Indonesian Nurses working in Kuwait
since 1993. We have approximately 600 nurses now.
A short survey covered 25% , With 2 - 17 years of
experience in Kuwait to understand their opinion of
A questionnaire was used as a tool
The Questionnaire include open ended and
limited question which related to their
Personal feelings towards -
• To work experiance
The analysis shows
“ My choice is good – coming to Kuwait” (64%)
“ We could built Good Inter Personal
“ I want to stay longer in Kuwait” ( 60%)
In relation to work setting
Have good communication with their
No difficulty in understanding their
Cooperative with their colleagues in their
work settings (64%)
I. Their response towards difficulties faced in Kuwait
Communication problem in general.
Cultural differences .
Home sickness .
Stress regarding schooling for their children in
Kuwait ( those with family)
II. Attainments from Kuwait - Professional:
Gained extensive experience in some nursing
specialties (like dialysis, Emergency, orthopedic
Learnt to be patience
Learnt Arabic language .
Opportunity for Religious practices .
III. Chances in attending In-Service-
education Programs :
Had opportunities in attending In-Service
(vary between 1 –9 times)
Indonesian Diploma nurses are educationally well
prepared, able to manage smoothly with clients &
colleagues, BUT -
1. Preferably graduate nurses (University level)-
( According to WHO minimum requirement is
Bachelor degree in Nursing by 2015).
2. Nursing curriculum need to include:
A. Anthropology subject.
B. Human relation.
C. English as medium of instruction – with
concentration on conversation.
D. Arabic language ( elective course) to those
who plan to work in Arab countries.
3.Training in specialized area after graduation before going
abroad ( Minimum 3 years)
I would advise Nursing academy institutions in
Indonesia to be affiliated to a recognized university
in your country.
Accredited by recognized accreditation body from other
Mrs.Hanan Al-Noquidan. 11