Post Basic Certificate in Orthopedic Nursing


The orthopedic nursing program aims to equip Registered Nurses with the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to work safely and effectively in the orthopedic setting.

(N/723/3/0193) : MQA/PA 9775 (03/24)

Program Outcomes:

This program aims to prepare nurses who are:

    • Effective in integrating their theoretical knowledge and clinical nursing in caring for the orthopedic patients.
    • Efficient in projecting leadership role and therapeutic communication in respond to crisis management in orthopedic related units.
    • Capable to inculcate professionalism, ethical values and social responsibilities towards colleagues, patients and their families within the multidisciplinary team.
  • Capable in utilising acquired knowledge and skills in evidence-based practice and problem solving in life-long learning to expand their professional development.

Program Structure:

This program consists of theoretical input and clinical practice in orthopedic nursing.

Programme Outline:

  • Orthopedic Nursing Medical Sciences
  • Orthopedic Nursing Behavioral Sciences
  • Orthopedic Nursing Sciences
  • Nursing Practicum


  • Six (6) months full time program

Language Used for Delivery:

  • English

Programme Delivery:

  • Lectures
  • Demonstration
  • Tutorial
  • Problem-based Learning
  • Clinical in Skill Lab
  • Clinical Experience

Entry requirements:

  • Diploma/ Degree in Nursing
  • Registered with Malaysian Nursing Board (MNB) or its equivalent
  • Possess Current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC)
  • Minimum Two (2) Years Clinical Working Experience
  • Possess at Least Three (3) Months Experience in the Related Speciality


  • Post Basic Certificate in Orthopedic Nursing

Approval Body for the Commencement of the Programme:

  • Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA)
  • Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)
  • Malaysian Nursing Board (MNB)
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