Bachelor of Nursing Science with Honours

(R3-DL/723/7/0035 (MQA/FA2767) 05/27)

The Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS) is designed to provide knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to be competent, safe and efficient health care providers. This is aligned with the organization`s mission to widen access to quality education as well as to provide lifelong learning opportunities by engaging learning environment at competitive and affordable cost.

The program draws upon theoretical and practical perspectives to illuminate understanding of education and the context in which it takes place. The courses provide learners with knowledge in nursing sciences. It is designed to advance the qualification needed for nurses for their career pathway. Its distinctive goal is to enhance nurses` competency to meet with the needs of the workplace/community; providing nurses` the ability for social/professional mobility and ultimately raising standards of living.

*This programme is not available for International intake

Puan Yee Bit Lian
Programme Director

Email :
yeebitlian@oum.edu.my

Malaysian Learner Fees
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Sem 1 RM 2,168 Sem 4 RM 2,710 Sem 7 RM 2,439 Sem 10 RM 3,252
Sem 2 RM 2,710 Sem 5 RM 2,710 Sem 8 RM 2,439 Sem 11 RM 2,710
Sem 3 RM 1,897 Sem 6 RM 2,439 Sem 9 RM 2,439
Total RM27,913


* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.

* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.

Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

The University offers 50% discount for:
1. Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
2. Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.
The discounts are not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.
Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.

Note
Processing fee: RM30

Financial options: Payment Mode:
EPF (Account 2); or JomPAY
Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or Internet Banking
HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or Debit/Credit Card.
International Learner Fees
*This programme is not available for International intake

Normal Entry

i. Possess Diploma in Nursing; AND
ii. Registered with Nursing Board of Malaysia as Registered Nurse; AND
iii. Possess valid latest Annual Practicing Certificate (APC); AND
iv. Possess at least 2 years clinical working experiences; AND
v. Healthy and free from psychological disorders and other conditions that could negatively impact the well being of faculty members, or would prevent the performance of tasks required in the nursing program

Required Documents

1. A Copy IC
2. SPM certificate
3. Diploma in Nursing & Transcript/ Verification of Training (V.O.T)
4. Latest Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) – (*RON- for working overseas)
5. Malaysian Nursing Board Registration Certificate
6. Employment Confirmation Letter with 2 years clinical working experiences
7. Health declaration.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)
PEO1: Demonstrate expert knowledge and skills enabling them to gain professional recognition in the field of nursing and healthcare organization.

PEO2: Practice professionally and ethically through strong moral and social values to fulfil responsibilities towards patient / individual, families, and communities.

PEO3: Capable to communicate nursing issues effectively, innovatively, creatively, ethically through the standard of evidence-based practice and develop collaborative relationships with inter-professional members of the healthcare team.

PEO4: Able to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills and recognize the need of lifelong learning for success career development throughout integration of scientific research skills, information technology for professional development and advancement.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)
PLO1: Apply advanced nursing knowledge, critical thinking skills and problem-solving in multidisciplinary specialized field towards evidence-based practice.

PLO2: Demonstrate intellectual independence in the application of nursing knowledge within specific field (s) by applying critical, analytical and evaluation skills in the field of study/work/practice.

PLO3: Demonstrate practical skills to solve a broad range of complex problems related to nursing practices and processes concerning field of specialization.

PLO4: Discuss ideas both in written or oral forms using appropriate and different forms of presentation, confidently, accurately, and coherently in appropriate context in a well-structured manner to a diversity of audiences.

PLO5: Organise working together with different people in diverse learning and working communities as well as other groups locally and / or internationally.

PLO6: Utilise a broad range of information, media, and technology applications to support study and/or work.

PLO7: Use numerical and graphical/visual data for study/work.

PLO8: Work autonomously and show professionalism in nursing management and leadership within broad organizational parameters.

PLO9: Organize self-directed lifelong learning and professional pathways effectively.

PL10: Demonstrate entrepreneurial competency with selected project(s) in appreciation of broader socio-political, economic, cultural issues at local/national and regional level.

PL11: Demonstrate the ability to identify ethical issues, make decision ethically and professionally, align with the Nursing Acts and Regulations within the varied social and professional environment.

