Diploma in Nursing

(R/723/4/0054)



About Us

Introduction

The nursing profession consists of nurses and nursing assistants, constitutes the largest working group in the healthcare sector. This profession demands a lot of time, dedication, patience, sacrifice, love and care for the sick patients. The advancement in medical sciences has prompted a constant improvement in the nursing education standard. Hospital, nursing home, private clinic and healthcare facility have increased in number over the years. Due to the increase in healthcare facilities the demands for nurses who are qualified and professionally trained are also increasing. i-CATS is offering Diploma in Nursing to meet the country’s needs for trained workforce. The lecturers and trainers for the program are qualified and expert from the industry. The students will be send to the public and private hospitals in the state for clinical experience during the 3 years course.

Course Fees

A course fee has been set for every graduate course at the college. The fees are determined by the course, not the subjects that comprise the course.

Total Fees for the course is RM40,980.00

*Note : The information stated above is correct as 1st March 2016 and is subject to change without prior notice

Duration

The minimum time for Full-time study to complete a module shall be 3 years.


The 3-year programme will be structured based on these three components:-

Component 1
Nursing sciences, comprising principles and practice of nursing, obstetric nursing, community health nursing and mental health management.

Component 2
Health sciences, comprising anatomy and physiology, fluids and electrolytes, microbiology and medical-surgical disorders.

Component 3
Behavioral sciences, comprising sociology, psychology, human public relations and communications.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of i-CATS Diploma in Nursing should be able to participate in employment opportunities in the fields of clinical nursing, healthcare, education and management, locally and abroad. They can hold position as registered nurse, nursing supervisor, manager in hospitals, educator, industrial nurse or as product specialist and other related profession. Alternatively, they can pursue their education to degree level in local or oversea institution.

Entry Requirements

Local Students:

Entry Requirements: Passed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with 5 credits, including the following subjects:
• Bahasa Melayu
• Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)
• Science (for Arts Stream students), Biology (for Science stream students) or Credit in Chemistry or Physics and pass in Biology (for Science stream students)
AND
• 2 other subjects
• Pass in English.
NOTE: Combination of chemistry and physics without Biology subject will NOT be accepted


International Students:

Passed O - Level (or equivalent) with five (5) credits including the following subjects:
• Science (Fundamental of Science/ General Science- Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics);
• Mathematics;
• Three (3) other subjects;
AND
English Language Proficiency Requirements:
• International English Language Testing Services (IELTS): Minimum Overall Band Score of 5.5;
OR
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Minimum Score of 550;
OR
• Passed English O - Level English (or equivalent to SPM 1119)

Duration

Full time : 3 years

Programme Structure

Year 1, Semester 1
Anatomy and Physiology (including biochemistry)
Microbiology (including parasitological)
Nutrition
Psychology
Communication
Human and Public Relations
Principles and Practice of Nursing
Medico-legal Aspect of Nursing
Intensive Practicum I


Year 1, Semester 2
Fluids and Electrolytes Imbalance
Burn and Scalds
Infection and Inflammatory Diseases
Haemopoietic Disorder
Sociology
Pharmacology
Anesthesiology
Epidemiology
Environmental Health
Intensive Practicum II

Year 2, Semester 3
Respiratory Disorders
Alimentary Disorders
Cardiovascular Disorders
Reproductive Disorders (Obstetric and Gynecology)
Pengajian Islam / Pendidikan Moral
Intensive Practicum III

Year 2, Semester 4
Neurological Disorder
Skin Disorders
Mental Health Nursing
Gerontology
Bahasa Kebangsaan A/B
Intensive Practicum V

Year 3, Semester 5
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Endocrine Disorders
Genito-Urinary Disorders
Communicable Diseases
Community Health Nursing
ENT
Eye
MUET Coaching
Intensive Practicum IV

Year 3, Semester 6
Management (including health system research & professional development)
Emergency and Disaster Management
Pengajian Malaysia
Intensive Practicum IV