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Nursing
Characteristics required of a nurse :

Patience
Gentle and soft spoken
Caring and considerate
Compassionate
Committed and dedicated
Knowledgeable
Dexterous
Good communication skills
Able to think critically
Open minded, positive thinking
Able to work in a team
Matured


InternationalLiving.com’s annual Global Retirement Index reports that France, Uruguay and Malaysia provide the best and most affordable health care in the world. Malaysia’s healthcare system is the third best out of 24 countries in its 2014 Global Retirement Index, beating Spain, Italy, Ireland and New Zealand, among other countries.
 

Malaysia’s healthcare scored 95 out of a possible 100 points
The top two countries, France and Uruguay, scored 97 and 96 points, respectively.

The Health Care category in the Index considers :
1- the cost of care
2- the quality
3- the number of people per doctor
4- the number of hospital beds per 1,000 people
5- the percentage of the population with access to safe water
6- the infant mortality rate
7- life expectancy
8- public-health expenditure as a percentage of a country’s GDP



Malaysia placed third for health care in InternationalLiving.com’s Retirement Index. It has gained fame as a medical-tourism destination as its health care is among the best and cheapest in the world.



Medical expertise here is equal to or better than what it is in most Western countries.

“At this time, foreigners cannot access the public health-care system here, but the low cost of health care and the range of health-insurance options, means that paying for health care is no hardship,” says InternationalLiving.com’s Asia correspondent, Keith Hockton.

“Health care costs are so low that you can pay out of pocket for many standard procedures. A regular doctor’s visit costs $16 and a dental check-up costs $9,” he says.

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Medical tourism has benefited the Malaysian Government in terms of foreign direct investments and also spin-off effects in the hotel and shopping sectors. Credit to the boom in Malaysia medical tourism sector through strategic investments on good medical facilities and competitive rates compared to other parts of the world.

Medical tourism receipts in Malaysia from foreign patients totalled RM509.77mil in 2011 involving 578,403 patients.

Malaysia Health Ministry has become a massive seamless service provider in healthcare that has produced magnificent results over the years.
Impressive figures such as life expectancy for women reaching 80 years and about 72 years for men were reflective of the excellent healthcare provided by the ministry and the private sector.
 


In 2012 the Malaysian Nursing Board increased the minimum entry requirement for the diploma in nursing programme from 3 credits to 5 credits at the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).

 

LAVEL OF
NURSING PROGRAMMES
NEC FIELD (National Education Code)
723 (Nursing and Caring)
 

Number of Programmes available in Malaysia
1 Foundation Programme -
2 Certificate 8
3 Diploma 79
4 Advanced Diploma 1
5 Graduate Certificate 2
6 Graduate Diploma -
7 Bachelors Degree in Nursing in Malaysia 21
8 Postgraduate Certificate -
9 Postgraduate Diploma -
10 Masters Degree in Nursing in Malaysia 3
11 Doctoral Degree -
  Source : Malaysian Qualifications Agency(MQA) November 2013  

There are 98 public and private institutions in Malaysia offering diploma and degree in nursing programmes. Diploma graduates dominate almost the entire nursing  service, placing nursing in the sub professional group within the government structure.

Source : Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia 11th October, 2010

A 17 Institutions in the Ministry of Health
B 10 Public universities
C 70 Private colleges and Private universities
D 1 Institution in the Ministry of Defense
Total 98 Institutions offering nursing programmes in Malaysia

Out of the above 98 institutions:

A 10 Institutions offers bachelor, master & doctorate programmes
B 88 Institutions offer diploma programmes.
Total 98 Institutions offering nursing programmes in Malaysia

A student can acquire qualification as a registered nurse by following a programme offered at 4 type of nursing institutions in Malaysia:

4 Type of Nursing Institutions in Malaysia

Number of Institutions
1 Nursing Colleges attached to PUBLIC hospitals 43 colleges
2 Nursing Colleges attached to PRIVATE hospitals 13 colleges
3 Nursing programmes offered by UNIVERSITIES with medical faculties 9 universities
4 PRIVATE NURSING COLLEGES established with the approval of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health, and accredited by the National Accreditation Board 11 colleges

POPULAR NURSING COLLEGES

The following are popular nursing colleges in Malaysia :
1) KPJ International College (formerly Puteri Nursing College),
2) Masterskill College
3) Assunt a Hospital
4) Mahsa University College

 

Puteri Nursing College (now Kumpulan Perubatan Johor (KPJ) International College)
In 1991 Puteri Nursing College became the first nursing school to implement diploma nursing programme of the Health Ministry. Subsequently, the following year all other Malaysian nursing colleges followed suit.

