Chang Gung University School of Nursing's "111 New Student Unboxing Video Competition."
According to the "2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)" released by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy (ShanghaiRanking), Chang Gung University has achieved remarkable results in the field of Nursing. It is not only ranked 25th globally but also maintains its position as the top-ranked department in Asia for the fourth consecutive year. This accomplishment reflects the university's strong research capabilities and demonstrates its commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and innovation. Chang Gung University will continue to uphold its founding principles and strive for excellence in education, research, and industry collaboration, aiming to become an internationally renowned world-class university.
ShanghaiRanking is a globally renowned university ranking organization. The subject rankings recently published by ShanghaiRanking cover five major fields: Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medicine, and Social Sciences. These rankings include 54 specific subjects and involve participation from over 4,000 universities worldwide. The rankings are based on various indicators such as the total number of important journal publications from 2014 to 2018, standardized citation impact of publications, proportion of internationally co-authored papers, number of papers published in top-tier journals, and the number of faculty members who have received prestigious awards. The weighting coefficients for different indicators vary across different subject areas.
Dr. Chih-Wei Yang the Dean of the College of Medicine at Chang Gung University emphasizes the school's commitment to fostering an atmosphere of academic research and leveraging the abundant research resources provided by Chang Gung Hospital. The university encourages faculty members to apply for research projects and elevate their research capabilities. In the School of Nursing, research development is primarily conducted in research groups rather than individual projects. The department has achieved remarkable accomplishments in research areas such as end-of-life care, psycho-oncology, continuous health care models, and subcultural health care. The consistent recognition of being ranked as the top in Asia is a testament to the continuous efforts of the faculty and students in the department.
Chang Gung University not only possesses abundant research capabilities but also spares no effort in providing dedicated teaching. For example, the university has established the "Clinical Skills and Simulation Center," equipped with high-fidelity environments and facilities, which serves as the most professional and immersive learning environment for students. The pass rate for licensure exams among graduates is over 90%. On the other hand, the university employs diverse teaching methods such as classroom lectures, role-playing, demonstration teaching, project design, multimedia instruction, virtual wards, field visits, and clinical internships. These approaches aim to cultivate nursing professionals who possess comprehensive care knowledge and abilities, ethical sensitivity, clinical decision-making skills, passion for nursing, and the competence to fulfill their responsibilities.
Chang Gung University's School of Nursing not only achieves outstanding research outcomes but also provides students with the most professional learning environment.
The School of Nursing at Chang Gung University boasts excellent academic performance among its faculty members. In 2017, Professor Yea-Ing Lotus Shyu was honored with induction into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. In 2018 and 2019, Professor Yea-Ing Lotus Shyu and Professor Yun-Fang Tsai respectively received the prestigious designation of Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). Over the past three years (2017-2019), the Nursing Department has been involved in an average of 25 research projects funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the National Health Research Institutes. In terms of publications, an average of 60.3 papers per year were published in SCI/SSCI indexed journals, with an additional 9 papers published in non-SCI/SSCI indexed journals.
Faculty Members of Chang Gung University School of Nursing.
The School of Nursing indicates that future research directions will expand to interdisciplinary and international studies. They aim to collaborate closely with other relevant disciplines and apply the outcomes of nursing research to clinical practice, benefiting a wider range of patients and their families.