Top 4 Universities to Study Nursing in Malaysia 2020

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What is Nursing about?

Nursing is generally associated with the health care sector as a professional who care for individuals, families, and communities in maintaining, or recover optimal health and quality of life. Their responsibilities related to assist physicians, prepare patients for procedures and keeping the healthcare facilities. Different type of nurses have different roles in the workplace, such as pediatric nurses explain procedures to patients and addressing the question of their parents.

Being a nurse is not simple, it requires sheer hard work and endurance due to long hours of work and spend a lot of time with patients. Although nurses are often occupied in the hospital all of the time, it was reported that nurses have a high level of career satisfaction, factors including opportunities for learning and advancement through career pathway, flexibility in picking a specialty that suits you, and salaries that higher than average.

What skills do you need in Nursing?


As a nurse, a genuine compassion is needed for the patients in order to show sensitivity and respect that help ease their worries. Occasionally, you can also be a good listener and comfort them by showing kindness and empathy. Nurses need to deal with patients, their families, and barriers in an intense environment and, therefore, they would need to withstand the stress and maintain good service daily.

Emotional Stability

In a hospital, facing life and death is a common event and nurses would need to possess a strong will in handling those traumatic situations and suffering. A great nurse is one who can manage the stress of heartbreaking situations and, at the same time, draw strength from the incredible moments when they happen.

Critical Thinking

Nurses make a lot crucial decisions on a daily basis, sometimes under extreme pressure, hence they must be good problem-solvers. Due to limited time and resources, they would need to utilize it efficiently to achieve better outcomes. Critical thinking helps to integrate information, evidence, outcomes, and experiences, and translates them into effective plans and solutions for patients.

Entry Requirments

For those who registered as a nurse and obtained the Diploma in Nursing are allowed to proceed to the 2-years of Degree in Nursing (Post-Register). In contrast, people who finished their pre-university courses in an irrelevant field would only able to study the 4-year of Degree in Nursing (Pre-Register). Check out the qualifications listed below:

In order to enter into Nursing courses, you will generally need:



Diploma in Nursing (3-Years)

  • SPM/O-Level: Minimum 5 credits, including Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics, and a Science subject. English is compulsory to pass.

Degree in Nursing (4-Years) (Pre-Register)

  • STPM: Minimum CGPA 2.5; or
  • A-Level: Minimum of 3Cs; or
  • Austalian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 60; or
  • Foundation in Science: Minimum CGPA of 3.00; or
  • Diploma in Science: Minimum CGPA of 2.50 

Degree in Nursing (2-Years) (Post-Register)

  • Diploma in Nursing; and
  • Minimum 3 years clinical working experience; and
  • Registered with Nursing Board Malaysia; and 
  • Possessed Annual Practicing Certificate (APC)

Note: The information displayed above may vary between universities, colleges, and institutions.

Career Options for Nursing

  • Staff Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Managers
  • Nursing Researchers
  • Nursing Educators

1. Sunway University

Campus:  Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya

Diploma in Nursing
General Intake:
April & July
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM53,700

2. UCSI University

Campus: Taman Connaught, Kuala Lumpur

Diploma in Nursing
General Intake: September & February
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM48,112

Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)
General Intake: January & July
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM69,640

3. Nilai University

Campus: Putra Nilai, Negeri Sembilan

Diploma in Nursing
General Intake: January, April & July
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM45,675

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Nursing
General Intake: January & July
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM72,760

4. Mahsa University

Campus: Bandar Saujana Putra, Jenjarom

Diploma in Nursing
General Intake: January, April, July & September
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM27,500

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Nursing
General Intake: January, April, July & September
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM49,900

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