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Dip. Nursing
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Approval Code KR 11048; 11/2014
Accreditation Code A 11048
Classification Diploma
Subject Area Nursing
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 3 Years / 6 semesters of Full Time study (26 weeks per semester, no short semester)
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January and July
The Diploma in Nursing is a 3-year (6 semesters) full-time programme. The emphasis of this programme is on the ‘art’ of nursing (caring) for individuals with health problems. The ‘science’ of nursing is integrated throughout the programme to enable the students to understand the rationale of care provided to clients.

Upon successful completion of the programme, the students will be eligible to sit for the Malaysian Nursing Board Examination to be licensed as a Registered Nurse.

The programme has full accreditation status from the Malaysian Qualification Agency. The diploma is recognised by Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) and is accepted by the Nursing Boards of many countries.

Professional Recognition

Public Service Department
of Malaysia

Malaysia Nursing Board


Course work and written examinations.
Qualifications Academic Requirements
  1. Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia(SPM) or “EQUIVALENT” with (5) credits:
  2. Mandatory credits in:
    • Bahasa Melayu
    • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)
    Either one (1) of the credit below:
    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and pass in Biology
    • Physics and pass in Biology

  3. Credit in two(2) others subjects
  4. Pass in English
‘O’ Levels
Minimum 5 Credits; inclusive
  1. Mathematics
  2. General Science/Biology/Chemistry
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum average of 50%; inclusive of minimum 60% in
  1. Mathematics
  2. General Science/Biology/Chemistry
HSC / SAM / CPU / Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum average of 50%; inclusive of minimum 60% in
  1. Mathematics
  2. General Science/Biology/Chemistry
WAEC Senior School Certificate / NECO Minimum 5Cs; inclusive of
  1. Science and Mathematics
  2. Biology/Chemistry
English Language Requirements
IELTS Band 5.5; TOEFL 550(Written-based), 213(Computer-based), 79-80(internet-based)

Note / Legend Discretion is given to Head of School to deal with other borderline Academic Requirement.

SPM Credits - 'A+' to 'C'
SPM Passes - 'D' to 'E'
O-Level Credits - 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credits - 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM Principals - 'A' to 'C'
A-Level - 'A' to 'E'
This programme prepares graduates for a broad spectrum of first-level practice roles in hospital and community health centres. It fosters a commitment to lifelong learning, critical reflective thinking and professional growth. The diploma is internationally recognised and allows graduates to work in any country, subject to registration requirements.

After three(3) years of work experience, graduates will be able to further develop professionally through the Bachelor of Nursing Programme, which will enable the nurses to pursue other expanded roles and different kinds of career opportunities.
Year 1 Semester 1
  • Introduction to Professional Nursing
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Therapeutic Communication Skills
  • Basic Microbiology in Nursing
  • Basic Concepts In Sociology
  • Fundamentals of Nursing I
  • Extra-curriculur Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
Semester 2
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Biochemistry & Physics in Nursing
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Nursing II
  • Psychology in Nursing
  • Extra-curriculur Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
Year 2 Semester 3
  • Fundamentals of Nursing III
  • Basic Pharmacology for Nurses
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Nursing
  • Haematological and Immunological Nursing
  • Nursing and Primary Health Care
  • Obstetric and Gynaecological Nursing


Semester 4
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Musculoskeletal and Endocrine Nursing
  • Dermatological and Oncological Nursing
  • CNS and Special Senses Nursing
  • Renal, Urological & Gastro-intestinal Nursing
  • Entrepreneurship (MPU-U2)
Year 3 Semester 5
  • Care of the Paediatric Client
  • Care of an Aged Client
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Acute Care Nursing
  • Peri-operative Nursing
  • Creative Thinking Skills (MPU–U3)
Semester 6
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Ward Management
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Nursing Research
  • Clinical Internship
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Malaysian Studies

–   For Foreign students:
  1. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2

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