Indonesian Nursing Curricula Project to Achieve Congruency with 2009 WHO Global Standards for Initial Education of Professional Nurses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308598
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Indonesian Nursing Curricula Project to Achieve Congruency with 2009 WHO Global Standards for Initial Education of Professional Nurses
Author(s):
Edwards, Joan Elaine
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Beta
Author Details:
Joan Elaine Edwards, PhD, jedwards3@twu.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Purpose:  In 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) published global standards for initial nursing education intending these standards to be used to ensure globally competent and safe nursing care.   This educator recently facilitated a curriculum revision within Indonesia utilizing the WHO document.  Project findings have applicability to countries or nursing programs attempting a similar revision.  Although the 2009 document is well written, some difficulties were encountered.  Specific problems along with improvement recommendations are shared.   

Method:  Initial curriculum assessments were done for the seven selected nursing programs.  Curriculum comparisons were made to individual criteria in  the 2009 WHO document Standard 3: Nursing Program Curricula to determine: 1) Existing congruency, 2) lacking essential components, 3) plan of action to achieve congruency, and 4) timeline.  

Results:  Congruency was found in areas such as theory and practice balance, knowledge and skills taught to meet population needs, active learning/simulation approaches, competency-based learning, paradigm shift to critical thinking, and program evaluations.  Criteria only partially or not yet achieved included consideration of workforce planning flows, curriculum relating to professional regulatory requirements of practice ( lack of a Nurse Practice Act in Indonesia), e-learning utilization, evidence-based research usage,  multi-disciplinary education approach, and  clinical site adequacy.  Difficulties encountered with the 2009 WHO document included problems related to document use in a culture with a primary language other than English, difficulty in comprehension of concepts within the document, perceived ambiguity of certain criteria, and the perception of repetition of criteria.   Recommendations will be shared to address encountered difficulties with the 2009 WHO document.

Conclusions: The 2009 WHO document is a major step toward global standards achievement in initial nursing education.  Refinements in the document to address encountered difficulties will make the document even more valuable.

Keywords:
nursing education; WHO global standards; curriculum revision
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIndonesian Nursing Curricula Project to Achieve Congruency with 2009 WHO Global Standards for Initial Education of Professional Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Joan Elaineen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsJoan Elaine Edwards, PhD, jedwards3@twu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308598-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Purpose:  In 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) published global standards for initial nursing education intending these standards to be used to ensure globally competent and safe nursing care.   This educator recently facilitated a curriculum revision within Indonesia utilizing the WHO document.  Project findings have applicability to countries or nursing programs attempting a similar revision.  Although the 2009 document is well written, some difficulties were encountered.  Specific problems along with improvement recommendations are shared.    <p>Method:  Initial curriculum assessments were done for the seven selected nursing programs.  Curriculum comparisons were made to individual criteria in  the 2009 WHO document Standard 3: Nursing Program Curricula to determine: 1) Existing congruency, 2) lacking essential components, 3) plan of action to achieve congruency, and 4) timeline.   <p>Results:  Congruency was found in areas such as theory and practice balance, knowledge and skills taught to meet population needs, active learning/simulation approaches, competency-based learning, paradigm shift to critical thinking, and program evaluations.  Criteria only partially or not yet achieved included consideration of workforce planning flows, curriculum relating to professional regulatory requirements of practice ( lack of a Nurse Practice Act in Indonesia), e-learning utilization, evidence-based research usage,  multi-disciplinary education approach, and  clinical site adequacy.  Difficulties encountered with the 2009 WHO document included problems related to document use in a culture with a primary language other than English, difficulty in comprehension of concepts within the document, perceived ambiguity of certain criteria, and the perception of repetition of criteria.   Recommendations will be shared to address encountered difficulties with the 2009 WHO document.<b></b><p>Conclusions: The 2009 WHO document is a major step toward global standards achievement in initial nursing education.  Refinements in the document to address encountered difficulties will make the document even more valuable.en_GB
dc.subjectnursing educationen_GB
dc.subjectWHO global standardsen_GB
dc.subjectcurriculum revisionen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:33:25Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:33:25Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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