Malaysia Needs 20,000 Nurses


 
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KUALA LUMPUR (ASRN.ORG) - Malaysia needs 20,000 registered nurses, in all specializations.  Adding to the nursing shortage is that approximately 1,000 nurses are leaving the profession annually. 

Local nurses cite the "demanding work and long hours" as the reason for their continued departure from the profession.

One nurse states that it is "simply a reflection of the nursing crisis happening around the world."  Like everywhere else, she says, "there is a shortage of nurses that are in high demand caused by the graying population.”

In Malaysia, by the year 2020, an estimated 10 percent of the population will be 60 years or older. This is up from approximately
6% in the year 2000.

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