Diploma in Nursing

Be a Nurse

Intake starts on March, July, October


Full-time: 3 years

Programme Level


Awarding Institution

University of Cyberjaya Main Campus


March, July, October
Available to International and Domestic students.
(R2/723/4/0105)P 03/24(MQA/FA4118)12/22


Is Nursing for You?

This 3 years diploma programme prepares you to be a qualified nurse, recognized in Malaysia and neighbouring countries such as Singapore and Brunei as well as globally. Graduates from this programme will be officially registered with the Malaysian Nursing Board upon passing the Malaysian Nursing Board exam at the end of their 3 years course. Job opportunities are available upon graduation with local government and private hospitals in Malaysia.


Career Impact

Career Prospect

Students may further their education pathway to a bachelor's degree in Nursing at University of Cyberjaya upon completing their studies or seek a career as a:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Nurse Researcher
  • Nurse Informatics
  • Nurse Entrepreneur
  • Nurse Practitioner

Career Organisation

  • Public hospitals
  • Private medical centres
  • Community clinics
  • Industry setting
  • Other healthcare facilities

Course Structure

Course Description

The Diploma in Nursing programme at UoC is a three-year course (9 semesters) that prepares students to be a qualified nurse, recognized in Malaysia and neighbouring countries such as Singapore and Brunei as well as globally. Job opportunities are available upon graduation with local government and private hospitals in Malaysia.

Year 1

  • Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry I
  • Psychology & Sociology
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Clinical Practice I
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry II
  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology, Parasitology & Immunology
  • Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Professionalism & Counselling
  • Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Clinical Practice II
  • Clinical Practice III
  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa/ Bahasa Komunikasi 1
  • English Language Skills and Critical Thinking

Year 2

  • Cardiovascular & Respiratory Nursing
  • Gastrointestinal Nursing
  • Hemopoietic and Oncology Nursing
  • Integumentary and Autoimmune and Communicable
  • Disease Nursing
  • Clinical Practice IV
  • Nervous System and Endocrine Nursing
  • Musculoskeletal and Urogenital Nursing
  • Opthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology Nursing
  • Clinical Practice V
  • Young Mercy/ Environmental Volunteerism
  • Clinical Practice VI

Year 3

  • Obstetric & Gynecology and Paediatric Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Ethics and Law
  • Clinical Practice VII
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Management
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • English Language for Workplace
  • Emergency and Intensive Care Nursing
  • Research Methodology
  • Clinical Practice VII
  • Clinical Practice IX

The Experience

Who is teaching?

Students are taught by Professors, Nursing lecturers and clinical instructors with vast experience in their field.

This programme conducted using various teaching methods which include: 

  • Lectures, tutorials and practical
  • Mock ward sessions
  • Hospital/ clinical attachment

On Campus Learning

Classes are held at Cyberjaya Campus with our state-of-the-art facilities.
Virtual Tour of University Cyberjaya Campus

Off Campus Learning

Learning will take place during clinical placement where students are posted at the various hospitals, clinics and other healthcare settings.

Entry Requirement




Pass SPM or *equivalent with five (5) credits:

Mandatory credit in Bahasa Melayu and Mathematics (Elementary, Additional or Modern)

AND 1 credit in either:

  • General Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Applied Science


Credit in two (2) other subjects


Pass in English

Assistant Nurse Certificate/ Community Nurse Certificate

Pass SPM.

Registered with the MNB

Possesses a current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) for nurses from MNB.

Minimum three (3) years clinical working experience.

For International Students Only

Minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent


*Equivalent-refers to the overseas academic qualification obtained that is equivalent to SPM as approved by MQA.

How to Apply

Applications can be made using our Online Registration System.
Create Account
Create an account in Student System
Complete your documentations
Choose your programme
Upload your documents
Submit your application

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