serve. She is currently part of the team that trains student nurses.
Ms Jenny BT Sabin@William- Clinical Instructor
Jenny became interested in nursing at the tender age of six when she lost her father. She kept asking her mother for her father’s cause of death but to no avail. The loss and grief stayed with her, triggering a strong interest in health and nursing care in her during her teenage years. In school, she joined societies that were health-related, all the while seeking an answer to her father’s mysterious death.
Upon completing her Form Six, Jenny volunteered at the Stella Maris Covent Tuaran Sabah, helping elderly nuns with their daily activities. Her cousin, who as a nun there, told her about the Tun Tan Cheng Lock College of Nursing and helped her enroll there for her diploma in nursing. When she graduated in 2007, she started work in the Mariam Ward, a multidisciplinary ward, where she was exposed to various surgical, medical and oncology cases.
The mystery of her father’s death was unveiled when she found his death certificate stating liver cirrhosis as the cause of death. Her curiosity satisfied, she wanted to expand her nursing knowledge so that she could help others with poor healthcare knowledge. She furthered her studies in post basic diabetic management in 2009 and started educating her family and the public on diabetes management.
Deciding that education can change the world, Jenny became a clinical instructor so that she could pass on her skills and knowledge to student nurses, who will in turn help train the public and their family members how to take care of their own health.