Faculty of Nursing UNAIR Hosts International Conference

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Vice Rector IV UNAIR Junaedi Khotib, S.Si., M.Kes., Ph.D., Apt., giving speech in the conference in Garuda Mukti Hall, Campus C, UNAIR (Photo: Binti Q. Masruroh)

UNAIR NEWS – Lecturing staff of Faculty of Nursing (FKp) Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) cooperated with 14 nursing education institutions to hold international nursing conference,  ‘The 7th International Nursing Conference: Global Nursing Challenge in Free Trade Area’. The conference was held in Garuda Mukti Hall, UNAIR Management Building, on Friday, April 8.  It was attended by 325 participants from students, lecturers and clinical nurses.

In his official address, the Dean of FKp UNAIR Prof. Nursalam, S.Kp., M.Nurs, explained that nurses are one of medical professions affected by free trade era, including ASEAN Economic Community (MEA). Therefore, universities have responsibilities to create professional nurses with global competence.

“Universities conducted researches and published them internationally would support the world class university ranking. Universities with excellent research tradition will produce quality nurses so public service on healthcare will also improve,” Prof. Nursalam.

Vice Rector IV UNAIR Junaedi Khotib, S.Si., M.Kes., Ph.D., Apt., on behalf of UNAIR Rector hoped that the international conference will be held more often.

“I hope research collaborations, seminars and international conferences like this can be held more often. With these kind of events, we can realize the healthy society as soon as possible,” said the Vice Rector IV UNAIR.

In this international conference, there were four sessions of panel discussions, on Friday and Saturday, April 8-9 2016. It was attended by 325 participants consisted of 115 teams and individual oral speakers, and 72 poster competition participants. From all presented papers, there will be five papers chosen as the best papers and published in ‘Ners’ journal of FKp UNAIR.

Some researches presented in the panel discussions were “Effectiveness of Lavender Aromatherapy on Axiety Level: A Literature Review” written by FKp master program student and “Application Relations Professional Nursing Care Model (FGM) Tim with Hospital Patient Satisfaction in Jombang” written by a bachelor student of Universitas Darul Ulum Jombang.

Some of nursing education institutions attending were from Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya, Politeknik Kesehatan – Kemenkes Surabaya, Politeknik Kesehatan – Kemenkes Malang, Universitas Darul Ulum Jombang, STIKES Ngudia Husada Madura, and Universitas Muhammadiyah Banjarmasin.

In one discussion, a speaker from JICA presented the research,‘Advanced Nursing Practice in The Global Nursing’. Ikuko said that global nursing concept has been developed since 1990 but there were no special explanation on its concept.

“Having lived and worked in three African countries, Malawi, Kenya and Burundi, as well as in Indonesia, I have faced “globing nursing” situations, and therefore, I would like to give this developing research area some personal consideration,” said the head of JICA advisors.

This conference was attended by Kristen Graham, RN, RM, MNg, MPH&TM, MPEd&Tr, GDipMid, GdipHSc from Universitas Flinders – Australia, SEKI Ikuko MPH, R.N, R.M.W, P.H.N., from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Madiha Mukhtar, RN, MScN, BScN, RM from Ibn-e-Seina Hospital and Research Institute, Pakistan. (*)

Author: Defrina Sukma S.
Editor    : Binti Q. Masruroh

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