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Your guide to become a Nurse in Malaysia

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Who is a Nurse?

A Nurse is a healthcare professional that is trained to care for the sick by providing proper medical attention and seeing them through their recovery process.

Doctors are not always present to see the patient’s through their entire recovery process. This is where a nurse steps in to ensure patients are well taken care of after their treatment. A nurse is generally a caretaker that is trained to care for the sick in hospitals and clinics. They give medical attention, assess, treat, support patients and follow up on their wellbeing. As a nurse, your job will be much less stressful than if you were a doctor, but you would still need to be on a ...

Doctors are not always present to see the patient’s through their entire recovery process. This is where a nurse steps in to ensure patients are well taken care of after their treatment. A nurse is generally a caretaker that is trained to care for the sick in hospitals and clinics. They give medical attention, assess, treat, support patients and follow up on their wellbeing. As a nurse, your job will be much less stressful than if you were a doctor, but you would still need to be on a constant lookout for anything the doctor needs you to do. A nurse’s job is everything the doctor delegates to you. A doctor can do most of the things a nurse can do, but the doctor does not have time for that, so you would have to do many things for the doctor.

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The pros and cons of being a Nurse:

Pros

A great platform to help people in need

Your care, gentleness and kindness is able to make an impact in someone’s life

Though not everyone you interact with will show their appreciation, there are some that will be ever so grateful for your patience and helpful attitude and it’s these that will make your day!

Cons

Handle everything to do with the patient, from changing their bed sheet to encouraging them with motivational words when they feel like giving up.

Responsible for the patient’s health. Of course, most of it depends on how their bodies recover but you also need to oversee the process and ensure you do all you can to keep him/her alive and healthy.

You will have to deal with bodily fluids and needles.

What are all the responsibilities of a Nurse ?

Follow-up on patients’ health status

Monitor and assess patients’ progress

Assess, plan, coordinate and carry out nursing care to improve patients’ health

Assess, diagnose and treat patients

Prescribe medications

Keep track of medical reports

Handle the administrative aspect of the department

What skills do you need to become a Nurse?

Be Patience

Your entire job revolves around sick patients. Those who may or may not be able to hear you clearly, ranging from infants to the elderly. You cannot start yelling or fling the medical reports at them whenever you’re frustrated (well, you can if you want to get fired). Your patience is of utmost importance in the nursing profession.

Hospitable

No, the word ‘hospitable’ does not mean a table in the hospital. It means that you need to be warm, friendly and helpful in all aspects to make their stay as comfortable as possible. They are already sick, some even bedridden. Who would enjoy staying at a hospital? So it is your duty to make their stay as pleasant as you can as an act of service to them.

Strong stomach

Nurses need a strong stomach (metaphorically) because they will be seeing blood everyday. Needles, blood, vomit and other pretty disgusting things are part and parcel of their job so it takes a lot of guts to do it.

What field(s) of study should you choose to become a Nurse?

What are the requirements to be a Nurse?

A diploma in Nursing in an institution with a Lembaga Akreditasi Negara (LAN) accreditation recognised by the Nursing Board Malaysia is sufficient to land a job in a hospital or clinic as a Staff Nurse.

What are the working hours of a Nurse?

Nurses have to work in shifts (morning, noon and night) because the hospital must be open 24/7 and patients must be taken care of all the time. Besides that, Nurses will also have to be on standby at the emergency ward. A Registered Nurse usually works between five to eight hours a day.

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