We envisage Normah Medical Specialist Centre's Nursing School as the
preferred provider of quality nursing education in the region.
The mission of Normah Medical Specialist Centre's Nursing School is
to provide a supportive environment for education of professional
nurses who are knowledgeable, skillful and caring.
Diploma in Basic Nursing Program
This course is a basic nursing course, which provides comprehensive
preparation and a sound foundation in health, behavioral and nursing
sciences using an integrated approach. The nursing process will be
used throughout the curriculum. It is aimed at providing a
humanistic and holistic approach to nursing, preparing the nurse to
be sensitive to the needs of the patient, his family and the
The organ system approach is adopted in teaching common health
problems and all the other sciences are integrated into the organ
system approach to provide a coherent whole.
The program objectives are:
- Promote, maintain, restore health, prevent
disease and injury to individuals, families and community.
- Participate effectively as a member of the
- Provide effective and comprehensive nursing care
using the nursing process.
- Apply management skills when providing health
- Function as a competent member of a
multi-disciplinary health team and be accountable for nursing
- Demonstrate positive attitudes in the execution
of her or his daily responsibilities as a person, nurse and
- Educate individuals, families and communities on
health care so that they are responsible for their own health.
- Establish and maintain good interpersonal and
- Utilize primary health care approach for the
delivery of health care to individuals, families and community.
- Recognize the need for research in clinical
nursing practice and to participate in such research.
- Develop self-awareness and values in continuing
This is a 3-year Diploma in basic nursing course that runs over 6
semesters. This course commences on 1 July every year.
On successful completion of this program, candidates will be
registered with the Nursing Board Malaysia as a Registered Nurse.
|Anatomy and physiology
||Fluids and electrolytes imbalance
||Burns and scalds
||Infection and Inflammatory disease
||Community health nursing
|Human and public relations
|Principles and practice of nursing
|Medico-legal aspects of nursing
||Community Health Nursing
||Health System Research
|Community Health Nursing
||Emergency and Disaster Management
|Mental health Nursing
The minimum entry requirement is SPM or its equivalent with 4
credits (Mathematics, Bahasa Malaysia, English and Science subjects)
Each student is assessed continuously. This includes:
- Internal Examination
There are internal examinations at the end of each semester except
semester 6. Projects or written assignments will be given during
these semesters and they contribute towards the final examination
- Ministry Of Health Examination
Semester 6 - Final Examination
Nursing students of Normah Medical Specialist Centre are required
to sit for exam (theory and practical) conducted by the Ministry
of Health Malaysia.
Nursing students will receive a monthly allowance throughout this 3
Students are provided with Normah's nursing uniforms and shoes.
Nursing students will be entitled to outpatient and inpatient
medical benefits at Normah.
Trainees from outstation will be provided with hostel accommodation.
Transportation only provided for trainees who are staying in
Part of the training involves clinical experience in government
general hospitals and Maternal and Child health Clinics.
There is a well-equipped skill laboratory. Students will gain
simulated clinical experience. This allows them to acquire
confidence and skills before their clinic attachment.
We believe that a conducive study environment is important. Our
lecture room/halls are spacious, air-conditioned and comfortable.
Students have ready access to in-house reference, resource and video
and multimedia reference materials in the library.
Students have the use of our computer room facilities to do their
assignments, course works or projects. Students are required to use
computers to do their presentation for their projects.
We also provide computer training for all students, including use of
spreadsheet, word processing and presentation software. This
training is optional if you are already computer literate.
Lecturers in Normah are well qualified and experienced, and are also
dedicated, approachable and will give special personal attention to
individual student where needed.
Our course educators are ever ready to provide students with
assistance and counseling whenever needed.
If you need more information on this course please contact PPKS at the following.
Diploma in Nursing by PPKS
Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Sarawak
Kolej Antarabangsa Teknologi Lanjutan Sarawak (ICATS)
Jalan Canna, Off Jalan Wan Alwi, Tabuan Jaya
93350 Kuching, Sarawak.
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