Teaching Features

  1. Comprehensive range of nursing programs:
    The School offers nursing programs at baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels.
  2. Substantial learning resources:
    The School is equipped with specialized classrooms such as the Demolab for Nutriology, Teaching Center for Basic Clinical Skills, Self-learning Computer Center and Demolab for Traditional Chinese Medicine Nursing. Students could also learn by using state-of-the-art facilities and receiving clinical training at the KMU Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital and Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital.
  3. Diverse teaching methods:
    Our teachers apply Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), Problem-Based Learning (PBL), Concept Mapping and E-Learning in classroom teaching, and create a quality interactive learning environment that fosters teamwork, problem solving and critical thinking in students.
  4. Active international academic exchanges:
    The School has established academic ties with nine sister schools, and regularly organizes exchange programs and visiting activities with schools, which include the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing, University of Georgia, Indiana University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, University of Michigan, University of Hong Kong, St. Luke's College of Nursing and Kyushu University. We offer study abroad courses in each academic program, such as Overseas Nursing Study at the baccalaureate, Cross-cultural Study at the master's, and Independent Studies at the doctoral level. In addition, we periodically invite internationally renowned scholars and experts to give lectures and speeches to expand students' international perspectives.
  5. Thorough combination of theory and clinical practice:
    Our teachers not do only teach in the classroom, but also serve as instructors of clinical practice to achieve the goal of emphasizing both theory and practice and to align clinical practice with our curriculum.
  6. Joint appointments in industry and academia:
    Several registered nurses with master's degree at KMU Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital are appointed as teachers of the School while some of our teachers are appointed as nursing supervisors at the Hospital.
  7. Curriculum meets societal needs:
    The School offers courses which meet societal needs and foster comprehensive competence in students. Among these courses are Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nursing (approved by the Taiwan Traditional Chinese Medicine Nurses Association), Services Learning, Biomedical Ethics, Nurse and Client Communication and Career Planning for Nurses.
  8. Enhance students’ preparation for employment:
    The School offers an elective course, Comprehensive Clinical Nursing Practice (III), which provides an opportunity for students to complete a comprehensive clinical practice before graduation to enhance their competitiveness. The School also offers after-school tutorial sessions and an online test question pool to assist students in preparing for the national examination.
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