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 and Physiology 1 & 2
Nursing Science 1 & 2
Psychology and Sociology
Communication and Public Relations
Pharmacology in Nursing
Microbiology and Parasitology
Surgical Nursing
Nursing Practice 1 & 2
2 Gastrointestinal Nursing
Cardiovascular Nursing
Respiratory Nursing
Autoimmune, Haemopoietic and Oncology Nursing
Integumentary, Burns and Scalds, Fluids and Electrolyte
Renal and Genitourinary Nursing
Obstetric and Gynecological Nursing
Paediatric Nursing
Community Health Nursing, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Communicable Disease
Neurological and Endocrine Nursing
Nursing Practice 3 & 4
3 Geriatric Nursing
Musculoskeletal Nursing
Ophthalmologic and Otorhinolaryngological Nursing
Mental Health Nursing
Emergency and Intensive Nursing
Nursing Management and Leadership
Medico-Legal Aspects, Personal Professional Development & Medicolegal
Research Methodology & Statistic
Nursing Practice 5 & 6

Entry Requirement

Programme Minimum Entry Requirement
Diploma in Nursing For Malaysian candidates:
Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or*equivalent with five (5) credits:

Mandatory credit in:
  • Bahasa Melayu
  • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern).

Either one (1)
of the credit below:
  • Science/Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Applied Science
  • Credit in two (2) other subjects.
  • Pass in English.
  • Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).
  • Possess Assistant Nurse Certificate/Community Nurse Certificate.
  • Registered with the MNB
  • Possess current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) for nurses from MNB.
  • Minimum three (3) years clinical working experience.
For International candidates:
Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or *equivalent with five (5) subjects (minimum Gred C):
  • Credit in Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern).
Either one (1)
of the credit below:
  • Science/Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Applied Science
  • Credit in three (3) other subjects
  • A pass in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an Overall Band Score of minimum 5.5;
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
    • TOEFL Paper Based Test (TOEFL PBT) a minimum score of 515.
    • TOEFL Computer Based Test (TOEFL CBT) a minimum score 215.
    • TOEFL Internet Based Test (TOEFL IBT) a minimum score 80.
  • Cambridge Advance English (CAE)
  • Cambridge Proficiency English (CPE)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)
*Equivalent - refers to the overseas academic qualification obtained that is equivalent to SPM as approved by MQA.


  • All students 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

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