College of Nursing of Sungshin Women's University had its rebirth in March 2007 though the unprecedented and groundbreaking merging process between a private college and the National Medical Center College of Nursing, a national college. National Medical Center College of Nursing was founded in 1959 with the support of the three Scandinavian states of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark with commitment to rebuilding the Korean healthcare which was in ruins from Korean War. It is a health facility that has been faithful to the essence of the authentic nursing ethics of Florence Nightingale and has played a major part in providing quality nursing education for students who have been admitted by a highly competitive admission procedure. The synergy from the continuous investment and systematic foundation and system of Sungshin Women's University and the quality nursing education of a 50-year history and tradition of National Medical Center College of Nursing, the merger has provided high quality nursing education at home and abroad.
In March 2007, the National Institute of Nursing College took over the Academic Credit system for the Bachelor of Nursing of the Lifelong Education, and in August 2007, a master's Nursing program was created in the Graduate School. In June 2008, Health Science Institute was created, and starting in November 2008, the nursing specialist program launched in the Graduate School. In February 2011, College of Nursing moved to Woonjung Green Campus to enjoy comfortable and spacious educational space and advanced facilities and celebrated its first round of graduates. In March 2012, the college opened the country's largest nursing simulation center called SWANS(Sungshin Woonjung Advanced Nursing Simulation), which has since operated the most exemplary and best-organized simulated nursing education to over 500 nursing college professors from across the country. After its performance-based curricular reorganization in 2012, the college acquired Republic of Korea's first 2nd-term certification from Korean Accreditation Board of Nursing Education. In March 2016, the student quota was increased to 88 persons per academic year upon arpproval and in June 2017, the third-term certification was obtained for the accreditation of nursing education. The college, which currently offers master's course in Nursing, master's course in Senior-Specialized Nursing, and starting in 2019, PHD course in the Graduate School, continues to foster leaders of the nursing industry.
Looking ahead, the college maintains quality nursing education and fulfills its role in developing into a future-oriented, pioneering nursing school. Through its efforts that consider top priority on personality cultivation, the college trains global nursing professionals as global leaders equipped with creative minds and and responsible job skills.
Educational Goals of Departments
- 1. Acquire the nursing knowledge necessary to maintain, promote, prevent and recover the health of the patients
- 2. Providing scientific clinical skills to solve various nursing issues in practice.
- 3. Improving the integral problem-solving skills through critical thinking.
- 4. Promote a comprehensive understanding of the subject and performing whole-care for patients.
- 5. Demonstrating leadership as nursing teachers who understand diverse cultures and possess global skills.
- 6. Engaging in effective communication and mutual cooperation with health professionals.
- 7. Establishing a professional view of nursing based on ethical norms and a sense of responsibility.
- 8. Conducting nursing research for the improvement of specialist jobs.
Students Envisioned by Departments
As is required for nursing practitioners to maintain and promote good health, prevent diseases, and ensure recovery of individuals, families, and communities at home and abroad, we aim to train globally operating nurses with excellent moral and ethical personality who can realize a welfare society in various nursing practices.