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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 

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Alor Setar, Kedah

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Sungai Petani, Kedah

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Pulau Pinang

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Bukit Mertajam

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Ipoh, Perak

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Taiping, Perak

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Kuala Lumpur

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Kelang, Selangor

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Melaka

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Muar, Johor

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan Kuantan, Pahang

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Kubang Kerian, Kelantan

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Queen Elizabeth Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Duchess of Kent Sandakan, Sabah

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Umum Kuching, Sarawak

  • Kolej Kejururawatan 
       Hospital Sibu, Sarawak

Allowances for Student Nurses (During 3 years training)

Students allowance : RM606.21 per month

Other allowances :   

  • Ref. Book : RM250.00 per year
  • Project paper : RM 90.00 per year
  • Stationeries : RM 25.00 (once throughout 3 years training) 
  • Tailoring Allowance :RM 90.00 (year 2 & 3)
    Course Duration/Course Status

3(Three) years/Diploma

1. Entry qualification and Application:

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM): Minimum grade 3, preferable Grade 1 or 2 with credit in:  Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mathematics, General Sciences eg.Biology, any other subject

Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) will also be considered

2. Other requirements:

  • Must be interested in Nursing.

  • Has been involved activities like Red Crescant, St. John's Ambulance girls guides etc. This can be an added advantage.

  • Can speak several other languages besides mother tongue.

  • Physically and mentally fit.

  • Height 5 feet and above.

  • Body build - not too thin/not obese/Normal BMI

  • Single


  • Those with followings deformities or conditions may not be considered: 
     - HIV positive 
     - Epilepsy  
     - Without fingers 
     - Severe cleft palate

3. Characteristics required of a nurse :

Patience , Gentle and soft spoken , Caring and considerate , Compassionate , Committed and dedicated , Knowledgeable , Dexterous , Good communication skills , Able to think critically , Open minded, positive thinking , Able to work in a team , Matured

4. Application

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").

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

(b)  Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia,
       Urusetia Cawangan Sabah,
       Tingkat 6, Blok E, Wisma KWSG,
       Jalan Karamunsing,
       88000 KOTA KINABALU, SABAH.

(c)   Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia,
       Urusetia Cawangan Sarawak,
       Tingkat 10, Bangunan Sultan Iskandar,
       Jalan Simpang Tiga,
       93520 KUCHING, SARAWAK.

(d)  All State Public Service Commissions (Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Negeri)

(e)  All State/District Labour Departments (Jabatan)Tenaga Rakyat Negeri/Daerah


5. Appointment and Agreement

Salary for Staff Nurse U29 (upon graduation)

Basic salary : RM1194.75 per month

Critical allowance : RM179.21 per month

Housing allowance : RM 135.00 per month

Regional allowance : RM 238.95 per month

Civil Service allowance : RM 115.00 per month 
Total income per month: RM 1862.91 per month

Grade U 29

Minimum basic pay - P1 T6 RM1194.75 per month

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.

6. Career Development

After confirmation, Staff Nurses can go for any of the post basic courses:


Pediatric Nursing

Neonatal Nursing

Oncology Nursing

Intensive Care Nursing

Coronary Nursing

Psychiatric Nursing

Orthopedic Nursing

Preoperative Nursing

Ophthalmic Nursing


Personnel Management Course

Public Health Nursing Course

They can also further develop themselves academically by going for Tertiary Education:

Bachelor Nursing Sciences (Hons) in UM/UNIMAS/USM/IMU/UKM

Master in Nursing (Twinning with Monash University and University of South Australia)

Official Website : Sarawak Health Department