The Bachelor of Nursing Sciences programme is offered by the Department of Nursing Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. Department of Nursing Science was first established in 1993 as a Nursing Science unit under the Department of Allied Health Sciences. It was the first nursing unit to recognize the importance of baccalaureate education in nursing and became the pioneer in the transition in the nursing education program by upgrading nursing education from a diploma to a graduate program, Bachelor of Nursing Sciences in Malaysia. Ever since its formation, the unit has been involved in the undergraduate teaching leading to Bachelor in Nursing Sciences.
The unit was established as a clinical department: Department of Nursing Science in Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya on the 1st July 2007.