ABOUT THE NURSING DEGREE

Nursing is a unique profession, now more broadly defined as both an art and a science. In today’s challenging healthcare environment, the qualified, professional nurse combines knowledge (theory), skill (practice), creativity and intuition to tend the sick, comfort the grieving and support the desolate.

Nursing is a specialised profession that focuses on caring, nurturing, educating and research within the healthcare system. Those who are willing to learn, who possess leadership qualities and have a strong desire to care for and improve the quality of life of the sick should consider pursuing a course of study in Nursing. The nursing degree at IMU aims to produce knowledgeable, skilled nurses with clear critical thinking skills who are caring, assertive, motivated and well-disciplined.

For those who are qualified in this discipline, Nursing offers a wealth of career opportunities in the fields of education, clinical practice, research and management. A nursing graduate can aspire to become a university professor, a clinical specialist, a research specialist, or a director of nursing. With experience, a nursing graduate can run his/her own nursing home or nursery while there are also opportunities to pursue a nursing career abroad.

KEY FACTS

Degree

Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) (IMU)

Commencement

September (full-time; post and pre-registration)

Total Duration

4 years

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

EXAMINATIONS
REQUIREMENTS
STPM * cGPA 2.50 (Science Stream) and attained credit in Bahasa Malaysia, Mathematics, Chemistry, & 2 other subjects and a pass in Biology at SPM Level
Ministry of Education Matriculation# cGPA 2.50 (Science Stream) and attained credit in Bahasa Malaysia, Mathematics, Chemistry, & 2 other subjects and a pass in Biology at SPM Level
Foundation * # cGPA 3.00 (Science Stream) and attained credit in Bahasa Malaysia, Mathematics, Chemistry, & 2 other subjects and a pass in Biology at SPM Level

# The duration of this programme must be a minimum of 1 year in the same accredited institution.

* Students with Foundation in Science can only apply into the IMU local programmes and would not be able to apply for all credit transfer options.

Please contact IMU for more details and before embarking on any foundation in science programmes. Terms and conditions apply. For more information, contact 03-2731 7272.

 

English Language Requirement

Applicants are required to have this at the point of entry:

MUET Band score of 3 (for Malaysian students only)
IELTS Overall band score of 5.5 (for International students)

Those who opt for overseas option must achieve an overall band score of 7.0

  • The entry requirements and English requirements are subject to change.

APPLICATION & REGISTRATION FEES

Malaysian Student (RM) International Student (RM)
Application Fees 150 500
Registration Fee 850 2,000
Refundable Caution Deposit 1,000 1,000
Tuition Fees 80,000 84,400
  • Application fee is payable upon submission of application.
  • Registration fee and refundable caution deposit is payable upon acceptance of the offer letter issued by the IMU Admissions Office.
  • As stipulated by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, international students will have to pay Student Visa Application fee of RM1,000 and Medical Health Check fee of RM250 and Visa endorsement fee (depending on nationality) upon registration.
  • International students will also be required to pay Student Visa Renewal Administrative fee of RM140/year and Medical Health. Check fee of RM250/year.
  • Students must adhere to the “Policy on Payment of Fees”.
  • All students are required to pay Student Association Fees of RM40 per semester.

FEE STRUCTURE

MALAYSIAN STUDENT

PROGRAMME TOTAL DURATION (YEARS) AT INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (IMU) AT PARTNER UNIVERSITY (PU) GRAND TOTAL (RM)
YEARS TOTAL SEMESTERS TUITION FEE ESTIMATED TUITION FEES AT PARTNER UNIVERSITY
PER SEMESTER TOTAL YEARS SEMESTERS TUITION FEE PER YEAR TOTAL ($)
Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) FT 4 4 8 10,000 80,000 - - - - -

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

PROGRAMME TOTAL DURATION (YEARS) AT INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (IMU) AT PARTNER UNIVERSITY (PU) GRAND TOTAL (RM)
YEARS TOTAL SEMESTERS TUITION FEE ESTIMATED TUITION FEES AT PARTNER UNIVERSITY
PER SEMESTER TOTAL YEARS SEMESTERS TUITION FEE PER YEAR TOTAL ($)
Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) FT 4 4 8 10,550 84,400 - - - - -

