|History of Malaysian Nurses Association
Sixty years ago, a group of nurses gathered together in Penang and formed the Trained Nurses League Penang. The League was registered as an association under the Society Ordinance in May 1950. Later Kedah, Perlis, Kelantan and Terengganu came under its umbrella. The Trained Nurses League Penang found that it could not represent the nurses nationwide so the nurses in the other states of Malaya were encouraged to form their own leagues to cater for that need.
Perak established the Trained Nurses Association in July 1951. Central Malayan Trained Nurses League was formed later. Malacca and Johore followed. However, the leagues too found that they could only represent the nurses in their own states. The need to have a professional body at the national level saw the birth of the Malayan Trained Nurses Association (MTNA). It was registered under the Societies Ordinance in March 1952.
The membership of the MTNA was only through the affiliation of the Trained Nurses Leagues in Malaya and there was no provision for direct individual membership. The survival of MTNA depended solely on the affiliation fees of its league members. There was insufficient financial support to carry out the aims of the Association and its members worked hard to raise funds.
On 10th January 1969, the Registrar of Societies for Penang, Kedah and Perlis officially approved the amalgamation of all the leagues and it became known as Malayan Trained Nurses Association.
In 1980, under the tenure of President Miss Lee Siew Hoon, the organizational structure of the MTNA was reviewed and the constitution was revised to set up the Malaysian Nurses Association (MNA).
To achieve our mission, the Association aims to:-
develop and promote high standards of nursing practice and research.
uphold the image of nursing.
abide by the professional ethics.
be the centre of National and International Nursing networking.
implement and collaborate with other organizations for health promotion.
MNA was affiliated to International Council of Nurses since 1957 and to Commonwealth Nurses Federation from 1973.
The Nurses Act
Nurses Registration Regulations
The Midwifery Act govern those who are also qualified in midwifery
There are Nursing Schools in Malaysia which are regulated by the commission on Higher Education.
|The Nurse's Pledge (Ikrar Jururawat)
The Nurse's Pledge (Ikrar Jururawat)
Dengan penuh kesedaran dan tanggungjawab
Kami berikrar di majlis perhimpunan ini
Bahawa kami akan sentiasa berdisiplin
Dalam menyempurnakan tugas kami
Dengan penuh keikhlasan
Dengan mengikut kod etika jururawat
Di samping menghayati
Nilai-nilai budaya korporat...
Penyayang, kerja berpasukan dan profesionalisme
Dalam kerja kami
Kami berjanji akan menjalankan
Amalan kerja yang selamat
Kepada pesakit dan diri sendiri
Kami akan berikhtiar seberapa yang terdaya
Taraf profesionalisme kami.
|The MNA Anthem (Jururawat Srikandi Terbilang)
Kitalah jururawat pejuang terbilang
Permata hidup mahkota kebahagiaan
Insan yang mulia dan berkemahiran
Merawat seluhur budi, sejahterakan insan
Perhebatkan minda perkasakan jiwa
Ikrarkanlah janji luaskan visi
Tunaikan tanggungjawab seikhlas hati
Meringankan beban insan yang diuji
Persatuan Jururawat Malaysia
Melahirkan insan berbudi berjasa
Berkhemah mulia berilmu tinggi
Pengalaman ditimba sempurnakan janji
Kitalah jururawat jujur berbakti
Penawar penyelamat zahir dan batin
Sikap pengasih lembut berbicara
Itulah amanah yang Maha Esa