Background: Most of faculty members in nursing in Indonesia have no experience working as health care provider and majority of them did not provide nursing servicesfor a long time.
Objectives:The purpose of this study was to assess the needs ofinternshipprogramforfacultymembersininnursingservices.
Methods:Study design with quantitative methods descriptive frequency. Inclusion and exclusion criteria.The research sample was 100 nursing lecturers with S2 nursing education in Bandung, West java, Indonesia.Instrument used for assessment with the questionnaire. The research method used descriptive frequency.
Results: About 46.7% of faculty members in nursing were had 11-20 years of work experience, about 5 - 10 years did not provide direct care to the patients, in which 100% said they needed nursing lecturers in nursing services, 60% stated feel less competent because they haven’t done nursing service for a long time. Presented by 46.7% of nursing lecturers that needed nursing services as much as 500 hours / 6 months. The place and skill required is 100% in accordance with specialization, 80% said that in the internship period they also carry out tridharma activities.
Conclusion: Conclusion this research the nurse lecture need 500-hour minimum/6-month internship program for faculty members in nursing services.The suggestion of this research is that each nursing education institution is expected to make a 500 hour minimum / 6 month internship program for the nursing lecturers in the institution.