Monday, May 14, 2012

Nurses in the country encouraged to specialise

This is a step in the right direction encouraging nurses to specialise and in the process enabling them to enjoy monthly cash incentives.

From the Star:

SHAH ALAM: More specialist nurses will enjoy monthly cash incentives, as the government bids to encourage more nurses to specialise in 26 fields of healthcare.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said there was a shortage of specialist or special care nurses, with only 21,814 nurses having post-basic qualifications from a total of 96,598.

To encourage them to specialise, he said the government had expanded the list of critical care and clinical specialisation to 26 fields from the initial 18.

Liow said a post-basic certificate was equivalent to an advanced diploma, and the added skills and knowledge would help nurses care for their patients better.

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More specialist nurses to enjoy monthly cash incentives

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