ㅁThe College of Nursing
at Seoul National University, will continue to lead nursing education
in Korea by pursuing research-oriented and world-class academic activities
in the 21 st century.
As the health care needs of people are changing rapidly and the hospital-oriented
health care system is moving toward a community-based one, nurses are
challenged not only to actively adjust to these changing health care environments,
but also to create a more effective and efficient health care delivery
system. The aim of our School is to prepare students to meet these challenges
and thus eventually promote quality of life for the people we serve.
The School has recently changed the undergraduate curriculum from one which
focuses on disease to one which focuses more on health promotion and disease
prevention which are becoming more important in modern society. At the
same time, knowledge and skills in acute and critical nursing care were
reinforced in the curriculum because the needs of nursing care of the
acutely ill are still demanding. The program prepares students to be equipped
with a creative and intellectual mind by providing well-developed and
refined knowledge derived from various methodologies. Our faculty members
excel in undertaking creative and innovative nursing research activities.
They strive to discover new ways to improve the health of people and their
quality of life, by developing and increasing the body of nursing knowledge.
The School continually supports financial aid in order to encourage research
activities of the faculty members. The School also focuses on joint research
activities with leading international institutions in the world through
academic exchanges. The Research Institute of Nursing Science, established
in 1995, will continually support faculties and students in carrying out
excellent research activities. The School has reorganized its structure
to facilitate effective research and education by establishing the Information
Center and the continuous efforts to be a world-class institution and
by improving research activities to meet the challenges that today’s health
care system demands