SCHOLARSHIPS

The International Medical University (IMU) has introduced a new scholarship programme for 2015. Scholarships will now be available for most IMU programmes. There will be two types of scholarships available:

1. Full Tuition Fee (100%) for full duration of programme
2. Partial Tuition Fee (50%) for full duration of programme

Scholarships application will be strictly by invitation only upon submission of admission application to a specific programme at IMU.

These scholarships will be awarded to students demonstrating outstanding academic excellence, extra curriculum participation and leadership qualities. Scholarship application will be strictly by invitation only upon receiving an offer letter for admission into the specific programme at IMU.

 

Scholarships Available

Programmes Intakes Full Tuition Fee (100%) Partial Tuition Fee (50%) Application Closing Date
Nursing Sep 21 Aug 2015

Pre-U Grades Required for Scholarship Eligibility

Pre-U Qualification
A-LEVELS
Grades
CPU
%
STPM
cGPA
MOE Matrikulasi
cGPA
IB
Points
UEC
Grades
Australian Matriculation
ATAR
Approved FiS
cGPA
IMU FiS
cGPA
Nursing ABB 91 – 100 3.34 – 4.00 3.80 – 4.00 38 – 45 B3 B3 A2 A2 A2 95 – 100 3.80 – 4.00 3.50 – 4.00

How to Apply

  1. Make an online application for the programme of your choice at www.imu.edu.my/slim-oaa.
  2. Upon successful application and meeting the scholarship’s eligibility requirements, student will be invited to apply for the scholarship via email.

Scholarship Details

  1. Scholarships will be awarded with bonding subject to the programme awarded.
  2. All scholarships will only cover the tuition fees and no allowance for living expenses, books and study-related equipment.
  3. The amount will be disbursed on a semester to semester basis
  4. Students are required to maintain the required minimum cGPA of 3.50 per semester in order to continue with the scholarship. Failing which, the scholarship may be discontinued with immediate effect.
  5. Students who withdraw (academic and non-academic reasons) without completing the programme will be required to repay the amount that has been disbursed for the financial award given.
  6. Repeat modules will not be covered and continuation of the financial award will be on a case by case basis.
  7. IMU Scholarship Committee may vary the selection requirements as and when it deems necessary.

Other Scholarships

For more information on other financial aid, please click here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the structure of the programme?

The nursing degree is a four-year full-time programme which prepares a student to become a registered nurse, qualified to practise in a variety of settings in either the public or private healthcare sectors. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Malaysian Nursing Board on passing the Registration Examination.

The four-year curriculum follows the semester and credit system and includes:

  • Basic Medical Sciences, comprising courses in basic and medical sciences
  • Nursing Science, comprising all nursing-based courses and forming the core of the nursing programme
  • Humanities, comprising courses in behavioural, sociological and management sciences and communication
  • Scientific Methods, comprising courses in research methodology and research projects
  • Electives, divided into a nursing and non-nursing elective where students have the opportunity to broaden their skills and knowledge in one nursing and one non-nursing field
  • MQA Compulsory Subjects, comprising courses recommended by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) including Bahasa Kebangsaan, Malaysian, Islamic and Moral Studies
  • Information Technology, comprising IT skills for nurses

As a discipline embedded with scientific knowledge and practice in nursing, students are provided with opportunities to learn a whole range of nursing skills in addition to acquiring knowledge related to nursing practice. To that end, IMU has an integrated Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre which simulates clinical environment ward setting. Here, students can obtain the requisite nursing skills before their clinical postings. In addition, students gain clinical experience through attachments at public and private hospitals and postings in community health centres. Students are supervised and guided by nurse educators from IMU and health practitioners from the public and private sectors.

