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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 Degree

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

total duration

  • 4 years

Tuition Fees

A bursary of RM10,000 is available for eligible students of the nursing programme. Bursaries are granted at the University’s sole discretion and decisions are final.

Why Study Nursing at IMU?

An Established Private Healthcare University

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 30 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education.

IMU achieved the SETARA-2018/2019 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.

Build Your Future Healthcare Professional Network

As IMU offers the widest range of healthcare programmes, our students are fully immersed in a vibrant community of students and practitioners from a variety of healthcare fields.

This allows for the development of strong friendship amongst peers that will be the foundation of an extensive healthcare professional network upon graduation.

Curriculum Benchmarked to International Standards

IMU’s Nursing curriculum has been developed and delivered by well-qualified and experienced faculty to meet high international standards and global needs.

Better Preparation for Patient Care

With clinical exposure in both private and public hospitals and agencies, graduates are better prepared to deliver safe and effective care to the community in a variety of healthcare agencies.

Opportunities to Work Overseas

With a high demand for nurses worldwide, graduates of our Nursing programme would have an advantage in finding a job once they are registered with the Nursing Board Malaysia.

Programme Structure

Semester Contents

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Sociology & Psychology in Nursing
  • Fundamental of Nursing (FON) I
  • Communication and Counselling for Nurses
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Fundamental of Nursing (FON) II
  • Pharmacology
  • Immunology and Communicable Diseases
  • Clinical Practice I
  • Medical Surgical Nursing: Respiratory
  • Medical Surgical Nursing: Cardiovascular
  • Medical Surgical Nursing: Hematology
  • Medical Surgical Nursing: Gastrointestinal
  • Clinical Practice II
  • Work Life Balance
Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6
  • Medical Surgical Nursing: Renal
  • Medical Surgical Nursing: Endocrine
  • Medical Surgical Nursing: Neurology
  • Medical Surgical Nursing: Musculoskeletal
  • Clinical Practice III
  • Ethics and Law in Nursing
  • Medical Surgical Nursing: ENT and Eye
  • Medical Surgical Nursing: Integumentary
  • Emergency and Trauma
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Perioperative Nursing
  • Clinical Practice IV
  • TITAS / Hubungan Etnik / Pengajian Malaysia 3 / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Clinical Practice V
  • Academic Writing
Semester 7 Semester 8
  • Research Methodology and Statistic
  • Epidemiology
  • Research Project 1
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Elective Nursing, I*
    • Maternal and New Born
    • Critical Care Nursing
  • Elective Nursing II (Entrepreneurship)
  • Clinical Practice VI
  • Clinical Practice VII
  • Social Responsibility
  • Research Project 2
  • Management and Leadership in Nursing
  • Clinical Practice VIII

Entry Requirement

Examinations Requirements
A- Levels CCC and Pass SPM / equivalent with:
1) Credit in Bahasa Melayu; and
2) Credit in Mathematics (Elementary / Additional / Modern); and
3) Credit in 2 other subjects; and
4) Either 1 of the credits below:
General Science / Biology / Chemistry / Physics / Applied Science
STPM cGPA 2.50 and Pass SPM / equivalent with:
1) Credit in Bahasa Melayu; and
2) Credit in Mathematics (Elementary / Additional / Modern); and
3) Credit in 2 other subjects; and
4) Either 1 of the credits below:
General Science / Biology / Chemistry / Physics / Applied Science
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) B in 5 subjects and Pass SPM / equivalent with:
1) Credit in Bahasa Melayu; and
2) Credit in Mathematics (Elementary / Additional / Modern); and
3) Credit in 2 other subjects; and
4) Either 1 of the credits below:
General Science / Biology / Chemistry / Physics / Applied Science
Ministry of Education Matriculation # cGPA 2.50 and Pass SPM / equivalent with:
1) Credit in Bahasa Melayu; and
2) Credit in Mathematics (Elementary / Additional / Modern); and
3) Credit in 2 other subjects; and
4) Either 1 of the credits below:
General Science / Biology / Chemistry / Physics / Applied Science
Foundation Studies # IMU Foundation in Science or equivalent
cGPA 2.50 and Pass SPM / equivalent with:
1) Credit in Bahasa Melayu; and
2) Credit in Mathematics (Elementary / Additional / Modern); and
3) Credit in 2 other subjects; and
4) Either 1 of the credits below:
General Science / Biology / Chemistry / Physics / Applied Science
Diploma Diploma in Nursing or Diploma in related field – cGPA2.50 (No credit transfer) /
Diploma in Nursing – CGPA 2.50 from a recognized institution by Nursing Board Malaysia with minimum 2 years clinical working experience (credit transfer allowed)
And Pass SPM / Equivalent With:
1) Credit In Bahasa Melayu; And
2) Credit In Mathematics (Elementary / Additional / Modern); And
3) Credit In 2 Other Subjects; And
4) Either 1 Of The Credits Below:
General Science / Biology / Chemistry / Physics / Applied Science
**International applicants need to be registered with the Nursing Council of the country of origin

