Educational System

Nursing education at Alma Ata University aligns with both national policies and the needs of communities.

The evolution of nursing as a profession through the Higher Education Pathway has been a prolonged journey, starting with its declaration in the 1983 PPNI congress. The growing societal need for healthcare services over time constitutes a substantial challenge in the healthcare sector, underscoring the importance of professionalism in nursing. The collaborative efforts between the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Health have led to crucial changes in nursing education. The competency Standards for Nursing, the Indonesian National Qualifications Framework (KKNI), and National Higher Education Standards act as key references for the execution of nursing education. 

Alma Ata University student learning activities and staff development

The governmental regulations currently issued serve as the guiding framework for Alma Ata University in delivering nursing education. This influence is evident in the curriculum, input standards, process standards, output standards, infrastructure, and educational resources within Alma Ata’s nursing education. Practical measures to enhance the quality of education involve creating a better academic environment, continually improving the qualifications and competencies of faculty, and establishing both national and international networks. These initiatives are all aimed at producing nursing graduates who meet the requirements of healthcare stakeholders and can effectively respond to societal demands for competent nursing professionals.

Indonesian Nursing Education

Types of nursing education in Indonesia consist of:

Vocational Education Academic Education Professional Education
Nursing Education with primary focus on preparing nurses to apply and master specific nursery skills. 
 Nursing education with primary focus at mastery and development of nursery discipline, includes Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral program. Nursing education aimed at obtaining competency in nursing profession 

In the realm of Indonesian Nursing Higher Education, It’s structured described as follows:

Diploma III Nurse Education (Nurse) Magister Doctoral
Completion of a Three-Year diploma program in nursing results in the recognition of the graduate as an Associate Expert in Nursing (AMD.Kep) Those who complete the Ners (Nurse) education, combining both Bachelor’s and professional defrees, recivie the title Ners (Nurse), and the professional designation (Ns). Completion of Master Degree in Nursing program results in the conferred title (M.Kep) Completion of Doctoral Degree in Nursing program results in the conferred title (Dr.Kep)

Nursing specialist education encompasses the following disciplines:

  1. Surgical Medical Nursing Specialist, graduates are awarded the title (Sp.KMB)
  2. Maternity Nursing Specialits, graduates are awarded the title (Sp.Kep.Mat)
  3. Community Nursing Specialist, graduates are awarded the title (Sp.Kep.Kom)
  4. Pediatric Nursing Specialist, graduates are awarded the title (Sp.Kep.Anak)
  5. Mental Health Nursing Specialist, graduates are awarded the title (Sp.Kep.Jiwa)

Graduates from various levels of nursing higher education, in accordance with KKNI standards, are outlined as follows:

  1. Three year Nursing Diploma – Level KKNI 5
  2. Ners (Bachelor+Profession) – Level KKNI 7
  3. Master’s in Nursing – Level KKNI 8
  4. Nursing Specialist – Level KKNI 8
  5. Doctorate in Nursing – Level KKNI 9

(Source: KKNI Academic Manuscript)
Authored by: Edi Sampurno

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