Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)
Approval Code R/723/6/0107; 11/2019
Accreditation Code MQA/FA4815
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 Kuala Lumpur
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

 


Assessments

Written examinations/ Clinical assessment OSCE

Qualification
Academic Requirements
 
STPM (Science/Art stream)
3 principles minimum (B-) with a minimum CGPA 2.5

Additional requirements
*
 
UEC (Science/Art stream)
Minimum grade B in 5 subjects including:

Mandatory grade B in:
  • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)
AND

At least one (1) credit in the following subjects:
  • General Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and pass in Biology
  • Physics and pass in Biology
AND

Credit in at least three (3) others subjects

Additional requirements
*
 
A-levels (Science/Art stream)
Pass with minimum 3 principles (C) including:

Mandatory grade C in:
  • Mathematics
AND

Either one (1) of the subjects below:
  • General Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and pass in Biology
  • Physics and pass in Biology
    AND
  • one (1) other subject
Additional requirements*
 
HSC / Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
(Science based)
Minimum average of 60%: inclusive of 5 subjects:
  • Chemistry

AND

  • Biology

AND

  • Physic/Maths

AND

  • two (2) other subject

Additional requirement*
 
WAEC Senior School Certificate / NECO
Minimum 5Bs (or ≤15 average aggregate with 5 credits) inclusive B;

Mandatory grade B in:
  • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)
AND

Either one (1) of the grade B below:
  • General Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and pass in Biology
  • Physics and pass in Biology
AND

Credit in three (3) others subjects

Additional requirement
*
 
SAM / CPU (Science stream)/ Australia Year 12
Minimum average of 60%: inclusive of subjects:
  • Chemistry

AND

  • Biology

AND

  • Physic/Maths
AND

Additional requirement
*
 
Matriculation
(Science based)
  • Minimum CGPA of 2.5
  • Chemistry

AND

  • Biology

AND

  • Physic/Maths
AND

Additional requirement
*
 
International Baccalaureate
(Science based)
Minimum 26/42 from 6 subjects inclusive of:
  • Chemistry

AND

  • Biology

AND

  • Physic/Maths

AND

Additional requirement
*

 
Foundation in Science
Minimum CGPA of 2.5
AND

Additional requirement
*
 
Diploma in Science
Minimum CGPA of 2.5
AND

Additional requirement
*
 
Other Academic Qualifications
Case-by-case basis
 
Registered Nurse (Diploma in Nursing)
Malaysian candidates:
  • Possess a Diploma in Nursing from a recognised institution.
  • Registered with the Nursing Board Malaysia (NBM).
  • Possess a current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC).
  • Minimum three (3) years working experience.
International candidates:
  • Possess Diploma in Nursing from a recognised institution.
  • Registered with the Nursing Board/ Council of the country of origin.
  • Minimum three (3) years working experience.

 

Important Note

  • ALL Malaysian students must have credits in Bahasa Melayu at SPM level for admission into Nursing Programmes and Pass MUET with minimum of Band 3.
  • ALL International students must have English requirements: IELTS Band 5.5; OR TOEFL 550 (Written-based), 215 (Computer-based), 80 (internet-based).
 

Additional Requirement*:

  1. Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or *EQUIVALENT with (5) credits:
    Mandatory credits in:
    • Bahasa Melayu
    • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)
  2. 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

 

 

ENTRY INTO FOUNDATION YEAR
Qualification
Academic Requirements
 
SPM
  • Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with (5) credits:
  • Mandatory credits in: Either one (1) of the credit below:
    • Bahasa Melayu
      AND
    • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)
      AND
    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and pass in Biology
    • Physics and pass in Biology

AND

  • Credit in two (2) others subjects
    AND
  • Pass in English
 
‘O’ Levels

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

Minimum 5 Credits:

  • Mandatory credits in:
    • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)

AND

  • Either one (1) of the credit below:
    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and pass in Biology
    • Physics and pass in Biology

AND

  • 3 credits in other subjects

MALAYSIAN STUDENT

Minimum 5 credits:

  • Mandatory credits in:
    • Bahasa Melayu (SPM)

AND

  • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)

AND

  • Either one (1) of the credit below:
    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and pass in Biology
    • Physics and pass in Biology AND
  • 2 credits in others subjects

AND

  • Pass in English
 
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
(Science-based)

HSC / SAM / CPU / Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (Science-based)
  • Minimum overall average of 50%; inclusive of minimum 60% in
  • Mandatory 60% in:
    • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)

AND

  • 60% in either one (1) of the below:
    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and 50% in Biology
    • Physics and 50% in Biology

AND

  • 3 other subjects with minimum of 60%
 
WAEC Senior School Certificate / NECO
  • Minimum 5 C4 (minimum 60%); inclusive of
  • Mandatory 60% in:
    • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)

AND

  • 60% in either one (1) of the below:
    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and 50% in Biology
    • Physics and 50% in Biology

AND

  • 3 other subjects with minimum of 60%

 

Important Note

  • ALL Malaysian students must have credits in Bahasa Melayu at SPM level for admission into Nursing Programmes and Pass MUET with minimum of Band 3.
  • ALL International students must have English requirements: IELTS Band 5.5; OR TOEFL 550 (Written-based), 215 (Computer-based), 80 (internet-based).
 

Note / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with other borderline Academic Requirements.

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-levels - '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)

Year 1 (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

Year 2 (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)

Year 3 (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

Year 4 (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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