The increasing public awareness toward the importance of health and demand for quality health services is a challenge for nurses in Indonesia.Nursing education institutions are required to continuously improve the quality of their nurse graduate. This fact encourages Master of Nursing UMY to implement various programs to motivate students of Master of Nursing UMY to learn more and to improve themselves more, one among many other wayamong others is by conducting Clinical Practicum Program; said head of Master of Nursing UMY, Yuni Permatasari Istanti during “Implementing Trans Cultural Nursing” seminar in minitheater of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine UMY, Thursday, November 20th, 2014.

This seminar, held by Student Association of Master of Nursing (HIMAGIKA) UMY, aims at sharing students’ experience during their stay while having clinical practicum in three different countries.During the seminar, comparative case management, health insurance system, and the implementation of evidence–based nursing in three different countries are presented.Participants consisting of graduate and postgraduate nursing students, clinicians from the hospital network, and nursing lecturers, listen with enthusiasm to all materials presented by Deni Imam Maghfur, Fitri Suciana and Endrian Mulyady, who are respectively third semester students of master of nursing UMY.

This occasion was also attended by Director of Postgraduate program UMY, Dr. Achmad Nurmandi, M.Sc., who delivered a welcoming speech as well as opening the seminar.According to him, this one month abroad clinical practicum, not only enriches students’ experience to apply trans cultural nursing but will also be a means to conduct research, and compare government policies on health.Achmad Nurmandi expects similar event can also be applied in other study program, especially at postgraduate program.