What are the key features of the programme?
  • Strong foundations in basic medical sciences and nursing practice
  • Concept of caring, the essence of nursing
  • Communication and interpersonal skills integrated through the 4-year programme
  • Holistic nursing care based on problem-oriented process in relation to patient’s responses and coping with changes to his/her health status within their respective environment
  • Clinical experience at the Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre which stimulates a ward set up with complete patient units
  • Clinical experience through attachments at the private and public hospitals and posting in the community health centres
  • Development of self-directed learning skills
  • Learning through group discussion including clinical conferences, case methods, case studies, problem-based learning, role play and presentations
  • IT skills and online learning
  • The course is delivered by a combination of highly qualified professional lecturers from all related disciplines
What are the semester contents?
SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3 SEMESTER 4
  • Information Technology Skills for Nurses
  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Introduction to Nursing
  • Communication Skills for Nurses
  • Holistic Nursing
  • Basic Medical Sciences II
  • Microbiology & Parasitology for Nurses
  • Pharmacology for Nurses
  • Health Assessment
  • Nursing Individuals fith Communicable Diseases
  • Clinical Sciences (Pathophysiology)
  • Sociology for Nurses
  • Nursing Individuals With Conditions of the Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems
  • Primary Healthcare
  • Nursing Individuals with Conditions of the Gastrointestinal System
  • Nursing Individuals with Conditions of the Nervous System
  • Family and Community Health Nursing I
  • Nursing Individuals with Conditions of the Haemopoeitic & Endocrine Systems
  • Nursing Individuals with Conditions of the Renal & Integumentary System
  • Psychology For Nurses
  • Nursing Individuals with Conditions of the Eye and ENT
SEMESTER 5 SEMESTER 6 SEMESTER 7 SEMESTER 8
  • Obstetric Nursing
  • Gynaecological Nursing
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing
  • MQA-Bahasa Kebangsaan
  • Nursing Individuals in the Critical Care Unit & Operating Room
  • Trauma Nursing and Nursing
  • Individuals with Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Family & Community Health Nursing II
  • MQA-Malaysian Studies
  • Theories & Models of Nursing for Practice
  • Principles of Management & Leadership in Nursing
  • Gerontology & Geriatric Nursing
  • Teaching Function of the Nurse
  • Research & Statistic for Nurses
  • Nursing Research Project
  • Legal Aspects & Ethics in Nursing
  • Professionalism & Current Issues in Nursing
  • Elective 1 (Nursing)
  • Elective 2 (non – nursing)
  • MQA-Islamic Studies/Moral Studies
What is the medium of instruction?

The medium of instruction is English. Students who come from a system of education in which the medium of instruction is not English are strongly recommended to improve their proficiency in English by making their own arrangements to attend additional English Language classes before entering the IMU.

What happens after I graduate?

After the completion of the degree, the graduates are required to sit for the Registration Examination (if they wish to work in Malaysia), conducted by the Nursing Board.

They are eligible to apply for registration with the Malaysian Nursing Board once they pass the Registration Examination.

When do I apply?

You can apply using your forecast or actual exam results.

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Interested in applying for one of our programmes?

You will need to prepare the following documents for your application:

  1. Verified copies of your academic qualifications
  2. Evidence of English language proficiency
  3. A copy of your MyKad or the identification page of your passport

These supporting documents needs to be attached electronically to your application. Please note that all of our programmes require payment of a non-refundable application fee after the application has been submitted. Application will only be processed once the payment for application fee has been made.

We wish you all the best with your application, and hope we will be welcoming you into one of our programmes soon!

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nursing_Ms Lim Swee Geok

“Caring remains the essence of nursing. It is the caring behavior and practices that distinguish nursing from other professions. The IMU nursing degree programme has been planned to prepare a person to become a registered nurse and to be able to practise his or her profession in a variety of settings – in the public or private sector healthcare system as well as in other health-related industries. “

LIM SWEE GEOK
Lecturer and Programme Coordinator
SRN, CCN, Neonatal Nursing (Malaysia), BN (UNISA),
Certificate in Teaching (UNISA), MEd (UM)

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