Seavoy Nursing School (the former name of DSH College of Allied Health Sciences) was started in the early 1990s when there was a shortage of nurses in the country. One of the main reasons for this establishment was to supply nurses for Damai Service Hospital (HQ) which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DSH Holdings Sdn. Bhd.
The school, which was a division of the hospital, began training assistant nurses, better known as SEN (State Enrolled Nurses) with the approval of the Nursing Board Malaysia, in 1994. The first batch of graduates passed out in 1995 and one of our students was awarded the silver medal by the Ministry of Health Malaysia.
As per the requirements of the Nursing Board, students are sent to other hospitals such as Hospital KL and also government and Bandaraya clinics for further exposure. All students are required to pass the registration examination held by the Ministry of Health before being able to use the title ‘State Enrolled Nurse.’
Till date, the school has trained more than 150 state enrolled nurses since 1994. In 2003, 5 out of 16 students achieved distinctions in the Nursing Board’s final examination. The school proudly boasts 100% passes for its trained assistant nurses who went for the conversion program to Diploma in Nursing. Our graduates have been well accepted in the industry by local hospitals such as Pantai, Gleneagles, SJMC, KPJ Hospitals as well as overseas hospitals in the UK, Middle East, etc.
Insititut Pengajian Tinggi Swasta (IPTS) or Ministry of Higher Education has approved and awarded license to continue with the Assistant Nurse (AN) program in January 2009. The AN program is also being accredited by Malaysian Quality Agency MQA).
To ensure the quality of our graduates, only well trained, highly qualified and experienced teaching staff are employed as per the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Higher Education. Student recruitments are based stringently on meeting a minimum entry requirement. The college is well equipped with facilities including laboratories, lecture halls, library, resource centre and internet broadband access. Student nurses will be trained at various private and government hospitals for high standard clinical exposure.