University of Cyberjaya’s Faculty of Nursing envisions to prepare qualified nurses who are Competent, Confident, Compassionate, and Caring, ready to enter the job market to meet the needs of individuals and communities in health care and home care settings.
The faculty is committed to providing a high-quality conducive learning environment which promotes clinical training with the integration of innovative and critical thinking skills at each phase of the student's education. Classroom teaching follows relevant industry standards of nursing skills in well-equipped mock wards and clinical practice attachment at approved government hospitals to meet the requirements of the Nursing Board of Malaysia.
Professor Dr Raja Lexshimi Raja Gopal (PhD) is the Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, at the University of Cyberjaya. 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 to the education line at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
She did her General nursing at Kubang Kerian Nursing school, Kelantan and later did her specialization in Ophthalmic Nursing and Midwifery nursing. At 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 programme in Midwifery Nursing at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She was also critically involved in the development of the Breast Care Nurse Program curriculum for the 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 the Faculty of Medicine, UKM from Mac 2013 to 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 persons for the 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 at 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 of the Faculty of Nursing in January 2018 and aspires to see nursing at the University of Cyberjaya produce professional and efficient nurses to meet the needs of the healthcare industry.