MAHSA University’s Advanced Diploma in Paediatric Nursing is a 1 year post-basic nursing programme designed for students who have completed a Diploma in Nursing with some relevant work experience and who have a specific interest in the nursing of infants and children.

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to attend to the nursing needs of infants and children in particular, and of their parents and families as a whole.

Students will also learn how to show care and concern for their patients, and to demonstrate the correct attitude towards them. They will explore such subjects as physiology, pathophysiology, nutritional requirements in infants and children, practical application of theoretical knowledge, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, the impact of illness and hospitalization on children, communication skills and much more.

At the end of the programme, students will have acquired the ability to deliver primary nursing care, rehabilitative and palliative care, and need-specific health care to children of all ages. They will be ready for employment in specialist paediatric hospitals and medical centres anywhere.


progression pathway

progression pathway

Programme Structure

1 Principles and practices of Paediatric Nursing PED 5113
Paediatric 1: Neonatal nursing and advanced paediatric care PED 5122
Paediatric 2: Neonatal nursing and advanced Peadiatric care PED 5122
Pharmacology PHC 5113
Research (evidence based practice) RSC 5113
Clinical Practice 1 CLN 5116
2 Child Psychology PSC 5113
Paediatric 3: Neonatal nursing and advanced peadiatric care PED 5144
Paediatric 4: Intensive paediatric nursing PED 5154
Microbiology & Parasitology BIO 5113
Clinical Practice 2 CLN 5126
3 Pengajian Malaysia 2 (local student) MPU 2163
Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi Antarabangsa 1 (International student) MPU 2133
Pengajian Malaysia 2 (local student) MPU 2163
Creative and Critical Thinking (Local & International student) MPU 2222
Time Management MPU 2312
Co-curriculum Project (local and international student) MPU 2412

Entry Requirement

For Malaysian candidates: For International candidates: Health status:
Possess Diploma in Nursing from a recognised institution by MNB. Possess Diploma in Nursing from a recognised institution by MNB. All candidates Must be certified medically fit by a registered medical practitioner within ONE MONTH from commencement of the nursing programme
Registered with the MNB. Registered with the Nursing Council of the country of origin. A person with any of the following shall be disqualified from entry into a nursing program.
  • Serious Physical or mental illness, and/or
  • Serious communicable disease.
  • Possess current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) for nurses from MNB. Minimum two (2) years clinical working experience. Candidate Must not have any physical disabilities or impaired senses that hinder nursing dexterity.
    Minimum two (2) years clinical working experience. Pass IELTS with minimum score of 5.5/TOEFL with minimum score of 515/215/80.
    Advanced Diploma program is permitted for the International candidates and Female nurses only
    Not allow to practice in Malaysia
    Allow to sit for the examination and registered with MNB

    Career Perspective

    • Clinical Nurse

    • Clinical Instructor

    • Nursing Manager & Administrator

    • Nurse Educator


    The Advanced Diploma in Paediatric Nursing is designed in consultation with the Nursng 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 Advanced Diploma in Paediatric Nursing gain experience in our rather exhaustive list of panel of hospitals throughout Malaysia
    Tuition fees for the Advanced Diploma in Paediatric Nursing are kept at an affordable level, to ensure there are little barriers to a good quality education.
    The Advanced Diploma in Paediatric Nursing is approved 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 Advanced Diploma in Paediatric Nursing is awarded by MAHSA University, a leader in Medical and Health Science Education in Malaysia