The Nursing Division of Malaysia is a restructured body within the Ministry of Health Malaysia. The organisation, currently under the directions of the Director General of Health, was formally known as the Nursing Board since its establishment in 1954. The Nursing Division which has 3 subdivisions approved in 2006 formally began its operation in October 2008 as below.
a. Nursing Practice
b. Regulatory Bodies
c. Administrative and Finance
Monitors and regulates nursing practises according to the Nurses’ Act and Regulations, 1985 and also the guidelines stated in the Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses (1st Edition April 1998). The units under this section are:-- Nursing Practice (Hospitals)- Nursing Practice (Public Health)- Research and Quality Development - Continuous Professional Development
Function is to monitors compliance to the Nursing Act 1950, Midwifery Act 1966 and other nursing rules and regulations through the Nursing Board Malaysia and Midwifery Board Malaysia. The units under this section are:-- Curriculum unit - Examination unit- Private Nursing Practice and Facilities unit- Registration Unit
ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL
Manages the administrative and financial activities of the division