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Bachelor of Nursing Sciences ( HONS ) Open Distance Learning Mode

Offered by: MAHSA University
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Course Duration4 years
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FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences, Nursing, and Education
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

MAHSA University’s Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) Open Distance Learning (ODL) programme is a highly proficient solution to bridge the physical gap between students, teachers and teaching materials which are brought together through communication technology. This programme will be able to build and advance all registered nurses’ knowledge, skills, attitudes and professional values, in order to prepare them with advanced professional, ethical and leadership qualities.


Why Study at MAHSA?

  • Learn at your own pace
  • Engage and connect with your peers through a social learning platform
  • Interactive learning supported by experienced facilitators
  • Track your learning progress via online assessments
  • YEAR 1
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Principles of Nursing 1
    • Principles of Nursing 2
    • Nursing Practice 1
    • Nursing Practice 2
    • Nursing Practice 3
    • Nursing Practice 4
    • Nursing Practice 5
    • Nursing Practice 6
    • Nursing Practice 7
    • Microbiology and Parasitology
  • YEAR 2
    • Anatomy and Physiology 2
    • Communication
    • Nutrition
    • Psychology and Sociology
    • Personal and Professional Development
    • Academic Writing for Nurses
    • Pharmacology
    • Critical Thinking and Reflective Nursing
    • Pathophysiology
    • Medical Surgical 1
  • YEAR 3
    • Medical Surgical 2
    • Medical Surgical 3
    • Medical Surgical 4
    • Medical Surgical 5
    • Paediatric Nursing
    • Mental Health Nursing and Geriatrics
    • Research Methodology
    • Statistics
    • Evidence Based Practice
    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing
    • Community Nursing and Environmental Health
  • YEAR 4
    • Trauma and Emergency
    • Critical Care and Peri-Operative
    • Policy and Quality Management in Healthcare
    • Management and Leadership in Nursing
    • Medico Legal and Ethics
    • Research Project
    • Contemporary Nursing Issues
    • Health Assessment in Nursing
    • Occupational Safety and Health
Entry Requirements


Diploma in Nursing or its equivalent
Minimum two (2) years clinical working experience
(Credit Transfer allowed)
Registered with Nursing Board Malaysia
Possess a current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC)


Possess DiplomainNursingoritsequivalent
Possess any Post Basic/ Advance Diploma
Registered with Nursing Board Malaysia
Possess a current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC)


Possess Diploma in Nursing or its equivalent
Registered with Nursing Council or Board of country of origin



Minimum two (2) years clinical working experience (Credit Transfer allowed)
Possess a current Temporary Practicing Certificate (TPC) from Nursing Board Malaysia before clinical placement.


IELTS : 5.5
TOEFL : 550 or English language as the medium of instruction

Local Candidates:
Pass MUET with minimum Band 3/Pass IELTS with minimum 5.5/TOEFL with minimum 515/215/80

International Candidates:
Pass IELTS with minimum 5.5/TOEFL with minimum 515/215/80

Career Prospects
  • Nurse Manager
  • Clinical Instructor in a higher education institution
  • Nurse Educator in private hospitals
  • Nurse Researcher
  • Self-employed

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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