The Faculty of Nursing (FON) believes that nursing is an essential profession which contributes to the well-being of individuals at every stage of life, and at all states of health, young to old, and healthy to sick and dying. Care should be provided in partnership with individuals who have the right and responsibility to pursue a state of health that provides them with physical, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being. Nursing is a holistic and continual process of care that can treat illness and disease as well as promote health.
The Chiang Mai University Faculty of Nursing is known for its leadership in building capacity within the region. The FON has helped to upgrade the academic credentials of teaching faculty from neighboring countries which has strengthened nursing education in the region. The FON is routinely approached by the WHO, UN agencies and country governments to provide technical assistance and training for nurses in the region.
The Faculty of Nursing is located at the Health Sciences campus also known as Suan Dok, (which means as flower garden), about 1.5 km from the main campus. The Health Sciences campus occupies a 110-acre (45 hectares) site that includes the Faculties of Medicine, Associated Medical Sciences, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, as well as the Research Institute for Health Sciences. The Suan Dok campus is also home to Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, known locally as Suan Dok. Maharaj is one of the sites where nursing students do their clinical placement. Built in 1940, the hospital is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and is the largest teaching hospital in Northern Thailand. The 1,300-bed hospital encompasses three buildings and can accommodate 400 auxiliary beds, if needed.
As part of our commitment to Chiang Mai University and its mission, the Faculty of Nursing strives to fulfill five principle functions in the fields of: education, research, community service, and cultural conservation.
The Chiang Mai University Faculty of Nursing is a leading international nursing academic and research institution.
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