Diploma in Nursing

Professional Recognition

Malaysian Qualification Agency: MQA FA11177

Malaysian Nursing Board

Intake

April, August and November

(Coming intake will be on 7th April 2021)

Duration

3 years / 9 semesters

Tuition Fee

Local student – RM 44,949

International student – RM 55,765

* The policies, regulations, procedures and fees are subject to change without prior notice of the university.

The programme will take 3 years or 6 semesters for a full-time basis that will commence in April, August and November of the year. This duration is inclusive of clinical attachment at designated hospitals and clinics which has been identified by the Ministry of Health and endorsed by the Malaysian Nursing Board. Students will learn Health Sciences, Behavioral Science and also Nursing Sciences to become a qualified, competent and safe nurse. The aim of Diploma in Nursing Program of UNISEL is to nurture and produce knowledgeable, competent and confident nursing graduates, registered with the Malaysian Nursing Board to become committed, dedicated, caring and capable of providing safe professional nursing care to the wide variety of clinical situation which may arise in the current practice of nursing management. Our vision is to be a centre of excellence in training professional nurses towards the wellness of society through assimilation of quality teaching and training, dissemination of knowledge, social consciousness and accountability.

At the end of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge in nursing.
  • Demonstrate appropriate assessment techniques and interpret findings, and to formulate a specific treatment plan and conducting appropriate treatment and intervention.
  • Demonstrate sensitivities and responsibilities towards the community, culture and environment.
  • Re-evaluate the patient/client management, adhere to the legal, ethical principles and the professional code of conduct in nursing as well as to identify the scope and limitation of professional practice.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, their family/caregiver, peers, healthcare professionals and the stakeholders at large and are able to demonstrate leadership, interpersonal and social skills and also capable of collaborating with other healthcare professionals.
  • Recognise emergency events, complications and refer appropriately as well as to demonstrate problem-solving and clinical reasoning skills.
  • Participate in research related to nursing.
  • Demonstrate ICT, entrepreneurial skills in their practice.

Malaysian Candidate

Passed SPM or equivalent with FIVE (5) credits including the following subjects:

Mandatory credit in:

    • Bahasa Melayu
    • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)

Either one (1) below:

    • Science (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Sciences)

AND

    • Credit in two (2) other subjects;

AND

    • Pass in English

OR

  • Passed SPM
  • Possess Assistant Nurse Certificate/Community Nurse Certificate
  • Registered with the MNB
  • Possess current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) for nurses from MNB
  • Minimum three (3) years of clinical working experience

International Candidate

Pass SPM or *equivalent with five (5) subjects (minimum Grade C):

    • Credit in Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)

AND

    • Either one (1) of the credit below:
    • Science (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Sciences)

AND

    • Credit in three (3) other subjects

AND

    • A pass in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an Overal Band Score of minimum 5.5;

OR

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
    • TOEFL Paper Based Test (TOEFL PBT) a minimum score of 515
    • TOEFL Computer Based Test (TOEFL CBT) a minimum score of 215
    • TOEFL Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) a minimum score of 80
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)
  • Cambridge Proficiency English (CPE)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

All courses are listed according to the first cohort (April intake). If you are interested to know for other cohorts (August and November intake), fell free to contact our coordinator.

 

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1

  • Proficiency English I
  • Pengajian Malaysia ll
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi I
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Communication, Professional Development and Counselling
  • Nursing Practice I
  • Microbiology and Parasitology

 

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2

  • Clinical Practice I

 

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 3

  • Proficiency English II
  • Psychology and Sociology for Nurses
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Pharmacology For Nurses
  • Nursing Practice II
  • Nursing Practice III
  • Clinical Practice II

 

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 4

  • Effective Communication
  • U2 – Kemahiran Kepimpinan / U2 – Asas-asas Al-Quran / U2 – Communication Skills
  • U3-Tasawwur Islam/U3-Agama-agama di Malaysia
  • Nursing Care of Clients with Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Nursing Care of Clients with Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders
  • Nursing Care of Clients with Hemopoietic and Oncology Disorders
  • Nursing Care of Clients with Musculoskeletal and Geriatric Disorders
  • Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases

 

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 5

  • Clinical Practice III

 

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 6

  • Nursing Care of Clients with Renal, Genitourinary and Endocrine Disorders
  • Nursing Care of Clients with Skin and Neurological Disorders
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
  • Nursing Care of Clients with Eye and ENT Disorders
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Clinical Practice IV

 

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 7

  • U4 – Wellness & Healthy Lifestyle / U4 – Green Awareness & Sustainability in Community
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Professionalism, Ethics and Legal Aspect of Nursing
  • Emergency, OT and Critical Care Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Clinical Practice V

 

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 8

  • Management in Nursing
  • Research for Nurses

 

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 9

  • Clinical Practice VI
  • Clinical Practice VII

 

A qualified graduate will be sitting for Registration Examination conducted by the Malaysian Nursing Board (Lembaga Jururawat Malaysia, LJM) in order to be given License to practice as a Professional Nurse.

Professional Nurses have a choice to specialize in various fields such as Midwifery, Pediatrics, Cardiothoracic, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Medical and Surgical, Gerontology, Emergency & Traumatology, Renal, Oncology, Maternal Child Health, Public health and many more. Overall, the demand for professionally trained and qualified nurses is higher in Malaysia even than elsewhere in the world. At least 130,000 nurses need to be trained by the year 2020 to meet WHO’s nurse-to-patient ratio (1:200).

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