Project Description

Doctor of Nursing

(R/723/8/0028 (MQA FA0839) 01/24)

Programme Synopsis

The Doctor of Nursing is a 4 year coursework and dissertation based program offered via the distance and open learning mode. The program is for nurses to pursue their career pathway in clinical, education and research, while honing their critical and analytical thinking and decision making skills.

This terminal degree for nurses will prepare them for their future challenging roles in healthcare delivery. The program admits registered nurses who already have a Master of Nursing and they will be the future nurse leaders, academicians and researchers, contributing to the efforts of the nation’s high income, knowledge based population.

In the clinical area they will be the resource person as well as the experts in their selected field.

Kemasukan Biasa

  1. Ijazah Sarjana Kejururawatan, Sains Kesihatan, Penjagaan Kesihatan atau bidang lain yang berkaitan (Tahap 7, KKM); atau
  2. Kelayakan-kelayakan lain yang diiktiraf setara dengan sarjana (Tahap 7, KKM) yang diterima oleh Senat; dan

Keperluan Bahasa Inggeris bagi pelajar antarabangsa:

  • A minimum score of 500 in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • A minimum score of 5.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Normal Entry

  1. Master of Nursing, Health Sciences, Healthcare or other related fields (MQF Level 7); or
  2. Other qualifications recognized as equivalent to masters (MQF Level 7) received by the Senate; and

 English language competency requirements for international students:

  • A minimum score of 500 in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • A minimum score of 5.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Note:

  1. The provisional offer of admission will be revoked if the candidate:
    1. Fails to submit evidence of qualification within the stipulated date; or
    2. Does not meet the entry requirements of the University.
  2. Entry requirements are subject to change as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Sem 1 RM4,590 Sem 4 RM4,590 Sem 7 RM2,110 Sem 10 RM2,110
Sem 2 RM4,590 Sem 5 RM7,650 Sem 8 RM2,110 Sem 11 RM2,110
Sem 3 RM4,590 Sem 6 RM4,590 Sem 9 RM2,110 Sem 12 RM2,110
Total RM43,260

* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* International students are required to pay registration fees of RM1,000 and an additional 20% for the tuition fees.
* 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:

  • Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
  • Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.

These discounts are for subject fees only and are not applicable for research and other fees. The discounts are also 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:

  • RM50 (Malaysian) & RM100 (International Students)

Re-registration fee of RM220 per semester is chargeable for extension of Masters Projects

Financial options:

  • EPF (Account 2); or
  • Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or
  • HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or

Payment Mode:

  • JomPAY; or
  • Internet Banking; or
  • Debit/Credit Card.

The program is offered in 12 semesters (4 years) with a total of 80 credits and 13 structured courses. The assessment is both continuous evaluation and a final submission of dissertation including viva. The final course is dissertation where the students will be able to select an area of study relevant to their previous background and experience where they will be expected to apply the research and statistical knowledge learned.

Core Courses
Subject Name Credit Hours
NPPS 7103     PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 3
BPAW 7103    TECHNICAL/ACADEMIC WRITING 3
NPQR7103     QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 3
NPPPP7103   POLICY AND POLITICS IN NURSING 3
NPHO7103    EVALUATION AND HEALTH OUTCOMES RESEARCH 3
NPHE7103    HEALTH ECONOMICS 3
BPS7103        APPLIED STATISTICS 3
NPED7103    EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY IN HEALTH CARE 3
HPEF7043     QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 3
NPNI7103       NURSING INFORMATICS 3
NPCP7003      CONCEPT PAPER 4
NPRM7103     RISK MANAGEMENT 3
NPLE7103      LAW AND ETHICS IN NURSING 3
NPCP 7003    CONCEPT PAPER

NPND 7100-1 DISSERTATION  PROPOSAL WRITING /DEFENSE

NPND 7100-2  DISSERTATION PROPOSAL WRITING/DEFENCE/ETHICS

NPND7100-3 DATA COLLECTION , DATA ANALYSIS

NPND7100-4 DISCUSSION & PRELIMINARY FINDINGS PRESENTATION (SUPERVISOR) CONCLUSION

NPND7100-5 SUBMISSION

NPND7100-6 FINAL SUBMISSION /VIVA

40
Total 80

Doctor of Nursing (DN) Faqs

  1. What is a Doctor of Nursing (DN)?
    The DN is a one of two terminal doctoral degrees in the field of nursing. While its counterpart, the PhD, is more research-oriented, those who earn a DN have completed the highest level of nursing academic through course work -oriented designed. The program is for nurses to pursue their career pathway in clinical, education and research. This terminal degree for nurses will prepare them for their future challenging roles in healthcare delivery.

  2. How do I qualify to join this DN program ?
    Requirement for joining this program is Master of Nursing , Master in Health Science or other health related qualification  at level 7 Malaysian Qualification Framework. Other qualifications equivalent with Masters which is accepted by Senate.

  3. What is the duration of the course?
    This is a 12-semesters course (4 years). A specific set of doctoral-level coursework required in all DN programs for two years , and  two years of dissertation. This is a 4-year coursework and dissertation based program offered via the distance and open learning mode.

  4. What are the requirements for International students to join this program?
    A minimum score of 500 in Test for English as  a Foreign language (TOEFL).
    A minimum score of 5.0 in International English Language Testing System(IELTS)
  5. What is total credit to complete the duration of the course?
    A total of 80 credits as approved by Malaysian Qualification Framework

  6. What is the nomenclature of post graduate degree awarded after completion of DN?
    Doctoral degree according to the field of specialisation e.g DBA, DEd , DN

  7. What is the impact of DN program to your career?
    Nurses with DN degree are in an important position to serve as leaders in the continuing articulation of the discipline, as well as contributors on multiple levels to the development of the knowledge base of nursing.

  8. How does DN program contribute to the community in general?
    They continue to lead, share and contribute new knowledge/innovations/practices in the related field and its emerging issues, and towards the social, technological and cultural progress in the academic and professional contexts.

  9. Is the program accredited?
    The program has been accredited and approved by MQA  – The assessment of required accreditation  of DN program no is MQA/FA 0839

  10. What are the course subjects in DN program?
    DN curriculum coursework include subjects health care policy and politics , and evidence-based practice. Philosophy of science, nursing informatics , research methods and statistics and health economics , risk management and law and ethics in nursing.
    All DN students are required to fulfil 40 credits of course work and 40 credits of dissertation.The dissertation  is meant to demonstrate students’ mastery of the theories and practices learned throughout the DN

  11. What will be the career progression from entry into nursing and the DN?
    Multiple routes and mechanisms for career progression will be possible and ultimately decided by each educational institution. The proposed model allows for progression from the BS or MS or to the DN.

  12. How many institutions currently offer the DN through online ?
    Currently Open University Malaysia is the only university in Malaysia offering  the course via online.

  13. How will the DN differ from the PhD in terms of curriculum content, research competencies, outcomes and roles occupied?
    The DN focuses on providing leadership for evidence-based practice. This requires competence in translating research in practice, evaluating evidence, applying research in decision-making, and implementing viable clinical innovations to change practice. Considerable emphasis is placed on a population perspective, how to obtain assessment data on populations or cohorts, how to use data to make programmatic decisions, and program evaluation.
DR RASHIDAH BINTI SHAHRUDDIN
DR RASHIDAH BINTI SHAHRUDDINProgramme Director
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