พยาบาลศาสตรมหาบัณฑิต(นานาชาติ)

Master of Nursing Science

          

Name of Curriculum :

Master of Nursing Science (International Program)

Name of Degree

Full name: Master of Nursing Science

Abbreviation: M.N.S.

Philosophy

    The Faculty of Nursing believes that graduate education of nursing science would provide the opportunity for advanced nursing study in the preparation of nursing experts on specialty clinical areas, nursing investigators, nursing leaders and change agent in development of the nursing profession. In graduate education, competencies of inquiry, critical thinking, communication and interdisciplinary collaboration, nursing therapeutics, cultural and ethics competency should be developed. Teaching and learning methods should emphasize on self directed learning, life-long learning, inquiry relevant to practice and education as well as administration, critical thinking development, experiences in formulating nursing therapeutics, testing of nursing knowledge and related fields to advance nursing science, and team works. Students should be encouraged to create their learning methods to meet their own objectives and fulfill their initiatives, improve communication and advanced technology use skills, and network with international colleagues.

Objectives

Upon completion of the master of nursing science program, graduates will be able to:

1. Critically demonstrate advanced knowledge and theories from nursing and other disciplines for their contribution to specialized nursing practice of individuals, families or communities.

2. Apply nursing knowledge, related theory, and research findings in a specific area of nursing practice, education, and administration.

3. Perform effectively the ability to identify a researchable problem relevant to nursing and health care and conduct research in a focal area of nursing to contribute to nursing science.

4. Analyze and synthesize the research findings prior to utilizing the research findings to advance nursing practice and health care system.

5. Perform proficiently the leader role in health care system management, nursing educator, or private practice.

6. Demonstrate and utilize leadership abilities to advance the profession of nursing.

7. Demonstrate competence in development of inquiry relevant to practice and education or administration, and create academic work or nursing innovation.

Master of Nursing Science Programs

The faculty of Nursing offers 8 clinical path ways

1. Community Nursing

2. Gerontological Nursing

3. Maternity Nursing and Midwifery

4. Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

5. Adult Nursing

6. Pediatric Nursing

7. Nursing Administration

CURRICULUM

Number of credit requirements

          Plan A type A 2 not less than 36 credits

Curriculum Structure

Plan A type A 2

          Required Courses 21 credits
          Elective Coures not less than 3 credits
          Thesis 12 credits

Courses

Plan A type A 2

Required Course

21

credits

1. Core Courses

9

credits

10750160

Nursing Theories and Concepts

2(2-0-4)

10750260

Applied Statistics for Nursing Research

2(2-0-4)

10750360

Policy and Health System

2(2-0-4)

10750460

Nursing Research and Research Utilization

3(3-0-6)

 

2. Specialty Courses

12

credits

11150160

Integrated Health Sciences in Nursing*

2(2-0-4)

(*For student who study in Nursing Administration enroll course 11154360 instead)

 

Students enroll 4 more courses from a specialty selected pathways

10

credits

Courses for Community Nursing Pathway

11150160

Advanced Community Nursing I

2(2-0-4)

11151260

Advanced Community Nursing II

2(2-0-4)

11151360

Advanced Community Nursing Practicum I

3(0-9-3)

11161460

Advanced Community Nursing Practicum II

3(0-9-3)

 

Courses for Maternity Nursing and Midwifery Pathway

11152160

Advanced Maternity Nursing and Midwifery I

2(2-0-4)

11152260

Advanced Maternity Nursing and Midwifery II

2(2-0-4)

11152360

Advanced Maternity Nursing and Midwifery Practicum I

3(0-9-3)

11162460

Advanced Maternity Nursing and Midwifery Practicum II

3(0-9-3)

 

Courses for Adult Nursing Pathway

11153160

Advanced Adult Nursing I

2(2-0-4)

11153260

Advanced Adult Nursing II

2(2-0-4)

11153360

Advanced Adult Nursing Practicum I

3(0-9-3)

11163460

Advanced Adult Nursing Practicum II

3(0-9-3)

 

Courses for Gerontological Nursing Pathway

11155160

Advanced Gerontological Nursing I

2(2-0-4)

11155260

Advanced Gerontological Nursing II

2(2-0-4)

11155360

Advanced Gerontological Nursing Practicum I

3(0-9-3)

11165460

Advanced Gerontological Nursing Practicum II

3(0-9-3)

 

Courses for Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Pathway

11156160

Advanced Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing I

2(2-0-4)

11156260

Advanced Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing II

2(2-0-4)

11156360

Advanced Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Practicum I

3(0-9-3)

11166460

Advanced Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Practicum II

3(0-9-3)

 

