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Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) #

Offered by: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FacultyFaculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Course Description

Registered Degree Nurses continue to emerge as leaders in health care system. Nursing is an honored profession, and unique from other health disciplines. They are highly recognized for their positions in administration, education, graduate studies and many other disciplines.

The Bachelor of Nursing in UPM continues its tradition in the nursing education by offering a contemporary curriculum including core and specialty nursing courses that prepares graduates to provide care to people of all ages and in all settings. This program offers a 4 year degree that has been fully approved and accredited by the Nursing Board Malaysia. In addition, the International Center of UPM support globally International nursing experiences through international student exchange, which allows students to expand their knowledge and skills of nursing care.




University Courses

21 Credits

Core Courses

112 Credits

Elective Courses

8 Credits


2 Credits


143 Credits


Entry Requirements

All candidates must meet the entry requirement as stipulated by the Nursing Board Malaysia: Basic Degree Programme (Pre-Registration)


Local Admission Requirement:

  • Pass STPM or its equivalents, with a minimum CGPA 2.5


  • Sciences stream matriculation with CGPA of at least 2.67 and candidate must pass in mathematics, chemistry and one of the following subjects (physics or biology) or its equivalent


  • Matriculation with a minimum CGPA 2.5


  • Foundation programme with a minimum CGPA 3.0


  • Pass in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET)


International Admission Requirement:

In addition to the above requirements:

  • Pass in International English Language Testing Services (IELTS) with a minimum of 5.5 or Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) with a minimum of 550.
  • Degree programme (Post Registration) Diploma in Nursing or it’s equivalent and is registered


  • the Malaysian Nursing Board With At least tree (3) year clinical experience


  • Nursing Certificate or it’s equivalent and is registered


  • Malaysian Nursing Board With At least five (5) year clinical experience And Possess current Annual Practicing Certificate
Career Prospects
  • Nursing graduates may pursue a career in filed of education, They can be nurse educator and clinical instructor in the colleges and universities
  • As clinical practitioner in hospital or community graduates can also be nurse manager, rehabilitation nurse, counselor, health educator/advisor, nurse consultant/specialist, diabetic nurse and as a occupational health nurse
  • Graduates can also undertake postgraduates' course in any field and become researchers

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

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