Diploma in Nursing

This program encouraged the development of the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes of a registered nurse. You will be exposed to the concepts of health promotion, prevention and rehabilitation through nursing care management. Different nursing procedures will be introduced to you allowing an understanding of the individual, family and illness and dealing with the person as an individual. You learn how to identify the activities of daily living to treat and prevent complications.

Program information


  • Registered nurse in government/private hospital or clinics.
  • Nurse specialist in many fields that interest you such as mental health, community health, accident & emergency, neonatal, Ear Nose Throat (ENT), paediatric, orthopaedic, gerontology, oncology, ophthalmology, gerontology, traumatology, neurosurgery, midwifery, renal, plastic surgery, diabetic, infection control, mental health, community health, Critical Care (CCU), Intensive Care (ICU) nursing and operation techniques.
  • Occupational health nurse in industries.
  • Nurse administrator in hospitals, corporate sector and non-Government Organizations.
  • Nurse educator in educational institutions.
  • Nurse researcher in organisations dealing with health.
3 years
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town


  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology, Parasitology, Immunology and Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Nursing 1
  • Communication, Human and Public Relations & Counselling
  • Clinical Practice 1
  • Pharmacology
  • Fundamentals of Nursing 2
  • Medical Surgical Nursing 1
  • Sociology
  • Clinical Practice 2



  • Psychology
  • Professional Development & Medico-Legal in Nursing
  • Medical Surgical Nursing 2
  • Obstetric and Gynaecology
  • Clinical Practice 3
  • Medical Surgical Nursing 3
  • Medical Surgical Nursing 4
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing 1
  • Clinical Practice 4



  • Medical Surgical Nursing 5
  • Community Health Nursing 2
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Emergency & Critical Care Nursing
  • Clinical Practice 5
  • Nursing Management
  • Introduction to Nursing Research & Epidemiology
  • Clinical Experience 6
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Society and Development in Malaysia
  • Teamwork and Community
  • Oral Communication
  • Writing and Referencing

Intake dates


1 July 1 October


Estimated fees
Local students

RM55,965 (Full Sponsorship)

Download Fee Details  

International students


Download Fee Details  


*Full Sponsorship is Available for Local Students
*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available (with PTPTN Loan)

Academic Qualification

SPM / O Level / UEC :
Local Student
5 Credits including Bahasa Melayu and Mathematics


Credit in one of any subjects in Science/Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Applied Science and Credit in two other subjects

International Student
5 Credits including Mathematics


Credit in one of any subjects in Science/Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Applied Science and Credit in three other subjects


All students must go for medical check-up

UOW Malaysia KDU will send foreign students’ result to NBM for verification (for doubtful cases only)

English Requirement

Local Student:
Pass in English at SPM level or equivalent


International Student:
Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a min score of 80 (IBT) or 515 (PBT) or 215 (CBT) in TOEFL



*Additional English module(s) available at UOW Malaysia KDU.