Nursing Master’s Degree Program

Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Brawijaya
Written on 2 August 2013 , by angga

History Master of Nursing Programme Universitas Brawijaya

In order to achive the Millenium Development Goals by 2015, increasing the quality of health care services, including nursing care, is essential. Efforts that can be made by the nurse is to maintain and enhance competence in nursing through continuous learning. Even though nursing education has been developed through the decades, there are still lacks of nursing teachers in many nursing school in Indonesia. Most of the teachers are Bachelor in Nursing graduates, which are inappropiate and they should be at least Master of Nursing graduates. In accordance with Law no. 14 of 2005 about Teachers and Lecturers, which requires minimal education undergraduate lecturer is master degree.

In Indonesia, there is only a few of postgraduate nursing program nowadays. In order to achieve the minimum requirements of nursing teacher, based on the SK Mandat Dikti No. 716/E/T/2011, Brawijaya University is granted to established a Master of Nursing program. The decree is supported by SK Rektor Universitas Brawijaya No. 051/SK/2011 and in 2011, the Master of Nursing program was established in Brawijaya University. In November 2012, the decree of Minister of Education and Cultur of Republic Indonesia No. 390/E/O/2012 is released which strengthened the establishment of the program.

At the moment, Master of Nursing program only have 1 (one) specialty, which is Emergency Nursing specialty. This specialty is choosen because there are many emergency cases in Indonesia, including disasters. In the case of increasing incidence of emergencies, it is necessary to provide professional handling including nursing field. Efforts that can be made by the nurse is to maintain and enhance competence in nursing through continuous learning. There are currently no master programs in Nursing with emergency specialization in Indonesia. This program is very important because conditions in Indonesia that have many high potential emergencies. Emergency is a condition that requires nurses with expertise in the treatment of patients in emergency in limited time. With the establishment of the Master of Nursing program with Emergency Specialisation at Medical Faculty of Brawijaya University are expected to answer all the above challenges.