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Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS)

Bachelor of Nursing Science Program


Overview

The Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS) program at the Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University is a full-time four-year professional program that prepares a student for a career as a registered nurse. We offer both a Thai and an International program in response to the significant global needs for qualified nurses. Our undergraduate program has both practical and theoretical elements to ensure students are fully prepared for their important role in taking care of patients. They gain practical experience in specialist simulation laboratories on campus before practicing in hospitals, and in the community. The BNS Program focuses on training students to provide nursing care to diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities of different races, religions, and cultures in both healthcare facilities and the community, domestically, and internationally.

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The BNS program prepares graduates to:

  1. Apply knowledge of nursing and related sciences, including evidences in nursing practice.
  2. Provide holistic nursing care in response to the needs of individuals, groups, and communities of different races, religions, and cultures through the entire life span and health states in different levels of health care settings.
  3. Communicate effectively and establish appropriate relationships with others in academic, working, and daily life.
  4. Develop systematic and critical thinking and make clinical judgements including solving problems creatively.
  5. Utilize digital technology effectively and ethically for self-development, work, and communication.
  6. Use research and innovation process to solve nursing and health problems.
  7. Demonstrate leadership and managements skills in working collaboratively with a health care team, clients, and related persons.
  8. Demonstrate inquiry mind, and able to perform self-directed learning and self-development continuously.
  9. Have morals, ethics, a sense of responsibility, kindness, and respect for human dignity.
  10. Apply appropriately mathematical and statistical analysis skills to the nursing profession.
  11. Respect a diversity of beliefs, religions, and cultures.
  12. Demonstrate a good attitude towards the self, the nursing profession, and awareness of professional values and rights.
  13. Be a global citizen and live a worthwhile life.

The BNS program provides a balance between providing students with a general education foundation and a broad-based core curriculum. General education classes are taken with students from other Faculties on the CMU main campus, while the core professional education classes are taken with nursing students from the health science faculties. Students will practice nursing skills in clinical laboratories, including simulation labs. Once students have mastered their skills in the clinical labs, they will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through clinical practice at a variety of health care settings and in the community. The program of eight regular semesters and one summer session is typically completed in four years. The period of study shall not exceed eight academic years. The program begins with an orientation in late July and the classes start in early August.

Curriculum Structure

General Education 30 credits
Language and Communication Courses 12 credits
001101 ENGL 101 Fundamental English 1 3
001102 ENGL 102 Fundamental English 2 3
001201 ENGL 201 Critical Reading and Effective Writing 3
001226 ENGL 226 English in Health Sciences Context 3
Humanities and Social Sciences Courses 9 credits
013110 PSY 110 Psychology and Daily Life 3
And select two courses from the following courses                      
009103 LS 103 Information Literacy and Information Presentation 3
011269 PHIL  269 Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy 3
050100 HUGE 100 Usage of the Thai Language 3
050103 HUGE 103 Thai Society and Culture 3
050106 HUGE 106 Humanistic Arts 3
127100 GOV 100 Politics in Everyday Life 3
140104 PG 104 Citizenship 3
571151 NGGE 151 Science and Art for Happiness Creation 3
703103 MGMT 103 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Business 3
751100 ECON 100 Economics for Everyday Life 3
Science and Mathematics Courses Select two courses from the following courses 6 credits
201110 SC 110 Integrated Mathematical Sciences 3
204100 CS 100 Information Technology and Modern Life 3
261111 CPE 111 Internet and Online Community 3
362211 CONS 211 Principles of Conservation 3
461100 PHPS 100 Herbs for Health and Beauty 3
571111 NGGE 111 Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking 3
571113 NGGE 113 Maintaining the Equilibrium in Adolescent Life 3
571115 NGGE 115 Spa for Health 3
571116 NGGE 116 Health and Working in the Digital Age 3
951100 ANI 100 Modern Life and Animation 3
953111 SE 111 Software for Everyday Life 3
Learning through Activities Courses 3 credits
571101 NGGE 101 Learning through Activities 1 1
571201 NGGE 201 Learning through Activities 2 1
571401 NGGE 401 Learning through Activities 3 1
Professional Education 105 credits
Basic Medical Science Courses 26 credits
202143 BIOL 143 Biology for Nursing Students 2
203114 CHEM 114 Organic Chemistry for Nursing Students 2
208141 STAT 141 Introduction to Biostatistics 2
301221 ANAT 221 Anatomy for Nursing Students 3
303221 BCHM 221 Biochemistry for Nursing Students 3
311224 MICR 224 Microbiology for Nursing Students 3
317221 PARA 221 Parasitology for Nursing Students 2
318221 PATH 221 Pathology for Nursing Students 2
321221 PHCO 221 Pharmacology for Nursing Students 3
321224 PHSO 224 Physiology for Nursing Students 4
Nursing Mandatory Courses 79 credits
551311 NGC 311 Community Health Nursing 3
551461 NGC 461 Primary Medical Care 2
552216 NGF 216 Fundamental Nursing 3
552217 NGF 217 Fundamental Nursing Laboratory 2
553312 NGM312 Gerontological Nursing 2
554313 NGOB 313 Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Midwifery 1 2
554314 NGOB 314 Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Midwifery 2 4
555313 NGP 313 Pediatric and Adolescent Nursing 3
556311 NGPN 311  Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 3
557433 NGS 433 Disaster Nursing 2
558101 NGAD 101 Introduction to Nursing Profession 1
558411 NGAD 411 Laws and Ethics in Nursing and Midwifery Profession 2
558432 NGAD 432 Nursing Research 2
558442 NGAD 442 Leadership, Management  and Nursing Informatics 3
561311 NGA 311 Adult Nursing 1 2
561312 NGA 312 Adult Nursing 2 2
562101 NGID 101 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention   2
562211 NGID 211 Nursing Process and Health Assessment 3
551491 NGC 491  Community Health Nursing Practicum 3
551492 NGC 492 Primary Medical Care Practicum 2
552291 NGF 291 Fundamental Nursing Practicum  2
554392 NGOB 392 Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Midwifery Practicum 1 2
554493 NGOB 493 Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Midwifery Practicum 2 3
554494 NGOB 494 Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Midwifery Practicum 3 2
555393 NGP 393 Pediatric and Adolescent Nursing Practicum 1 1
555394 NGP 394 Pediatric and Adolescent Nursing Practicum 2 4
556391 NGPN 391 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practicum 3
561391 NGA 391 Adult and Gerontological Nursing Practicum 1 3
561392 NGA 392 Adult and Gerontological Nursing Practicum 2 3
561491 NGA 491 Adult and Gerontological Nursing Practicum 3 2
Nursing Elective Courses (select from) 6 credits
551481 NGC 481 Community Nursing Leadership Practicum 3
553481 NGM 481 Medical Nursing Leadership Practicum 3
554481 NGOB 481 Obstetric and Gynecological Nursing Leadership  Practicum 3
555481 NGP 481 Pediatric Nursing Leadership Practicum 3
556481 NGPN 481   Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Leadership Practicum 3
557481 NGS 481 Surgical Nursing Leadership Practicum 3
551482 NGC 482  Community Nursing Professional Internship 3
553482 NGM 482 Medical Nursing Professional Internship 3
554482 NGOB 482 Obstetric and Gynecological Nursing Professional Internship 3
555482 NGP 482 Pediatric Nursing Professional Internship 3
556482 NGPN 482  Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Professional Internship 3
557482 NGS 482 Surgical Nursing Professional Internship 3
Free Electives  6 credits
Total 141 credits

