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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
  • Principles and Practice in Nursing
  • Nursing Skills and Practice I
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) or  Bahasa Kebangsaan (B) or Communicative Tamil for Health Sciences
  • Hubungan Etnik or Malaysian Studies
  • CP:General Mdicine I
  • Anatomy & Physiology II


  • Introduction to Pharmacology in Nursing
  • English for Health Sciences
  • Integrated Nursing Sciences I
  • Nursing Skills and Practice II
  • CP : General Surgery, Dermatology and Orthopaedics

Year 2

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

  • Integrated Nursing Sciences II
  • Integrated Nursing Sciences III
  • Nursing Skills and Practice III
  • General Pathology
  • CP : Cardiology, Haematology and Endocrinology



  • Sun Zi’s Art of War and Business Strategies
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) or Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Legal, Moral, Ethical and Professional Issues in Nursing
  • Community Project


  • Integrated Nursing Sciences IV
  • Obstetrics and Paediatric Nursing
  • Nursing Skills and Practice IV
  • CP : Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Paediatrics
  • CP : GAstroenterology and Uro-Nephrology

Year 3

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Integrated Nursing Sciences V
  • Nursing Skills and Practice V
  • CP: Psychiatry, Neurology, Emergency and Intraoperative
  • CP : Ophtalmology and Otorhinolaryngology


  • Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Research Appreciation, Process and Methodology
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Communication Law or
  • Marketing Communication
  • Integrated Nursing Sciences VI
  • Principles of Clinical Management and Therapeutic Intervention
  • CP : Community Health
  • CP : Oncology and Gerontology

Year 4

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

  • Project
  • Nursing Management and Leadership
  • Health Promotion and Public Relations
  • CP:General Surgery I 
  • CP : Ward Management
  • CP : General Medicine II
  • CP: General Surgery II
  • CP : General Medicine III
  • CP : GEneral Surgery III



*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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