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International Relations

International Relations

The Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University is proud of our strong global network. We have formal agreements with more than 50 institutions, alums from 18 countries and two international research centers. We also work closely with the World Health Organization, UN agencies and governments to conduct trainings for health professionals all over the world.

We are honored to contribute to the international knowledge base through the interchange of ideas, the sharing of resources, and the building of skills.

International Relations Staff

Associate Dean for International Relations

Asst. Prof. Jutarat Mesukko, PhD, RN


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International Relations Head

Saranya Chaisang

International Coordinator

Marisa Guptarak

International Relations Staff

Pimpavee Chuaphoon

International Relations Staff

Chonthicha Sutthana

International Relations Administrative Assistant

Chiara Bethany Wuorenmaa

English Teacher

Janice M. Pono

 

International Centers and Networks

The Chiang Mai University Faculty of Nursing has two international research centers. The World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Development (WHOCC#203) was first designated in 2003 and works to strengthen nursing and midwifery in the region.

The Thailand Centre for Evidence Based Health Care: A JBI Center of Excellence, is affiliated with the Joanna Briggs Institute at the University of Adelaide in Australia and plays a strong role in starting other centers for evidence-based care and research in the Asia region.

The Faculty of Nursing is proud to be one of the founding members of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Phi Omega Chapter-at Large. The chapter was founded to promote nursing and midwifery professional development and to create opportunities for nurses in Thailand to network with nurse leaders and nursing students worldwide.


International Collaborations

The Chiang Mai University Faculty of Nursing has more than 50 formal agreements with academic institutions across the world and a network of alum.

International Partnerships

Bhutan Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan
Canada University of Alberta
China Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Central South University, Chengdu University, China Medical University, Fudan University, Kunming Medical University, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, Jiujiang University, Peking Union Medical College, Peking University, Sichuan University, Sun-Yat Sen University, Xi’an Jiatong University, ZheJiang University Medical College
Finland Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Hong Kong Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Hong Kong
Indonesia Universitas Indonesia
Japan Kagawa University, Kobe University, Mie University, Nara Medical University, Otemae University, Toho University, University of the Ryukyus
Macao Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau, Macao Polytechnic Institute
Malaysia International Islamic University Malaysia
The Maldives ADK Hospital
Mongolia Health Sciences University of Mongolia
Myanmar University of Nursing, Yangon
Pakistan Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University
The Philippines University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc.
Sweden Jönköping University, Kristianstad University
Taiwan National Tainan Junior College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University College of Nursing, Tzu Chi University, Tzu-Chi University of Science and Technology
USA Columbia University, University of Illinois Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UTHSC San Antonio School of Nursing, University of Washington
Vietnam Thanh Tay University
International APAHL, HelpAge International, Joanna Briggs International

WHO Collaborating Center

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Development (WHOCC #203)

Chair: Prof. Dr. Wipada Kunaviktikul
wipada.ku@cmu.ac.th

The World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Development (WHO CC#203) at the Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University was designated on 5 September 2003. FON is proud to have been designated a WHO Collaborating Center as it affirms our status as a nursing education institution of international reputation, as well as our role as a leader in nursing and midwifery development.

WHOCC #203 routinely conducts workshops and training to strengthen capacity among nurses and midwives in the region. Many nurses from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, among other countries have been trained by our faculty members. We have developed clinical practice guidelines and our faculty members have been selected by WHO to be consultants in a variety of areas for institutions and government agencies within Thailand and the Southeast Asia region.

WHOCC #203 is part of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery, a network of 36 Centres around the world.


Joanna Briggs Institute Center

Thailand Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care: A JBI Centre of Excellence

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Patraporn Tungpunkom
patraporn.t@cmu.ac.th

The Thailand Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care was founded in 2002 and is devoted to conducting systematic reviews and developing the capacity of health professionals to conduct systematic reviews. The Centre has been designated a Centre of Excellence by The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) which is headquartered at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide in Australia.

The Centre routinely holds trainings for health professionals to develop their skills in conducting systematic reviews. Systematic reviews are an important step in being able to identify best practices and to conduct evidence-based clinical practice.

As a Centre of Excellence, the Centre mentors other Centres in the Asia region that hope to quality for affiliation with JBI. So far, the Centre has assisted with starting up three centres: The Japan Centre for Evidence-Based Practice: A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence (Japan EBP Osaka) at Osaka University, Faculty of Health Sciences; The Kobe Centre for Evidence Based Practice: A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence (Japan KOBE Hyogo) at Hyogo University of Health Sciences in Kobe, Japan; and The Chiba University Centre for Evidence Based Practice: A Joanna Briggs Institute Affiliated Group (Japan EBP Chiba) at Chiba University. TCEBH: JBI is proud to help build capacity in the region and looks forward to helping to set up additional JBI centres in the future.

The Thailand Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care is one of more than 70 collaborating and affiliating centres of the Joanna Briggs Institute


 

STTI Nursing Honor Society

The Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Phi Omega at-Large Chapter is a nursing honor society affiliated with universities in Thailand. It is one of hundreds of chapters under the umbrella of the Honor Society of Nursing, STTI, the second largest nursing organization in the world. Phi Omega was created to foster a community of nursing and midwifery leaders dedicated to the advancement of the field through knowledge and research.

Phi Omega began as the Thailand Nursing Honor Society at-Large in 2011. It was established under the leadership of the Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council (TNC) and the Thai Nursing Deans Consortium. In 2011, the Thailand Nursing Honor Society at-Large Steering Committee officially launched the honor society and Dr. Wipada Kunaviktikul was elected as its first president. The first induction was held on 25 May 2011 and on 15 June 2013, STTI granted the honor society charter status and designated it as the Phi Omega at-Large Chapter, chapter number 502.

Both undergraduate and graduate students can apply for membership. Student must complete a minimum number of classes of their program before they are allowed to apply.

Qualifications for membership:
Undergraduate Students
     • completed ½ of the nursing curriculum;
     • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (based on a 4.0 grade point average system);
     • ranked in the upper 35 percentile of your class;

Graduate Students
     • completed ¼ of the nursing curriculum;
     • have a GPA of 3.5 or higher (based on a 4.0 grade point average system);

Apply to join the Phi Omega at-Large Chapter at https://www.nur.psu.ac.th/tnhs/Apply.aspx


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