Diploma in Nursing(R3/723/4/0068) (04/28) (MQA/FA 3099)

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This three-year diploma in nursing program is a pre-registration course aims to train students to be a nurse practitioner. The first cohort of this program had graduated in 2011 and AIMST graduates had secured high employability locally and internationally.

AIMST University aspires to produce professional and efficient nurses to provide optimal health care to the community. The program is designed to nurture caring, competent and professional nurses to meet complex human needs in a competitive global market.

The student who graduated from this program and pass the board licensure examination will be registered with Malaysia Nursing Board and fit to practice as a registered nurse in the public and private healthcare sector.

Nursing is a noble career option which allows you to help save people’s lives, bring cheer, and comfort to those in need. The nursing career is very gratifying and rewarding in terms of the joy it brings. Being a nurse can be an exciting career option for both men and women.

You’ll learn the value of life as a nurse when you see people fighting to stay alive. Every breath of life is a gift and no one learns this lesson better than someone who nurses a dying patient day and night. People with strong values, respect for human life, compassion for suffering and empathy will be attracted to the nursing career.

This field has a lot to offer; If you’re a great nurse, you’ll always be in demand and there are many job opportunities from which you can opt for and you can choose many different paths in the course of your career. There aren’t many careers that allow you this kind of diverse job opportunity.

Apart from this, you have job security, good wages, a challenging atmosphere, and the chance to learn and grow into different paths. The nursing career is fast-paced and you have to be an energetic individual who can multi-task and manage priorities to opt for this career.

Nursing jobs are in high demand; this field is experiencing significant growth and you can be right there, harvesting the growth and learning opportunities.

Intake Date
10 July 2024

CoursesMinimum Entry RequirementsCareer Opportunity

Programme Outline

Year 1
Semester 1

  • Health Science I
  • Behavioral Science I
  • Nursing Science I
  • Nursing Science II
  • Health Science II
  • Clinical Practice I

Semester 2

  • Health Science III
  • Behavioral Science II
  • Medical Nursing I
  • Medical Nursing II
  • Surgical Nursing I
  • Surgical Nursing II
  • Clinical Practice II
Year 2
Semester 1

  • Medical Nursing III
  • Surgical Nursing III
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Obstetric Nursing
  • Gynaecology
  • Clinical Practice III

Semester 2

  • Medical Nursing IV
  • Surgical Nursing IV
  • Community Health Nursing I
  • Community Health Nursing II
  • Health Science IV
  • Clinical Practice IV
Year 3
Semester 1

  • Medical Nursing V
  • Surgical Nursing V
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Nursing Research
  • Nursing Management
  • Clinical Practice V

Semester 2

  • Emergency & Disaster
  • Professional Development
  • Clinical Practice VI
SPM / SPMV/ OLEVEL 5 Credits in :
• Mathematics(Elementary/Additional/Modern)
• Science(General Science/Pure) or
• Biology/ Chemistry/Physics
• BM (For Local only)
• Any other 2 subjects (For Local students)
• Any other 3 subjects (For Int Student)
• And pass in English
Able to converse in Bahasa Melayu (for both local and int) candidate

Career Opportunity

The Diploma in Nursing course at AIMST University is a structured, student-centred programme approved by the Nursing Board of Malaysia and Ministry of Higher Education.

Theoretical learning is supported with practical experience in hospital and community settings. Clinical training is conducted at Government & Private Hospitals and State Health Clinics identified by the Ministry of Health.

Career Openings include:

  • Specialist Centres
  • Hospitals
  • Specialty Nursing
  • Research Facilities
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing