UGM Faculty of Medicine Inaugurates 30 New Nurses
YOGYAKARTA-As many as 30 people of Nursing Science Program Faculty of Medicine UGM on Wednesday (16/2) were sworn in the 18th oath ceremony. With the inauguration, the study program has inaugurated 1113 students. The inauguration was conducted directly by the Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti, M.Sc., Ph.D., at Auditorium II, and attended by number of guests and invitations from the Health Office, Indonesian National Nurses Association (PPNI) of Yogyakarta, Dr. Sardjito general hospital, and Dr. Suraji Tirto Negoro hospital.
According to the Head of the Nursing Department of Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Fitri Haryati, S.K.P, M. Kes., the 30 new nurses consist of 10 men and 20 women. The highest GPA was achieved by two students, namely Sri Kombong and Priyani Haryanti, at 3.88 grades. The average for GPA was 3.06 and the length of study was 2 years 8 months. “This time graduates with the highest GPA were two students with the grade of 3.88," said Fitri.
In the meantime, Ni Wayan Wiwin Asthiningsih became the youngest graduate in the age of 24 years 2 months 2 days old. The most senior graduate was Tati at the age of 44 years 4 months 10 days old. Fitri added that the highest GPA was achieved by Sri Kombong with the grade of 3.67, Candrawati Riska Dwi at 3.51, Maria Dolorosa Natu at 3.49, and Kuntadi Siswantoro at 3.49. These 30 new nurses came from 16 provinces in Indonesia," she explained.
Prof. Dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti, M.Sc., Ph.D. hoped that the students who have graduated will be able to develop themselves, both in terms of technology and nursing care. Ghufron encouraged them to continue to update the knowledge of nursing through various existing medical journals. "Of course, we encourage you to continue your studies to the higher level, both the S-2 and S-3," said Ghufron.
On that occasion, dr. Arida Oetami, M. Kes. from the Provincial Health office said that the graduates from the nursing undergraduate program in Yogyakarta continue to grow. Currently, according to Arida, 13 educational institutions are listed as opening S-1 program majoring in nursing. Arida also proposed to open nurse specialist course in the future in order to avoid gaps between health workers in a tertiary hospital with the nursing institutions. “We expect the quality of nursing graduates is standardized by following competency test. In addition, there are still gaps, such as that in a tertiary hospital already had a kidney transplant expert, but there has been no specialist nurse," Arida added.
In the same place, Nunuk Pusorowati, S.K.M, M. Kes.,Head of Education and Training management of PPNI Yogyakarta and Endang Wuryaningsih, S.Pd., M. Kes., Head of Nursing Services Dr. Suraji Tirto Negoro hospital, hope that graduates who were inaugurated that day would become professional nurses. Therefore, between nurses and doctors, there will no longer be gap and pending instructions. "Actually the concept is that between doctors and nurses is one, and they do not wait for each other’s instruction related to nursing services," said Endang.
Nunuk admitted that there are still some problems related to the role of nursing graduates to apply their knowledge. Several obstacles, among others, lack of practice facilities and the limited lecturer/clinical supervisor at the hospital. "This needs to be noted in order to search for the solutions. In addition, the certificate of competency tests for practicing permit is also important," Nunuk added.