MAHSA University’s Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) Open Distance Learning (ODL) programme is a highly proficient solution to bridge the physical gap between students, teachers and teaching materials which are brought together through communication technology. This programme will be able to build and advance all registered nurses’ knowledge, skills, attitudes and professional values, in order to prepare them with advanced professional, ethical and leadership qualities.

Why Study at MAHSA?

  • Learn at your own pace
  • Engage and connect with your peers through a social learning platform
  • Interactive learning supported by experienced facilitators
  • Track your learning progress via online assessments

Programme Structure

1 Anatomy and Physiology
Principles of Nursing 1
Principles of Nursing 2
Nursing Practice 1
Nursing Practice 2
Nursing Practice 3
Nursing Practice 4
Nursing Practice 5
Nursing Practice 6
Nursing Practice 7
Microbiology and Parasitology
2 Anatomy and Physiology 2
Psychology and Sociology
Personal and Professional Development
Academic Writing for Nurses
Critical Thinking and Reflective Nursing
Medical Surgical 1
3 Medical Surgical 2
Medical Surgical 3
Medical Surgical 4
Medical Surgical 5
Paediatric Nursing
Mental Health Nursing and Geriatrics
Research Methodology
Evidence Based Practice
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing
Community Nursing and Environmental Health
4 Trauma and Emergency
Critical Care and Peri-Operative
Policy and Quality Management in Healthcare
Management and Leadership in Nursing
Medico Legal and Ethics
Research Project
Contemporary Nursing Issues
Health Assessment in Nursing
Occupational Safety and Health

Entry Requirement


Diploma in Nursing or its equivalent
Minimum two (2) years clinical working experience
(Credit Transfer allowed)
Registered with Nursing Board Malaysia
Possess a current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC)


Possess DiplomainNursingoritsequivalent
Possess any Post Basic/ Advance Diploma
Registered with Nursing Board Malaysia
Possess a current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC)


Possess Diploma in Nursing or its equivalent
Registered with Nursing Council or Board of country of origin


Minimum two (2) years clinical working experience (Credit Transfer allowed)
Possess a current Temporary Practicing Certificate (TPC) from Nursing Board Malaysia before clinical placement.


IELTS : 5.5
TOEFL : 550 or English language as the medium of instruction

Career Opportunities

  • Nurse Manager

  • Clinical Instructor in a higher education institution

  • Nurse Educator in private hospitals

  • Nurse Researcher

  • Self-employed