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Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)
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Approval Code KA 11047; 11/2015
Accreditation Code A 11047
Classification Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)
Subject Area Nursing
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 4 Years of Full Time study (26 weeks per semester, no short semester)
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January and July
The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is a 4-year (8 semesters) full-time programme. The programme focuses on basic sciences, theoretical and clinical courses, as well as courses in social sciences and humanities to support nursing theories. Competency-based learning is facilitated through guided inquiry, reflection and critical thinking in relation to nursing theories and evidence-based practices to provide safe, quality and client-centred care.

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

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

Professional Recognition

Public Service Department
of Malaysia

Malaysia Nursing Board


Written examinations/ Clinical assessment OSCE
Qualifications Academic Requirements
(Science stream)
3 principals with minimum CGPA 2.5
(Arts stream)
3 principals with minimum CGPA 2.5
SPM credit in Maths, Science and Bahasa Melayu
(Science stream)
Grade B in 5 subjects including Science & Mathematic
‘A’ Levels
(Science stream)
Pass with 3 principals from science subjects and Mathematic
HSC / Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
(Science based)
Minimum average of 60%
(Inclusive of 2 Science subjects and Maths)
WAEC Senior School Certificate / NECO Minimum 5Bs (or ≤15 average aggregate with 5 credits) inclusive B;
(i) Math
(ii) G.Science/Biology/Chemistry
(Science stream)
Minimum average of 60%
(Inclusive of 2 Science subjects and Maths)
Australia Year 12 Overall score of ATAR 60%
(Inclusive Science & Maths)
(Science based)
Minimum CGPA of 2.5 (Subjects to HoD approval)
International Baccalaureate
(Science based)
Minimum 26/42 from 6 subjects
(Inclusive Science & Maths)
Foundation in Science Minimum CGPA of 2.5
General Science Degree Minimum CGPA of 2.5
Diploma (in the related field) Minimum CGPA 2.5 including Chemistry, Biology and Maths or Physic
Other Academic qualification
  • Case by case basis
  • Subject to school discretion.
Registered Nurse (Diploma in Nursing)
  • Registered with the Nursing Board
  • Preferably holds a current annual practicing certificate.
  • Proof of working experience for countries without Nursing Board.
  • 3 years nursing experience
  • 30 % credit exemption (study 5 semesters)
  • English requirements apply (MUET Band 3)
Note Diploma & Advance Diploma is not considered. Please refer to second highest qualification.
English Language Requirements
  • IELTS Band 5.5; TOEFL 550(Written-based), 213(Computer-based), 79-80(internet-based)
  • Pass MUET with minimum of Band 4 (local students)

Entry into Foundation year
Qualifications Academic Requirements
‘O’ Levels
(Science stream)
Minimum 5 Credits; inclusive of
  • Biology
  • Science and Mathematics
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum 65% in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics or Physics.
‘A’ Levels
(Science stream)
Minimum 2 Principals; inclusive of Mathematics and Science subjects
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum average of 50%, inclusive of minimum of 60% in
  • Mathematics
  • 1 Science subject
WAEC Senior School Certificate / NECO Minimum 5Cs; inclusive of
  • Biology/Chemistry
  • Science and Mathematics
English Language Requirements
  • English Requirements: IELTS Band 5.5; TOEFL 550(Written-based), 213(Computer-based), 79-80(internet-based); Certificate in English (UPA) – Level 10

Note / Legend 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 provides an excellent foundation for graduates to practice in healthcare or health-related organisations. It is a virtual passport to work anywhere in the world as there is a worldwide demand for nurses with strong educational and clinical expertise. The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) degree will also enable graduates to access further academic studies at the master’s and doctoral levels in clinical specialties, education, management and research, which will also open doors to various types of career opportunities for graduates. The career path for nurses is limitless. Examples of career roles include advanced practice nurses, nurse researchers, nurse risk managers, quality improvement nurses, nurse informaticists, consultants and entrepreneur.
Year 1 Semester 1
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Biochemistry and Physics
  • Nursing Fundamentals
  • Professional Nursing
  • Microbiology
  • Communication
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
Semester 2
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Primary Health Care
  • Health Assessment
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Law and Ethics
Year 2 Semester 3
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Nursing Therapeutics
  • Nursing Care of Mother and Child
  • Nursing Care of Individuals with Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders
  • Nursing Care of Individuals with Haematological and Immunological Disorders
Semester 4
  • Nursing Care of Individuals with Musculoskeletal and Endocrine Disorders
  • Nursing Care of Individuals with CNS and Special Senses Disorders
  • Nursing Care of Individuals with Renal, Urological and Gastro-Intestinal Disorders
  • Nursing Care of Individuals with Dermatological and Oncological Disorders
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Experintial Tourism/ Malaysian Ethnic Food (MPU-U3)
  • Extra-curriculum Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
Year 3 Semester 5
  • Family / Community Health
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Extra-curriculum Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
Semester 6
  • Nursing Models and Theories
  • Nursing Research
  • Professional Nursing Issues
  • Management in Nursing
  • Statistics
  • Extra-curriculum Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
Year 4 Semester 7
  • Evidence-Based Nursing
  • Clinical Nursing Specialty
  • Disorders of Body Systems
Semester 8
  • Nursing Project 1
  • Nursing Project 2
  • Research Project
  • Internship
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation

–   For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

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