Why Study Nursing in UOW?

Nursing is an integral part of the healthcare team and are professionals that are in great demand worldwide. Highly skilled graduate nurses can seek employment both locally and abroad. The Diploma in Nursing course offered by UOW Malaysia College has been designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skill and competence required to be a confident and caring nurse.

The course prepares graduates for the challenges of the healthcare industry, comprising the nursing sciences, health sciences and behavioral sciences. Students will experience learning through classes, laboratory work and via clinical placements.

They will also experience nursing in the community and in mental health institutions. The students will be supervised, guided and mentored by experienced and committed lecturers at the college and by competent and dedicated clinical instructors in the clinical areas.

What is Program Outcomes?

  • Deliver customer-focused nursing care.
  • Effectively plan and provide therapeutic nursing care for culturally diverse individuals, families, groups and communities.
  • Make sound clinical judgments based on evidence-based practices and theories using critical thinking and ethical decision making.
  • Demonstrate collaboration with peers, patients, healthcare professionals and others within the healthcare teams in the process of the planning, delegating, implementing and evaluating care.
  • Communicate with clarity and sensitivity using a variety of methods.
  • Demonstrate accountability for professional growth and continuing education and be recognised regionally for their competence and professionalism.

Nursing Jobs and Career Pathways

A Nursing diploma will open up the pathway for you to work at healthcare institutions such as hospitals and clinics, research facilities as well as social organizations that help those who are sick. It is also one of the best ways to lay the foundation for a Nursing Degree from which you can pursue careers such as:

  • Staff nurse
  • Nurse researcher
  • Nurse risk manager
  • Healthcare product specialist

Since there is a great demand for nurses but locally and overseas, you will also potentially have the opportunity to work abroad if you wish.


University Award:

Program information


  • Registered nurse in government/private hospital or clinics.
  • Nurse specialist in many fields that interest you such as mental health, community health, accident & emergency, neonatal, Ear Nose Throat (ENT), paediatric, orthopaedic, gerontology, oncology, ophthalmology, gerontology, traumatology, neurosurgery, midwifery, renal, plastic surgery, diabetic, infection control, mental health, community health, Critical Care (CCU), Intensive Care (ICU) nursing and operation techniques.
  • Occupational health nurse in industries.
  • Nurse administrator in hospitals, corporate sector and non-Government Organizations.
  • Nurse educator in educational institutions.
  • Nurse researcher in organisations dealing with health.



  • Pioneer Nursing College – Established as one of the Pioneer Nursing Colleges and in operation since 1995. Previously known as SJMC Nursing College
  • In 2007 registered as an Private Higher Education Provider and licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education.
  • Started as a business unit in 2009 and grew to ~1100 students at present and offering over 18 programs.
  • Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare College has been involved in Healthcare Education for almost 20 years conducting degree, diploma, certificate programs as well as in-house training.
  • The college is known within the healthcare community as a quality education provider.
  • In 2013 Simedarby and Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care (RSD)
  • It is a 50:50 joint venture between Sime Darby Berhad, Malaysia and Ramsay Health Care Ltd, Australia
  • In 2020 the college relocate to UOW Malaysia College in Glenmarie and join the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) global network of higher education campuses as part of long term health education.



98%    Pass rates (average) OVER THE LAST 25 YEARS in the Malaysia Nursing Board Exams

96%   Customer Satisfaction Feedback on Teaching and Learning as rated by our students over the last 15 years. 

92%    Employment / Higher Education pursuit rates and 100% for Nursing.


3 years
Program Location
UOW Malaysia College

Basic Medical Sciences

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Pharmacology & Nutrition in Nursing


Behavioural Sciences

  • Communications and Public Relations
  • Psychology and Sociology in Nursing
  • Professional Development, Ethics and Law in Nursing


Research Methodology

  • Research for Healthcare Professionals


Nursing Sciences

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Surgical Nursing
  • Nursing Patients with Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders
  • Nursing Patients with Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Nursing Patients with Haematology and Oncology Disorders
  • Obstetric and Gynaecological Nursing
  • Nursing Patients with Endocrine and Genitourinary Disorders
  • Nursing Patients with Musculoskeletal and Autoimmune Disorders
  • Community Health and Gerontology Nursing
  • Nursing Patients with Communicable Diseases
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Nursing Patients with Neurological and Special Senses Disorders
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Emergency and Disaster Nursing
  • Management & Administrative Nursing


Clinical Placement

  • Clinical Practice I to Clinical Practice VI


Core Module

  • Writing and Referencing
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Malaysian Students) / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Society and Development in Malaysia
  • Teamwork and Community
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programs)

Intake dates


3 July 16 October


Estimated fees
Local students


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International students


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*Instalment Payment Plan Available 

Academic Qualification

SPM / GCE O Level / UEC :

  • 5 Credits including Bahasa Melayu and Mathematics
  • Credit in either one (1) any subject in Science/Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Applied Science
  • 2 Credits in any other subjects
  • Pass in English


International Student:

  • GCE O Level or equivalent
  • 5 Credits including Mathematics
  • Credit in either one (1) any subject in Science/Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Applied Science
  • 3 Credits in any other subjects




All students must undergo medical check-up.

English Requirement

Local Student:
Pass in English at SPM level or equivalent


International Student:
Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a min score of 80 (IBT) or 515 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English (160); or PTE Academic (51)


If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.