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Baccalaureate Program

Undergraduate Curriculum Introduction

Program Type: 2-year regular undergraduate program, 3-year advanced undergraduate program, 4-year undergraduate program

Duration: 2 years for the 2-year regular undergraduate program, 3 years for the 3-year advanced undergraduate program, 4 years for the 4-year undergraduate program

Credits Required for Graduation: 72 credits for the 2-year and 3-year programs, 138 credits for the 4-year program


Curriculum Design and Planning

       The undergraduate curriculum consists of general courses, major courses, and elective courses. General courses include basic competence courses and liberal arts education. The Chinese language competence of the basic competence courses serves as the basis for the development of professional competence and is thus delivered at an earlier stage in different programs. Liberal arts education involves subjects concerning human and social environment, natural sciences, and cultivation of humanities and arts, which promote students’ knowledge and skill development regarding humans and the environment.

     Major courses are divided into major basic and major core subjects. The major basic subjects are those concerning the basic medical sciences, including physiology, pharmacology, pathology, anatomy, microbiology, and immunology. Courses concerning professional knowledge and skills are also provided, including biostatistics, introduction to caring and communication research, physical examinations, and professional ethics. The major core subjects comprise major nursing courses of various specialties and practicums.

     With respect to elective courses, for the students with some level of basic nursing educational background who are enrolled in the 2-year undergraduate program, they need to complete 18 credits from the elective courses. Our Department offers a variety of elective courses, including major related courses, such as humanities and arts, life and career development, and health organizations, which serve as a complement and an extension of career planning. Meanwhile, to improve students’ global vision and professional independence, our Department has also set up an “international health care practice” course and organized student exchanges for short-term learning activities in collaboration with the international research groups of our University. Students are offered the opportunity to study cross-cultural nursing practices in countries like the US and Singapore to broaden their vision of learning.