Curriculum Structure

General Education 30 credits
Language and Communication Courses 12 credits
001101 ENGL 101 Fundamental English 1 3
001102 ENGL 102 Fundamental English 2 3
001201 ENGL 201 Critical Reading and Effective Writing 3
001226 ENGL 226 English in Health Sciences Context 3
Humanities and Social Sciences Courses 9 credits
013110 PSY 110 Psychology and Daily Life 3
And select two courses from the following courses                      
009103 LS 103 Information Literacy and Information Presentation 3
011269 PHIL  269 Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy 3
127100 GOV 100 Politics in Everyday Life 3
571151 NGGE 151 Science and Art for Happiness Creation 3
703103 MGMT 103 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Business 3
751100 ECON 100 Economics for Everyday Life 3
Science and Mathematics Courses Select two courses from the following courses 6 credits
201110 SC 110 Integrated Mathematical Sciences 3
204100 CS 100 Information Technology and Modern Life 3
261111 CPE 111 Internet and Online Community 3
362211 CONS 211 Principles of Conservation 3
461100 PHPS 100 Herbs for Health and Beauty 3
571111 NGGE 111 Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking 3
571113 NGGE 113 Maintaining the Equilibrium in Adolescent Life 3
571115 NGGE 115 Spa for Health 3
571116 NGGE 116 Health and Working in the Digital Age 3
951100 ANI 100 Modern Life and Animation 3
953111 SE 111 Software for Everyday Life 3
Learning through Activities Courses 3 credits
571101 NGGE 101 Learning through Activities 1 1
571201 NGGE 201 Learning through Activities 2 1
571401 NGGE 401 Learning through Activities 3 1
Professional Education 105 credits
Basic Medical Science Courses 26 credits
202143 BIOL 143 Biology for Nursing Students 2
203114 CHEM 114 Organic Chemistry for Nursing Students 2
208141 STAT 141 Introduction to Biostatistics 2
301221 ANAT 221 Anatomy for Nursing Students 3
303221 BCHM 221 Biochemistry for Nursing Students 3
311224 MICR 224 Microbiology for Nursing Students 3
317221 PARA 221 Parasitology for Nursing Students 2
318221 PATH 221 Pathology for Nursing Students 2
321221 PHCO 221 Pharmacology for Nursing Students 3
321224 PHSO 224 Physiology for Nursing Students 4
Nursing Mandatory Courses 79 credits
551311 NGC 311 Community Health Nursing 3
551461 NGC 461 Primary Medical Care 2
552216 NGF 216 Fundamental Nursing 3
552217 NGF 217 Fundamental Nursing Laboratory 2
553312 NGM312 Gerontological Nursing 2
554313 NGOB 313 Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Midwifery 1 2
554314 NGOB 314 Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Midwifery 2 4
555313 NGP 313 Pediatric and Adolescent Nursing 3
556311 NGPN 311  Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 3
557433 NGS 433 Disaster Nursing 2
558101 NGAD 101 Introduction to Nursing Profession 1
558411 NGAD 411 Laws and Ethics in Nursing and Midwifery Profession 2
558432 NGAD 432 Nursing Research 2
558442 NGAD 442 Leadership, Management  and Nursing Informatics 3
561311 NGA 311 Adult Nursing 1 2
561312 NGA 312 Adult Nursing 2 2
562101 NGID 101 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention   2
562211 NGID 211 Nursing Process and Health Assessment 3
551491 NGC 491  Community Health Nursing Practicum 3
551492 NGC 492 Primary Medical Care Practicum 2
552291 NGF 291 Fundamental Nursing Practicum  2
554392 NGOB 392 Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Midwifery Practicum 1 2
554493 NGOB 493 Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Midwifery Practicum 2 3
554494 NGOB 494 Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Midwifery Practicum 3 2
555393 NGP 393 Pediatric and Adolescent Nursing Practicum 1 1
555394 NGP 394 Pediatric and Adolescent Nursing Practicum 2 4
556391 NGPN 391 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practicum 3
561391 NGA 391 Adult and Gerontological Nursing Practicum 1 3
561392 NGA 392 Adult and Gerontological Nursing Practicum 2 3
561491 NGA 491 Adult and Gerontological Nursing Practicum 3 2
Nursing Elective Courses (select from) 6 credits
551481 NGC 481  Community Nursing Leadership Practicum 3
553481 NGM 481  Medical Nursing Leadership Practicum 3
554481 NGOB 481 Obstetric and Gynecological Nursing Leadership  Practicum 3
555481 NGP 481 Pediatric Nursing Leadership Practicum 3
556481 NGPN 481   Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Leadership Practicum 3
557481 NGS 481 Surgical Nursing Leadership Practicum 3
551482 NGC 482  Community Nursing Professional Internship 3
553482 NGM 482 Medical Nursing Professional Internship 3
554482 NGOB 482 Obstetric and Gynecological Nursing Professional Internship 3
555482 NGP 482 Pediatric Nursing Professional Internship 3
556482 NGPN 482  Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Professional Internship 3
557482 NGS 482 Surgical Nursing Professional Internship 3
Free Electives 6 credits
Total 141 credits

Requirement for BNS International Program Applicants

1. General Qualifications

1.1 Applicants must have no record of serious misconduct and agree to strictly follow the rules and regulations of the university.

1.2 Applicants must not have a serious contagious disease or any disease that will obstruct their studies.

1.3 Additional health qualifications for the nursing science programs include applicants must be in good health, with no illnesses, symptoms, or disabilities which would be an obstacle to their studies. The following illnesses, symptoms, and disabilities will make an applicant ineligible for admission:

1.3.1 Any disability which is an obstacle to study.

1.3.2 Severe psychiatric problems including psychotic disorders, autistic spectrum, mood disorders, severe neurotic disorders, personality disorders such as antisocial personality disorders or borderline personality disorders, or other psychiatric problems which are obstacles to study, practice, and work as a professional nurse.

1.3.3 Any contagious disease in the transmission phase which can be a danger to the applicant, the patients, or cause permanent disability which in turn will be an obstacle to study, practice, and work as a professional nurse.

