This programme aims to produce nurses who are professional, knowledgeable and competent in providing safe and skillful perioperative nursing care while preparing them to full their professional career in a nursing specialty. Perioperative nursing is a nursing specialty that works with patients who are having operative or other invasive procedures. Perioperative nurses perform preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care primarily in the operating theatre.


Programme Structure

Basic Medical Sciences
Communication in operating theatre
Perioperative Nursing Care
Instrumentation & Equipment
Clinical Placement

Entry Requirement

Malaysian Candidate:
  • Diploma in Nursing or its equivalent and from an institution that is recognized by Nursing Board Malaysia

  • Minimum three (3) months working experience in related field

  • Minimum 2 years clinical working experience

  • Registered with Nursing Board Malaysia

  • Possess a current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC)

  • Registered with Nursing Council or Board of Nursing at respective Country

International Candidates:
  • Diploma in Nursing from a recognised institution by MNB (Malaysian Nursing Board)

  • Registered with the Nursing Council of the country origin

  • Minimum two (2) years clinical working experience.

  • Pass IELTS with minimum score of 5.5/TOEFL with minimum score of 515/215/80

Career Opportunities

  • Perioperative Nurse Specialist

  • Perioperative Nursing Manager

  • Researcher/Educator in Perioperative Nursing

  • Anaesthetic Nurse

  • Post Anaesthesia Care Unit Nurse (PACU)