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.

Programme Structure

1 Advanced Medical Sciences NAPH 1114
Principal & Practices of Paediatric Nursing NAPN 1124
Paediatrics 1 Introduction to Paediatric Nursing NAPN 1134
Clinical Practice 1 NAPP 1144
Clinical Practice 2 NAPP 1154
2 Research Methodology & Data Analysis NAPH 1214
Paediatrics 2 Gastrointestinal Disorder, Genito Urinary Disorder, Oncologic Disorder, Eye & ENT Disorder & Skin Disorder NAPN 1224
Paediatrics 3 Neurological Disorder, Orthopedic Disorder, Nutritional & Electrolyte Imbalance, Communicable Disorder & Behavioural Problems NAPN 1234
Clinical Practice 3 NAPP 1244
Clinical Practice 4 NAPP 1254

Entry Requirement

Possess Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution;


Minimum 2 years clinical working experience;


Possess 3 months experience in Paediatrics field;


Registered with Nursing Board Malaysia (NBM) (Local Candidates)/ Nursing Council from country of origin (International Candidates);


Possess Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) (Local Candidates)/Temporary Practicing Certificate (TPC) from NBM before clinical placement (International Candidates);


English Proficiency (International Candidates): IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL 515/215/80;


Able to converse in Bahasa Melayu (International Candidates)

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

  • Specialized State Registered Paediatric Nurse recognized by the Nursing Board Malaysia and Ministry of Health Malaysia

  • Paediatric Nurse Manager supervising a team of nurses

  • Clinical Instructor in a higher education institution

  • Self-employed and independent childcare specialist providing healthcare to children


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