KPJ International University College of Nursing and Health Sciences (KPJIUC) is a subsidiary of KPJ Healthcare Berhad, the leading private healthcare service provider in Malaysia. Established on 1st April 1991, it was known earlier as KPJ International College until it acquired the University College status in May 2011. KPJIUC has been right from the outset, a progressive and entrepreneurial institution of higher learning with an international vision, placing students at the core of the heart of everything it does.
KPJIUC is not only to be the first private nursing college to offer the Diploma in Nursing Programme but also the first to obtained the Diploma in Nursing Programme accreditation by Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). Currently, it offers a diverse of academic programs ranging from degree to certificates programmes which include Bachelor of Science (Hons) International Nursing, Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in Medical Imaging, Diploma in Pharmacy, Diploma in Physiotherapy and few others.
KPJ University College's roles and objectives have become more significant in line with the growth of the industry, responding promptly to the human capital requirement for nurses and allied healthcare professionals to meet the needs of other private and public healthcare institutions in the country. To date KPJ University College has produced approximately 3000 nurses and 2000 healthcare professionals with Degree, Diploma and post-graduate specialization qualifications.
This tradition of academic excellence is further enhanced and galvanized by a team of dedicated, well qualified and widely experienced lecturers who inspire students to unleash their potential and develop holistically. To further strengthen its academic excellence, KPJIUC has built strong international alliance with foreign universities primarily from Australia and United Kingdom. It has forged sound working relationship with University of South Australia (1994), Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom (1997) and Hertfordshire, United Kingdom (2009). This successful cooperation and alliance has provided KPJ University College with an enriched combination of resources – advanced, unique and professional support of quality and diversity.
KPJIUC's graduates are privileged to have an extensive and comprehensive network KPJ hospitals located in most major cities in Malaysia, to be the training grounds for excellent clinical education. This is further complemented and supported by a strong team of experts comprising of Medical Consultants, Senior Nurses, Allied Health professionals and trained Clinical Instructors from KPJ's twenty two (22) state of the art hospitals throughout the country. Thus, graduates of KPJIUC are recognized for their clinical distinction, as well as the hands-on skill in providing best service value to patients/customers.
Leveraging on this established track record in Malaysia and abroad, KPJ University College graduates are poised to meet the challenges of the rapidly growing local and international markets, in support of Malaysia's aspiration to be an education hub for the region.
To be the Centre of excellence for nursing and allied health education and the training institution of choice in Malaysia and South East Asia.
To be the leading institution in the country with a reputation for producing high quality nurses who are caring, professional, ethical and effective practitioners.
Committed to develop KPJIC into a credible International School of Health Services.
- To meet nursing requirements of the group of hospitals owned and managed by Kumpulan Perubatan Johor (KPJ).
- To meet the long term nursing needs resulting from the growth and development of the private healthcare sector.
- To complement the efforts by the Ministry of Health in producing trained nurses.
- To upgrade the quality of nursing to meet future needs.