The largest nursing college in Malaysia is MasterSkill College of Nursing, which admits 1,000 nursing students each year.
 


THE 8 HEALTH GOALS
Of THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH MALAYSIA


1- Wellness focus
2- Person focused
3- Informed person
4- Self help
5- Care provided at home or closer to home
6- Seamless continuous care
7- Services tailored to individualized care
8- Effective efficient and affordable services

4 Type of Nursing Colleges in Malaysia

PRIVATE

There are 106 higher education institutions training nurses in Malaysia. Including 35 private nursing colleges.

List of private Nursing Colleges

1 2 3

 

 

PRIVATE NURSING COLLEGES established with the approval of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health, and accredited by the National Accreditation Board.

11 Colleges

 

 

GOVERNMENT

There are 40+ public (Government) nursing institutions (schools & colleges)

List of Government Nursing Colleges

4

 

 

 


Malaysia has 75,000 registered nurses in the public and private sector.

Tun Tan Cheng Lock College of Nursing is the first private nursing school in Malaysia established in 1961 at the Assunta Hospital.

The demand for nurses has increased tremendously for the past few years due to the rapid progression in the healthcare sector in Malaysia.

Malaysia is yet to have an International Nursing University -  an international university specializing in nursing studies. The presence of such a university would augur well for the development of academic excellence and professional skills in the nursing profession in Malaysia.

A nursing university would be able to offer a comprehensive education in nursing on a centralized basis. Naturally, the university has to be associated with a teaching hospital to cater for its clinical courses.

Before most  people thought that nurses were only supposed to feed and wash patients in hospitals. Today, the public have come to realize that nurses also provide nursing diagnosis. This is distinct from medical diagnosis which is the sole responsibility of doctors.

A nurse is a trained professional who instinctively know what to do when a patient experience difficulties at a time when a doctor is unavailable

Nursing focuses on the caring, educating and research aspects of the healthcare system. Caring will always remain fundamental to nursing. Those who choose nursing as a career are young people who are caring, dedicated  and have a calling to serve the sick and improve their health.

Through modern education, today Nursing is different from yesterday. Nursing training focuses on developing the unique quality of nurses who are caring, well-disciplined, motivated and equipped with critical thinking skills. Nursing teaches how to use minds, hands and hearts in caring for those in need.

Career in Nursing today offers a breadth of opportunity in education, clinical practice, research and management. A nurse may aspire to be a clinical specialist, a director of nursing or a university professor in university. An experienced nurse may also run her own nursery and there are opportunities to pursue a career abroad.

A 3 years Diploma in Nursing cost about RM60,000 for a student in Malaysia:
1) Course fees – RM40,000
2) hostel – RM10,000
3) books, foods & miscellaneous – RM10,000

There  is a large demand for qualified nurses, both locally and internationally; and the remuneration is quite attractive

At least 130,000 nurses need to be trained by year 2020 in order to meet the nurse-to-resident ratio of 1:200 as required by the World Health Organization (Malaysia’s current ratio is 1:645. In comparison, Singapore’s ratio is 1:203, and Japan’s is 1:134.) Malaysian  hospitals hire foreign nurses, especially from India and Philippines, to meet the demand.

As of June 2004, there were only 39,232 trained nurses in Malaysia, and the Government and private nursing colleges had the capacity to train only 3,000 nurses a year, less than half the required number. 400 nurses annually are loss to foreign hospitals.

Recognizing the acute shortage, the Government has since classified nursing as a critical field and allowed the formation of many new nursing colleges.

PTPTN Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Negara  (National Higher Education Loan Fund), provides almost a 100% loan to students pursing nursing studies.

In order for a nurse to be registered with the Nursing Board (“NB”), a trainee nurse must—
* have minimum three credits in SPM, with credits in Bahasa Malaysia, Science and one other subject, preferably Math or English;
* pass the NB examination administered in the final year of a 3-year Diploma in Nursing programme;
* have completed minimum 48 weeks of practical training at a hospital;
* be over 18 years of age; and
* have an aptitude for nursing and a pleasant personality.

Students who attend nursing colleges attached to a hospital are normally sponsored by the hospital itself and are bonded to the hospital between 5 and 7 years.

