Diploma in Nursing

(R2/723/4/0040) (MQA/FA 2644) 05/2022

The Diploma in Nursing is designed to prepare students to be qualified as a Registered Nurse. This programme focuses both on the ‘care’ aspects of nursing as well as on the ‘science’ of health care in preparing the nurse to provide a safe, caring, competent and professional nursing care to each person’s unique needs across the life span continuum.

The programme aims to produce professional nurses that able to perform effectively and efficiently with multidisciplinary teams in a wide range of health care settings. The complete learning experience not only limited to classroom environment but range to skill practice in simulation wards, skill labs and most importantly real life experience during their clinical placements in both public and private hospitals including community health clinics.

Duration of Study

3 years

Credit Hours


Career Prospect

Registered Nurses, Ward Sister/Managers, Director of Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Industrial Nurse/ Occupational Health Nurses, Clinical Instructors / Lecturers / Nurse Educators

Subjects Offered

  • Human Biology I
  • Microbiology, Immunology, Parasitology
  • Communication and Public Relation
  • Principle and Practice of Nursing
  • Academic English I
  • Nursing Practice I
  • Human Biology II
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychology
  • Integrated Nursing I
  • Nursing Practice II
  • Academic English II
  • Sociology
  • Integrated Nursing II
  • Integrated Nursing III
  • Human Biology III
  • Women Health
  • Nursing Practice III
  • Nursing Practice IV
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Local student) and Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International)
  • Integrated Nursing IV
  • Nursing Practice V
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Basic Entrepreneurship
  • Integrated Nursing Science V
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Disaster and Emergency Nursing
  • Integrated Nursing Science VI
  • Nursing Practice VI Professional Communication / Bahasa Kebangsaan A Co-Curiculum (Badminton)
  • Academic English III
  • Nursing Management
  • Health System Research
  • Nursing Practice VII
  • Nursing Practice VIII


Entry Requirement

  • Pass SPM ; OR equivalent with five (5) credits & pass English :
  • Mandatory credit in Bahasa Melayu & Mathematics
  • Either one (1) in General Science or Biology or Chemistry (and Pass Biology) or Physics (and Pass Biology)
  • Credit in two (2) other subjects

Additional Requirement for International Students - English

  • Pass IELTS with an overall band score of minimum 5.5 ; OR
  • Pass TOEFL : TOEFL PBT with a minimum score of 515, TOEFL CBT with a minimum score of 215, TOEFL iBT with a minimum score of 80 ; OR equivalent
  • Able to converse in Bahasa Melayu

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