KPJ Healthcare University College

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Certificate in Renal Nursing Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 6 Months


Overview of Certificate in Renal Nursing in KPJ Healthcare University College Malaysia

This program, Nephrology nursing involves both preventing disease and assessing the health needs of patients and families. Nurses who deal with every organ system in the body, calling for a holistic approach to patient care that is both challenging and rewarding. Nephrology nurses are required to have a common knowledge base relevant to all aspects of care for adult and paediatrics kidney patients and their families.

The knowledge base includes but is not limited to:

  • Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
  • The nursing process as applied to nephrology nursing
  • Knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment for patients requiring any method of renal replacement therapy
  • Pharmacology and pharmacotherapy
  • Nutrition
  • Growth and development
  • Teaching/learning theory
  • Counseling/interviewing skills
  • Interdisciplinary team skills
  • Research processes
  • Rehabilitation principles
  • Palliative care and concepts related to death and dying
Programme Structure
Entry Requirement

Entry Requirement of Certificate in Renal Nursing in KPJ Healthcare University College Malaysia

Malaysian students:

  • Possess Diploma in Nursing from a recognized MNB.
  • Registered with MNB.
  • Possess current annual Practicing certificate (APC) for nurses from MNB.
  • ≥ 2 years clinical working experience
Career Prospects

Career Prospects of Certificate in Renal Nursing in KPJ Healthcare University College Malaysia

Nephrology nursing requires a common knowledge base to care for paediatrics, adult, and geriatric patients with kidney disease. Nurses who obtained the above certificate will be qualified to function at the following settings

  • Any haemodialysis centres/ hospitals
  • Peritoneal dialysis nurse in all hospital setting
  • Vascular access coordinator
  • Nurse manager in Nephrology unit
  • Transplant coordinator
  • Organ recovery coordinator
  • Nurse practitioner in Nephrology unit  ( Ms degree)
  • Clinical nurse specialist in nephrology ( Ms degree)
  • Nurse researcher in Nephrology Nursing
  • Quality management in Nephrology nursing
  • Nurse educator in nephrology nursing

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