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Bachelor Of Nursing (Hons)

Intakes
January and July
Course Duration
4 Years of Full-time study (26 weeks per semester, no short semester)
Course Location
Springhill (Port Dickson)
Course Mode
Full-time
Approval Code
R2/723/6/0107; 11/2024
Accreditation Code
MQA/FA4815


Overview

UCSI is the first private university to receive full accreditation for a nursing degree programme. That pioneering spirit continues to inspire an innovative curriculum that is carefully designed to develop graduates who are well prepared to make significant contributions to the field of healthcare.... This programme focuses on basic sciences, theoretical and clinical modules while 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.

The programme is recognised by the Malaysian Nursing Board (MNB) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and has a 100% passing rate for the Malaysian Nursing Board examinations

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* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2020. (Source: ge.mohe.gov.my/)

About the Programme

Disclaimer
**UCSI Hospital is scheduled to be opened soon in Bandar Springhill. Among others, it will house the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences


Assessments

Written examinations/ Clinical assessment OSCE

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirement

Minimum Entry Requirement

For Malaysian Candidates:

For International Candidates:

Either one (1) of the following below:

  • Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or *equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.5;
  • Pass ‘A’ Level minimum Grade C in three (3) other subjects;
  • Pass Matriculation / Foundation with minimum CGPA 2.5;
  • Pass any Diploma with minimum CGPA 2.5 (No credit transfer). Equivalent MQF Level 4.
  • Pass Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution by MNB with minimum two (2) years clinical working experience.

(Credit transfer allowed).

AND

All candidate who possess STPM, ‘A’ Level, Matriculation / Foundation and pass any Diploma except Diploma in Nursing MUST possess:

 

Either one (1) of the credit below:

Science/ Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Applied Science at SPM or its equivalent.

AND

Credit in Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern) at SPM or its equivalent.

AND

MUET with minimum of Band 3 / IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 / TOEFL with a minimum score of 515/215/80/Credit in English SPM.

Either one (1) of the following below:

  • Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or *equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.5;
  • Pass ‘A’ Level minimum Grade C in three (3) other subjects;
  • Pass Foundation with minimum CGPA 2.5;
  • Pass any Diploma with minimum CGPA 2.5 (No credit transfer). Equivalent MQF Level 4.
  • Pass Diploma in Nursing and Registered with the Nursing Council of the country of origin.
  • Minimum two (2) years clinical working experience.

(Credit transfer allowed).

AND

All candidate who possess STPM, ‘A’ Level, Foundation and pass any Diploma except Diploma in Nursing MUST possess:

 

Either one (1) of the credit below (minimum Grade C):

General Science/ Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Applied Science at SPM or its equivalent.

AND

Credit in Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern) at SPM or its equivalent.

AND

  • IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 / TOEFL with a minimum score of 515/215/80.
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

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/ Physics
    • Credit in two (2) others subjects
    • Pass in English
ENTRY INTO FOUNDATION YEAR

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
  • 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%
Note / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the 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-Level - 'A' to 'C'
English Language Requirements

For Local Students

  • 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.

For International Students

  • ALL International Students must have English language competency requirements: IELTS Band 5.5 OR (TOEFL PBT-515;TOEFL CBT-215 & TOEFL-IBT-80) OR CAE OR CPE OR PTE.
  • International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00929) which helps them prepare for attaining a required band score. Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and/or the outcome of the English Placement Test.

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • Nursing Fundamentals
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Professional Nursing
  • Communication
  • Clinical Practicum I
  • MPU-U4 Extra-Curriculum Learning Experience
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Care of Adult Client I
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Nursing Therapeutics
  • Clinical Practicum II
Year 2
  • Sociology
  • Law and Ethics
  • Psychology
  • Care of Adult Client II
  • Clinical Practicum III
  • MPU-U1Hubungan Etnik /
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 3
  • MPU-U4 Extra-Curriculum Learning Experience
  • Family/Community Health
  • Nursing Care of Mother and Child
  • Primary Health Care
  • Care of Adult Client III
  • Clinical Practicum IV
  • MPU-U1TITAS/ Malaysian studies
Year 3
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Clinical Practicum V
  • MPU-U4- Extra-Curriculum Learning Experience
  • Management in Nursing
  • Nursing Research and Statistics
  • Clinical Practicum VI
  • MPU-U2 University Life
  • MPU-U3-Experiential Tourism/MPU-U3-Malaysian Ethnic Food
Year 4
  • Nursing Models and Theories
  • Evidence-Based Nursing
  • Clinical Practicum VII
  • Clinical Practicum VIII
  • Research Project
  • Internship
  • Clinical Practicum IX
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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Career Opportunities

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.

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 80,745

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 94,875

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