Diploma in Nursing

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About The Programme

Sunway’s Diploma in Nursing combines both conventional and state-of-the-art technological applications. The programme is catered for those with a passion for nurturing the well-being of others. Students in this programme will be able to learn core medical and nursing subjects such as anatomy and physiology of the human body, nursing care and related support subjects such as communication and counselling. The course ensures that students acquire skills in caring, nurturing and counselling, while also working as a team to provide holistic healthcare for all patients. This programme ensures that Sunway University nursing graduates emerge as knowledgeable, competent and caring professionals when taking care of those in need of assistance from a healthcare perspective. The theory and practical assessments are conducted for each semester throughout the 3-year programme. Students will be awarded with Sunway University and the Nursing Board of Malaysia Registration Certificates upon successfully passing the licensure examination.

Students who enrol in this program are eligible to apply for sponsorship from Sunway Medical Centre which offers exclusive sponsorship to students to pursue nursing studies at Sunway University, whereby employment is guaranteed upon graduation.



July & October



3 Years (full-time)


In Partnership With

Sunway Medical Centre

Career Prospects

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.

  • Registered nurse
  • Clinical instructor
  • Nursing manager
  • Specialised nurse (e.g. Emergency Care, Intensive Care, Operating Theatre, Midwife, Dialysis, Eye, Paediatric and Coronary Care)
  • Nursing educators
  • Director of Nursing
  • Dean of School of Nursing


Education Pathway


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Programme Structure

  • Principle and Practice in Nursing I
  • Microbiology & Parasitology
  • Psychology and Sociology
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Communication and Counselling
  • Professional Practice I
  • Principle and Practice in Nursing II
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Pharmacology
  • Surgical Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Professional Practice II

  • Respiratory Nursing
  • Haemopoietic and Oncology Nursing
  • Gastrointestinal Nursing
  • Communicable Disease Nursing
  • Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Professional Practice III
  • Orthopaedic Nursing
  • Urology Nursing
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology Nursing
  • Research Methodology
  • Community Health Nursing I
  • Dermatological & Gerontology Nursing
  • Professional Practice IV

  • Endocrine Nursing
  • Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing II
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Emergency & Disaster Nursing
  • Neurological Nursing
  • Management and Public Relations
  • Professional Practice V
  • Professional Practice VI

for Local Student
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • 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 Requirements


  • Pass with a minimum 5 credits (including Bahasa Melayu, English, Mathematics)
  • Candidates with a credit in either one (1) of the following: Science/Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Applied Science and credit in one (1) other relevant subject


  • Pass with minimum 5 credits (including English, Mathematics, Science/Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Applied Science)
  • All local candidates who possess GCE ‘O’/’A’ Level MUST possess credit in Bahasa Melayu

Unified Examination Certificate

  • Pass with minimum 5 credits (including English, Mathematics, Science/Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Applied Science)
  • All local candidates who possess UEC MUST possess credit in Bahasa Melayu

Other Qualifications

  • Any other equivalent qualifications*
  • Applicant with no standard qualification will be considered on a case-to-case basis

*EQUIVALENT - refers to the overseas academic qualification obtained that is equivalent to SPM as approved by MQA

Specific Requirement

For International Students - able to converse in Bahasa Melayu

English Language Requirements

IELTS or equivalent 5.5
TOEFL 515 (paper based); 215 (computer based); 80 (Internet based)
SPM English Credit

Candidates Health Status

Applicants are required to attend an interview session and pass a medical check-up



The patient simulation laboratory allows nursing students to practice critical thinking, clinical decision making, psychomotor skills in a safe controlled environment without potential risk to a live patient.

Simulated Wards

  • Paediatric
  • Orthopaedic
  • Obstetric
  • Medical Surgical
  • Isolation room
  • ICU simulation room
  • Perioperative simulation room
  • Mothers room
  • Immunization room
  • Anthropometry room


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