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Diploma in Nursing

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Exam BodyInternal Diploma, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)54140/Course
CampusUCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
FacultyFaculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

The Diploma in Nursing is a 3-year (6 semesters) full-time programme. The emphasis of this programme is on the ‘art’ of nursing (caring) for individuals with health problems. The ‘science’ of nursing is integrated throughout the programme to enable the students to understand the rationale of care provided to clients.

Upon successful completion of the programme, the students will be eligible to sit for the Malaysian Nursing Board Examination to be licensed as a Registered Nurse.

The programme has full accreditation status from the Malaysian Quali?cation Agency. The diploma is recognised by Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) and is accepted by the Nursing Boards of many countries.

Professional Recognition

Public Service Department
of Malaysia

Malaysia Nursing Board


Course work and written examinations.



Year 1 Semester 1
  • Introduction to Professional Nursing
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Therapeutic Communication Skills
  • Basic Microbiology in Nursing
  • Basic Concepts In Sociology
  • Fundamentals of Nursing I
  • Extra-curriculur Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
Semester 2
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Biochemistry & Physics in Nursing
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Nursing II
  • Psychology in Nursing
  • Extra-curriculur Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
Year 2 Semester 3
  • Fundamentals of Nursing III
  • Basic Pharmacology for Nurses
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Nursing
  • Haematological and Immunological Nursing
  • Nursing and Primary Health Care
  • Obstetric and Gynaecological Nursing


Semester 4
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Musculoskeletal and Endocrine Nursing
  • Dermatological and Oncological Nursing
  • CNS and Special Senses Nursing
  • Renal, Urological & Gastro-intestinal Nursing
  • Entrepreneurship (MPU-U2)
Year 3 Semester 5
  • Care of the Paediatric Client
  • Care of an Aged Client
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Acute Care Nursing
  • Peri-operative Nursing
  • Creative Thinking Skills (MPU–U3)
Semester 6
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Ward Management
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Nursing Research
  • Clinical Internship
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Malaysian Studies

–   For Foreign students:
  1. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.


Entry Requirements

For Doctor of Medicine: Qualification Academic Requirements UCSI Foundation in Science* CGPA 3.5 National Matriculation* CGPA 3.5 in Biology, Chemistry & Mathematics/Physics A-Levels / STPM Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in Biology, Chemistry & Mathematics/Physics International Baccalaureate (IB) 30 points with a minimum of 4 points in Biology, Chemistry & Mathematics/Physics UEC B4 grade in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics Australian Year 12** ATAR score of 80% (inclusive of Biology, Chemistry & Mathematics courses) Other Year 12 equivalent** Overall average score of 80% inclusive of minimum 80% score in Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics *A minimum B grade is required at the SPM level for 5 courses (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics/Additional Mathematics and another course) - applicable to Malaysians only **To be reviewed by the University on a case-by-case basis for confirmation of eligibility. For Nursing and Optometry programmes, please refer to for more details.

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Career Prospects


This programme prepares graduates for a broad spectrum of first-level practice roles in hospital and community health centres. It fosters a commitment to lifelong learning, critical reflective thinking and professional growth. The diploma is internationally recognised and allows graduates to work in any country, subject to registration requirements.

After three(3) years of work experience, graduates will be able to further develop professionally through the Bachelor of Nursing Programme, which will enable the nurses to pursue other expanded roles and different kinds of career opportunities.


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

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