Syiah Kuala University in collaboration with the Office of the Education and Culture Attache of the Indonesian Embassy in Manila, TopRank Review Academy and The Institute for Continuing Career Advancement, Inc. (ICCA) held a webinar with the theme "Nurses Beyond The World and Practical Strategy For International licensure Examination", Monday (8/24) via zoom meeting. This webinar specifically discusses everything within the scope of nursing at the global order level.
Unsyiah Rector, Prof. Dr. Ir. Samsul Rizal, M.Eng, in his speech said that the purpose of this webinar was to educate participants, especially the nursing profession, so that they could improve their knowledge and abilities. So that later they will be able to enter and compete globally.
Moreover, added Samsul, the nursing profession and other health workers are currently facing extraordinary challenges. First, with the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic which requires nurses not only to be more professional in handling patients, but also to take extra care of their own immune systems. In addition, developments in science and technology, population growth and unequal access to health also have an impact on health workers.
Samsul said that the implementation of the ASEAN Mutual Recognation Agreement (MRA) should be a big opportunity and challenge for nurses in Indonesia, especially those who want to improve their abilities by studying and participating in training in various ASEAN countries.
"A nurse is required to continue learning and seriously improve its quality in order to respond to various challenges," he said.
This webinar presented the Head of Education and Culture Attache of the Indonesian Embassy in Manila, Dr. Lili Nurlaili, M. Ed. and several presenters with expertise in the field of nursing and NCLEX-RN including; Michael John Flores RN, USRN, MAN, LPT; Jeremy Rod G. Cabañez MN, RN (PH US UK); and Roland R. Villegas MAN, RN. The speakers discussed about the world of nursing in various countries in the world, how to become a globally competitive nurse, and the explanation of the sciences around the world of nursing and the importance of international certification.
Dr. Lili Nurlaili, M. Ed as the first speaker explained how the nursing school learning system in Indonesia and the Philippines, including how to learn, learning theory and practice, how to work as a nurse in the two countries, and several other things that motivated the Unsyiah Faculty of Nursing to continues to grow.
Furthermore, Michael John Flores RN, USRN, MAN, LPT presented the next material related to strategies to become a competitive nurse on a global scale. Micheal revealed that if a nurse wants to be globally competitive, she needs to take various international standard tests. This is to prove his ability. One of the recommended exams is the NCLEX-RN or National Council Licensure Examinations for Registrated Nurses. A license from the NCLEX-RN is needed for those who want to be recognized and even work in other countries.
Increasing the professionalism of nurses is one of Unsyiah's focuses at this time. This webinar is also Unsyiah's effort to increase the knowledge of lecturers, students and graduates of the Unsyiah Faculty of Nursing.
Currently Unsyiah's Faculty of Nursing is the largest nursing faculty in Aceh. This faculty has three nursing study programs, namely the undergraduate program, professional program, and the Master of Nursing program which concentrates on four parts of Nursing science. The Faculty of Nursing Unsyiah has successfully obtained accreditation from LAM-PTKes and students of professional education programs here are also required to pass the UKNI or the Indonesian Nurse Competition Test. Alumni from the Unsyiah Faculty of Nursing are currently working in various countries.
This webinar was also attended by the Vice Rector for Planning, Cooperation and Public Relations, Dr. Hizir; Dean of the Faculty of Nursing Unsyiah; Dr. Hajjul Kamil, M.Kep, Rector of Cut Nyak University of Science, Dhien Langsa; Edi Mulyadi as well as lecturers, students and graduates of the Unsyiah Nursing Faculty and the Cut Nyak Dhien Langsa University Nursing Study Program.