Institue of Clinical Nursing

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 Institute of Clinical Nursing

The Institute for Clinical Nursing is divided into four groups: adult nursing, maternal and child nursing, mental health nursing, and long-term care groups. The institute offers a master’s program and a doctoral program in clinical nursing practice.

Educational philosophy

Cultivate advanced nursing professionals (Clinical Nursing Specialists, CNSs) with professional autonomy, humanistic care practices, originality, cross-disciplinary scientific thinking, cross-cultural knowledge and awareness, an international viewpoint, and superior professional knowledge in nursing.

Educational goals
  • Use the nursing process to provide high-quality, holistic, and continuous care to meet the physical, mental, spiritual, social, and cultural needs of patients (individuals, families, communities).
  • Stimulate community motivation, integrate community resources, and promote community development.
  • Gain insights into environmental trends and seek personal and professional growth in nursing.
  • Make good use of research results and engage in related research to improve the quality of care for individuals, families, and communities.
1. Short-term
  • Appreciaate the advantages of the university, share the knowledge of experts in various fields, and assist in teaching.
  • Encourage innovative teaching methods and apply research results to teaching and service.
  • Integrate and strengthen the centripetal and developmental nature of each nursing group, and provide students with a high-quality learning environment.
  • Strive for teaching and learning opportunities and resources of the cross-field Rongyang team, pursue international cooperation, and exchange scholars and students with internationally renowned universities.
  • Make good use of the teacher’s expertise (Rongyang team) and invite other famous scholars and experts to participate in teaching.
  • Establish interdisciplinary research teams and encourage faculty and student participation.
  • Establish partnerships with affiliated and teaching hospitals, and grow together through research and academic exchanges.
  • Cooperate with domestic and foreign schools, the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), and clinical cross-field experts to carry out academic exchanges; gradually promote the training of national evidence-based nursing talent and development of local clinical guidelines.
2. Mid-term
  • Examine the teaching and learning feedback mechanism, expand teaching innovation, and implement training with clinical nursing experts to build advanced nursing capabilities that link theory and practice.
  • Strive for a full- and part-time teaching workforce, enrich the curriculum, and cultivate outstanding nursing expert leaders (e.g., establish a long-term care team).
  • Cultivate indigenous epistemology and methodology for understanding the humanities and healing.
  • Establish interdisciplinary research teams and encourage faculty and student participation.
  • Foster industry-government-academia cooperation to cultivate evidence-based clinical nursing experts.
3. Long-term
  • Become a benchmark for the cultivation of clinical nursing expert courses with local characteristics and alignment with international standards.
  • Implement the humanities, holistic nursing practices , and a research-oriented environment.
  • Strive for teaching full- and part-time staffs, enriching the curriculum, and cultivating excellent nursing expert leaders (e.g., establish a nursing administration and management team and a case management team).
  • Establish a cross-field research team and become a key university for international nursing research.
  • Integrate resources and promote becoming a stronghold of evidence-based nursing in Asia.
  • Effectively develop and integrate multiple resources to ensure high-quality clinical services.

Career Development Post-Graduation

Graduates are expected to integrate theoretical frameworks, teaching knowledge, relevant research, and clinical experience to provide high-quality, holistic, and continuous care in clinical, school, or nursing care settings in order to enhance the quality of clinical nursing care. They are expected to actively participate in clinical nursing teaching, promote clinical teaching and research, jointly enhance the quality of clinical teaching, and become advanced nursing professionals. In the future, graduates will play important roles in clinical care, administration, and academia.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

  1. Deepen knowledge and skills for advanced nursing practice.
  2. Expand professional fields.
  3. Participate in Leap International.
  4. Graduates are awarded Doctor of Nursing Practice-DNP by National Yang Ming University.

Qualifications for Admission to the Institute of Clinical Nursing

[Master's program]
  1. New graduates of the university’s Department of Nursing.
  2. Past graduates of relevant departments of the university’s Department of Nursing. (should have a nurse certificate)
  3. Candidates who apply for the examination must be working and possess a nurse certificate.
[Doctoral program]
  1. Nursing-related master’s degree holders (including new graduates).
  2. Licensed as a nurse.
  3. Have at least five years of nursing clinical experience; currently engaged in clinical practice.


Master's program


Doctoral program

Alumni News

Institute of Clinical Nursing Awarded Outstanding Alumni
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Service  Fu Ling (school level) Ni Songhui (College level)       Yan Wanjuan (College level) Chen Meibi (school level) Xie Meilun (College level) Chen Meili  
Administrative    Jia Shuli (College level) Chen Qiufang   Ming Jinlian (school level) Chen Shuxian (College level) Zhang Liyin (school level) Lin Bizhu   Zhang Jiaqi (College level) Wu Shufang (College level)
Academic       Chen Meibi (College level)            
Special contribution         Chen Meibi (College level) Yan Wanjuan        

Learning result

Student Awards:
  • Winner of the 2017 Clinical Practice Achievement Competition for Master’s of Nursing Students Potential Award: Zheng Caiyan
  • 107th World Congress of Nurse Anesthetists Best Poster Award: Zheng Chuanwei