MAHSA’s Post Basic Certificate in Renal Nursing programme is a 6 months programme, aimed to produce Renal Nurses who are professional, knowledgeable and competence in providing safe and skilful nursing care to end-stage renal disease patients. It will also prepare them to full fill their professional careers in competitive global and local market.

This programme is largely conducted in MAHSA University, and the clinical practices are in hospitals and clinics . Candidates will be supervised by our dedicated and experienced clinical instructors / preceptors.

Upon successfully completing this programme, candidates will be awarded with “Post Basic Certificate in Renal Nursing” by MAHSA.

Programme Structure

Disorders of Renal Conditions NCRH 1102
Care of patients with Peritoneal Dialysis NCRN 1103
Clinical practice 1 NCRC 1104
Care of Haemodialysis patients NCRN 1203
Care of Renal Transplant patients NCRN 1302
Clinical practice 2 NCRN 1204

Entry Requirement

Registered with the Nursing Board Malaysia.

Possess a current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) for nurses.

Minimum two (2) years clinical working experience.

Possess two (2) months experience in haemodialysis.

The candidate must be certified medically fit by a registered medical practitioner within one (1) week of commencement of programme.

The candidate with any of the following medical conditions cannot be admitted into the programme such as:

HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Mental health disorders, Epilepsy, Colour blindness.

The candidate must not have any physical disabilities or impaired senses that hinder nursing dexterity.

Pregnancy is not allowed throughout the course.

Career Opportunities

Increasingly there are career opportunities as Renal Nurses in Privately run Dialysis Centres and Hospitals locally and internationally. Graduates can also be employed into managerial positions of healthcare institutions. Graduates may also elect a career in research.


Awarded by
MAHSA University
Recognised by Ministry of Health and MQA
High Quality Curriculum
The Post Basic Certificate in Renal Nursing is designed in consultation with a panel of local and international experts, resulting in a highly sought after curriculum that combines theoretical learning and practical sessions in campus and hospitals.
Clinical Exposure
Candidates gain experience in our panel of hospitals
The Post Basic Certificate in Renal Nursing is approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and recognized by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia.