ASEAN mutual recognition arrangement for Indonesian nurses: is it a promise?

Joko Gunawan, Yupin Aungsuroch


Nurse surplus, nurse shortage, nurse migration, unequal distribution, and multiple backgrounds of nurses are challenges being faced by Indonesian government and nurse leaders. ASEAN mutual recognition arrangement is expected to address these challenges by facilitating nurses’ mobility, exchanging knowledge and best practice, and providing a scheme to develop nurse competency in Indonesia. However, there are some concerns need to consider related to the policy and the context of Indonesian nurses, and the objectives and requirements of MRA.


MRA, ASEAN, Nurse surplus, Nurse shortage, Nurse migration, Unequal distribution, Multiple backgrounds of nurses

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