Alternatively, students also may borrow the entire sum from PTPTN at 3% interest rate. The student who takes a loan of RM50,000 may have to pay upon graduation about RM350 a month for 15 years. In comparison, the monthly salary of an entry level registered nurse is about RM1,300 (with night shifts, it is RM2,000).

Apart from nursing, there are other allied health programmes—like Pharmacy, Medical Lab Technology, Physiotherapy, Environmental Health and Radiography—that also promise good job prospects upon successful completion of studies.

Malaysian Health Ministry at the present accept FOREIGN NURSES from the following 7 countries.

Qualified nurses from these 7  countries are allowed to work in Malaysia.

• India
• Pakistan
• Bangladesh
• Indonesia
• Philippine
• Myanmar
• Albania



 

1 - Nursing Colleges attached to PRIVATE hospitals

 
 
Hospital Lam Wah Ee Nursing School
Lam Wah Ee Nursing College

First private Nursing College in Penang

Hospital Lam Wah Ee Nursing College


TUN TAN CHENG LOCK COLLEGE OF NURSING, ASSUNTA HOSPITAL

TUN TAN CHENG LOCK COLLEGE OF NURSING,
ASSUNTA HOSPITAL

Tun Tan Cheng Lock College of Nursing, Assunta Hospital, is Malaysia  first private nursing college. Started in 1961 by the Catholic Sisters of the Missionaries of Mary and known for their nurses' professional standards and caring services.
Tun Tan Cheng Lock College of Nursing of Assunta Hospital, PJ

Tun Tan Cheng Lock College of Nursing

Tun Tan Cheng Lock College of Nursing, Assunta Hospital is Malaysia's first private nursing college.

Founded in 1961 by the Catholic Sisters of the Missionaries of Mary in Petaling Jaya.

Many of its past graduates have enjoyed successful careers in both the public and private sectors in Malaysia and overseas countries such as Australia, U.K., U.S.A, Canada, Singapore and the Middle East.

 


Pantai Institute of Health Science and Nursing

Pantai Institute of Health Science and Nursing

Established in 1993 to train nurses for 7 hospitals of the Pantai Group, the Institute has  a long-standing reputation in providing nursing education and training of a new generation of nurses and health professionals for Malaysia.

Pantai College of Nursing of  Pantai Medical Centre, KL

Pantai College of Nursing

Pantai Institute of Health Science and Nursing was established in 1993 to train nurses for 7 Pantai Group of Hospitals. The institute has a long-standing reputation in providing nursing education which is well recognized locally and internationally.

Located in Bangsar, the Institute train and develop a new generation of nurses and allied health professionals.

 


Adventist College of Nursing

Adventist College of Nursing

Adventist College of Nursing

Penang Adventist Hospital

Adventist College of Nursing

Adventist College of Nursing was established in 1993 in Penang for young people who are keen to pursue a career in the nursing profession.
The college offers a unique program in modern professional nurse theoretical and clinical competencies, professional ethics, teamwork, interpersonal skills, human communication, and the ability to adapt to various surroundings.

Penang Adventist Hospital (PAH) is the sponsoring institution for the college

 


Hospital Fatimah Nursing School, Ipoh

The Hospital Fatimah School of Nursing. A private Nursing School in Perak offering the Trained Assistant Nurse (State Enrolled Nurse) 24 months course. There has been a 100% pass rate tradition since its inception in 1994. The School takes in a limited number of students (not more than 20 per intake).

Hospital Fatimah Nursing School, Ipoh

Hospital Fatimah School of Nursing is a private Nursing School in Perak offering Trained Assistant Nurse (State Enrolled Nurse) 24 months course. Fees for the course is RM 5,000 each year over a two-year period.

The School takes in a limited number of not more than 20 students per intake. Each student hence receives a considerable degree of personal attention

 


 
     

 

3 - Private Nursing College

 
 
Sime Darby Nursing and Health Sciences College

Sime Darby Nursing and Health Sciences College
http://www.simedarbyhealthcare.com

Sime Darby Nursing College

formerly Subang Jaya Medical Centre School of Nursing


Nilam College of Nursing

Nilam College of Nursing

Nilam College offers over 600 places of students' residence in a pleasant, secure, community atmosphere. Each spacious apartment unit is ideal for the student who wants to live in a friendly and supportive environment that encourages academic success. Bachang, Malacca

Nilam College occupies a 16-storey building in Malacca on over 6 acres of land area. The building houses lecture halls, tutorial classrooms, skills laboratories, mock wards, learning resource centre, faculty offices, student services offices and accommodation for 600 students.

