Diploma in Nursing

Sunway University
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Qualification
Diploma
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Intakes
April July
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Total tuition fee (foreign)
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About this course

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.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • 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).

 

Curriculum

Year 1

  • 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

Year 2

  • 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

Year 3

  • 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.

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