Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

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Bachelor of Nursing

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 4 Years
  Intake May, October

Quality Nurses are in great demand all over the world. With the rapid and technological advancement, there is also an increased demand for caring, highly knowledgeable and clinically competent nurses. There are ample opportunities for promotion, continuing education and self development.

UTAR's Bachelor of Nursing Programme is approved by the Malaysian Nursing Board and is nationally accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency. This programme aims to equip students with a strong foundation in the principles, theories and practices of modern nursing. 

This programme provides tertiary education that creates graduates who are strongly knowledge-based with the ability to think critically, perform competently in relevant skills, adapt and innovate to challenges and opportunities in the nursing profession. Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates are eligible to sit for the Malaysian Nursing Board Examination to be licensed for practice as a Registered Nurse.


  • Registered Nurse (RN) 
  • Administrator 
  • Industrial Nurse 
  • Product Specialist 
  • NGO Charity Organisation 


Year 1

  • Introduction to Psychology and Sociology
  •  Principles and Practice in Nursing 
  • Nursing Skills and Practice I 
  • Anatomy and Physiology I 
  • Anatomy and Physiology II 
  • Introduction to Pharmacology in Nursing 
  • English for Health Sciences 
  • Integrated Nursing Sciences I 
  • Nursing Skills & Practice II 
  • MPU Courses* 
  • Clinical Posting: General Medicine I 
  • Clinical Posting: General Surgery, Dermatology and Orthopaedics 

Year 2

  • Integrated Nursing Sciences II 
  • Integrated Nursing Sciences III
  • Nursing Skills and Practice III 
  • General Pathology 
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies 
  • Legal, Moral, Ethical and Professional Issues in Nursing 
  • Obstetrics and Paediatric Nursing 
  • Integrated Nursing Sciences IV 
  • Nursing Skills and Practice IV 
  • MPU Courses* 
  • Clinical Posting: Cardiology, Haematology and Endocrinology 
  • Clinical Posting: Gastroenterology and Uronephrology 
  • Clinical Posting: Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Paediatrics 

Year 3

  • Mental Health Nursing 
  • Integrated Nursing Sciences V 
  • Nursing Skills and Practice V 
  • Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics 
  • Research Appreciation, Process and Methodology 
  • Nursing Informatics 
  • Communicable Diseases 
  • Health Promotion and Public Relations 
  • Integrated Nursing Sciences VI 
  • Principles of Clinical Management and Therapeutic Intervention 
  • Clinical Posting: Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology 
  • Clinical Posting: Psychiatry, Neurology, Emergency and Intraoperative 
  • Clinical Posting: Community Health Clinical Posting: Oncology and Gerontology 

Year 4

  • Project 
  • Nursing Management and Leadership 
  • Clinical Posting: Ward Management 
  • Clinical Posting: General Medicine II 
  • Clinical Posting: General Medicine III 
  • Clinical Posting: General Surgery I 
  • Clinical Posting: General Surgery II 
  • Clinical Posting: General Surgery III 

MPU* Courses

  • Hubungan Etnik 
  •  Malaysian Studies 3 
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia 
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) 
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (B) 
  • Introduction to Chinese Language I 
  • Communicative Tamil for Health Sciences 
  • Communication Law  
  • Marketing Communication 
  •  Community Project


  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
  • A-Levels
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM)
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU)



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