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Program Descriptions

Program Descriptions

Candidates from all over Thailand, Asia, and the world are choosing to study at the Faculty of Nursing at Chiang Mai University because our full-range of undergraduate and graduate programs fits the needs of our diverse student population. Our reputation enables us to select the very best academic staff and the most promising student candidates. Our skilled instructors teach in parallel Thai and International programs, providing classes in Thai or English, respectively. These programs are specifically designed to meet the changing needs of society and provide everything from certifications 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 Outcomes of Learning Process (BNS)

Our undergraduate programs have both practical and theoretical elements to ensure students are fully prepared for their important role in patient care. They gain practical experience in the specialist simulation 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 Outcomes of Learning Process (MNS)

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 acquire the skills to engage in critical thinking, to use evidence to inform research, practice, and policy, to conduct research that contributes 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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Measurement and Evaluation (Grading System)

  1. In each course, measurement is performed no less than once per semester. Once the final evaluation is conducted, the learning shall be deemed completed.

  2. Students of each course must have a minimum attendance of 80 percent of the class hours in order to be eligible for the course measurement and evaluation. However, the instructor may consider granting the right to receive measurement and evaluation.

    Students who are ineligible to receive evaluation as stipulated in the first paragraph shall be awarded an F or U grade, unless withdrawing from the course within the designated period.

  3. The University uses letter grades and grade points for the measurement and evaluation of each course. Letter grades are divided into 3 groups, which are the letter grades with point value, the letter grades without point value and the letter grades for incomplete evaluation.

  4. Letter grades, definitions and point value
  5. The I grade means that students are not able to undergo complete measurement and evaluation, and they must provide the proof of necessity. In awarding an I, the approval from the instructor and the Dean of the responsible Faculty must be obtained.

    Students must successfully receive the measurement and evaluation for the replacement of I within 30 days starting from the starting date of the successive regular or summer semester that the student enrolls for courses or register for University Services. After the designated period, the I grade shall be replaced by an F or a U grade by the University.

    Moreover, in the case where students are permitted to take leave of absence in that semester, they shall not receive the measurement and evaluation to replace the I.

  6. The P grade means that the course’s teaching is still ongoing and there is no measurement or evaluation within the semester of enrollment. This shall be applicable only to courses based on internship, fieldwork, projects or other assignments, in pursuant to the University Announcement.

    The P grade will be replaced upon the completion of the measurement and evaluation. However, it shall be done no later than the grade submission date of the successive regular semester that the student enrolls or registers for University Services. Once the deadline has passed and the student still has not received the measurement and evaluation, the P grade shall be replaced by an F or a U grade.

    The exception holds if the student is permitted to take a leave of absence in the successive semester. The P grade shall not be replaced.

  7. The V grade means that the student has registered as a visitor, without receiving measurement and evaluation for that course, as stipulated in Regulation 14.1 (10). However, attendance must be no less than 80 percent of the class hours. If the student’s attendance is lesser than the specified amount or the student fails to meet the course requirements, the instructor may consider replacing the V grade with a W.

  8. The W grade means that





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