Careers in Health Care

Staff Nurse


Training Institution/Allowance/Course duration
Entry Qualification & Application
Appointment/Agreement/Career Development


Nursing provides a caring service, where the nurse aims to promote, maintain and restore the optimum state health for each individual. The role of the 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.

The nurse has a professional obligation to provide the delivery of health care not only to the individual but also to the individual's family and community.

To ensure such service can be efficiently delivered, the basic nursing (Diploma) course provides comprehensive preparation and sound foundation in health science, behavioral science, and nursing science using the integrated approach.

Training Institution

  1. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Alor Setar, Kedah
  2. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Sungai Petani, Kedah
  3. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Pulau Pinang
  4. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Bukit Mertajam
  5. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Ipoh, Perak
  6. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Taiping, Perak
  7. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Kuala Lumpur
  8. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Kelang, Selangor
  9. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Melaka
  10. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
  11. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor
  12. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Muar, Johor
  13. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan Kuantan, Pahang
  14. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
  15. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Kubang Kerian, Kelantan
  16. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Queen Elizabeth Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
  17. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Duchess of Kent Sandakan, Sabah
  18. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Umum Kuching, Sarawak
  19. Kolej Kejururawatan
    Hospital Sibu, Sarawak

Allowances for Student Nurses (During 3 years training)

  1. Students allowance : RM606.21 per month
  2. Other allowances :
    i) Ref. Book : RM250.00 per year
    ii) Project paper : RM 90.00 per year
    iii) Stationeries : RM 25.00 (once throughout 3 years training)
    iv) Tailoring Allowance :RM 90.00 (year 2 & 3)
Course Duration/Course Status
3(Three) years/Diploma
1. Entry qualification and Application:

I) Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM): Minimum grade 3, preferable Grade 1 or 2 with credit in:

  1. Bahasa Malaysia
  2. English
  3. Mathematics
  4. General Sciences eg. Biology
  5. Any other subject

II) Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) will also be considered

2.Other requirements:
  1. Must be interested in Nursing.
  2. Has been involved in voluntary activities like Red Crescant, St. John's Ambulance, girls guides etc. This can be an added advantage.
  3. Can speak several other languages besides mother tongue.
  4. Physically and mentally fit.
  5. Height 5 feet and above.
  6. Body build - not too thin/not obese/Normal BMI
  7. Single
  8. Those with followings deformities or conditions may not be considered:
    - HIV positive
    - Epilepsy
    - Without fingers
    - Severe cleft palate
3.Characteristics required of a nurse :
  1. Patience
  2. Gentle and soft spoken
  3. Caring and considerate
  4. Compassionate
  5. Committed and dedicated
  6. Knowledgeable
  7. Dexterous
  8. Good communication skills
  9. Able to think critically
  10. Open minded, positive thinking
  11. Able to work in a team
  12. Matured
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Under it "Sistem Pengambilan Sepanjang Masa" (Open Application System), Federal Public Service Commission will receives application anytime.

Application form (Borang SPA 8), booklet and information on job advertised are obtainable from the following address. (Form is purchased using Postal Order at RM 3.00 payable to "Setiausaha Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia").

  1. Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia,
    Bahagian Pengurusan,
    Aras 9, Blok C7,
    Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan,
    62502 PUTRA JAYA,
    Laman Suruhanjaya PerkhidmatanAwam:

  2. Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia,
    Urusetia Cawangan Sabah,
    Tingkat 6, Blok E, Wisma KWSG,
    Jalan Karamunsing,

  3. Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia,
    Urusetia Cawangan Sarawak,
    Tingkat 10, Bangunan Sultan Iskandar,
    Jalan Simpang Tiga,

  4. All State Public Service Commissions (Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Negeri)

  5. All State/District Labour Departments (Jabatan)Tenaga Rakyat Negeri/Daerah
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5.Appointment and Agreement
Salary for Staff Nurse U29 (upon graduation)
  1. Basic salary : RM1194.75 per month
  2. Critical allowance : RM179.21 per month
  3. Housing allowance : RM 135.00 per month
  4. Regional allowance : RM 238.95 per month
  5. Civil Service allowance : RM 115.00 per month
    Total income per month: RM 1862.91 per month
Grade U 29
  1. Minimum basic pay - P1 T6 RM1194.75 per month
  2. Maximum basic pay - P3 T27 RM2781.06 per month

Trainees sponsored by the Ministry of Health Malaysia will require to serve in the Government for a period of 5 years in which penalty will be imposed if otherwise.

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6. Career Development
After confirmation, Staff Nurses can go for any of the post basic courses:
  1. Midwifery
  2. Pediatric Nursing
  3. Neonatal Nursing
  4. Oncology Nursing
  5. Intensive Care Nursing
  6. Coronary Nursing
  7. Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Orthopedic Nursing
  9. Preoperative Nursing
  10. Ophthalmic Nursing
  11. Gerontology
  12. Personnel Management Course
  13. Public Health Nursing Course
They can also further develop themselves academically by going for Tertiary Education:
  1. Bachelor Nursing Sciences (Hons) in
  2. Master in Nursing (Twinning with Monash University and University of South Australia)
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