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International Advanced

Program in Nursing (IAPN)


Department of Nursing
National Cheng Kung University
Tainan, Taiwan

Taiwans history started from Tainan City


Located in the southwest of Taiwan on the rich and
fertile Jianan Plain, with a population of about
1,881,026.
One of the five capital metropolises in Taiwan.
Tainan has been historically regarded as one of the
oldest cities in Taiwan, and its former name, Tayouan
(), has been claimed to be the source of the
name Taiwan.
Yearly average temperature is 23.1 degrees of
Celsius. January has the lowest temperature around
14.7 degrees and August has the highest
temperature around 29 degrees.

NCKU: Top-Tier University

Available NCKU
Distinguished
Scholarship
2 years award
timeframe
Tuition &
dormitory fees
waived
Living
allowance
provided

Affordable Tuition
(Based on 2013-2014
academic year)

High-Quality Dormitories

International Degree-seeking Students


(Total: 613 (63)_updated on March 14, 2014)
Europe: 55 (:17)
N. America: 33 (:2)
America : 25
Canada : 8

Latin America: 93 (:17)

Russia : 18
France : 9
Germany : 4
Czech : 4
England : 4
Slovakia : 2
Spain : 2
Hungary :2
Romania : 1

Panama : 14
Haiti : 13
Honduras : 11
Paraguay : 11
El Salvador : 9
Belize : 6
Nicaragua : 6
Guatemala : 4
Ecuador : 4
Dominican Republic : 3
St. Lucia : 3
St. Vincent and Grenadines
: 2
Colombia : 2
Peru : 2
Chile:1
Africa: 31 (:6)
Costa Rica : 1
Burkina Faso : 12
Mexico : 1
Gambia : 8
Swaziland : 7
South Sudan : 2
Egypt : 1
Kenya : 1

Luxembourg: 1
Switzerland : 1
Slovenia : 1
Nederland : 1
Bulgaria : 1
Croatia : 1
Finland : 1
Poland : 1

Asia: 392 (:19)


Indonesia : 124
Vietnam : 104
Malaysia : 53
Thailand : 23
Mongolia : 16
Japan : 15
Iran : 13
India : 11
Korea : 11
Philippines : 6
Bangladesh : 3
Iraq : 3
Nepal : 3
Singapore : 2
Myanmar:1
Jordan: 1
Israel : 1
Pakistan : 1
Turkey : 1

Oceania: 9 (:2)
Tuvalu : 4
Solomon : 5

IAPN all Began with


May, 2011- A request from The
Directorate General of Higher Education,
Ministry of Education and Culture (DIKTI),
Indonesia.
12th May, 2011- All faculties agreed to
support the educational needs in the
aspect of Health Care in Indonesia
Administration process of tailor-made
program

Department Environment
Prayer Room
Bilingual environment
(Chinese-English)
International Office

Alumni and Current Students


2012- 14 alumni
2013- 12 alumni
2014- 17 current students

Tailor-made Program
NCKU Handbook of Admission
IAPN Masters Student Handbook

Course Information
Courses

Fall semester

Health & Physical Assessment


& Examination

Nursing Research

Advanced Nursing Practicum (I)

Data Analysis & Management in


Health Care
Required
courses Bio-& Medical Ethics
Advanced Nursing Practicum
(II)
Evidence-based Health Care

3
2
3
2

Seminar in Nursing Education


Master Thesis : 6 credits
Special Issues in Public Health
3
and Health Policy
Disaster and Emergency
3
Nursing
Elective Infectious Disease Prevention
courses & Management
Qualitative Research
Special Issues in Maternal-child
Nursing
Scientific Writing

Spring semester

3
3
3

Credits required for


graduation:
The required courses
-21 Credits
The elective courses
-9 credits
The master thesis
-6 credits

Areas of Specialty

Maternity and Neonatal Nursing

Pediatric Nursing

Adult Health Nursing

Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing

Community Health Nursing

Geriatric Nursing

Nursing Administration

Faculty
Positions

Numbers

Professors

10

Associate professors

Assistant professors

Lecturers

Total

20

PhD degree: 20

Unique of the Program

Special elective courses are pertinent to


Indonesian health care issues
Incorporates nursing administration in the
advanced clinical practicum
Flexible thesis project permits work to be
conducted in Indonesia or Taiwan
Indonesian scholars as thesis co-advisors.
Supportive teaching activities/language
program adapted to Chinese culture
Language support for Academic presentation
and Manuscript writing

Practicum Training Sites


Guo-Ding

Clinical Skills Center

Objective

Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) lab


Simulation Ward
University

Hospital

Administration

Community

& Clinical practice

Health Centers
Professional Associations
Policy Organizations

Guo-Ding Clinical Skills Center

NCKU Hospital

PracticumLungChi Community

Practicum
Tainan City Government Fire Bureau

Entrance Requirements

A good undergraduate degree in nursing


English proficiency: IELST 5.5 or TOEFL-ITP
527 above, or other test equivalent to the
test
Two recommendation references
Successful Interview.
Documentation of registered nursing license
in Indonesia
At least one year clinical experience
Online application website
http://admissions.oia.ncku.edu.tw/

Various student events are held during the semester. Ex.


Student Orientation, Buddy-buddy Program, International
Hours, International Food Festival, Field Trips.

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Indonesian Culture Day

22

Look forward to seeing you in the near


future!
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