The Universitas Diponegoro (UNDIP) in Indonesia sent 52 Graduate School Nursing students together with their facilitators, Muhammad Rofii, M.Hep. and Chandra Bagus R, M.Kep.,Sp. KMB for their observation– ship route in SPUP from August 15-23, 2019.

The students were exposed to several learning activities like clinical observership at the Cagayan Valley Medical Center and at the St. Paul Hospital – Tuguegarao; Community immersion in SPUP partner communities in Cabagan and Tagga and English Language course. They also attended lectures Diabetic Nursing Management, Renal Disease Nursing Management, and Philippine Health Care Delivery System. They were also toured around Tuguegarao City and Callao caves. Their benchmarking culminated with a cultural presentation and a team building activity.

The immersion program provided the MSN students an understanding of nursing education and nursing practice in the context of ASEAN countries particularly in the Philippines.