Diploma in Nursing

This programme 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.

Programme 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 intensive care, paediatric, orthopaedic, gerontology, oncology, ophthalmology, traumatology, neurosurgery, midwifery, ENT, renal, plastic surgery, CCU, 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
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Georgetown


  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Fundamentals of Nursing I
  • Communication, Human and Public Relations
  • Integrated English
  • Clinical Experience I
  • Microbiology, Environment Health Epidemiology & Nutrition
  • Pharmacology
  • Fundamentals of Nursing II
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing I
  • Sociology
  • Clinical Experience II



  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing II
  • Obstetric and Gynaecology
  • Psychology
  • Clinical Experience III
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing III
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing I
  • Clinical Experience IV



  • Medical-Surgical Nursing IV
  • Community Health Nursing II
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Information Technology in Nursing
  • Clinical Experience V
  • Professional Development & Medico
  • Legal in Nursing
  • Introduction to Nursing Research
  • Nursing Management
  • Clinical Experience VI
  • Clinical Experience VII

Local Students:

  • Pengajian Malaysia II
  • Oral Communication II/ Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Ethics and Moral II
  • Holistic Personal Development


International Students:

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi I
  • Oral Communication II
  • Ethics and Moral II
  • Holistic Personal Development
Intake dates


1 April 30 September


Estimated fees
Local students


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Fees will depend on their commencement dates

Talk to us about our easily accessible discounts and scholarships. Most students are successful in securing a significant reduction in their tuition fees, with UOW Malaysia KDU Penang in 2018 issuing more than RM7 million in scholarships!

Finance should not be a barrier to enrolling in this programme.

Academic Qualification

Local Students:


Credits including:
i) Bahasa Melayu
ii) Mathematics


Either one (1) of the credit in:
Science/Biology/Chemistry/Physics/ Applied Science


Credit in two (2) other subjects


International Students:

SPM or equivalent:

5 Credits including Mathematics


Either one (1) of the credit in:
Science/Biology/Chemistry/Physics/ Applied Science


Credit in three (3) other subjects

English Requirement

Local Student:

  • Pass English at SPM level or equivalent

International Student:

  • IELTS Band 5.5 or
  • TOEFL PBT (515) / IBT (80) / CBT (215)