Department of Nursing Science was first established in 1993 as a Nursing Unit under the Department of Allied Health Sciences. It was the first nursing unit to recognize the importance of bacculaurate education in nursing and became the pioneer in the transition in the nursing education from a diploma to a graduate program, Bacherlor of Nursing Science in Malaysia. Ever since its information the unit has been involved in teaching undergraduate courses leading to Bachelor in Nursing.

The Unit was established as a clinical department: Department of Nursing Science in Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya on the 1st July 2007.

The Vision of the Department is to be the pioneer in producing Nursing leaders to meet the country’s aspiration and bring changes in the healthcare system and nursing profession. With this vision we hope to produce nursing graduates with research culture and practice evidence based nursing. Upon completion, graduates are expected to practice nursing knowledge critically and ethically by applying scientific nursing foundation in health care delivery.


The Vision of the Department is to be a center of excellence in nursing education by producing registered nurses that are competent, safe, has good moral values and critical thinking ability, caring and interacts with client, family and community in providing care in various health services in the country.


Our mission is to be excellent in educating and producing graduate at tertiary level in line with changes in technology and services in the field of nursing in Malaysia through teaching and learning and evidence based practice.

Head of Department


Assoc.Prof. Dr. Khatijah Lim Abdullah
Associate Professor
Department of Nursing Science
Faculty of Medicine
+603-7949 3732
katlim@um.edu.my | khatijah@ummc.edu.my