DEVELOPING A PROJECT PLAN FOR DEVELOPMENTAL WORK HANDLE BY 10 SCANDINAVIA NURSING EXPERTS
Director of Poltekkes Aceh T. Iskandar Faisal S.Kp M.Kes officially opened the International Workshop entitled Developing A Project Plan For Developmental Work which was held for 5 days from 13-17 February 2023 at Nursing Department Campus of the Aceh Health Polytechnic of the Ministry of Health in Banda Aceh City. In his remarks, he would like thanks to Professor Jan Nilsson as Project Leader which pointed Poltekkes Aceh as host for the second time for International Workshops in 2023. He hope that the collaboration that has been established can continue in the future because it is urgently needed to increase the capacity and quality of lecturers and strengthen cooperation, and exchange students among foreign universities.
Professor Jan Nilsson Project Leader summarized what had been achived during the first and second year and although the pandemic situation the project activities have been accomplished using digital and later on physical meetings in both Indonesia and Scandinavia. He further stated that the CABNEI project is important, as it contributes to global quality improvement of nursing education in line with the World Health Organizations strategic directions 2021-2025. The project also have a clear connection to the UN Development Goals and contributes to especially to goal number 3: Health and Well-being and goal number: 4 Quality education. The CABNEI project will be concluded in June 2023 by an international conference focusing on Quality Improvement in Nursing Education, that will be held in Banda Aceh with key note speakers from WHO, and the Indonesian National Nursing Association.
According to Dr Dewi Marianthi S.Kp M.Kep.Sp.Mat as Quality Control and Head of the Department of Nursing, she said that the activity was included in the Work Package (WP) 2.3.2 of the Capacity Building In Nursing Education in Indonesia (CABNEI) project co-funded by The Erasmus+ Program of The European Union since the beginning of the year 2021 until mid-2023 later which involved 4 countries and 8 universities.
Dr Hermansyah SKM MPH as the Committee Coordinator adding information that the activity was also facilitated by 8 Change Agents from 4 health education institutions in Aceh Province. There was 10 professors who attended this session which came from Scandinavian countries namely Birthe Thorø, and Lea Deichmann Nielsen from University College South (UC Syd) Denmark; Desirée Burenlind, Johanna Svärd, and Anna Willman from Karlstad University (KAU) Sweden; Jan Nilsson and Randi Elisabeth Martinsen from Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN) Norway, and also Astrid Birgitte Wevling, Inger Marie Tjøstolvsen, and Liv Berit Fagerli from Østfold University College, Norway (HiØ) Norway. They provided material and shared their experiences with 19 Nurse Educators from the Faculty of Nursing USK, Faculty of Public Health UNMUHA, Nursing Academy Ibnu Sina Sabang, and Poltekkes Kemenkes Aceh. The expected end result of this activity is an increase in the knowledge and abilities of lecturers in develop a project plan for their developmental work. (her)
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