Some 115 nursing professionals and managers from 13 health care institutions across Indonesia participated in a nursing training programme supported by Temasek Foundation. Organised in partnership with Nanyang Polytechnic International (NYPi) and Indonesia’s Ministry of Health, the programme aims to raise the level of nursing care in Indonesia and promote excellence in nursing practices.
The 18-month programme, which started in November 2012, will see participants undergo various courses such as Nursing Management and Train-the-Trainer courses in Orthopedic Nursing and Nursing Pedagogy.
It is hoped that the participants of the programme will share their newly acquired knowledge with other nurses in Indonesia through various channels such as post-training sharing workshops. Eventually, the programme aims to reach an additional 575 nurses.
This is the second such programme organised with NYPi in Indonesia. In 2008, Temasek Foundation and NYPi trained 104 nursing professionals from seven nursing schools and hospitals in Java. Concepts introduced during the course include evidence-based practice, critical thinking and infection control strategies that were subsequently customised and incorporated into their existing nursing curriculum.