# The duration of this programme must be a minimum of 1 year in the same accredited institution and foundation in other disciplines are accepted.

Foundation in Science
  • Foundation in Science qualifications from other higher education institutions will be considered on a case by case basis for admission into the local IMU programmes.
  • Students with IMU Foundation in Science can apply into IMU programmes and programmes with selected credit transfer options, upon meeting the entry requirement eligibility. **
    (Please refer to IMU Foundation in Science brochure for more details)
For admissions into the IMU Foundation in Science programme, students will need:
  • Pass SPM / O-Levels with minimum 5 credits in Mathematics, 2 Science subjects and 2 other subjects. Note: Specific SPM / O-Levels requirements may be needed for admissions into IMU programmes.

English Language Requirement

English Test Malaysian Student International Student
MUET Band score of 3; or
IELTS Overall band score of 5.5; or Overall band score of 5.5; or
TOEFL Overall score of 215 (CBT)/ 80 (iBT); or Overall score of 215 (CBT) / 80 (iBT); or
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Overall score of 162; or
Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) Overall score of 162; or
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Overall score of 51
SPM Credit (C) in English

For International Students
Pass SPM / equivalent with 3 credits
1. Must be able to converse in Bahasa Melayu and a recognised pre-university qualifications by IMU
2. Credit in Mathematics (Elementary / Additional / Modern)
3. Either 1 of the credits below:
~General Science / Biology / Chemistry / Physics / Applied Science

*Applications reviewed on a case by case basis

Note

Please note that achieving the minimum Entry and English requirements as stated does not guarantee you admission into any of IMU’s programmes.

Please refer to our Student Admissions Policy for more information.

Application and Registration Fees

Fee Malaysian Student (RM) International Student (RM)
Application Fee 150 500
Registration Fee 850 2,000
Refundable Caution Deposit 1,000 1,000
  • 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.
  • All students who are applying for the NHEF loans are required to pay their semester fees in FULL by the due date stated in the invoice.
  • The fees quoted for partner universities are current estimates only
  • Student must adhere to the Policy on Payment of Fees
  • All tuition and ancillary fees are subject to annual increases, currency exchange rates, and exclusive of levy and bridging fees (if any).
  • All students are required to pay Student Association Fees of RM40 per semester.
  • As stipulated by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, international students are required to pay Student Visa Application fee of RM2,500 AND personal bond (depending on nationality) upon registration.
  • * Overseas fees are indicative and subject to annual increase and currency exchange rate. Fees are exclusive of levy and bridging fee.
  • *Available to nursing diploma holders with a minimum of 2 years of working experience and a valid APC in Malaysia.
  • ** A bursary of RM10,000 is available for eligible students of the nursing programme. Bursaries are granted at the University’s sole discretion and decisions are final.

Fee Structure

malaysian student

Total Duration (years) At IMU University At Partner University (PU)
Years Total Semesters Tuition Fee Estimated Tuition Fees at Partner University
Per Semester Per Year Years Semesters Tuition Fee Per Year *
Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)** 4 4 8 11,500 21,000
Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)
(ODL Mode)*
5 5 10 long semesters 4,660 10,915
5 short
semesters
1,595
Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)
(ODL Mode)*
# After credit exemption
7 long
semesters
4,660 10,915
4 short
semesters
1,595