YEAR 1
Semester Subject Credit
1st Fundamental Of Nursing 1 2
Anatomy And Physiology 1 3
Biochemistry 2
Immunology 2
Clinical Practice 1 (Med/Surg 1) 2
Learning Skills For 21st Century 3
2nd Fundamental Of Nursing 2 2
Anatomy And Physiology 2 2
Nursing Health Assessment 3
Concept Of Nursing 3
Clinical Practice 2 (Med / Surg 2) 2
3rd Fundamental Of Nursing 3 2
Pharmacology For Nurses 4
Respiratory Nursing 3
Parasitology & Microbiology 2
Clinical Practice 3 (Med / Surg 3) 2
YEAR 2
Semester Subject Credit
4th Gastrointestinal & Musculoskeletal Nursing 3
Psychology & Sociology For Nurses 3
Communication & Counselling Skills For Nurses 3
Clinical Practice 4
(Respiratory Nursing)
2
TITAS 2
Hubungan Etnik 2
5th Hematology & Cardiology Nursing 3
Professionalism & Issues In Nursing 4
Clinical Practice 5
(Gastrointestinal & Musculoskeletal Nursing)
2
 English For Oral Communication 3
6th Renal & Endocrine Nursing 3
Pediatric Nursing 3
Clinical Practice 6
(Hematology & Cardiology Nursing)
2
English For Written 3
YEAR 3
Semester Subject Credit
7th Trauma & Emergency Nursing 3
Research Methodology 4
Statistics 2
Clinical Practice 7 (Renal& Endocrine Nursing) 2
8th Neurology Nursing 3
Mental Health Nursing 3
Intergumentery & Communicable Nursing 3
Clinical Practice 8 (Pediatric + Trauma & Emergency Nursing) 3
Entrepreneurship 3
9th Research Project 6
Obstetric & Gynaecology Nursing 3
Clinical Practice 9
(Neurology + Mental Health Nursing)
3
YEAR 4
Semester Subject Credit
10th Oncology & Special Senses Nursing 3
Community Health Care Nursing 4
Clinical Practice 10 (Obstetric & Gynaecology Nursing) 2
Clinical Practice 12 (Community Health Care Nursing) 2
Community Service 2
 Health & Wellness 3
11th Management & Leadership In Nursing 4
Clinical Practice 11
(Oncology + Intergumentery & Communicable Nursing)
2
Clinical Practice 13
(Management)
2
TOTAL CREDITS 145
ELECTIVE COURSES (Choose 1)
# Subject Credit
1 Arabic Language For Healthcare Profesional 4
2 Nutrition And Dietetic 4

CREDIT EXAMPTION SUBJECTS
# Subject Credit
1 Fundamental Of Nursing 1 2
2 Immunology 2
3 Clinical Practice 1 (Med/Surg 1) 2
4 Fundamental Of Nursing 2 2
5 Clinical Practice 2 (Med / Surg 2) 2
6 Fundamental Of Nursing 3 2
7 Parasitology & Microbiology 2
8 Clinical Practice 3 (Med / Surg 3) 2
9 Gastrointestinal & Musculoskeletal Nursing 3
10 Clinical Practice 4 (Respiratory Nursing) 2
11 Clinical Practice 5 (Gastrointestinal &Musculoskeletal Nursing) 2
12 Clinical Practice 6 (Hematology & Cardiology Nursing) 2
13 Clinical Practice 7 (Renal& Endocrine Nursing) 2
14 Neurology Nursing 3
15 Clinical Practice 8 (Pediatric + Trauma & Emergency Nursing) 3
16 Clinical Practice 9 (Neurology + Mental Health Nursing) 3
17 Clinical Practice 10 (Obstetric & Gynaecology Nursing) 2
18 Clinical Practice 11 (Oncology + Intergumentery & Communicable Nursing) 2
19 Clinical Practice 12 (Community Health Care Nursing) 2
TOTAL CREDITS 42

Is the Bachelor of Nursing (BNS) programme offered in full-time or part-time mode?
The BNS programme is run in part-time mode, making it particularly suitable for working nurses seeking to upgrade their qualifications, knowledge and skills without having to give up their jobs or compromise their personal responsibilities.

How is the programme different from similar nursing programmes offered elsewhere?
This programme is different from those at other institutions because the OUM curriculum has been put together by local academics to ensure the subjects offered can meet the requirements of the Malaysian Nursing Board. This programme also offers 42 hours of credit transfer for learners who previously completed a diploma programme (refer the details below).

What is unique about this programme?
The programme is designed to provide knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be competent, safe, and efficient healthcare providers. This is also aligned with the organisation’s mission to widen access to quality education as well as provide lifelong learning opportunities through a conducive and engaging learning environment at competitive and affordable cost. The programme draws on theoretical and practical perspectives to illuminate understanding of education and the context in which it takes place. The courses provide learners with knowledge in basic medical sciences, behavioural sciences, nursing sciences, research, and statistics. It is designed to advance the qualification needed for nurses’ career pathway. Its distinctive goal is to enhance nurses’ competency to meet the needs of the workplace/community, improve their ability for social/professional mobility, and ultimately raise standards of living. The programme also offers elective courses in Arabic Language for Healthcare Professionals, and Nutrition & Dietetic. Learners are required to choose one elective only.

What are the courses offered in this programme? 

