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College of Nursing

Department of Nursing
Department of Health Care Information
Department of Medical Beauty Care

Department of Nursing
Since the department opened in March 1997, it has developed continuously with 8 experienced professors. Our performance-oriented educational course meets the criteria for nursing education certification. The department also provides various chances for examining and solving problems to improve students' critical thinking abilities, and has cutting-edge laboratories. As a result, for 14 consecutive years, all students have passed the national examination, and they display their competence in nationwide university hospitals. Our students actively engage in contests held on and off campus and receive awards, and our graduates voluntarily participate in donation drives for school development and in special speeches for students. With one mind between faculty and students, we consistently try to practice Buddha's spirit and to practice higher levels of nursing care.

Objectives of Education
We educate creative thinking skills and scientific nursing knowledge, and cultivate nursing specialists who are able to build treatment-care relations and to contribute the development of nursing science. 1) To educate creative and critical thinking skills, and scientific nursing knowledge 2) To establish the foundation for critical thinking and moral relations between care-givers and receivers. 3) To acquire an international sense for the human-centered development of nursing science.

Educational Contents
1) Students have wisdom and practice mercy. 2) Students learn ways to apply nursing skills in real life situations with knowledge of both liberal arts and major subjects. 3) Students learn flexible care-giving skills depending on receivers' needs. 4) Students learn language based and non-language based communication skills to give optimal treatment. 5) Students learn ways of co-operation with other neighboring fields to solve health problems. 6) Students learn the importance of job-division in a health and medical care team. 7) Students learn the way to apply health-care processes with critical thinking and to practice clinical inference. 8) Students learn standards for nursing specialists. 9) Students learn ethical and legal criteria of nursing business and integrate them to nursing business. 10) Students learn how to compare and analyze nursing leadership and exert leadership. 11) Students plan and implement nursing studies. 12) Students recognize health and medical policy changes in Korea and abroad.

Career Path
Graduates who have nursing and health-teacher qualifications are able to utilize their nursing knowledge in various fields. --nurse practitioners: western or Chinese medicine clinics --health teachers: school infirmary --community nurses: public health care centers --university faculties: university or research institute --company nurses: company infirmary --nurses in foreign countries: hospitals in foreign advanced countries including the USA --nurses in medical insurance: National Health and Insurance corporations --Teaching and consulting nurses: pharmaceutical companies and medical appliance manufacturers --civil services: health service posts in local government offices --air crews: flight attendants or infirmary nurses --clinic practitioners: speech therapy centers --midwives: midwives with national certificate and one year training --nurse specialists: 13 departments --emergency technicians --elderly care facility workers.

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