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Doctor of Nursing

Offered by: Open University Malaysia (OUM)
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration4 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimePart Time studies/Weekend classes
FacultyFaculty of Nursing and Health Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDoctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Mode of StudyBy Research
Course Description

Programme Synopsis

The Doctor of Nursing is a 4 year coursework and dissertation based program offered via the distance and open learning mode. The program is for nurses to pursue their career pathway in clinical, education and research, while honing their critical and analytical thinking and decision making skills.

This terminal degree for nurses will prepare them for their future challenging roles in healthcare delivery. The program admits registered nurses who already have a Master of Nursing and they will be the future nurse leaders, academicians and researchers, contributing to the efforts of the nation's high income, knowledge based population.

In the clinical area they will be the resource person as well as the experts in their selected field.



The program is offered in 12 semesters (4 years) with a total of 54 credits and 8 structured courses. The assessment is both continuous evaluation and a final examination. The final course is dissertation where the students will be able to select an area of study relevant to their previous background and experience where they will be expected to apply the research and statistical knowledge learned.

Subject Name Credit Hours
Philosophy of Science 3
Policy and Politics in Nursing 3
Health Economics 3
Evaluation and Health Outcomes Research 3
Nursing Research 3
Qualitative Methods and Analysis 3
Applied Statistics 3
Technical Academic Writing 3
Dissertation 30
Total 54
Entry Requirements

Master of Nursing or equivalent; AND Registered with Malaysia Nursing Board or equivalent; AND Possess latest Annual Practice Certificate.

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

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