Certificate in Assistant Nurse

MOHE APPROVAL : KPT/JPS(R/723/3/0091) MQA (FA4528)

DURATION OF STUDIES : 2 years (4 semesters)

INTAKE : June, September



The Certificate in Assistant Nursing is a two-year program designed to prepare an individual for employment as an entry-level nursing assistant in long-term care settings, hospitals, or adult day care facilities. The course aim is to provide training in communication skills, both oral and written, personal care, basic nursing skills, assisting individuals in maintaining independence and promoting rehabilitation. The program consists of a combination of classroom and skill laboratory activities as well as clinical experience in hospital placement settings. The program is approved by the Malaysian Nursing Board (Lembaga Jururawat Malaysia). Students who successfully complete the program, are required to take the Nursing Assistant Registry Exam offered by the Board to be awarded with the Annual Practice Certificate (APC).



This programme’s aim to produce Assistant nurses that are professional, knowledgeable and competence in providing safe and skilful nursing care that prepare them to fulfil their professional career in competitive global market.



Year 1 Semester 1

1. Anatomy & Physiology I - Intro A&P, Skin, GIT, Hemopoietic, CVS, Resp, GU
2. Anatomy & Physiology II-Ortho, CNS, Endo, ENT, EYE, Reproductive,

3. Microbiology & Parasitology
4. Principal & Practical of Nursing
5. Communication & Public Relation & Prof Development (Law & Ethics)
6. Clinical Placement


Year 1 Semester 2

1. Med/Surg 1 – GIT, I&I, Hemopoietic, Lymphatic
2. Med/Surg II-CVS, Resp, GU
3. MPU
4. Clinical Placement


Year 2 Semester 1

1. Med/Surg III - CNS/Endocrine/Ortho
2. Med/Surg. IV- Skin, ENT, Eye & Lymphatic
3. Sociology & Psychology
4. MPU
5. Clinical Placement


Year 2 Semester 2

1. Communicable Diseases
2. Maternal & Child

3. MPU
4. Clinical Placement



Full-time study delivered through the following methods:

  • Lecture
  • Tutorial/Practical
  • Assessments
  • Clinical Placement



  • Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with the following:
    i.   Credit in Bahasa Melayu,
    ii.  Pass in General Science/Biology/Chemistry/Physic.
    iii. Pass in Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)
    iV. Pass in English
  • Pass O’Level with a minimum of Grade C in one (1) subject and pass Science
  • Pass Unified Examination Certificate UEC with a minimum of Grade B in one (1) subject and Pass Science
  • Any other qualification equivalent to Malaysia Government


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