Continuous learning vital for Bruneian nursing practices
By Kartika Rahman

Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah urged nurses and midwives to adopt a continuous learning approach throughout their careers and to ensure that their level of knowledge is constantly relevant during the 13th Convocation for the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Nursing College yesterday.

In Her Royal Highness' sabda, delivered during the convocation, she said that the rapid changes and innovations in nursing and midwifery have had a great impact on the nurses and midwives in the Sultanate. Aiming towards up-to-date nursing, the college needs to nurture ties and cooperate with the relevant ministries, so as to ensure the skill levels and knowledge of the local nurses and midwives are on par with the modern developing technologies.

Graduates were further encouraged to equip themselves with numerous resources, and to practise in a suitable and conducive environment that will utilise their skills as nurses and midwives in ways that are professional and influential. Her Royal Highness continued to remind the graduates that their skills and knowledge are deemed meaningless without giving care and providing quality services.

Earlier, upon arrival at the International Convention Centre in Berakas, Her Royal Highness was greeted by the Minister of Education, the Minister of Health, the Deputy Minister of Health, and the principal of the college. Also present was Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bulqiah. 172 graduates received their Diplomas in Nursing and their badges at the ceremony. - Borneo Bulletin (20th April 2007)