Determinants of Dental Nurse’s Decision to Continue Three Years Diploma Through The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Program

Imam Sarwo Edi, Suryanto Suryanto, Rika Subarniati Triyoga, Anggi Setyowati

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There are many dental nurses with vocational high school or one year diploma degree. The aim of this study was to analyze various factors that influence the decision of dental nurses with a vocational high school or one year diploma degree to continue three years diploma through the RPL program. The sample of this study was 100 dental nurses in the East Java who worked at hospital or primary health care (PUSKESMAS). This was a crosssectional study. We used logistic Regression to analyze the data, first step was characteristic and external factor influence on decision to join RPL, second step was the effect characteristic and external factor influence on decision to join RPL amplified by psychological factors. The results showed that 1) there was an influence of characteristics on dental nurses’ decision 2) There was no influence of external factors on dental nurses’ decision. 3) Psychological factors strengthen the influence of characteristics on dental nurses’ decision and 4) Psychological factors do not strengthen the influence of external factors on dental nurses’ decision. Further research is needed to develop characteristic and psychological among dental nurse to continue three years diploma through RPL.

Keywords: Dental nurses, Education, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33846/hn.v2i10.166

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