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Program Descriptions

Program Descriptions

The Chiang Mai University Faculty of Nursing offers a full-range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our range of degree programs fits the needs of our diverse student population. Candidates from all over Thailand, the region, and the world are choosing to study at the Faculty of Nursing in Chiang Mai. Our reputation enables us to select the very best academic staff and the most promising student candidates. Our skilled academic staff teach in both Thai and English in parallel Thai and International programs. These programs are designed specifically to meet the changing needs of society and range from providing certification to specialized post-graduate degrees. We have adopted an interdisciplinary approach and flexible, student-centered programs. All students are expected to become proficient in self-directed study.

Bachelor of Nursing Science

Our undergraduate programs have both practical and theoretical elements to ensure students become fully prepared for their important care role. They gain practical experience in the specialist laboratories on campus before practicing in hospitals, clinics, workplaces and homes.

The Bachelor of Nursing Science Program focuses on training students to provide nursing care in both healthcare facilities and the community, domestically and internationally. A student-centered approach and student participation are key parts of the program.

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Master of Nursing Science

The Master of Nursing Science is a professional degree that helps students gain in-depth knowledge and expertise in their chosen area of specialization. The program also provides skills that allow nurses to excel in the workplace and in their careers. Graduates from the program are able to respond to the changing needs of health and society and be prepared for the advancements in health science and technology. The program has a strong focus on professional ethical principles and virtues, collaboration, and critical thinking.

The Master of Nursing Science program is thesis-based and focuses on the development of nursing knowledge in one area of concentration. Students can choose to base their thesis research in their home country. Areas of concentration include: Nursing Administration, Maternal and Child Nursing, Adult Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Infectious Disease and Infection Control, Midwifery, Gerontological Nursing, Community Nurse Practitioner, Occupational health Nursing, and Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

The Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program transforms nursing professionals into nurse leaders capable of excelling in service, administration, education, and research. Through the experience gained in this program, students will have the skills to engage in critical thinking, to inform research, practice, and policy using the evidence base, conduct research to contribute to the body of knowledge in nursing, and to anticipate future trends in the field. Students are expected to gain expertise in one area of research and to harmonize knowledge in this area for use in other disciplines. The curriculum is designed to foster self-directed learning through information technology and the vast resources available at the Faculty of Nursing.

Many doctoral students spend time overseas studying with an expert in their field of research and completing their proposal. FON was the first nursing faculty in Thailand selected by the Ministry of University Affairs to operate a Collaborative PhD Program with universities abroad. Currently 16 universities in Australia, Canada and the USA are part of our collaborative program.

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