Bachelor of Nursing Science

Bachelor of Nursing Science

Department of Nursing Science recognizes the importance of baccalaureate education in nursing and became the pioneer in the transition in nursing education from a diploma to a graduate program, Bachelor of Nursing Science in Malaysia.

The minimum duration of this course is 4 years (8 semesters) and up to a maximum of 6 years (12 semesters) and this program was approved by the Ministry of Higher Education in 2010.

This program prepares graduates for the contemporary role of applying medical and scientific nursing foundation knowledge in providing nursing care to patients. It also provides a platform for graduates to practice nursing knowledge critically, and ethically based on evidence in health care delivery.

ABOUT PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Nursing Science program is offered by the Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine. Department of Nursing Science was first established in 1993 as a Nursing Science unit under the Department of Allied Health Sciences. It was the first nursing unit to recognize the importance of baccalaureate education in nursing and became the pioneer in the transition in the nursing education program by upgrading nursing education from an advanced diploma to a graduate program, Bachelor of Nursing Science in Malaysia. The unit was established as a department; Department of Nursing Science in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya on the 1st of July 2007.

The program’s aim is to produce nursing graduates with in-depth knowledge in nursing and medical sciences. Upon completion, graduates are expected to practice nursing critically and ethically by applying scientific nursing foundation in health care delivery setting.

Our program will provide you with a platform to practice nursing knowledge critically and ethically based on evidence in health care delivery. The graduate of this program will be a Registered Nurse with the Nursing Board of Malaysia and able to practice in all health care setting, i.e., hospitals (government and private), health centers, nursing homes, industrial nurse, nurse advisors, consultants, or sales representatives for numerous institutions as well as a researcher.

The program was approved by the Ministry of Higher Education in 2010 and was accredited by Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) in 2015.

To aid in the teaching and learning of our students, University Malaya has a large teaching hospital called the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). It has more than 1000 beds and more than 1 million patients per year, giving our students ample opportunities to practice the art of Nursing in a safe and supervised environment. UMMC is adjacent and physically connected to the Faculty of Medicine, creating a large complex dedicated to teaching, learning, research, and health care.

Bachelor of Nursing Science Program covers a minimum of eight semesters and one special semester within 4 years and comprises of three core sciences which are Health Science, Behavioral Science and Nursing Science that specially designed to prepare nursing students with relevant knowledge, competencies, and professionalism at the undergraduate level.

This course is open to both Malaysian and International applicants.

Entry Requirements

Every Malaysian applicant, MUST fulfilled the following:

  • University’s general requirements:
    • Obtained and passed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with at least a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia; or
    • Obtained and passed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) July paper with at least a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia; and
    • Obtained and passed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) in History

AND

  • Program’s special requirements:

STPM

MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION

Science Stream

Passed STPM with a minimum CGPA of 3.00

and

Obtained at least Grade B on STPM level
in the following subject

  • Biology
  • Chemistry/Physics

and

Obtained at least Grade B on SPM level
in the following subject:

  • Bahasa Melayu
  • Biology
  • Mathematics/Additional Mathematics

And any two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

and

Obtained at least Level 3 (Band 3) in MUET.

and

Certified healthy and qualify other entries:

Certified healthy from serious physical disability, mental illness, and contagious disease (exception can be given to the candidate who has a physical disability which can be corrected and/or does not prevent candidates from carrying out clinical activities required by a medical practitioner)

Science Stream

Passed STPM with a minimum CGPA of 3.00

and

Obtained at least Grade B on STPM level
in the following subject

  • Biology
  • Chemistry/Physics

and

Obtained at least Grade B on SPM level
in the following subject

  • Bahasa Melayu
  • Biology
  • Mathematics/Additional Mathematics

And any two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

and

Obtained at least Level 3 (Band 3) in MUET.

and

Certified healthy and qualify other entries:

Certified healthy from serious physical disability, mental illness, and contagious disease (exception can be given to the candidate who has a physical disability which can be corrected and/or does not prevent candidates from carrying out clinical activities required by a medical practitioner)

DIPLOMA/EQUIVALENT

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Science Stream
Obtained a Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution with a minimum CGPA of 3.00

and

Have at least 2 years of work experience in nursing profession

and

Registered with Nursing Board Malaysia

and

Obtained at least Level 3 (Band 3) in MUET.

and

Certified healthy and qualify other entries:

Certified healthy from serious physical disability, mental illness, and contagious disease (exception can be given to the candidate who has a physical disability which can be corrected and/or does not prevent candidates from carrying out clinical activities required by a medical practitioner)

Science Stream
Obtained a GCE A-Level qualification with a minimum of three (3) Grade B in three (3) of these following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

and

Obtained at least Grade B on SPM level in the following subjects:

  • Bahasa Melayu
  • Biology
  • Mathematics/Additional Mathematics

and any two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

and

Obtained at least Level 3 (Band 3) in MUET. However, applicants who do not have MUET but have the following results may be considered for a conditional offer by fulfilling the MUET requirements within the duration of one (1) academic session:

  • Obtained at least a Band 4.5 (Academic) in IELTS; or
  • Obtained at least score of 477 points (PBT)/ 153 points (CBT)/ 53 points (IBT) in TOEFL.

and

Certified healthy and qualify other entries:

Certified healthy from serious physical disability, mental illness, and contagious disease (exception can be given to the candidate who has a disability which can be corrected and/or does not prevent candidates from carrying out clinical activities required by a medical practitioner)

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