Nursing Students Go to ICT Program Malaysia

From Left to Right : Khodijah Salahudin and Hasnikmatullah Suprabekty

Two students of Nursing Study Program, Faculty of Health Sciences Universitas Brawijaya (UB), namely Hasnikmatullah Suprabekty and Khodijah Salahudin, were sent to Malaysia to take part in the International Credit Transfer (ICT) program at the International Islamic Universiti Malaysia (IIUM).

The two students will study at IIUM for six months with scholarships from IIUM and UB.

IIUM was chosen as a place for ICT because of the quality and affordable cost of education.

Vice Dean I of the Faculty of Medicine UB,Prof. Dr. Titin Andri Wihastuti, S.Kp., M.Kes said that this ICT program was purpose to increase the experience of studying abroad.

“It is hoped that after participating in the ICT program, students will have the mindset and broad experience in nursing that is needed by global markets such as the US and other countries,” she said.

She added that there are obstacles faced, such as the difference in the curriculum held at UB and IIUM. However, these obstacles can be overcome by an MOU and curriculum alignment between UB and IIUM.

Vice Dean II of the Faculty of Health Science, Dr. Asti Melani Astari, S.Kp, M.Kep, Sp.Mat added that the main requirement to join this ICT program is to have a GPA >3, TOEFL min. 550 and has taken third semester.

Meanwhile, Hasnikmatullah admitted that he was both happy and worried.

“I am happy because I got a rare opportunity to study abroad from university. But I am also worried because this is the first time I am away from my parents and the responsibility given to me is also big because I carry the good name of my family, university and country,” she said.

Hasnik admitted that she knew about the program from academic socialization related to ICT programs through zoom and communication networks which were distributed in the batch group.

Hasnik hopes that through this activity, she can establish good relations between the two countries so that later she can uphold the good name of the university and the state.

In addition to Hasnik and Khodijah, the Nurse Profession Study Program sent five people to Japan for the Kansai Frontier and Izumikai Medical Corporation Osaka Japan internship program last month.

From the 11 students who took part in the selection, five passed the N4 test and left for Japan. [Humas UB/ Trans. Iir]