Materia Medica Malaysiana

May 13, 2008

New requirement for nursing certificate

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 9:34 am

Star: PETALING JAYA: Come next year, it will be compulsory for nurses to achieve the relevant points by attending continuous professional development (CPD) courses to obtain a nursing practice certificate.
Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said the requirement was important to ensure they continued to upgrade their nursing knowledge and skills.
He said this after launching the International Nurses Day here yesterday.
Liow also encouraged nurses to acquire multiple skills, including technology and soft skills, to help them continuously improve.
On the shortage of nurses, Liow said this was only a problem at rural clinics, paediatric wards and intensive care units.
In conjunction with the celebration themed “Delivering Quality, Serving Communities: Nurses Leading in Primary Health Care”, three nurses were awarded the “Anugerah Tokoh Jururawat” (Outstanding Nurse Award).
They were Chan Kum Sum (education), Rose Paul (community) and Lim Chooi Ewe (service). – Bernama

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