A meeting between ARU and UGM Team in Yogyakarta, Nov 2022. From left: Dr Syahirul Alim, Dr Khudazi Aulawi, Dr Ahmad Hamin Sadewa, Dr Robert Priharjo, Dr Hephzibah Samuel, Nic Guthrie
The project, funded by British Council Indonesia, started in 2022 through the Going Global Partnership scheme. The initial funding is for two years, but the team is aiming to sustain the project by securing internal and external funding from different sources.
The project is led by Dr Robert Priharjo (ARU) and Dr Syahirul Alim (UGM).
This project aims to develop a partnership enabling practitioners from the UK and Indonesia to share nursing education practices and competencies that are transferable and relevant to the healthcare systems in both countries.
The main targets are nursing higher education institutions and nursing organisations, with other relevant stakeholders also being included.
The State of the World’s Nursing 2020 (WHO, 2020) recommends investment in nursing education by accelerating and sustaining jobs and leadership to avoid a projected global workforce shortage of six million, and to meet the goal of 'health for all by 2030'.
In the UK, nursing education can only be conducted at approved educational institutions. Nursing standards and registration are regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
In Indonesia, the Nursing Act (UU Keperawatan Nomor 38, 2014) stipulates how nursing is managed. However, due to having many different education institutions and bodies, the country faces a number of practical issues. A crucial challenge is the development and application of measures and metrics to ensure that nursing graduates are clinically competent.
This project will address these issues by assisting partners in Indonesia to identify core nursing skills, sharing best practices in innovations and education to respond to current challenges, and reviewing curricula and designing objective assessment tools such as Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for nursing graduates.
This project aligns with ARU's strategy, particularly in terms of delivering international excellence and building and nurturing vibrant communities.
So far, we have implemented a range of joint online activities and face-to-face curriculum benchmarking, workshops and conferences in Indonesia and the UK.
TNE and international mobility meeting between ARU and UGM at ARU's Chelmsford campus, May 2023.
Second row, from left: Martin McCharty, Rosett Sibona-Moyo, Nic Guthrie, Dr Melanie Bird, Dr Sian Shaw, Sharon Ferrie, Dr Hephzibah Samuel, Lesley Drayton, Dr Lauren Crabb.
First row, from left: Dr Robert Priharjo, Dr Syahirul Alim, Dr Khudazi Aulawi, Prof Nigel Harrison, Dr Mark Norrish
For more information about the project, please contact Dr Robert Priharjo at [email protected] or Dr Syahirul Alim at [email protected]