 


Aseana College of Health Sciences Aseana College of Health Sciences
http://www.aseana.edu.my/

Aseana Allied Sciences College is one of the premier institutions offering allied health programmes in Sabah, East Malaysia.
 


Berjaya College of Nursing and Health
located in Berjaya Times Square, KL
The college offer Diploma in Nursing programme since 1998. This Diploma in Nursing has been accredited by MQA for 5 years from 2010-2015 (A8095). Berjaya-CNHS has achieved good track records for the Nursing Board Registration Examinations with the gold medalist from the college for July 2010.

Formerly Gleneagles College Of Nursing (GCON)


SEGi College Sarawak

SEGI COLLEGE

Diploma in Nursing
The Diploma in Nursing prepare students to be qualified as a Registered Nurse. This programme focuses both on the ‘care’ aspects of nursing as well as the ‘science’ of healthcare.


Puteri Nursing College
Puteri Nursing College www.pnc.kpjhealth.com.my

Puteri Nursing College -the first nursing school to implement diploma nursing programme of the Health Ministry. PNC International College of Nursing And Health Sciences (PNC) is a subsidiary of Kumpulan Perubatan Johor (KPJ) the Healthcare Division of Johor Corporation. A private nursing college owned and managed by KPJ....


 
     

 

4 - Universities with Nursing Training

 
 

OUM Open University Malaysia

FACULTY OF NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCE (FONAS)
1 Master of Nursing
2 Doctor of Nursing


UCSI School of Nursing

UCSI School of Nursing
 

University College Sedaya International


  SEGi University College has been recruiting international students from over 40 countries, including those students coming from China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Africa, India and Iran.

It has a strong reputation in offering Business, Accounting, Marketing & IT courses ranging from foundation to degree as well as Professional programmes.

The extensive range of programmes are offered through the faculties of postgraduate studies, business and accountancy, hotel and tourism management, creative design and technology, nursing, pharmacy and allied health science.



MAHSA University College School of Nursing

MAHSA University College

MAHSA University College School of Nursing

MAHSA College (MEDICAL AND ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES COLLEGE) was established in 2004 with a noble objective of providing programmes in Medical, Dental and allied health sciences to train health care professional needed for the health services in the public and private sector.

MAHSA Nursing School

MAHSA is a private nursing college established to raise the quality of nursing education and training and to become a world class nursing college of international repute.
MAHSA aims to produce outstanding, holistically educated professional nurse practitioners who will function either in the community or hospital.

 


International University College of Nursing
International University College of Nursing
IUCN at Bandar Sri Sendayan, Seremban
The First University in the world that is solely Dedicated to Nursing with 32 Disciplines

IMU International Medical University

IMU International Medical University

A first choice private university for students pursuing medicine, pharmacy, nursing and postgraduate programmes in medical sciences and community health


IIUM School of Nursing
IIUM School of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing International Islamic University Malaysia


 
     

Malaysia, with a population of 30 million, is  rapidly developing with a new industrial economy and new healthcare demands.

The World Health Organization set a target that required one registered nurse for every 200 residents (1:200) by 2020.

The current ratio is 1:645, leaving a shortfall of 170,000 nurses and a clear skills shortage.

Professional Courses in United Kingdom :

UK is at the forefront of medical care and research for centuries. British ingenuity and commitment to this field has not wavered since. British trained Medical professionals have pioneered new techniques and methods.

Doctors, nurses and medical scientists from the UK are held in high regard the world over for their level of training and depth of knowledge. The UK education system, which is available to Malaysian students through TNE, prepares the next generation for work in the medical profession through a network of first-class training facilities and university hospitals - allowing students to work directly alongside seasoned professionals. Students acquire in-depth theory and practical training, along with a whole host of soft skills which will come as part and parcel of their course.

It is an enviable fact, therefore, that numerous British-trained healthcare professionals are poached by other nations, due to their expertise and dedication to the job. Nevertheless, the majority of Malaysians do stay to work in hospitals here in their homeland, providing expert care for those that need it.

The main professions people relate to healthcare are medicine and dentistry. However, there are a whole host of other roles required to provide holistic medical care, requiring specialist study:

• nursing • physiotherapy • psychology • pharmacy • occupational health • optometry.

