Message From the Dean
السلام عليكم ورحمة اللّه وبركاتة
First and foremost, we would like to welcome to the Kulliyyah of Nursing of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is a programme conducted by this Kulliyyah. This is a new degree programme both to the university as well as to the country. However, the nursing degree programme has long been established in many parts of the world.
The uniqueness of the Kulliyyah of Nursing, IIUM programme is the integration of Islamic input in its curriculum. In addition to the Islamic input, this programme will be emphasizing on the Malaysian local need in the local context of our society.
Traditionally, nursing programmes in Malaysia have been conducted by the Ministry of Health at the Diploma level. Only recently have the public universities in Malaysia begun to offer nursing programmes at degree level. Currently, University Malaya (UM), University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), University Sains Malaysia (USM), University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), University Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and University Putra Malaysia (UPM) are offering the degree programmes of nursing.
We are one of the latest public universities approved by the government to conduct the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) programme. We are also the only university where nursing is given full 'faculty' status.
The nursing course is similar to the medical course in the sense that it involves learning about people, their health and social well being and their health problems. To be a good nurse requires not only sound medical knowledge but also a positive attitude with high moral values and good communication skill.
So, in this Kulliyyah, the students will hopefully acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by a caring, competent and professional nurse.
Finally, we hope to provide our students with a positive and memorable stay at IIUM, particularly at Kulliyyah of Nursing, so that they may regard this part of their education, both socially and academically, as a special time of their lives.
May Allah S.W.T guide us in this undertaking.