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Scientific Meeting of AIPNI of Regions Central Java – Yogyakarta Successfully Run on February 2, 2011

Semarang, - The Association of Indonesian Nursing Education Institutions (AIPNI) of regions Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces has successfully conducted a scientific meeting on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. The event held in Santika Hotel on Ahmad Yani Street Semarang discussed the theme ‘The Implementation of Teaching and Learning Process Focusing on Students in Support of the Competence Based Curriculum’. This one day scientific meeting was initiated by Department of Nursing Faculty of Medicine Diponegoro University (PSIK FK UNDIP) which currently acts as the coordinator of nursing education institutions in these two regions: Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces.

The event participated by 90 participants from 35 nursing education institutions was officially opened by the secretary of AIPNI, Muhammad Hadi, SKM, M.Kep. On his speech, Mr. Hadi stated that 75% of lecturers in all nursing education institutions in Indonesia are bachelor graduates (S1). They need great pushes to minimally obtain their master degree for teaching the students. This is in line with the Indonesian Government Regulation No. 5 year 2005 about the national standard of education which mentions that lecturers should at least hold their master education. To elevate the demands of S2 educated lecturers, the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education is going to provide a mandate to as many as nine higher education institutions, one of which is Diponegoro University, to open the S2 education. He also said that there are many nursing institutions who encounter some difficulty in obtaining the license from DIKTI for running the nurse profession program that make the graduates (bachelors) have to take their profession education in other institutions which already run the program.

On the same occasion, the head of AIPNI of regions Central Java – DIY, Mrs. Meidiana Dwidiyanti, S.Kp.,MSc, who is also the head of Nursing Department, Faculty of Medicine, Diponegoro University, on her speech emphasized that competence based curriculum is not a document but something that needs leaderships, commitment and high motivation from all stake holders for its implementation instead.  Meanwhile, still on the occasion, the head of Indonesian National Nurses Association of Central Java, Mr. Edi Wuryanto, S.Kp, M.Kep also commented that the quality of nursing care relies on the quality of the graduate. And the quality of graduate will definitely rely on the quality of nursing education institutions and that is why, to improve the quality of this care, the quality of education needs to be firstly improved.

After the opening ceremony, the program continued to the presentation from the first speaker, Muhammad Hadi, SKM, M.Kep who explained about the importance of the implementation of curriculum based competence in all universities particularly nursing. From this implementation, the graduate profiles which are professional care provider, community leader, manager, educator, and researcher can be achieved. On the second session, dr. Setiawan from the Health Professional Education Quality (H-PEQ) delivered his presentation about a very vital and un-separated part of the competence based curriculum implementation that is assessment or learning result evaluation.  For this concern, all lecturers should have good capability in assessing the competence of students so that the decision to state that a students is already competent or not is valid.  Further, he also mentioned about the condition nowadays that many students still consider that assessment or examination is something terrifying. Instead, they should think that assessment is a need that everyone should have access to know his/her progress. At this time, the discussion was led by the moderator Fery Mendrova, S.KM, M.Kep, Sp.Kom.

The last session of the day was sharing experience on KBK implementation presented by three institutions: PSIK-FK UGM, PSIK-FK UMY, and STIKES Kendal moderated by Madya Sulisno, S.Kp, M.Kes form PSIK FK UNDIP. This sharing gave more understanding to all participants about how KBK is implemented.

All programs successfully run with highly enthusiastic participants in following and giving response and questions on each session. The program got more interesting by special performance of traditional dance of ‘Gathot Kaca’ from PSIK UNDIP student named Chandra Nur Utama and photography display from Evans S.A. Some ice breaking activities from the organizing committee also contributed a lot to the success of the event.

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