Diploma in Nursing
This is a basic diploma course aimed at preparing fist level nurses who can provide promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative nursing care to individuals and families in hospitals and anywhere in the community. It represents a 3-year curriculum, which emphasizes critical thinking and information seeking skills. The Problem-Based Learning (PBL) approach is incorporated into the curriculum to develop a spirit of inquiry and life-long learning.
Aim of the course
To produce nurses who will be able to provide quality nursing care to individuals and families who require health care in the hospital and community.
At the end of a 3-year Diploma in Nursing course, the graduate should be able to:
1. provide safe nursing care to individuals so as to ensure comfort to those under her care.
2. apply scientific and systematic approach in the delivery of care to individuals and family.
3. demonstrate caring attitude in the management of individuals and family.
4. teach individuals and family under her care to achieve and maintain optimal state of health.
5. demonstrate accountability and a sense of responsibility in the practice of nursing.
6. become self-directed learner and be responsible for her own learning.
7. function effectively and safely as a professional and a member of a health team
8. contribute and participate in nursing research
Those within the ages of 17 to 30 who wish to follow the Diploma course must possess an SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) with 5 credits in Science, Bahasa Malaysia, and 3 other subjects and a pass in English and Mathematics. Preference will be given to those who pass in Biology, Physics and Chemistry and a credit in English.
Number of Credits
|Total number of Credits||
|Compulsory University Courses||
|English Language Skills||
|A. Nursing Sciences (65 Credits)|
|·Nursing Sciences I, II, III, IV, V, VI||
|·Community, Critical, Psychiatric, Pediatric and O&G Care and Management Modules.||
|·Health and Health Promotion||
|B. Medical Science (20 Credits)|
|· Anatomy, Physiology & Biochemistry I & II||
|·Microbiology, Parasitology & Pharmacology||
|·Medicine and Surgery I, II & III||
|·Introduction to Nursing Research||
FN 1013 : Anatomy, Physiology & Biochemistry I
FN 1213 : Anatomy, Physiology & Biochemistry II
FN 1413 : Nursing Science I
FN 1412 : Nursing Science II
FN 1712 : Communication
FN 1313 : Clinical Posting I
FN 1023 : Medicine – Surgery I
FN 1223 : Mikrobiology, Parasitology, Pharmacology
FN 1423 : Nursing Science III
FN 1722 : Sociology
FN 1324 : Clinical Posting II
FN 2013 : Medicine-Surgery II
FN 2413 : Nursing Science IV
FN 2813 : Health & Health Promotion
FN 2712 : Information Technology for Nursing
FN 2314 : Clinical Posting III
FN 2222 : Nutrition
FN 2023 : Medicine-Surgery III
FN 2423 : Nursing Science V
FN 2623 : Nursing Science VI
FN 2722 : Developmental Psychology
FN 2324 : Clinical Posting IV
(Semester I & III)
FN 3713 : Introduction to Nursing Research
FN 3012 : Community Nursing Module
FN 3113 : Clinical Posting
FN 3212 : Critical Care Nursing Module
FN 3313 : Clinical Posting
FN 3412 : Pediatric Nursing Module
FN 3513 : Clinical Posting
FN 3022 : Psychiatric Nursing Module
FN 3123 : Clinical Posting
FN 3222 : O&G Nursing Module
FN 3323 : Clinical Posting
FN 3422 : Management Module
FN 3523 : Clinical Posting