Bachelor of Nursing Science Program (Revised Curriculum 2018 for 2018-2022)
Program Philosophy of Academic Year 2018-2022
Faculty of Nursing believes that qualified nursing graduates should possess academic and professional knowledge and competencies and apply nursing, midwifery, and other related technics on integrated provision of nursing care professionally and effectively at any time. Nursing graduates should have morals, ethics, and codes of conduct and take into consideration social, communicative, religious, and cultural diversities of patients.
Apart from academic and professional knowledge, an educational program focuses on the potential development of nursing students in all aspects; prepare them for a happy life in the society; facilitate their adaptability to diverse communities and cultures under changing circumstances; enhance their intellectual, communicative, and information technology skills; promote their leadership and curiosity; increase their respect for profession, good citizenship and responsibility for themselves and their society.
|1. Being ethical||1||Being integrity and discipline|
|2||Respect human dignity from all cultures|
|3||Value on the benefit of mankind|
|4||Make decision in daily life and nursing practice ethically and legally|
|2. Be knowledgeable in nursing science||5||Be knowledgeable on the life sciences for living in a challenging world|
|6||Be knowledgeable in basic science, social science, and health sciences which relevant to nursing practices|
|7||Be knowledgeable in nursing science and midwifery|
|3. Being intellectual||8||Demonstrate systematic thinking|
|9||Utilize evidence in to nursing practice appropriately|
|10||Integrate various knowledge into nursing practice appropriately|
|11||Utilize scientific/research method to improve quality of nursing care|
|4. Being responsible, having a good general and professional interpersonal relationship skills||12||Being responsible and wisdom|
|13||Demonstrate a good general and nursing professional interpersonal relationship skills, collaborate with multi-disciplinary effectively|
|14||Assert a leadership skill, behave propriate behaviors according to individual roles.|
|5. Have skills to analyzes numbers and statistics, utilize technology in nursing practice, communicate trans-culturally.||15||Utilize basic computerized programs and informatic technology for learning and nursing practice appropriately|
|16||Analyze health statistic data and utilize in nursing practice critically|
|17||Trans-culturally communicate with verbal and non-verbal communication effectively|
|6. Conduct nursing practice holistically according to professional standards for individuals, families, and communities through integration of body of nursing and midwifery knowledge, related sciences, empirical evidence, and advanced technologies.||18||Perform trans-cultural nursing practice and midwifery nursing according to professional standards for individuals, families, and communities through integration the knowledge in nursing, midwifery, relevant sciences and empirical evidences|
|19||Perform nursing practice for individuals, families and communities during pre-disaster, emergency, and post disaster according to professional standards through integration of knowledge of nursing and midwifery knowledge, relevant sciences and empirical evidence|
Prince of Songkla University Education Philosophy
Prince of Songkla University (PSU) was established under the Southern Development Plan policy with the intention to become the leading university in the southern region of Thailand, in terms of delivering graduate students, academic research and academic services whilst appreciating and maintaining arts and culture. The university’s management aims to develop and deliver graduate students that empower the country and also hold on to Thailand’s educational guidelines which focus is placed upon graduates equipped for the real world.
PSU’s educational philosophy is based on Progressivism, with the aim to develop students in all aspects and prepare them to thrive in their respective societies. This includes assisting them in adapting to unpredictable circumstances by using learning process methods and treating students as the center of attention. Various learner needs, such as problem solving, self-researching processes and taking action inside and outside of the classroom, are considered fundamental to PSU’s “sustainable learning” approach. This led to the formulation of the idea that “change brings improvement” – a type of learning where students are able to apply these methods both at the university and in real-life environments. PSU aims to provide their students with a lifelong learning approach.
The above-mentioned rationale forms the basis of outcome-based education, developing curricula and the various learning processes listed as follows. Active Learning means learning from a variety of activities and actions. Problem-based Learning describes learning based on problems-solving, e.g. through case studies. Project-based Learning refers to learning based on projects such as assignments and assessments. Service Learning means learning by serving the community. Prince of Songkla University aims to apply these principles successfully, as guided by the motto of the “Prince of Songkla”, His Royal Highness Prince Mahidol Adulyadej: “Our Soul is for the Benefit of Mankind”.