Department of Nursing S1 Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) is now undertaking the Credit Earning Program (CEP) in collaboration with Angeles University Foundation (AUF), Philippines. The group from UMP consisting of 5 students and one lecturer safely arrived in Philippines and was warmly welcomed by the representatives of AUF on Wednesday (April 25, 2018). The CEP will be done for 6 weeks started from 23 April to 4 June 2018.
The head of Nursing Department S1 UMP, Ns. Sri Suparti, S.Kep, M. Kep., said the objectives of this program are to earn credits by joining several courses at AUF; to get clear description of Nursing education in another country, to implement the Memorandum of Action with AUF, to promote Summer Program PSIK of FHS UMP to universities in Philippines, and to experience new atmosphere of learning and culture in Philippines.
“In short, our faculty wants to show that we can do a real action of partnership at the international level,” said Suparti.
According to Dr. Ns. Umi Solikhah, S.Pd., M.Kep. (Head of Department Pediatric Nursing), also coming to join the CEP at AUF, the five students joining the program are Fini Alfiani Cantigi Ram, Indita Wilujeng Astiti, Shinta Antin Kumalasari, Tiffatul Jannah Firdausya, and Wiji Pangestu from Nursing Department S1.
Umi expects the students will do the learning activities very well and focus on the objectives so that the new and useful knowledge can be obtained and shared with their friends at UMP and in Nursing Department in particular. In addition, they are also later expected to be capable of applying the knowledge they get in society.
The CEP between UMP and AUF is just one numerous collaborative activities to do by both universities. All programs planned are intended to strengthen the partnership between the two universities. (nov-kui)