“Nursing is an unique profession.” Said Mr. Agung, SKp, MSc, PhD, lecture of Nursing Universitas Indonesia (UI) ahead students Master of Nursing UMY who took Medical Surgical Nursing in Nursing Public Lecture on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 at Posgraduate Building 3rd Floor Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta.
He said that, a nurse must be have a good basic on their profession, that are knowing nursing theory, having sense of social, knowing etic code, and ability to do professional working.
Public lecture continued by discussion about The Issue and Trend of Medical Surgical Nursing. One of the nursing issue in Indonesia at the moment was the nurse who dominated by graduate of vocation degree (D3). It was related with data of Badan Pengembangan dan Pemberdayaan Sumber Daya Manusia Kesehatan, Kemenkes RI, 2017. Based on classification of nurses by their education, total about 296.876 in Indonesia, about 77,56 % (230.262) nurses came from Associate Degree (D3), 10,84% (32.189) Ners (S1), 6,42% Specialism (S2), and 5, 17% (15.347) was graduate of Nursing Education School (High School Level). Besides, nurse of master graduate in Indonesia, most of them still only on education, haven’t handle to the patient yet directly as associate degree did. Hope that all of nurse profession in the future, at least had bachelor degree (Ners) on their education.