The Diploma in Nursing held at MAHSA University College is a popular three year program. Its popularity lies in it being a program for a wide variety of young people with a wide variety of qualifications. At the same time, successful completion of the program leads to a huge choice of options for diploma in nursing holders – ranging from bedside nursing as a staff nurse to further professional and higher academic studies for those wishing to specialize.
At MAHSA University College, our 3 year Diploma in Nursing develops students know how in nursing, enabling them to provide safe and competent care in various healthcare settings. The course combines theoretical learning in classrooms and practical training in simulation ward and skills lab. In addition, students will be required to attend practical placements in participating local hospitals. The strong emphasis in nursing knowledge and hands on training ensures graduates competency as Registered Nurses as well as giving them the advantage in the employee selection.
The curriculum for the Diploma in Nursing is based on the national requirements from the Malaysia Nursing Board and is fully approved. A feature of the program is that it gives the student a wide variety of experience in the different fields of nursing. By the end of the program, the student will be able to decide what particular area he or she wishes to join. This aspect is so important that MAHSA University College arranges placements for successful candidates to guarantee a place in the healthcare services, either in the Government or private sectors.
The curriculum features studies in nursing as a profession, fundamentals of nursing care, transcultural nursing, microbiology, pharmacology, psychology, sociology, nutrition, medical-surgical nursing, orthopaedic nursing, accident and emergency nursing, accident and emergency nursing, mental health nursing, nursing of children, ophthalmic nursing, ear nose and throat nursing, gynaecological and maternity nursing, management in nursing, research in nursing and others. All these experiences are planned carefully to give an equal balance of theory and practice.
Diploma in Nursing Program Structure
Strand 1 – Nursing Science
This includes Fundamentals in Nursing, Community, Health, Mental Health and Obstetric Nursing.
Strand 2 – Health Science
Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Pharmacology.
Strand 3 – Behavioral Science
Human & Public Relations, Communications, Psychology and Sociology.
For Diploma in Nursing, there is a wide variety of posts available. These posts start at staff nurse level, working in private or Government hospitals and clinics. After a period of consolidation as a staff nurse, professional specialization may lead to further study for qualifications. Other options may include nursing in the armed forces or in occupational health in the factories and companies. The country has clearly identified that there is a huge shortage of nurses, so that in a sense there is a good choice for the student.
After two years of clinical experience, the diplomate can enter the Top Up degree program, a two year program conducted at MAHSA leading to an internationally recognized UK honours degree in nursing practice development, taken whilst continuing to work, using the latest face to face teaching techniques and online learning.
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MAHSA University College Contact Details
MAHSA University College,
Level 6, Block A, Pusat Bandar Damansara,
50490 Kuala Lumpur,
Phone: +6(03)2092 9999
Fax: +6(03)2093 1599