PhD (Nursing) - PSK


The Nursing program provides a rich environment for postgraduate students with staff from a range of professional and disciplinary backgrounds including Stroke management, Wound management, Peri-operative care, Oncology, Obstetric & Gynecology, Neurology, Continence, Psychiatry, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Neonatology & etc. that is relevant to the needs of healthcare professionals and nurses' career progression.

The master's by research degree equips students with a critical application of specialist knowledge and enables the development of advanced skills in carrying out sustainable and independent research.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by research degree offers students an opportunity to undertake a focused and critical consideration and to make informed judgements on complex issues of a particular topic with the aim of contributing to the development of knowledge in that field as well as embracing an innovative approach to undertaking and solving problems.

We aims to prepare scholars who will discover and extend scientific knowledge that advances the science and practice of nursing with the purposes to improve the quality of services and outcomes for patients and their families through studies concerned with individual clinical needs, how knowledge is translated into practice, service delivery, organization and the wider social and policy context of care.

The program is especially interested in receiving applications from students across the globe and accepts applications throughout the year. If you are ambitious and are interested in pursuing postgraduate research in any of the above mentioned areas, feel free to contact the Institute of Postgraduate study (IPS).


Clinical Nursing Practice

Maternal and Child Health Nursing

Family and Community Nursing

Nursing Management

Nursing Education

Acute and Critical Care Nursing


Name Research Interest and Expertise
Dr. Dariah Mohd Yusoff Renal Nursing, Continence Nursing, Quality of Life, Women’s Health, Gerontology, Nursing education
Dr. Azlina Yusuf Oncology nursing, Community nursing
Dr. Che Rabiaah Mohamed Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing, community Nursing, Obstetric & Gynecology Nursing, Nursing education
Dr. Kasmah Wati Pardi Nursing education, Problem-based learning, Clinical learning, Online learning, Oncology nursing
Dr. Soon Lean Keng Obstetric and Gynecology nursing, Oncology nursing, Disaster nursing, Nursing Education
Cik Radziah Mohd Fauzi Mental Health, Obstetric & Gynecology nursing, Nursing Education
Puan Noor Aini Hussain Family & Community Nursing, Critical Nursing, Quality of Life, Palliative care
Puan Rosmawati Mohamed Critical Care Nursing, Intensive care nursing, Nursing education
Cik Norazliah Samsudin Peri-operative nursing, Nursing education
Puan Jayah K.Pubalan Critical care Nursing, Neonatal nursing, Nursing education, Nursing process
Puan Zakira Mamat Cardiac rehabilitative, Critical care nursing, Quality of Life, Nursing education
Puan Sabarisah Hashim Neurological nursing, Peri-operative Nursing, Critical care Nurisng, Nursing education
Puan Intan Idiana Hassan

Gerontology nursing, Nursing education



Applicants should possess one of the following:

  • A Master Degree in a related area or a related Bachelor Degree (or CGPA>3.67/4 or equivalent).


(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 80 in Internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) ; OR
  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System); or Passed USMs Intensive English Course Level 4.
  • Results must be attached with the application form.


  • Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
  • Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters


Malaysian (MYR)
Full Time Part Time
  • Registration Fee : 340.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) :4,100.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee : 1,000.00
  • Convocation Fee : 120.00
  • Registration Fee : 340.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 3,525.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 1,000.00
  • Convocation Fee : 120.00
International (USD)
Full Time Part Time
  • Registration Fee : 227.50
  • Personal Bond : 475.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 1,538.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 375.00
  • Convocation Fee : 30.00
  • Registration Fee : 227.50
  • Personal Bond : 475.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 1,400.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee : 375.00
  • Convocation Fee : 30.00

** Fees are subject to change



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Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
xtel +604 653 2606 
xfax +604 653 2940 

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