History of Malaysian Nurses Association

History

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).



MNA Objectives

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.



  • International Affiliations

    MNA was affiliated to International Council of Nurses since 1957 and to Commonwealth Nurses Federation from 1973.



    Nursing Law

  • The Nurses Act
  • Nurses Registration Regulations
  • The Midwifery Act govern those who are also qualified in midwifery



  • Nursing Education

    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
    Dan kejujuran
    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
    Untuk meningkatkan
    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


    Korus :

    Persatuan Jururawat Malaysia
    Melahirkan insan berbudi berjasa
    Berkhemah mulia berilmu tinggi
    Pengalaman ditimba sempurnakan janji


    Korus :

    Kitalah jururawat jujur berbakti
    Penawar penyelamat zahir dan batin
    Sikap pengasih lembut berbicara
    Itulah amanah yang Maha Esa



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