The Department of Nursing of National Taiwan University was inaugurated in 1956. It was the first university department of nursing in Taiwan. In 1984, a Master degree program was started to prepare nursing leaders and advanced practitioners in nursing specialties. The first Ph.D. nursing program in Taiwan was established at the School in 1997. To enable students to carry out their nursing responsibilities and to contribute to the upgrading of the nursing profession, the undergraduate program emphasizes the application of theoretical knowledge and clinical practice. The Master degree program focuses on theoretical study and its practical application to develop clinical nurse specialists and nursing leaders. The doctoral program prepares scientists of advanced nursing knowledge, practice and education, through research and scholarly activity, in order to create multidisciplinary and international leaders in nursing.
The future prospects of the Department of Nursing are; to actively recruit new PhD graduates as faculty members, to cultivate more professional leaders with advanced knowledge and skills, and to be the College of Nursing integrating nursing practice, administration, education and research to attain a new millennium in nursing.
1.The Department of Nursing of National Taiwan University was inaugurated in 1956. It was the first university department of nursing in Taiwan.
The Master degree program was started to prepare nursing leaders and advanced practitioners in nursing specialties in 1984.
2.The first Ph.D. nursing program in Taiwan was established at the Department in 1997.
Professor and Director
Ph.D., University of Colorado
Gerontological Nursing、Community health nursing、Genetic Consulting、 Nursing Administration
Ph.D., University of Washington
Gerontological Nursing、Neuroscience Nursing、Rehabillitation Nursing、Long term Care
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Pediatric Nursing 、
Ph.D. student, NTU
Maternity Nursing, Women Health, Pain Management
We have qualified faculty members with advanced academic performance and clinical competence to provide substantial guidance in theory, research and clinical practice to students. The research focus of the faculty is not only to explore psychosocial issues, but also to expand biophysical measures. The research interests of the faculty include the fields of: adult care, gerontology, maternity, children, community and psychiatry. The research grant funded and productivity according to number of academic papers published for the faculty was increasing, especially with an increasing number of papers published in international SCI or SSCI journals.
1. An excellent learning environment:
In the Department of Nursing, students learn from highly qualified faculty members. They also have a chance to practice clinical nursing in national teaching hospitals and community health stations. In addition to the courses required by the school, students are encouraged to take the elective courses offered by various departments in the University in order to broaden their minds. The Department of Nursing not only values students' professional knowledge, but also their extracurricular social activities.
2. The integration of teaching, research and clinical services:
Besides teaching at the academy, the faculty members also hold administrative or clinical positions (Joint Appointments) at National Taiwan University Hospital as a means of integrating academic study and clinical practice. As a result of the Joint Appointment system, clinical practice is improved through research, which in turn enriches the faculty's academic research. Research and clinical practice are thus integrated into the nursing curriculum.
3. The commitment of the nursing profession to society:
The Department of Nursing was entrusted by the Health Department of the Executive Yuan, from 1990 to 2000, to sponsor a National Continuing Nursing Education Center (NCNEC) so as to provide on-the-job training to nurses nationwide and keep them abreast of professional knowledge and skills. In addition, faculty members are active in nursing professional societies in which they take leading roles as presidents, members of boards of directors, controllers, and professional committee members.
4. Collaboration with foreign universities:
The Department of Nursing has started an overseas Ph.D. study program. It also has academic collaboration with the School of Nursing at the University of Washington in USA, the Department of Nursing at Mahidol University in Thailand, The Nethersole School of Nursing at the Chinese University in Hong Kong and the University of California in USA, through collaboration contracts.