1.3.4 Non-communicable diseases or disorders which are an obstacle to study including:

  • Uncontrolled epilepsy.
  • Severe heart disease which is an obstacle to study, practice, and work as a professional nurse.
  • Severe hypertension with permanent complications to any organ.
  • Chronic kidney disease.
  • Substance abuse.
  • Visual problems including severe color blindness, or having visual acuity in your good eye of less than 6/12 or 20/40 after correction.
  • Sensory neural hearing loss of a hearing threshold above 40 dB at 500-2,000 Hz.
  • Other diseases or disabilities which the physical examination committee determines as an obstacle to study. The Dean of the Faculty of Nursing may request an expert to help conduct further assessment.

2. English Proficiency Qualifications

2.1 For applicants who are non-native English speakers or from a country where English is not an official language:

2.1.1 Applicants can submit one of the following English Language Certificates with a minimum score of:

  • IELTS minimum band score of 5.0 or
  • TOEFL minimum score of 500 PBT or 173 CBT or 61 IBT or
  • TOEFL ITP Test with a minimum score of 500 PBT from institute/ center accredited by Institute of International Education (IIE).

2.1.2 Applicants who do not have an English Language Certificate, MUST take the English Placement Test arranged by CMU-ICDI. The English Placement Test will be held on the same day as the examination for specialized subjects. Test fees must be paid along with the application fee.

2.1.3 For applicants who graduated from an international high school or graduated from a high school in a country where English is an official language and English is the means of instruction, these applicants do not have to submit an English Language Certificate (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL scores.)

2.2 Applicants who are native English speakers and from a country where English is an official language will be exempted from the English Placement Test.

3. Academic Qualifications

3.1 Applicants must have standard certifications equivalent to High School in the Thai educational system

    • Students who graduated from an international school in Thailand and have an equivalency certificate from the Thai Ministry of Education.
    • Students who graduated from an overseas institution and have an equivalency certificate and accredited by the Ministry of Education.
    • Applicants who submit the old GED (tested before May 2017) must pass all five subjects. Each subject must be passed with a minimum score of 410 and a minimum total score of 2,250, for the new GED (tested from May 2017 onwards) must pass all four subjects.
      Each subject must be passed with a minimum score of 145 for each subject test.
    • Applicants who submit IGCSE, General Certificate in Secondary Education (GCSE) or GCE ‘O’ level, must have a grade of A*-C for at least five subjects and ‘AS’ Level must have a minimum grade of A-E for at least five subjects or GCE ‘A’ Level, must have a grade of A*-E for at least three subjects.
    • Applicants who submit New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) which is under the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA), must have a minimum of 80 credits, which consists of:
      • Subjects in level 2 or higher, not less than 60 credits.
      • Subjects in level 1 or higher, not less than 20 credits.
      English for Speaker of other languages (ESOL) will be considered as one subject, applicants must submit NCEA level 2 certificate, Record of Achievement, Level confirmation letter, numbers of subjects and numbers of credit of each subject from New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).
    • Applicants who submit International Baccalaureate (IB) Certificate must have an IB Diploma, in which total scores from five subjects groups and one free elective subject not less than 24 points and have passed the Extended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Creativity, Action & Service (CAS) evaluation according to the criteria of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and obtained the scores in minimum Grade of 4 in at least five non-duplicate subjects or IB Diploma Course Results (IBCR) of at least five non-duplicate subjects, and the grade of each subject not less than 2 (equivalent to 60% of GPA of 2 or higher in each subject).
    • Applicants from the Chinese High School System must have the results in their field of study (Arts / Sciences) of at least 4 semesters, with a minimum average score of 60 out of 100 or 90 out of 150 and the full score of each subject must be show in the transcript or The National Higher Education Entrance Examination (Gaokao) with minimum score of 500 or above.
      Note For the next academic year 2019, applicants who are newly graduated, must submit Chinese High School results of at least 4 semesters and The National Higher Education Entrance Examination (Gaokao).

Applicants from the Myanmar Matriculation System must have a Matriculation Examination Pass Certificate and an “O” Level Pass Certificate or a Matriculation Examination Pass Certificate and transcripts of the first academic year in an undergraduate degree or diploma from an acknowledged university.

3.2 Additional Requirements

Student who submit a Standard Certification Equivalency must have Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics in their transcript or from a standardized test (e.g. SAT Subject Tests, IGCSE).


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Admission

BNS Thai Program
Only for Thai applicants, students are admitted through the Thai University Center Admission System.

BNS International Program
For Thai and non-Thai applicants. Thai applicants are admitted through the Thai University Center Admission System. For non-Thai applicants or Thai applicants who graduated in a foreign country can follow the following schedule and procedures through the admission online system at the Chiang Mai University International College of Digital Innovation Website. http://www.icdi.cmu.ac.th/cmuic2016/Home/InterProgram


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