NURSING EDUCATION IN INDONESIA: TODAYS AND FUTURE TRENDS

Nursalam1, Ferry Efendi1, Lan Thi Ngoc Dang2, Yuni Sufyanti Arief1
1 Faculty of Nursing
Airlangga University Indonesia
2Vietnam Development Information Center,
Global Development Learning Network Vietnam

Abstract
Societal and health care changes have presented many challenges for nursing. The challenge for nursing education is to ensure that professional education remains relevant and keeps in track with the needs of the market. These challenges include globalization, changes of patient characteristics, impacts of technology information, migration, future tendencies and other current issues in nursing development in Indonesia. A desk study was performed from relevant published materials. Literature was reviewed from means and databases of the International Council of Nurses, Indonesian Nurses National Association and electronic journals. The aim of this paper is to consider possible future societal and healthcare changes and how they may impact the development of future nursing education. A clear understanding of these factors is critical to face tomorrow challenges within global context.

Keywords: nurse, education, curriculum
This paper will be presented at Shanghai International Nursing Conference, November 2009

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