Organization profile

Organisation profile

Our department was set in 1989 to start the baccalaureate program for nursing. At that time, it was also the first nursing department in a national university in southern Taiwan. In 1999, the master program was built and divided into five tracks, which are Adult Health Nursing, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Maternal-Child Nursing, Community Health Nursing and Nursing Administration. In 2003, the nursing track for PhD students was established under the Institute of Allied Health Sciences. In 2012, the International Advanced Program in Nursing (the master program for international students) and in 2017, the International Doctoral Program in Nursing were set up. Four Mottos of our department are “Empathy, Respect, Commitment and Caring” to integrate varieties of resources, knowledge, research findings and theories into clinical practice. Our department emphasizes to cultivate students’ autonomy, independence, critical ability and creativity, thus, to integrate into effective learning contexts for guiding them to think about the effects of social changes on people’s health and nursing profession and to apply the concept of holistic care into nursing field for an individual, family, group and community. It is expected that the graduates are well-prepared for the following competences: medical specialty, humanistic science, clinical nursing skills, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, evidence practice, teaching and learning, international communication, leadership and management, as well as lifelong learning. Also, they should be the nursing professionals with social care, international vision and commitment.

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Taiwan Medicine & Life Sciences
Nurses Medicine & Life Sciences
HIV Medicine & Life Sciences
Nursing Medicine & Life Sciences
Child Abuse Medicine & Life Sciences
Depression Medicine & Life Sciences
Caregivers Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 1995 2021

Research Output 1990 2019

Adequacy of nutrition and body weight in patients with early stage dementia: The cognition and aging study

Hsiao, H. T., Lee, J. J., Chen, H. H., Wu, M. K., Huang, C. W., Chang, Y. T., Lien, C. Y., Wang, J-J., Chang, H. I. & Chang, C. C., 2019 Oct 1, In : Clinical Nutrition. 38, 5, p. 2187-2194 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nutrition Assessment
Body Weight
Body Mass Index
1 Citation (Scopus)

A modified developmental care bundle reduces pain and stress in preterm infants undergoing examinations for retinopathy of prematurity: A randomised controlled trial

Chuang, L. J., Wang, S. H., Ma, M-C., Lin, C. N., Chen, C. L. & Huang, M-C., 2019 Feb 1, In : Journal of Clinical Nursing. 28, 3-4, p. 545-559 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Care Bundles
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Premature Infants
Randomized Controlled Trials

An ethical analysis of the shared decision-making process to withdraw from hemodialysis for an elderly patient with end stage renal disease

Wang, P. Y., Lai, W. S. & Yang, Y. C., 2019 Jan 1, In : Journal of Nursing. 66, 4, p. 103-109 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ethical Analysis
Chronic Kidney Failure
Renal Dialysis
Decision Making
Terminal Care

Student theses


Author: 靜如, 李., 2017 Aug 22

Supervisor: Feng, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

An Exploration of Sexuality and Related Factors among Breast Cancer Survivors in Indonesia

Author: 安妮, 杜., 2018 Sep 1

Supervisor: Fang, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis