57-year-old bags a PhD - Hard-working nurse spent 11 years chasing her dream

57-year-old bags a PhD - Hard-working nurse spent 11 years chasing her dream

A nurse in Kelantan has achieved her lifelong dream of getting a PhD after studying for 11 years, reported Sin Chew Daily.

Tan Beng Geok, 57, who is a nurse at Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Kubang Kerian, was awarded a doctoral degree in nursing from USM in 2018.

It was reported that she began her tertiary education studying for a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2007 before pursuing her master’s degree and then a PhD in 2014.

“When I was studying for my PhD, I slept for an average of four hours every night to make sure that I had enough time to finish my homework.

“I would often motivate myself not to give up and to finish my recommended reading. This was the key to my success,” she said in an interview in conjunction with International Nurses Day.

Tan, who is originally from Penang and married with two children, also urged those in the profession not to let their busy careers be an obstacle in pursuing their education aspirations.

She has been a nurse for 33 years.


Source: The Star


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