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

  • 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. 


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

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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.


  • 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.


  • Scholarships are granted for Bachelor (hons) Nursing science program based on the Merits achieved in the Diploma level.
  • For Master of Nursing science scholarships are awarded by considering the Merits achieved in the Bachelors level.

Financial Sources

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

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)

Appling 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 Document which are in other language should be translated to English.
    PHSRC, Ministry of Healthcare & Nutrition, Sri Lanka - Reg No: PHSRC/OMI / 77    TVEC, Ministry of Vocational Training, Sri Lanka, Reg No: P02/0152