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NURSING

2010
INTRODUCTION
Studying nursing at Sunway University College prepares students
for a diverse and rewarding profession that combines compassion
with sophisticated health technology. Nurses help the sick to
meet basic health needs, adapt to physical changes, recover from
illnesses and endure terminal illnesses with dignity. Given the
shortage of nurses in many countries, the profession offers many
employment and career opportunities worldwide.

During their studies, nursing students learn how to attend to the
sick and the injured, how to rehabilitate, counsel and educate
patients, and work as part of a healthcare team in many settings.
The programme at Sunway University College ensures that students
acquire these skills through attending lectures, hands-on learning and
practice and also working alongside experienced nurses in hospitals.

The aim of the department is to ensure that Sunway University College
nursing graduates emerge as professionals who are Caring, Knowledgeable and
have Integrity when treating those in need of assistance.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3

English for Nurses Islamic / Moral Studies Malaysia / Malay Language
Study Skills Respiratory Nursing Endocrine Nursing
Principle and Practice in Nursing I Haemopoietic and Oncology Otorhinolaryngo Nursing
Semester I Microbiology and Parasitology Nursing Community Health Nursing II
Psychology and Sociology Gastrointestinal Nursing Neurological Nursing
Anatomy and Physiology I Gynaecology Nursing Psychiatric Nursing
Communication, Public Relations Communicable Disease Nursing
and Medicolegal Aspects

Principle and Practice in Nursing II Orthopaedic Nursing Malaysian Studies
Anatomy and Physiology II Urology Nursing Community Health Nursing III
Pharmacology Obstetric Nursing Dermatological Nursing
Semester II Surgical Nursing Paediatric Nursing Emergency and Intensive
Cardiovascular Nursing Community Health Nursing I Nursing
Ophthalmology Nursing Gerontology Nursing
Research
Management

The programme comprises both theory and practicum and lasts 3 years. Lectures will
be conducted in Sunway University College campus. Students’ learning and practice INTAKES April & July
of nursing skills will be further enhanced in a simulated ward and skills lab before DURATION 3 years
going for clinical postings at healthcare institutions. Practical experience would be
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION English
attained in both private and public healthcare settings. Students will be guided by
experienced nurses who have vast clinical exposure and have acquired professional
skills in different specialities.

Assessment
Theory and practical assessments will be conducted throughout the 3-year programme. Students are required to pass the Sunway
University College final examination in order to be eligible to sit for the Malaysian Nursing Board Registration Examination.

KP/JPS (KA8253) 02/13
Entry Requirements
The entry requirements for the Diploma In Nursing programme are
SPM or equivalent
Academic
5 credits with compulsory pass in BM (minimum entry requirement)
UEC
and Career
5 Bs with compulsory pass in BM
Advancement
STPM or equivalent
This would be taken into consideration (on a case-by-case basis, based upon
SPM or equivalent results) and the application would be viewed more favourably
in Nursing
Subjects Career prospects for graduate nurses
Preferably credits in Mathematics, Science and English. Other accepted are both exciting and rewarding. Upon
subjects can be: Geography, History, Literature, Commerce, graduation, many nurses choose to
Economics, Accounting etc. specialise in a specialised field of nursing
and / or proceed to attain a higher level
Note: Students with academic qualifications that are not listed of education. Please refer to the chart
above are advised to write to the Department of Nursing for below which details the academic and
the entrance requirements that are specific to those professional career progression of the
countries or institutions. nursing graduate.

Consultant
Researcher
PhD Director / Administrator
Faculty Head
Academician Healthcare Institutions
(Tertiary Hospitals, Clinics,
Nursing home, Dialysis Centres,
Community Nursing,
Researcher
Non-Government Organisation)
Clinical Specialist
Master of Nursing
Educator / Lecturer
Institutions of Higher Learning
Manager / Administrator
(Colleges / Universities)

Corporate Bodies
Bachelor of Nursing Nurse Manager (Pharmaceuticals,
Nurse Tutor Insurance Companies,
Clinical Instructor Medical Supplies etc)
Registered Nurse
Post Basic Industrial Organisations

Registered Nurse
Diploma in Nursing Industrial Nurse

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING FACILITIES
Throughout the duration of the nursing programme, students have access to various facilities which aid learning and acquisition of
skills to becoming professional nurses. These facilities are listed below:-
• Classrooms Seminars, lectures and tutorials
• Lecture Halls Large scale lectures
• Simulated Ward For practice of clinical skills and nursing procedures in a simulated clinical environment
• Skills Laboratory To practise and acquire specific micro nursing skills
• Computer Facilities To gather the latest online medical information, to complete assignments,
and to undertake statistical analysis using statistical software
• Laboratory Computer Terminals Access to anatomy and nursing procedure software programmes for in-depth study
• Tun Hussein Onn Library On-shelf nursing and medical texts, and also online medical journals. Access to the library
databases is also available to Sunway University College students via wi-fi.
SUNWAY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (KPT/JPT/DFT/US/B15)
Governed by the Sunway Education Trust Fund
Operating Company: Sunway Education Group Sdn Bhd
(formerly known as Sunway College Sdn Bhd).
(Co. No. 146440-K).

No. 5, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel +6 (03) 7491 8622
Fax +6 (03) 5635 8630
Email: info@sunway.edu.my

www.sunway.edu.my

All information is correct at the time of printing (Oct 2009)