Teaching Plan of Nursing Program for Undergraduates (2013 Version)

Intake Year: 2013     

Dept.: Nursing Department      

Program: Nursing  

Minimum Credit Requirement: 177

Duration/Degree: 4 years,Bachelor of Science

Program Objectives and Requirements

Program Objectives

Our mission is to prepare students for professional careers in clinical nursing, nursing education and nursing administration in the 21st century. The program will help students become prepared for careers in both educational and research capacities by developing a nursing foundation, basic knowledge and strong clinical skills.


Upon graduation, students will: 

•master basic theoretical knowledge of natural science, life science and social science. 

•obtain basic knowledge and comprehensive nursing theory, clinical skills, and an understanding of emerging technologies in nursing.

•possess basic principles and professional skills in the areas of prevention and treatment of common, urgent, and critical diseases.

•acquire organizational skills in the area of health education and decision-making, as well as the capability of  solving problem independently. 

•provide quality care and make significant contributions to the health of individuals, families and communities.  

•carry out relevant nursing research.                                         

engage in clinical practice, teaching, and research careers in domestic & overseas hospitals, academic institutions, and health care organizations. 

Credit Requirements

To be conferred a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Degree, students must have accumulated a minimum of 177 credits. 

Basic Common Courses

There are 31 credits including 12 compulsory courses.

General Education Courses

There are 17 credits including 4 required courses (7 credits) and elective courses (10 credits.)

Disciplinary General Courses

There are 40 credits including 14 compulsory courses (35 credits) and elective courses (5 credits chosen from 13 elective courses with 17 credits in total); 

Specialized Courses

There are 56 credits including 17 compulsory courses (52 credits) and elective courses (4 credits chosen from 5 elective courses with 6 credits in total).

Other Teaching Processes 

There are 33 credits in this module, including military training (3 credits), Tthesis (6 credits), clinical internship (20 credits), graduation exam (2credits), and social practice (2 credits).

Instructions for Course Selection

Basic Common Courses include some courses on Politics, Military Theory, College English, Computer Science, and P.E., which are open to students from all disciplines. Students are required to complete 31 credits including 12 compulsory courses.  

General Education Courses aim to expand their horizon of knowledge, which include 4 compulsory courses with 7 credits (Chinese, Mathematics, Psychological Health, Freshmen Seminar). Students need to and choose some interdisciplinary elective courses to reach 10 additional credits (completed by the third year).

Disciplinary General Courses consist of courses for basic medical knowledge and skills such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, immunology etc. In this module, there are 14 compulsory courses with 35 credits and 13 elective courses with 17 credits. It is required to complete 5 credits from the elective courses. 

Specialized Courses are the main courses of nursing science discipline. This module includes 17 compulsory courses of 51 credits and 5 elective courses of 6 credits. Students are required to complete elective courses with 4 credits.

Other Teaching Process consists of military training, graduation practice, graduation thesis, graduation examination and innovation and entrepreneurship training and social practice. In total, there are 4 courses of 31 credits. Military training is in the first three weeks of the freshman year, including university entrance education; graduation practice and graduation thesis are arranged from the third semester of the junior year to the end of the spring semester of the senior year with a total of 40 weeks; graduation examination includes internal medicine nursing, surgical nursing, basic nursing, gynecology nursing and pediatrics nursing, which covers both theoretical knowledge and skill assessment. The internship includes two-week community nursing practice which covers innovation and entrepreneurship training and social practice. So the students need not select the innovation and entrepreneurship training and social practice courses.

Notification for the Third Semester

The third semester will not arrange compulsory theoretical courses. Students from the freshman year to the junior year can choose the elective courses of the specialized courses in disciplines of clinical medicine, prevention medicine, and the traditional Chinese medicine besides university-wide elective courses. This semester usually arranges elective courses of 5 credits. Students can freely choose elective courses to obtain 3 credits. Practice or practice-like courses for students from the freshman year to the junior year must be compulsory courses and all students from these grades should choose all those courses. The arrangement of the third-semester courses is flexible. Besides the compulsory courses, more new courses of high quality and lectures by well-known experts and professors should be offered to students so as to expand their knowledge.