Established on August 10, 2000 Open University Malaysia (OUM) is the seventh private university in Malaysia. OUM leverages on the quality, prestige and capabilities of its owners - a consortium of the 11 Malaysian public universities. Striving on its motto of a “University for All” OUM subscribes to the philosophy that education should be made available to all, regardless of time, place and age.

OUM programmes are designed by experts from the industry, academia and professional bodies and are approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), formerly known as National Accreditation Board (LAN).

International Institute of Health sciences (IIHS) Sri Lanka’s premier healthcare training institute & one of the International centers of Open University of Malaysia collaborating with Open University of Malaysia provides access to the Sri Lankan Nurses to get up to date knowledge and skills in nursing by introducing following course with the view of uplifting the “Nursing” as a profession of Sri Lanka and to keep our Nursing profession in par with the international level.

Recognition

 Qualifications awarded by the Open University of Malaysia are recognized worldwide.

 The public is hereby informed that the University Grants Commission recognizes foreign Universities/Higher Educational Institutes based on international acceptance. Universities/Higher Educational Institutes that are listed in the following International Publications which are authentic sources of information on Universities and Higher Educational Institutes in different countries are recognized at present

Commonwealth Universities Yearbook
(Published by Association of Commonwealth Universities )

International Handbook of Universities
(Published by International Association of Universities)

http://www.ugc.ac.lk/en/universities-and-institutes/recognized-foreign-universities.html

Source: http://www.ugc.ac.lk   

Open University of Malaysia is listed in the International Handbook of Universities. Thus all the qualification offered by OUM is recognized by the UGC. In order to see the listing of Open University of Malaysia under International Handbook of Universities please logo on to above link & click on International Association of Universities under International Hand Book of Universities.

Master of Nursing (MN) (KA10238) – 2 Years. Work & Study

The School of Nursing aims to diversify the nursing programmed so as to be competitive in nursing education. Nursing education has recently become increasingly prominent for aspiring candidate of higher learning & there is an urgent need to fill up the vacuum in the nursing profession with the higher academic qualification.

Objectives

  • To upgrade knowledge, skills and competency of registered nurses.
  • To produce clinically efficient graduates.
  • To cater to the increasing demands for specialized nurses in six (6) critical clinical areas i.e. Trauma and Emergency Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Paediatrics Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Oncology Nursing and Renal Nursing.

Program Structure

Core Courses –Year 1

  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Healthcare Management
  • Hospital Administration
  • Nursing Models & Development
  • Research Methodology
  • Trends & Issues in Nursing

Core Courses- Year 2

  • Advance Nursing Leadership & Management
  • Nursing Research Proposal
  • Reflection in Nursing
  • Research Project paper
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Transcultural  in Nursing

Potential Career opportunities

Hospital CEO, Nursing Researcher, Unit In-Charge, University Lecturer, Health Administrator, Public Health Policy Maker

OUM Teaching/Learning Methodology

  • Face to Face Interaction
    Lectures are conducted at IIHS (International Center of OUM), 3 to 4 days per month according to a flexible learning schedule.
  • Self- Managed Learning 
    Where learners study independently according to their time availability 
    • Printed modules
    • Electronic Reading Materials / CD-ROM
  • On-Line Learning

Electronic communication tools such as e-mail, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) are provided to facilitate interaction among learners, tutors and facilitators.

  • E –Content

Students can download the course content and support materials from MyLMS / Digital Library

  • Clinical Placement
    • Application of theory from core and specialized subjects , at the  hospital / institution where the students are working
    • Specific Practicum is performing at selected hospitals under the Supervision & the clinical teaching by a Local Preceptor.

Entry Requirements

Recognized Bachelor of Nursing program.

Fees Structure

At IIHS for 2 Years
(Part time)

Registration

Semester
Fee (LKR)

Total (LKR)

1st Year at IIHS

     

1st Semester

22,000

 70,000

 

2nd Semester

 

  70,000

 

3rd Semester

 

 70,000

232,000 

2nd Year at IIHS

     

1st Semester

 

 70,000

 

2nd Semester

 

 70,000

 

3rd Semester

 

 70,000

210,000 

Total Fee

   

442,000

 Financial Sources

Our Institute can assist registered students in applying for study loans from leading banks in Sri Lanka.

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded by considering the Merits achieved in the Bachelors level. Special Discounts for NTS Lectures/Principals, 1st Class Degree holders, 2nd Upper Degree holders & CNOs.

 OUM International Centers

Ghana    -   Accra Institute of Technology
Hungary -   Eszterh’zy K’roly F’iskola
Bahrain  -   Arab Open University Bahrain
Maldives -   Villa College
Yemen   -   University of Science and Technology
Sri Lanka - International Institute of Health Sciences
Vietnam   HCMC University of Technology (HUTECH)

Applying for the Courses

Intakes- January, May & September

Documents Needed for Registration

  • Copy of the NIC
  • Copy of the Bachelor of  Nursing Certificate & the Transcript
  • Copies of G.C.E O/L & A/L Certificate
  • Letter of employment

    All the Documents which are in other language should be translated to English.

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