These courses are all available through TNE programmes in Malaysia and it is understood that there will be a wider range available in the not-too-distant future.

Further reading :
No more nursing schools from July : http://pagalavan.com/education/no-more-nursing-schools-from-july
For Future Doctors: General Misconception of being a doctor : http://pagalavan.com/2010/09/07


Shortage in Health Personnel 2006 Number required by 2020 Shortage
1 - Nurses 40,040 174,000 133,960
2 - Physiotherapists 593 19,330 18,737
3 - Dental Assistants 2,023 13,920 11,897
4 - Dental Technologists 1,165 4,350 3'185
5 - Radiographers 156 696 540
6 - Pharmacy Assistants 2,692 6,960 4,268
7 - Medical Lab Technologists 3,662 5,117 1,455
8 - Health Inspectors (Environmental Health) 2,641 4,350 1,709
Source: Malaysia Ministry of Health

Source of foreign nurse (2007 Statistic)

  Malaysia Singapore Indonesia Thailand Philippines Japan
Foreign  Nurses  came from : India 50
Myanmar 19
Philippines 10
Indonesia  5
Singapore 4
Vietnam 4
USA 2
China 150
Philippines 1000
Sri Lanka/
Myanmar 150
Philippines
Malaysia
- - -

Field of Employment for Registered Nurse (2007 Statistic)
-Registered Nurse only. Not including other category of nurses -

  Malaysia Singapore Indonesia Thailand Philippines Japan
Hospital 65% 84% 90% 75% ? 73.8%
Nursing Home, Rehabilitation Center etc 10% 2% 1% ? ? 2.9%
Home & Community Care 20% 1% 4% 12% ? 4.6%
Physician's Office 5% 8% 0% 0.1% ? 14.5%
Other 0% 5% 5% ? ? 4.2%
Total % 100% 100% 100%     100%

Employer of Registered Nurse (2007 Statistic)
-Registered Nurse only. Not including other category of nurses -

  Malaysia Singapore Indonesia Thailand Philippines Japan
Private Sector 27.1% 35% 60% ? ? 55.1%
Public Sector 72.9% 65% 40% ? ? 44.9%
Total % 100% 100% 100%     100%

RN = Registered Nurse

  Malaysia Singapore Indonesia Thailand Philippines Japan
Number of  Nurses in workforce
(All category of nurses)
63,096 17,501 ? 126,509 ? 1,260,087
Full-time employed RN  >34 hours per week 95% 79% 99% 97% 15%
Abroad 85%
?
Part-time employed RN
<35 hours per week
5% 5% ? 3% ? ?
Average hours
Overtime per month
30 hrs 12 hrs 15 48 hrs ? 14
Average age of
employed nurse
23 35 38 38 33 38
Retirement age 56 62 56 60 60 63
Average professional
life in nursing
33 35 33 32 ? 15

The 4 Category of Nurses in Malaysia
DATA Source : INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF NURSE ICN  http://www.icn.ch

  1 2 3 4
Category Registered Nurse Community Nurse Assistant Nurse Midwife
Minimum Qualification Form 5 Form 3 Form 3 Form 3
Years of Nursing Education 3 years 2 years 2 years 2 years
Number in Workforce (2007) 44,341 12,121 5,662 972
Number of Graduate in 2006 3,948 2,600    

MOH Nursing Colleges List of Government Nursing Colleges
Sarawak Health Department Webpage on Nursing as a career. Has a list of all the Government Schools of Nursing

Sarawak Health Department

Sarawak Health Department train nurses to promote, maintain and restore the optimum state health for each individual. Nurse in the health care team is to provide holistic health care in a variety of settings which include health education, prevention of illness, promotion of health, care of the acute and chronically ill, rehabilitation and even to a peaceful death.

 


NURSING AND MIDWIFERY BOARD MALAYSIA

MINISTRY OF HEALTH MALAYSIA
Federal Government Administrative Centre,   Putrajaya
Tel: 03 – 88831317     Fax: 03 - 88831329
E-MAIL: kpjljm@hotmail.com     registraljm@yahoo.com

http://medicalprac.moh.gov.my


Nursing Schools and Colleges
 in Malaysia

19 public nursing schools and colleges

35 private nursing colleges

Total 75,000 registered nurses in the public and private sector.


Public Nursing Schools and Colleges Private Nursing Colleges
19 35
 

 

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