The Ph.D. program aims to train long-term care advanced specialists.

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In order to enhance advanced nursing education and to train excellent nursing professionals, the Graduate Institute of Nursing was established in 1995. In 1999, students who were registered nurses were eligible to enroll in the Graduate Institute of Nursing for the professional master program. In total, seven nursing areas are established within the master program. Currently, the 43 master students are enrolled in postgraduate programs each year, and they are required to complete 36 credits of course work (nine credits for core courses and 21 for elective courses) and six credits of a master thesis to fulfill the requirements of a master degree in nursing.


In order to prepare advanced nursing researchers, a doctoral program under the Graduate Institute of Medicine established in 2000 enrolls three to four students each year initially. A doctoral program under the Graduate Institute of Nursing was established further in 2006. Nine students enrolled in the doctoral program each year. The total number of graduates from the master program of nursing has reached 304 since its inception, serving in the field of clinical care, nursing administration, and nursing education with outstanding performance in Taiwan and abroad.


The research emphasis of the institute covers the following fields: administration and management, health promotion, cognitive-behavior, exercise science, and bio-behavior, each developed by a team of talented and hard-working researchers. In addition, the institute is actively engaged in interdisciplinary research by combining the expertise from industry, government and academics, to promote integrated, multi-center and multinational studies. 

Goals and Objectives

The educational goals of the institute expects that under the cultivating education provided by the institute

1.    To possess humanistic literacy and enthusiasm in long-term care

2.    To possess research evaluation and conduction competency

3.    To possess innovate competency in long-term care

4.    To possess transprofessional communication and collaboration competency

5.    To possess international perspective in long-term care

6.    To possess advanced care and management competency in long-term care


 Core competence

1. Humanistic care and enthusiasm

2. Evidence-based application and research competency

3. Long-Term care facilities management competency

4. Transprofessional communication and collaboration competency

5. Understand and be able to apply for the global innovative long-term care


6. Advanced long-term care competency and ethics literacy