Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Nursing

JPT/BPP(R2/723/6/0100)08/25, (MQA/FA8454)
Duration of Study
4 Years
8 Semesters
Intake Period

Being a nurse can be an exciting career option for both men and women. This programme will equip you with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the areas of health, behavioral and nursing sciences as well as focusing on management and leadership skills. Teaching will be conducted through lectures, laboratory classes and hands- on practical sessions at both public and private healthcare institutions. Upon the completion of this programme, you will find yourself well-prepared for a professional career in nursing and management.

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Entry Requirements

For Malaysian Candidates
  • Pass STPM with minimum CGPA of 2.50
  • Pass ‘A’ Level minimum Grade C in three (3) subjects
  • Pass Matriculation/ Foundation with minimum CGPA of 2.50
  • Pass any Diploma (MQF, Level 4) with minimum CGPA of 2.50 (No credit transfer allowed)
  • Pass Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution by MNB with minimum two (2) years clinical working experience (Credit transfer allowed)
  • Pass UEC with at least grade B in five (5) subjects including
    • Bahasa Melayu
    • Mathematics/ Advanced Mathematics
    • General Science/ Biology/ Chemistry/Physics


  • Pass in English


  • All candidate who possess STPM, ‘A’ Level, Matriculation / Foundation and pass any Diploma except Diploma in Nursing MUST possess a credit at following subjects at SPM level or equivalent;
    • Bahasa Melayu
    • Mathematics (Elementary/ Additional/ Modern)
    • Any of the following science subjects:
      • Science
      • Biology
      • Chemistry
      • Physics
      • Applied Science
    • MUET with minimum band 3/ IELTS with a minimum of 5.5/ TOEFL with a minimum score of 515/215/80/ Credit in SPM English
For International Candidates

Either one (1) of the following below;

  • Pass ‘A’ Level minimum Grade C in three (3) other subjects;
  • Pass Foundation with minimum CGPA 2.5;
  • Pass any Diploma (MQF, Level 4) with minimum CGPA 2.5 (No credit transfer).
  • Pass Diploma in Nursing and Registered with the Nursing Council of the country of origin.
  • Minimum two (2) years clinical working experience (credit transfer allowed)


  • All candidate who possess STPM, ‘A’ Level, Foundation and pass any Diploma except Diploma in Nursing MUST possess:
    Either one (1) of the credit below minimum Grade C at SPM level or equivalent;
    • General Science/ Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Applied Science


  • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)


  • IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 / TOEFL with a minimum score of 515/215/80.
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

*International students with qualifications from educational systems where English language is the main medium of instruction are exempted from this requirement.
International students who do not fulfill the English Language Requirements may join the Intensive English Programme at Nilai University which builds their skills in the language and prepares them for the TOEFL examination.


Health Requirements

All offers are subject to the students being certified by a medical practitioner as fit to be accepted into the programme within a month from commencement of the nursing programme and not having any of the following medical/physical conditions:

  • HIV & AIDS

Other qualifications which are not included in the Nursing Standard Programme by Lembaga Jururawat Malaysia (LJM) need to get approval from LJM and Nilai University Registrar.

Programme Module

Foundational (Behavioral Science)

  • Communication. Counselling and Reflection

Basic Medic Science

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Immunology and Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology and Nutrition

Behavioural Science

  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Medicolegal aspects of Nursing
  • Personal and Professional Development

Research and Statistics

  • Theoretical Perspectives of Research
  • Basic Statistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Research Project I

Nursing Science

  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing and Gerontology
  • Emergency, Trauma and Critical Care Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Nursing I
  • Fundamentals of Nursing II
  • Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Nursing
  • Haematology and lntegumentary Nursing
  • Health Promotion and Entrepreneurship
  • Infection and Inflammation, Autoimmune and Communicable and Autoimmune Diseases
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Neurology and Musculoskeletal Nursing
  • Nursing Management and Administration
  • Obstetric Nursing
  • Perioperative Care; Fluid and Electrolyte
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Reproductive and Nephro-urinary Nursing
  • Sensorineural Nursing

Capstone (Research and Statistics)

  • Researcg Project II

Mata Pelajaran Umum

  • Penghayatan Etika dan Perabadan (Malaysian Students) / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Philosophy and Current Issues (Malaysians and International Students)
  • Graduate Preparatory Course
  • Ethics And Social Responsibility
  • Co-Curriculum

Industrial Training (Nursing Science Practical)

  • Clinical Practice I (Fundamentals of Nursing)
  • Clinical Practice II (Pharmacology Perioperative Care)
  • Clinical Practice Ill (Autoimmune, Communicable, Haematology and lntegumentary Nursing)
  • Clinical Practice IV (Gastrointestinal, Endocrine, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Nursing)
  • Clinical Practice V (Reproductive, Nephro-urinary, Neurology and Musculoskeletal)
  • Clinical Practice VI (Mental Health and Sensorineural Nursing)
  • Clinical Practice VII (Obstetrics and Paediatrics)
  • Clinical Practice VIII (Community Health Nursing)
  • Clinical Practice IX (Critical Care, Emergency and Gerontology)
  • Clinical Practice X (Management)
  • Clinical Practice XI (Internship)

Electives - Choose 2 (Nursing Science)

  • Diabetic Education
  • Wound care
  • Lactation
  • Home Nursing

Free Electives

  • English Language Proficiency
  • Introduction To Academic English
  • Academic English

Programme Pathway

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Career Prospects

Here are some of the career options to choose from after you’ve graduated as a nurse:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Neonatal Nurse
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner


Nilai University offers scholarships for students from various backgrounds, with the goal of helping students grow to be well-rounded and ambitious individuals and allowing them to reach their goals through quality education. We achieve this by combining academic excellence with a growth mindset for life-long learning.