What is Post Basic in Critical Care Nursing?

The Critical Care Nursing course prepares graduates for the challenges of practices in the field of critical care. The critical care nurses will be able to work in the subsets of adult, pediatric and neonatal care, caring for acutely ill patients of all ages.

The graduates will be certified as critical care nurses that will ensure all critically ill patients receive optimal care for the illnesses and injuries.

Majority of these nurses will work in hospital settings where critically ill patients are present, including intensive care units, cardiac care units, telemetry units, progressive care units, emergency departments, and recovery rooms. Some critical care nurses also work in nursing homes, schools, outpatient surgery centers and flight units.


University Award:

Program information


  • Preceptor
  • Assistant Nurse Manager / Duty Supervisor
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Critical Care Nurse Manager
  • Post Basic Critical Care Nurse Lecturer



  • 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.


6 months
Program Location
UOW Malaysia College

Basic Medical Sciences

  • Basic Medical Science in Critical Care Nursing


Behavioural Sciences

  • Fundamentals Aspects in Critical Care Management


Nursing Sciences

  • Critical Care Nursing Patients with Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders
  • Critical Care Nursing Patients with Renal and Neurological Disorders.
  • Critical Care Nursing Patients with Gastrointestinal tract, Endocrine system and Haematological Disorders.
  • Nursing Critically 3 Neonates
  • Clinical Practice

Intake dates


30 January


Estimated fees
Local students


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*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available 

Academic Qualification
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Registered with Nursing Board Malaysia.
  • Possess current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) for nurses.
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical working experience.



All students must undergo medical check-up.