Compulsory MPU Courses:

Learning Skills for 21st Century
TITAS
Hubungan Etnik
Community Services
English for Oral Communication
English for Written
Entrepreneurship
Health & Wellness

Core Courses:

Anatomy and Physiology 1
Anatomy and Physiology 2
Biochemistry
Pharmacology for Nurses
Concept of Nursing
Respiratory Nursing
Psychology & Sociology for Nurses
Communication & Counselling Skills for Nurses
Haematology & Cardiology Nursing
Renal & Endocrine Nursing
Management & Leadership in Nursing
Nursing Health Assessment
Trauma & Emergency Nursing
Mental Health Nursing
Integumentary & Communicable Nursing
Oncology & Special Senses Nursing
Research Methodology
Paediatric Nursing
Statistics
Research Project
Professionalism and Issues in Nursing
Community Health Care Nursing
Obstetrics & Gynaecology Nursing

Elective Courses:

Arabic Language for Healthcare Professionals
Nutrition and Dietetic

TOTAL CREDITS 145

Since I already have a nursing diploma, can I get credit exemption?
Yes. Refer the courses below:

Fundamental of Nursing 1
Fundamental of Nursing 2
Fundamental of Nursing 3
Immunology
Parasitology & Microbiology
Gastrointestinal & Musculoskeletal Nursing
Neurology Nursing
Clinical Practice 1: Med/Surg 1
Clinical Practice 2: Med / Surg 2
Clinical Practice 3: Med / Surg 3
Clinical Practice 4: Respiratory Nursing
Clinical Practice 5: Gastrointestinal &Musculoskeletal Nursing
Clinical Practice 6: Haematology & Cardiology Nursing
Clinical Practice 7: Renal & Endocrine Nursing
Clinical Practice 8: Paediatric + Trauma & Emergency Nursing
Clinical Practice 9: Neurology + Mental Health Nursing
Clinical Practice 10: Obstetrics & Gynaecology Nursing
Clinical Practice 11: Oncology + Integumentary & Communicable Nursing
Clinical Practice 12: Community Health Care Nursing

Total 42 credits

How fast can I complete this programme?
This is a four-year programme. With credit exemption, you will be able to finish within three years and eight months if you follow the structure without any deferment.

How is this programme delivered?
This programme runs in online as well as blended modes. Online mode means that you can follow the programme from anywhere in Malaysia, at your own pace, alongside your online peers, with the guidance of your e-tutor. In this mode, you need not attend face-to-face tutorials or seminars, but you are advised to attend at least three tutorials out of the five scheduled in a semester. Blended mode refers to a combination of online study and face-to-face tutorials/seminars. Face-to-face tutorials/seminars are supplementary, and useful only to those who need them.

This flexibility of modes is a special feature at OUM, the first open and distance learning university in Malaysia. It is particularly suitable for self-directed adult learners who want to upgrade their skills and qualifications on a part-time basis.

Once you enrol in this programme, you will be able to log in to myINSPIRE, the learner management system. This portal comes equipped with all the resources a learner would need, including e-modules, e-forum, e-Tutorial, digital library references, etc.

When can I enrol into this programme?
This programme is open for registration three times a year: in January, May and September.

Who are the faculty members and experts responsible for teaching this programme?
This programme is delivered by qualified and experienced subject-matter experts and tutors/facilitators with qualifications from reputable universities.

The current Programme Director is Yee Bit Lian. Yee obtained her master’s degree from Northumbria University (majoring in Nursing) and her bachelor’s degree from Hertfordshire University. She also has a post basic advanced diploma from University Malaya Medical Centre (majoring in Critical Care Nursing).

What course materials are available at OUM?
All core learning materials are provided online, and some references are also available for library loan. They include eBook, learning kit and course modules in pdf format. Learners may also use OUM’s physical and digital libraries to access a wide range of learning materials.

How will I be assessed?
Assessment methods vary from course to course. Most courses have assignments and final exams.

How much does the programme cost?
The total fees are RM27,371.

What if I am physically disabled (OKU) or a senior citizen?
There are special discounts available for you. The University offers 50% discount for:

  • Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date, or
  • Physically disabled learners (must have a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) card).

The discounts are not valid for second-time registration or learners involved in the repeating of subjects.  Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.

What other payment details should I know?
Processing fee: RM30

Financial options:

  • PTPTN, or
  • EPF (Account 2), or
  • Education or personal loans from commercial banks, or
  • HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility), or
  • Flexible Payment Scheme.
  • Payment Mode: JomPAY, Internet Banking, or Debit/Credit Card.

Is this qualification recognised?
This programme has been fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). This can be verified on the MQR website. Our reference code is MQA /FA2767.

I’ve decided I want to register. How do I apply?
Apply online at https://fastrac.oum.edu.my/ and complete your registration at your preferred learning centre.

Alternatively, visit any of OUM’s Learning Centres (LCs) located throughout the country for guidance. For info on the LCs, go to https://www.oum.edu.my/learning-centres/

Whom should I contact if I need to find out more about the programme?
For academic-related enquiries related to the programme, email Yee Bit Lian at yeebitlian@oum.edu.my, or call +6012-690 6018.

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