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Nursing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #651 (QS) Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
The current School of Nursing began in 1968 with a 3-year Associate Program in Nursing, followed by the creation of the School of Nursing in 1975. Our Master's Program in Nursing began in 1991, and the College itself was formed in 1999. 
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Overview

The aim of the master's program curriculum is to prepare students to be advanced nursing professionals competent in health care.

The curriculum has been structured to prepare graduates to do the following:

  • Integrate advanced clinical skills to improve health care quality.
  • Apply evidence-based research findings and logical thinking to improve clinical practice.
  • Persist in pursuing personal and professional development.
  • Provide holistic care with cultural sensitivity.

Career Possibilities

Staff nurse, case manager, nurse practitioner, community health nurse, nurse educator, nurse administrator, clinical nurse specialist, researcher, nursing teacher, government official, entrepreneur, and so on.

Programme Structure

Courses:
  • Nursing Theory
  • Introduction to Advanced Nursing
  • Nursing Research
  • Special Topics on Health Assessment
  • Culture & Health
  • Special Topics on Community Health Nursing and Practicum

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      1-4 years

  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    4.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent diploma relative to nursing from a local or foreign university which is recognized by M.O.E. and verified by Office of R.O.C. representative office 
  • A minimum GPA of B or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (a notarized Chinese or English translation of transcript is required) 
  • An English proficiency test score equivalent to one of the followings or above for those whose native language is not English: TOEFL ITP 500, CBT 173, iBT 61, IELTS 4.5 or TOEIC 600 
  • One year nursing experience 

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Kaohsiung

  • 19176 - 24000 TWD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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