Jeffrey Woo

Compassion underpins the basic attributes of a nurse as a noble professional. This attribute enabled me to excel in this career.
News & Events News & Events News & Events Highlights An innate desire to mentor others and to watch them grow professionally led Jeffrey to make the switch from a full-time nurse to a nursing lecturer at a local polytechnic. The University of Sydney nursing programme that he took up at SIM, coupled with his years of experience, equipped him with the right set of skills and knowledge to excel at his profession, making it a truly rewarding one. Fill in the blank with an adjective that describes yourself best:  I am compassionate. Please do elaborate on why you chose the adjective above. Compassion underpins the basic attributes of a nurse as a noble professional. This attribute enabled me to excel in this career, as I am able to empathise with my patients’ conditions, allowing me to go the extra mile to care for their emotions and better comfort them in their pain and/or suffering. Tell us more about your career path and how you eventually decided to become a nursing lecturer? I began my nursing career as a registered nurse in 2009 by working at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and later joined the National University Hospital (NUH). What I liked about my duty as a staff nurse besides interacting with my patients is to provide quality nursing care to them as they underwent treatments. I also provided health education to my patients and conducted clinical teaching to my junior nurses. This was how I uncovered my interest in teaching and expanded my career plan to become a nursing lecturer at a local polytechnic. It enables me to develop and groom the younger generation of nurses to contribute to society. How did the nursing programme that you studied at SIM-The University of Sydney (USYD) help you in achieving your career goals? The advanced research training I gained from the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) programme from The University of Sydney equipped me with the theoretical and practical knowledge to conduct actual research and complete a write-up on it. This is significant because it added value to my career as an academic researcher apart from being a lecturer and registered nurse. What do you think is most rewarding about being a nursing lecturer? It is immensely satisfying to see my nursing students grow to become confident and proficient healthcare professionals. #IChoseTheSIMPathway #ThisIsMyStory #GlobalHero 2019 marks 25 years of partnership between SIM and the University of Sydney, a notable milestone in the face of the ever-changing landscape of healthcare globally. Click here to learn more about the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration)/ (Honours) programmes awarded by The University of Sydney. Posted online, 09 Dec 2019