Diploma in Nursing
JPT/BPP(U) (R/723/4/0055/ FA5119) 08/18

School of Arts

 

About The Programme

Do you have a passion for the well-being of others? At Sunway University, we provide you the academic and clinical preparation in nursing, to equip you with skills in treating, rehabilitating, counselling and educating patients, their families and the community. Nurses are core members of the healthcare team in providing holistic care to patients and the nursing profession offers a dynamic career path with diverse employment opportunities.

The Diploma in Nursing aims to nurture you into a professional who is capable, caring and knowledgeable when treating those in need of assistance.  Our programme comprises both theory and practicum. Lectures are conducted on campus, followed by learning and practice of nursing skills in a Simulated Ward and a Skills Lab before you undergo clinical postings at healthcare institutions.

You will have the opportunity to attain practical clinical experience in both private and public healthcare settings; and be guided by experienced nurses who have vast clinical exposure as well as professional skills in different specialities.

Sunway Medical Centre offers exclusive sponsorship to students to pursue nursing studies at Sunway University, whereby employment is guaranteed upon graduation.

 

Intakes

April & July

 

Duration

3 Years (full-time)

 

Career Prospects

  • Registered Nurse
  • Industrial Nurse
  • Specialised Nurse (e.g. Emergency Care, Intensive Care, Operating Theatre, Midwife, Dialysis, Eye, Paediatric & Coronary Care)
  • Nursing Sister
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Nursing Manager 
  • Nursing Administrator
  • Nursing Educator

Career prospects for graduate nurses are both exciting and challenging by nature. Due to the demand for nurses worldwide, many nurses are offered employment internationally (e.g. Singapore, Middle-East, USA, Australia). Nursing can be described as a portable career where one can find work anywhere in the world.

 

In Partnership With

Sunway Medical Centre

Programme Structure

  • Principle and Practice in Nursing I
  • Microbiology & Parasitology
  • Psychology and Sociology
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Communication, Public Relations and Medico Legal Aspects
  • Professional Practice I
  • Principle and Practice in Nursing II
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Pharmacology
  • Surgical Nursing
  • Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Professional Practice II

 

  • Basic Communication Skills for Nurses
  • Respiratory Nursing
  • Haemopoietic and Oncology Nursing
  • Gastrointestinal Nursing
  • Communicable Disease Nursing
  • Professional Practice III
  • Orthopaedic Nursing
  • Urology Nursing
  • Obstetric & Gynaecology Nursing
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Ophthalmology Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing I
  • Professional Practice IV

  • Endocrine Nursing
  • Otorhinolaryngo Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing II
  • Neurological Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing III
  • Dermatological Nursing
  • Emergency & Disaster Nursing
  • Gerontology Nursing
  • Research
  • Management
  • Professional Practice V
  • Professional Practice VI


The theory and practical assessments will be conducted in each semester throughout the 3-year programme. Students are required to pass the Sunway University final year examination before they can sit for the Malaysian Nursing Board Registration Examination.

Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies subjects


for Local Student
  • Malaysian Studies 2
  • Moral Education / Islamic Studies
  • Community Service
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)


for International Student
  • Malay Language for Communication 1
  • Moral Education / Islamic Studies
  • Community Service

Entry Requirement

SPM
Pass with minimum 5 credits (including Bahasa Melayu, English, Mathematics, Biology or General Science).
Candidates with pass in Biology may be considered if they obtained a credit in Chemistry or Physics.

O-Level
Pass with minimum 5 credits (including English, Mathematics, Biology or General Science).
Candidates with pass in Biology may be considered if they obtained a credit in Chemistry or Physics. 

Unified Examination Certificate
Pass with minimum 5 Grade Bs (including Bahasa Melayu, English, Mathematics, Biology or General Science).
Candidates with pass in Biology may be considered if they obtained a credit in Chemistry or Physics.

 

Specific Requirements

All applicants are required to attend an interview and pass a medical check-up.

International students should be able to converse in Bahasa Melayu.

The Nursing Board of Malaysia requires nursing examination candidates (ICGSE/UEC) to possess a SPM qualification with credit in Bahasa Melayu.

 

English Requirements

IELTS 5.5

International students without a credit in English must have TOEFL 515 (paper based test) or minimum score 215 (computer based test) or minimum score 80 (internet based test).

 

Note: Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

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