The Diploma in Nursing Programme is one of the programmes offered by the School of Health Sciences since the 2007/2008 session in response to the rapid development in medical technology and increasing number of government and private hospitals, where the demand for nurses has escalated to a critical level. The shortage of nurses has affected the quality of health services.
The structuring of the Diploma in Nursing Programme is based on the criteria set by the Malaysian Nursing Board that a nursing programme must have sufficient nursing skill training components to enable the students to register with the Malaysian Nursing Board. It also fits the aim of the university to produce nursing graduates who possess excellent academic knowledge as well as competent clinical skills in order to achieve the nation’s aspiration in producing a healthy society.
This programme covers six (6) semesters of three (3) years. The programme encompasses the following aspects:-
- Biological Science
- Behavioural Science
- Nursing Science
- Technical Skills
These aspects are incorporated in the nursing curriculum to strengthen the basic knowledge in nursing practice as well as scientific knowledge with the hope to produce nurses who are competent, of calibre, innovative, proactive, critical in thinking and independent. This will assist in enhancing professionalism and the image of nursing for the benefit of clients, society and the country.
AIM OF THE PROGRAMME
To produce trained nurses who are caring, practice safe nursing, competent and able to analyze critically in solving problem at any health institution.