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  Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)




UTAR Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) degree programme aims to equip students with a strong foundation in the principles, theories and practices of modern nursing.  This programme provides tertiary education that creates graduates who are strongly knowledge-based with the ability to think critically, perform competently in relevant skills, adapt and innovate to challenges and opportunities in the nursing profession. Upon successful completion of programme, graduates would be registered with the Malaysian Nursing Board.


Programme Overview

Duration: 4 years (full-time)                   

Total credit hour: 135


Programme Educational Outcomes

1.   Equip graduates with knowledge and requisite clinical skills to function as a competent state registered nurse.

2.   Train graduates with effective communication skills, social responsibilities, leadership qualities and teamwork. 

3.   Produce graduates who can critically think and solve problems ethically through sustainable approach. 

4.   Equip graduates with entrepreneurship knowledge and instill life-long learning for successful professional development.


Programme Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the programme would be able to:

  1. Relate knowledge of basic sciences and nursing fundamental to nursing practice. 
  2. Demonstrate appropriate nursing skills.
  3. Identify, formulate and provide effective nursing care using evidence based practice.
  4. Communicate effectively with clients, other professionals and community.
  5. Demonstrate commitment to teamwork and social responsibilities.
  6. Demonstrate professionalism, ethics and humanity in line with the nurse’s code of conduct.
  7. Recognize the need for and to engage in life-long learning and professional development.
  8. Self-motivate and enhance entrepreneurship skills for career development.
  9. Recognise and demonstrate effective leadership responsibility.


Year 1

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Introduction to Psychology and Sociology
  • Communication and Counselling
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) or  Bahasa Kebangsaan (B) or Communicative Tamil for Health Sciences or Introduction to Chinese Language I
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Bussiness Strategies
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Principles and Practice in Nursing
  • Nursing Skills and Practice I


  • Introduction to Pharmacology in Nursing
  • Basic Genetics and Biochemistry
  • Integrated Nursing Sciences I
  • Nursing Skills and Practice II
  • CP : Medical Nursing I

Year 2

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

  • Integrated Nursing Sciences II
  • Integrated Nursing Sciences III
  • General Pathology
  • Nursing Skills and Practice III
  • CP : Surgical Nursing I
  • Legal,Ethical and Professional Issues



  • CP : Medical Nursing II


  • Integrated Nursing Sciences IV
  • Obstetrics and Paediatric Nursing
  • Nursing Skills and Practice IV
  • CP : Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Paediatrics
  • CP : Surgical Nursing II
  • Nursing Informatics

Year 3

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Integrated Nursing Sciences V
  • Nursing Skills and Practice V
  • CP : Mental Health and Neurology Nursing
  • CP : Surgical Nursing III


  • Introduction to Epidemiology 
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Community Project
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) or Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Communication Law or Marketing Communication
  • Research Appreciation,Process and Methodology
  • Elective in Nursing

Year 4

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3


  • Nursing Management and Leadership
  • Community Health Nursing and Communicable Diseases
  • CP : General Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery (c)
  • CP : Ward Management
  • Integrated Nursing Sciences VI
  • CP : Medical Nursing III
  • CP : Medical and Surgical Nursing
  • Project



*Clinical Posting– Students will be posted to wards in hospitals and community clinics to gain their clinical practice experiences. Areas of posting:

  • Hospital Kuala Lumpur
  • Klinik Kesihatan Botanik, Klang
  • Klinik Kesihatan Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park
  • Klinik Kesihatan Batu 9, Cheras


Careers Prospects

  • Hospital
  • Community healthcare facility
  • Specialist clinic
  • Insurance agency
  • Product specialist company



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