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Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)

Offered by: UCSI University
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration4 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)76850/Course
CampusUCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
FacultyFaculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is a 4-year (8 semesters) full-time programme. The programme focuses on basic sciences, theoretical and clinical courses, as well as courses in social sciences and humanities to support nursing theories. Competency-based learning is facilitated through guided inquiry, re?ection and critical thinking in relation to nursing theories and evidence-based practices to provide safe, quality and client-centred care.

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

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

Professional Recognition

Public Service Department
of Malaysia

Malaysia Nursing Board


Written examinations/ Clinical assessment OSCE

Year 1 Semester 1
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Biochemistry and Physics
  • Nursing Fundamentals
  • Professional Nursing
  • Microbiology
  • Communication
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
Semester 2
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Primary Health Care
  • Health Assessment
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Law and Ethics
Year 2 Semester 3
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Nursing Therapeutics
  • Nursing Care of Mother and Child
  • Nursing Care of Individuals with Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders
  • Nursing Care of Individuals with Haematological and Immunological Disorders
Semester 4
  • Nursing Care of Individuals with Musculoskeletal and Endocrine Disorders
  • Nursing Care of Individuals with CNS and Special Senses Disorders
  • Nursing Care of Individuals with Renal, Urological and Gastro-Intestinal Disorders
  • Nursing Care of Individuals with Dermatological and Oncological Disorders
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Experintial Tourism/ Malaysian Ethnic Food (MPU-U3)
  • Extra-curriculum Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
Year 3 Semester 5
  • Family / Community Health
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Extra-curriculum Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
Semester 6
  • Nursing Models and Theories
  • Nursing Research
  • Professional Nursing Issues
  • Management in Nursing
  • Statistics
  • Extra-curriculum Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
Year 4 Semester 7
  • Evidence-Based Nursing
  • Clinical Nursing Specialty
  • Disorders of Body Systems
Semester 8
  • Nursing Project 1
  • Nursing Project 2
  • Research Project
  • Internship
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

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 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.

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

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