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Based on the health needs of individuals, families, organizations, and community in the rapidly changing nursing environment of the 21st century, the Department of Nursing Environment Systems has the objectives of developing leadership skills for the future nursing by cultivating health promotion and obtaining organizational skills to actively cope with changes.
Currently, the department is divided into three smaller sub-divisions: Nursing Administration, Geriatric Nursing and Community Health Nursing.
The focus of Nursing Administration is on improving the quality of nursing as a whole through the integration and adjustment of all nursing fields. The objective of this sub-division is to produce excellent nurses, to influence health policy, and to develop effective nursing delivery systems by analyzing all health organizations including hospitals, government nursing organizations, and other health organizations in various regions, from a comprehensive to a specific point of view.
Students experience various academic courses such as lectures, clinical practice, clinical conferences and research.
Faculty in this sub-division focus on providing nursing care for the health and well-being of elders by helping the students to understand the normal aging process and comprehend factors that limit provision of basic needs for elders across the normal developmental process.
Practicum focuses on becoming familiar with nursing related to the health care of elders, and targets populations of older people in hospitals specialized for elders, social welfare organizations, and community health care centers for elders.
Faculty in this sub-division focus on providing various types of continuous and comprehensive care for health promotion and maintenance, prevention and early detection of illnesses, and recovery and rehabilitation of individuals, families, organizations, and communities which are the focus of community heath care nursing.
The current curriculum includes health management of the individual and family, health management of populations in schools and work places, and health care for high-risk populations of society such as those with AIDS, drug addiction, and acute and chronic diseases.
Knowledge and skills obtained in the classroom are put to use in actual community settings such as school health offices and public health centers.