Universiti Kuala Lumpur

Universiti Kuala Lumpur

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Diploma in Nursing

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 3 Years
  Tution Fees N/A

This course introduces the student to nursing as a professional discipline. It provides the student with knowledge and skills for an exciting career in a variety of nursing roles in various health care institutions. Students spend 3 years full time studying with practical experience in various disciplines at several government hospitals and health clinics in Perak. During this period they will be equipped with relevant exposure and experience for an exciting career in a variety of nursing roles and health care settings. Students in this programme are thaught at UniKL RCMP in Ipoh. Besides that they are also exposed to the clinical teaching and attachments in the Ipoh Hospital and in Teluk Intan Hospital. In addition, they are also attached to many clinics and health centres in the District of Hilir Perak.

UniKL RCMP students are also encourage to be involved in organised field work e.g. at the Orang Asli Settlement. With these structures and organised approaches in the teaching of the nursing students, they will be more prepared to offer health care services to the community. Upon successful completion of the programme, a Diploma will be awarded by the University which is recognized by the Nursing Board of Malaysia. This course of study has attained the official recognition and the academic qualification being conferred is in compliance with the standard and quality set by MQA.


Semester 1

  • Basic Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Principles of Nursing I
  • Practice of Nursing
  • Psychology in Nursing
  • Competency English
  • Microbiology & Biochemistry
  • Clinical Practice 1
  • Mandarin 1

Semester 2

  • Basic Anatomy & Physiology 2
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Nutrition
  • Therapeutic Communication, Grief and Bereavement
  • Fluid and Electrolytes & Haemopoietic System
  • Dermatology Nursing
  • Clinical Practice 2
  • Co-curriculum

Semester 3

  • Sociology in Nursing
  • Alimentary & Endocrine Nursing
  • Respiratory & Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Clinical Practice 3
  • Communication English 1
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Mandarin 2

Semester 4

  • Immunology & Epidemiology
  • Counselling, Health Promotion & Education
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology Nursing
  • Genitourinary Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Clinical Practice 4
  • Biostatistics
  • Communication English 2

Semester 5

  • Mental Health & Gerontology Nursing
  • Clinical Practice 5
  • Musculoskeletal & Neuroscience Nursing
  • Clinical Practice 6
  • Introduction to Nursing Research
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2/ Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Interpersonal Skills

Semester 6

  • Management in Nursing
  • Clinical Practice 7
  • Otorhinolaryngology and Eye Nursing
  • Emergency & Disaster Nursing
  • Clinical Practice 8
  • Amalan Islam di Malaysia / Religious Practices in Malaysia

Local Student

Pass in SPM or its equivalent with at least 5 credits (minimum Grade C and higher) in the following subjects:
Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics, *English, one Science subject (Biology or Chemistry or Science) and one other subject.

* Pass only for Diploma in Nursing

International Student

Student must complete 11 years of schooling and obtain general pass in their Secondary School Certificate, O-levels or equivalent with min Grade C in Math, English, one science subject (Chemistry or Biology) and 2 other subjects.
IELTS 5.00 or equivalent.

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