Degree : Sarjana Keperawatan (Bachelor of Nursing)
Campus Location : Depok Campus
Lecture Schedule : Morning/Daytime
Length of Study : 8 semesters for Academic Phase, 2 semesters for Professional Phase
Language : Indonesian
Accreditation : A
Universitas Indonesia’s Bachelor of Nursing degree combines knowledge, professional skills, nursing practices and caring. The student nurses are trained to be able to demonstrate reliable nursing skills within the settings of holistic health care service towards individuals, families and community. In addition, the study program is concerned with the education of graduate nurses who are able to promote health recovery, engage in leadership over health issues and maintain activities in basic nursing research.
There are six featured subjects in nursing science, namely Basic Science and Basic Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing, Maternity Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Mental Health Nursing and Community Health Nursing.
Basic Science and Basic Nursing focuses on the knowledge of the underlying ideas which form the paradigm of comprehending the nursing profession, human development, comprehension of nursing theories, depression theory, dynamic group, system concept, approach concept and nursing ethics. It also observes the ability to think critically to solve problems, while focusing on basic skills to meet human requirements. This subject emphasizes on the introduction of nursing methods as approaches to problem solving, application of basic nursing concepts in meeting the clients’ requirements, influence of nutrition towards health and human life cycle at various levels and the grip of socio-cultural factors towards required nutrition supply.
Medical Surgical Nursing focuses on the underlying concept and principle of medical surgery in the application of nursing science and technology in conforming to an adult client’s needs, which undergoes physiological changes with or without structural disorder, for example, the respiratory system, cardiovascular system and musculosceletal. In addition, this subject prioritizes on research activities for medical surgical recovery nursing, identification of health issues and analysis of relevant information from various sources with regard to cross-cultural perspectives.
Maternity Nursing focuses on integrated care given to mothers during prenatal and post natal phases. The maternity nurse assists the mother and the family during their pregnancy and afterwards. The program also provides the student nurse with relevant issues on the recovery of maternity health for both mother and baby, knowledge of psychological support and counseling for mother and family to cope with pregnancy and post birth. Student nurses are also given knowledge to coordinate all integrated maternity aspects to be conferred to the clients.
Pediatric Nurses work closely with,not only children, but also parents and family as part of the influential factors in a child’s growth and development. Disorders, accidents and any unpleasant incidents are prone to affect a child’s growth and development, both mentally and physically. A Pediatric Nurse is there to help provide specific care to meet the child’s particular needs. In this program student nurses are provided with the theory and foundation of pediatric nursing, child care models, child’s growth and development and governmentally standardized child care.
Mental Health Nursing studies how to care for people of all ages suffering from various types of mental health disorders. The program provides knowledge and training in psychological therapies, liaising with psychiatrists, building therapeutic relationship and coping with the patients’ behavior. The student nurses will also receive education on preventing mental illness in individuals with bio-psycho-socio-spiritual problems.
Community Health Nursing emphasizes the basic concept of community health care, health promotion programs and comprehensive disease prevention, managing community health problems, community health maintenance and rehabilitation practice.
In order to obtain the degree, student nurses have to complete two academic phases, namely, the academic phase and the professional education phase. The academic phase is designed to be completed in 8 semesters, comprising of 144 credits and 2 credits of additional elective courses. Professional education phase is set to be accomplished within a 42-week period worth 25 credits. After graduation, graduate nurses have to undertake a practical program as prerequisite to a professional program in nursing. Upon completion of the program, student nurses have the opportunity to practice as professional nurses.
Nursing graduates are in demand for employment in hospitals, community health centers, community clinics in national and international organization. Graduates of nursing science can also pursue further studies for master degree specialising in the associated discipline and or be engaged in research activities.