About the Faculty
AMU’s Faculty of Nursing envisions to prepare qualified nurses who are Competent, Confident, Compassionate, and Caring, ready to enter the job market to serve the clients in meeting the needs of individuals and communities in health care and home care settings in a normal health situation and during pandemics. To achieve this vision, the nursing faculty members comprising of lecturers with PhD and Masters and qualified Clinical Instructors will prepare the nurse trainees to be capable in providing exceptional and professional nursing care to clients in diverse health care settings and become future competent health care leaders.
The faculty is committed to providing high-quality conducive learning environment which promotes clinical reasoning with the integrations of innovative and critical thinking skills in each phase of the student's education. Classroom teaching followed by practice of nursing skills in a well-equipped mock ward and clinical practice attachment at the the approved government hospitals to meet the requirements of the Nursing Board Malaysia has been laid out to achieve the faculty's vision.
Prof. Dr. Raja Lexshimi A/P Raja Gopal
Professor Dr Raja Lexshimi Raja Gopal (PhD) is the Dean, Faculty of Nursing, Asia Metropolitan University. She holds a PhD in Medical Education from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Masters of Science in Nursing (Monash Uni, SA) and Bachelor of Science (Nursing) from the University of Flinders, (Adelaide, SA). A nurse by profession, she started her nursing career with the Ministry of Health and later switched into the education line in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She did her General nursing in Kubang Kerian Nursing school, Kelantan and later did her specialization in Ophthalmic Nursing and Midwifery nursing. In UKM, she was attached to the nursing department and spent 23 years working in the education field as a lecturer and an associate professor in Nursing.
She has a passion for Gerontology and Oncology nursing and has vast experience in teaching them in the Bachelor Nursing programme. Her vast experience in the field of education has made her involved in many of the curriculum reviews for Bachelor of Nursing programs and Masters program in Midwifery Nursing in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She was also critically involved in the development of the Breast Care Nurse Program curriculum for University Kebangsaan Malaysia, together with another Educationist and Breast cancer surgeon. She has more than 20 journal publications and a few books in hand, the latest being the Book of Nursing Skills. During her tenure as an Associate professor in nursing, she was an appointed member of the Medical Ethics Committee of Faculty of Medicine, UKM from Mac 2013 till Mac 2017 and Coordinator and Advisor for Research Development and Innovation, for the Department of Nursing from April 2015 to August 2017.
Most importantly, she was also appointed as one of the Resource person for Screening and Approval of Ethics Proposal for members and students of the Medical faculty UKM. Her vast experience and popularity in the field of breast cancer nursing research which is her niche have led her to present many papers as well as an invited speaker in many nursing conferences and Seminars in breast cancer research. She also won the Cancer Nursing Research Award in 2005 published by the Cancer Nursing Journal on the Research Paper titled: A Comparison Of The Information Needs Of Women Newly Diagnosed With Breast Cancer in Malaysia & the United Kingdom.
Prof Raja Lexshimi was appointed as a Dean, Faculty of Nursing in January 2018 and aspires to see nursing in Asia Metropolitan University produce professional and efficient nurses to meet the needs of the health care industry.