Over 100 IIHS student nurses graduate in Malaysia

Sunday, 07 October 2018 14:22

A pioneering Sri Lankan education institute with 16 years in the field, the International Institute of Health Science (IIHS) recently achieved another international milestones when over 100 of its student nurses graduated in Kuala Lumpur with a Nursing Degree from the Open University of Malaysia (OUM).

IIHS's longstanding partnership with OUM has enabled IIHS to provide international degrees to Sri Lankan nurses wishing to upgrade their nursing diplomas.


There are more than 1,200 Sri Lankan and 60 Maldivian student nurses currently enrolled in the Nursing Degree program offered by OUM.

A unique private owned university in Malaysia, OUM is owned by a consortium that comprises 11 public universities.


The OUM Bachelors Degree in Nursing program is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and has international pathways to Masters Degree programs.


Further, this program, which is available via IIHS in Sri Lanka, includes access to international libraries as well as readings and other retired curriculum for its students.


IIHS delivers the program through the Learner Management System, renowned for its award winning learning platform.

“In its 16 years of existence, IIHS has provided lifelong learning opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds.


'Inclusivity’ is our strongest value and, therefore, alongside the Open University of Malaysia, and the numerous other international universities that have partnered with IIHS; we are committed to continue to deliver affordable and accessible education that provides opportunities for the healthcare professionals of Sri Lanka and the region.


Recently, we witnessed over 100 Sri Lankan nurses graduate at the Open University of Malaysia.


This is a very proud moment for our institution as it means we are not only providing access to higher education for Sri Lankan nurses, but also adding value to the existing healthcare workforce in Sri Lanka,” stated Dr. Kithsiri Edirisinghe, CEO / Director of Academics at International Institute of Health Science (IIHS).

Contact Nadeeka on 0114651144/0711660441 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make a request for more information on this or any other IIHS program.

As Sri Lanka’s premier International University Learning Center (IULC), IIHS has for 16 years offered programs ranging from Certificates to PhDs.


As a well-respected IULC, the programs offered at IIHS are done so in partnership with leading global universities with which IIHS has secured pathway opportunities for students to achieve their international dreams at a cost-effective price.


For a nominal price, IIHS provides students are provided with the opportunity to receive a quality education and be a globetrotter while achieving a promised return of investment through ample job opportunities.

IIHS provides a comfortable learning environment, which understands and nurtures student-centricity.


The importance of student-centricity has been highlighted in international education delivery standards, where teachers ought to move away from the traditional teaching methods, which draw upon a teacher-centric classroom.


The faculty of IIHS consists of experienced, yet youthful, staff who arm students with a range of qualities and values, which keep them up-to-date on modern trends and learning styles.

Valuing a SMART learning environment, with a continuously upgraded curriculum through the input of its partners and aligned with international trends in education and teaching, IIHS produced the first Collaborative Teaching in environment in South Asia – a system which supports learning outcomes whilst students are provided with ownership of their learning experience.


IIHS prides itself on being the No. 1 in terms of Research, Evidence Based Practice and Reflective Practice arming students with a skill set to understand innovative and unique trends in healthcare.


Further, students during their time at IIHS engage in multiple Community Projects so they build empathy and learn about existing local and international healthcare issues at a community level.

In order to develop a “Worldly” Student, who has a quality foundation, IIHS has identified multiple areas in the learning process, which would make a student internationally geared.


Distinct areas and features include personality development and soft skill development whilst gaining a thorough understanding of traditional methods education versus modern virtual education.

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