MAHSA University’s Diploma in Nursing is a practical and highly sought-after 3-year programme created with the SPM-leaver in mind. Complete in every way, it is the perfect course for individuals who have a keen interest in caring for patients who are suffering from illnesses in hospitals or in medical care settings such as hospices and emergency medical centres, both in the public and private sectors.

Students will be immersed in the study of core medical subjects such as the human anatomy, biology, biochemistry, pathology, pharmacology, and safety and health standards and procedures. Additionally, they will also learn the necessary support subjects such as communication techniques, psychological support for the sick and their families, English language, and computer technology.

At the end of the programme, students will be employment-ready, as they will know how to assess and plan nursing care needs and requirements; provide essential pre-surgical and post-surgical care; monitor and administer a comprehensive list of medicines, medications and intravenous infusions and transfusions; take temperatures, pulses, blood pressures and biological samples; write and keep medical records and organise their own and others' work duties.

Most significantly, MAHSA's Diploma in Nursing students will know how to give invaluable emotional support and medical advice to patients and their families.

Programme Structure

1 Anatomy & Physiology NURH 1014
Nursing Science 1 NURS 1013
Psycholofy & Developmental Psychology & Sociology NURB 1013
Communication, Relationship, Counselling & Professional Development NURB 1023
Pharmacology 1 NURH 1021
Nursing Practice 1 NURP 1014
2 Anatomy & Physiology 2 NURH 2033
Mircobiology & Parasitology NURH 2042
Pharmacology 2 NURH 2052
Nursing Science 2 NURS 2023
Introduction to Surgical Nursing NURS 2032
Nursing Practice 2 NURP 2024
3 Gastrointestinal Nursing NURS 3042
Cardiovascular Nursing NURS 3052
Respiratory Nursing NURS 3062
Autoimmune, Haemopoietic & Oncology Nursing NURS 3072
Integumentary, Burns & Scaids, Fluids & Electrolyte NURS 3082
Environmental Health, Epidemiology & Nutrition NURH 3062
Nursing Practice 3 NURP 3034
4 Renal & Genitourinary Nursing NURS 4092
Obstetric & Gynecological Nursing NURS 4103
Paediatric Nursing NURS 4112
Community Health Nursing NURS 4122
Neurological & Endocrine NURS 4132
Nursing Practice 4 NURP 4046
5 Musculoskeletal & Geriatic Nursing NURS 5142
Ophthalmologic & Otorhinolaryngological Nursing NURS 5152
Mental Health Nursing NURS 5172
Emergency & Intensive Nursing NURS 5162
Nursing Practices NURP 5056
6 Nursing Management NURB 6033
Nursing Management & Medico Legal Aspects NURB 6042
Research & Nursing Statistics NURB 6052
Nursing Practice 6 NURP 6086

Entry Requirement

SPM / O Level / equivalent:

5 Credits in Bahasa Malayu (Malaysian Candidates)


Mathematic (Elementary/Modern/Additional)


Science: General Science or
Biology or
Chemistry & pass in Biology or
Physics & pass in Biology


2 other subjects (Malaysian Candidates) / 3 other subjects (International Candidates)


English Proficiency:
Malaysian candidates: Pass in English
International candidates: Pass IELTS with minimum 5.5 / TOEFL with minimum 515/215/80) (if qualification obtained is from an institution where English is not the medium of instruction) and able to converse in Bahasa Melayu;

Health requirements:

All candidates must be certified medically fit by a registered medical practitioner within one month from commencement of the nursing programme

Students must not have any physical disabilities or impaired senses that hinders nursing dexterity

Students with medical conditions such as HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, epilepsy, mental health disorders and color blindness cannot be admitted into the programme.

Pregnancy is not allowed throughout the course

Career Opportunities

  • Public or Private Hospitals / Medical Centres

  • Nursing and Residential Homes

  • Public or Private Clinics


The Diploma in Nursing is designed in consultation with Nursing Board Malaysia and a panel of local and international experts, resulting in a highly sought after curriculum that combines theoretical learning and practical sessions in simulation wards and hospitals.
Clinical Exposure
Students of the Diploma in Nursing gain experience in our rather exhaustive list of panel of hospitals throughout Malaysia
Tuition fees for the Diploma in Nursing are kept at an affordable level, to ensure there are little barriers to a good quality education.
The Diploma in Nursing is accrdited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and recognized by the Nursing Board Malaysia and Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
Awarded by
MAHSA University
The Diploma in Nursing is awarded by MAHSA University, a leader in Medical and Health Science Education in Malaysia