Nurse Practice License Policy (Study on the Implementation of the Nurse Practice License Policy in Lamongan Regency)

Dadang Kusbiantoro, Arif Darmawan, Joko Widodo


The implementation of nursing practice is regulated in Law No. 38 of 2014 concerning Nursing. Nurses who work must have a Nurse Practice License, which is abbreviated as SIPP (Surat Izin Praktik Perawat). Nurses are required to have SIPP1 to work in health care agencies and are required to have SIPP2 if they practice independent nursing. Researchers noticed some problems related to the license policy. The purpose of this study was to analyze and develop a model for implementing a nurse practice license policy in Lamongan district. The researcher used George Edward III's theory of public policy implementation.The research method used was descriptive qualitative design with a phenomenological approach. The source of data were obtained from informants and document studies. Informants in this study were policy implementers, namely from professional organizations, health offices, licensing offices and policy recipients, namely nurses. The data were collected through in-depth interviews and observations.The results showed that the communication factor between policy implementers was running well, but communication between implementers and policy recipients was still not optimal. In the resource factor, there were nurses with different educational backgrounds and different levels of competence. The disposition factor showed a commitment from the local government to support the implementation of the nurse practice license policy in Lamongan district. Regarding the bureaucratic structure, there were already local regulations governing the policy for nurse practice license.Supporting factors for the implementation of the nurse's practice license policy were in the form of laws and regulations regarding nursing. Inhibiting factors are gray areas in nursing practice, community perceptions of nurse practices, nurse competence according to the type of nurse and educational background.In conclusion, the implementation of the nurse practice license in Lamongan Regency has been running but not optimal. The researchers recommend an evaluation towards the nurse's practice license policy and carry out research findings.

Keywords: Policy, Nurse Practice License

DOI: 10.7176/PPAR/10-11-03

Publication date: November 30th 2020

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