Poltekkes is a centre of formal education in Aceh province, which is under the auspices of the Indonesian Health Ministry. Established in 2001 it has two levels of education; Diploma III and Diploma IV. Poltekkes Aceh focuses on improving the quality of education, research and community service in the area of health, as well as enhancing the quality of the education in general.
Poltekkes Aceh has six departments: Nursing, Midwifery, Nutrition, Dental Health, Environmental Health and Pharmaceuticals. It has more than 2,700 students, 179 lecturers and 189 employees. The largest number of students are in the Nursing department (about 1,007).
Initially, Health Polytechnic of Aceh had multiple campuses for each Department. Several campuses were damaged by the earthquake and tsunami on 26th. December, 2004. A new integrated campus was built in Aceh Besar with the help of the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency (BRR) NAD. Today, several departments of Health Polytechnic of Aceh, such as Nutrition, Environmental Health and Dental Health are already using the new campus. The Nursing and Midwifery Departments are located on three campuses in Aceh.
Prodi Diploma IV Keperawatan Banda Aceh, established in 2007, is one of the Nursing Departments in the Health Polytechnic Aceh. It has produced five graduates with expertise in medical-surgical nursing. Currently, Prodi Diploma IV Keperawatan focuses on education, research and community service in the field of Perioperative Nursing. It collaborates in the development of perioperative nursing locally, nationally and internationally.
The Nursing Department of Poltekkes is the oldest nursing school in Aceh and has considerable human resources both in terms of nursing teachers and students, adequate learning facilities and clinical practice, all of which are of value in this project.
- Hermansyah, SKM, PhD in Public Health, Director of Nursing
- Ampera Miko, MSc in Management, Director
- Dewi Marianthi, RN, PhD, Head of Diploma IV Nursing Study programme
- Wirda Hayati, RN, PhD, Head of Diploma III Nursing Study programme
- Abdurrahman, Candidate Doctor in Public Health, The Chairman of Acehnese Nursing Association
- Sofyan Sufri, MScPH, PhD in Public Health, Lecturer and researcher
- Nurleli, MSc in Nursing, Lecturer and Researcher