Courses for Pediatric Nursing Pathway

11157160

Advanced Pediatric Nursing I

2(2-0-4)

11157260

Advanced Pediatric Nursing II

2(2-0-4)

11157360

Advanced Pediatric Nursing Practicum I

3(0-9-3)

11167460

Advanced Pediatric Nursing Practicum II

3(0-9-3)

 

Courses for Nursing Administration Pathway

11154160

Human Resource Management in Nursing Organization

2(2-0-4)

11154260

Health Service Management in Health Care Organization

2(2-0-4)

11154360

Leadership and Management in Nursing Organization

2(2-0-4)

11154460

Nursing Administration Practicum

3(0-9-0)

11164560

Health Care Quality Management Practicum

3(0-9-3)

 

Elective course*

not less than

3

credits

11160360

Concept and Role of Advanced Nursing Practice

3(3-0-6)

11160460

Curriculum and Teaching Learning in Nursing Science

3(3-0-6)

11160560

Family and Illness

3(3-0-6)

11160660

Health Behavior and Heath Promotion and Prevention

3(3-0-6)

* Students can select the other courses at the graduate level which offered in Burapha University or other institutions under the approval of the committee of the program.

 

Thesis

12

credits

11169960

Thesis

12(0-0-36)

 

 

Study Plan

First Year: First Semester

Category

Course code and tiltle

Credit

Core course

10750160

Nursing Theories and Concepts

2(2-0-4)

10750260

Applied Statistics for Nursing Research

2(2-0-4)

Specialty course

11150160

Integrated Health Sciences and Nursing
For student who study in Nursing Administration Pathway, substitute the course 11150160 with the course 11154360 Leadership and Management in Nursing Organization 2(2-0-4)

2(2-0-4)

1115xxxx

Theory course number 1 from a selected pathway

2(2-0-4)

Total

8

 

First Year: Second Semester

Category

Course code and tiltle

Credit

Core course

10750360

Policy and Health System

2(2-0-4)

10750460

Nursing Research and Research Utilization

3(3-0-6)

Specialty course

1115xxxx

Theory course number 2 from a selected pathway

2(2-0-4)

1115xxxx

Practical course number 1 from a selected pathway

3(0-9-0)

Total

10

 

Second Year: First Semester

Category

Course code and tiltle

Credit

Specialty course

1116xxxx

Practical course number 2 from a selected pathway

3(0-9-3)

Elective course

111xxxxx

Elective course

3(3-0-6)

Thesis

11169960

Thesis

6(0-0-18)

Total

12

 

Second Year: Second Semester

Category

Course code and tiltle

Credit

Thesis

11169960

Thesis

6(0-0-18)

Total

6

Advantages of the program
   The Master of Nursing Science Program provides opportunity for advanced nursing study in the preparation of nursing experts on various kinds of specialty clinical areas, nursing research, nursing theory, nursing leaders and change agent in development of the nursing profession. Teaching and learning methods are emphasized on self-directed learning, critical thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration. This program focuses on nursing theory, research, and professional role development. It aims to develop multiple roles of the clinical expertise through studying in nursing specialists and advanced practice role development.

Requirements for Applicants
      1. Hold a bachelor's degree in nursing or equivalent and hold nursing profession license which was approved by professional nursing council or the responsible organization or certified by the Nursing Regulatory Authority in the applicant's country.
      2. Have work experience in nursing practice (practicing nurse/ nurse instructor/ nurse administrator etc.) at least one year until the date of application.
      3. Have the results of English proficiency test with a minimum 450 on TOEFL or IELTS score of at least 4.5 which have been taken within the past 2 years.

English proficiency test Score (minimum)
TOEFL
- TOEFL iBT
- TOEFL pBT

 
42
450

IELTS

4.5

      4. In the case that the qualification is not in accordance with 1 to 3, admission is at the discretion of the curriculum committee.

Documents Required for Admission
      1. Completed application form
      2. Three 1” x 1” recent photographs
      3. A certified copy of degree certificate obtained and transcripts from each college or university attended
      4. One letter of recommendation from former teacher or current employer (Form-R in application form)
      5. A certified copy of professional license or equivalent in Nursing or Nursing and Midwifery (if any)
      6. A copy of official score report of TOEFL, IELTS which have been taken within the past 2 years.
      7. Proof of financial support such as the official confirmation letter from the sponsorship.

Length of Study
   The time of completion is normally two years. Other details will subject to Burapha University’s rules and regulations for full-time and part-time graduate students.

For more information
   Please contact Office of Graduate Studies of Faculty of Nursing
   Tel; +66 3810 2836, +66 3810 2808
   E-mail: chintana@buu.ac.th