International Student

Total Duration (years) At IMU University At Partner University (PU)
Years Total Semesters Tuition Fee Estimated Tuition Fees at Partner University
Per Semester Per Year Years Semesters Tuition Fee Per Year *
Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)** 4 4 8 11,500 23,000
Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)
(ODL Mode)*
5 5 10 long semesters 4,660 10,915
5 short
semesters
1,595
Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)
(ODL Mode)*
# After credit exemption
7 long
semesters
4,660 10,915
4 short
semesters
1,595
  • A bursary of RM16,000 is available for eligible students of the nursing programme. Bursaries are granted at the University’s sole discretion and decisions are final.
Country Estimated Living Costs
(Per Year)
Exchange Rate
(As of Dec 2023)
Estimated Living Cost (Per Year) Australia AUD 21,000 – AUD 30,000 ≈ RM 65,900 – RM 94,200 AUD 1 ≈ RM3.14
Canada CAD 28,000 ≈ RM 98,000 CAD 1 ≈ RM3.50
China RMB 85,000 ≈ RM 56,100 RMB 1 ≈ RM0.66
Ireland EUR 12,000 ≈ RM 62,000 EUR 1 ≈ RM5.17
New Zealand NZD 22,000 – NZD 26,000 ≈ RM 64,500 – RM 76,200 NZD 1 ≈ RM2.93
United Kingdom GBP 10,000 – 22,700 ≈ RM60,000 – RM 136,200 GBP 1 ≈ RM6.00
United States of America USD 16,000 ≈ RM 75,800 USD 1 ≈ RM4.74
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia RM36,000 RM36,000

Industrial Partners

The curriculum structure is constantly updated to meet the ever-changing industries’ needs and includes research-led teaching to deliver evidence-based knowledge and practice in the industry. Students will have the opportunity to undergo industrial training in the related sectors in their final semester. They will also be able to collaborate with industry or/and researcher in related project in their final year. The organisations involved in these internships are:

Our Alumni

Our alumni today have embarked on diverse and promising career paths across various industries. They are a true testament to the versatility of their education, as they continue to excel in a wide range of professional healthcare fields.

  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Changi GH Spore
  • Chinese UniversIty of HK -PhD
  • Click 2 Health
  • Columbia Asia Puchong
  • Gleneagles Penang
  • Gleneagles, KL
  • Hospice Malaysia
  • Institut Jantung Negara
  • Institute for Research, Development and Innovation (IRDI)
  • Khoo Tech Puat Hospital – ED
  • KPJ Sri Manjung
  • Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Orchard Singapore
  • Mt Elizabeh Novena Spore
  • Nestle Negeri Sembilan
  • NUH Singapore
  • Pantai Penang
  • Sarawak General Hospital
  • Security Police Hospital Makkah, Saudi Arabia
  • Sibu Kejang Hospital
  • Subang Jaya Medical Centre
  • Sunway Medical Centre
  • Tactinor International nsurance Company
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • West Reading Pennsylvania US

Views from Our Community

Darsheka Wanithasan

Alumna, Nursing

I have always been passionate about promoting public health and wellness, especially by emphasising healthy eating and living. Food is a basic necessity of our lives and we can never live without it! It is therefore incredibly fulfilling for me to directly or indirectly help people achieve their goals and inspire them to take control of their health by eating right and staying fit.

Jessica Preeti Joseph

Alumna, Nursing

The lecturers were motivated to teach and always ready to help the students when they needed it. The programme has helped to mold and develop me to work under pressure in challenging work settings. The campus was a great place to learn and the university was always vibrant with various student activities and workshops which created a stimulating environment for learning.

Chong Mei Sin

Alumna, Nursing

At the end of each semester, we had our clinical posting which gave us the experiences in various disciplines such as A&E, ICU, O&G and etc. I could proudly say that nurses who graduated from IMU have been fully equipped with the essence of nursing while caring for our patients holistically. We have learned not only to perform nursing skills, but to treat our patients as a “whole” physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Maslina Yusak

Alumna, Nursing

Four years training in IMU had given me enough preparation to work in any area of nursing in the healthcare system. The modules that has been prepared and delivered gave me the opportunity to learn not only in nursing care but also in different points of view. This is very useful for me especially working in an emergency department of a private hospital where patients come from different parts of the world.

Marshal Lim

Alumnus, Nursing

When you are able to do a dressing in aseptic technique, this is science. When you are able to provide a comfortable and friendly dressing, this is an art in nursing.
   

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the structure of the programme?

Structure of the programme is available in the programme brochure [Download Brochure]

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?

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:

  • Verified copies of your academic qualifications
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • 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!

A Word from the Programme Director

DR CHANG WOAN CHING

DR CHANG WOAN CHING

Lecturer & Programme Director
PhD (AeU), MNSc (OUM), BNSc (Monash), Critical Care in Nursing (UM), RN (TTCL Assunta)

“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.“

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