Assist.Prof.Dr. Thanee Kaewthummanukul, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University, has revealed that after the accreditation assessment visit by the committee of experts from Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council on March 15 – 16, 2021, the Bachelor of Nursing Science received a five-academic-year accreditation (2021 - 2025), bringing great pride to the Faculty. There is still an important mission to achieve the vision statement: ‘Faculty of Nursing is a leading international nursing academic and research institution.’
The Faculty of Nursing began offering nursing education in 1960 and throughout the decades, continuous development in all aspects has led to the recognition as a leading nursing academic institution with high quality and standard, operating in accordance with CMU’s core missions and the higher education development framework. Today, the Faculty offers all levels of education that answer to society’s demands from bachelor’s to doctoral degrees in both the regular and international programs, as well as the Certificate Program for Practical Nursing. The goal is to make an effective transition into the era of global changes. Graduates of all levels have made great contributions the society, both local and international, and brought about reputation, achievements, and pride. In terms of research, the Faculty strives to produce research and innovation for the advancement in nursing knowledge, teaching, and practices, as well as the application of policy on both the national and international scale. Regarding academic services, teaching and training programmes are offered all year round to nurses and healthcare-associated workers in the country and other regions, including Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe, with supports from domestic and international organisations. In addition, the Faculty’s internal administration prioritises the promotion of understanding and engagement of all sectors.
In previous years, the Faculty received the Thailand Quality Class (TQC) 2019, which is a hallmark of a world-class management standard, awarded by the Office of Thailand Quality Award, Thailand Productivity Institute, Ministry of Industry. In 2020, it was ranked in the 201 – 300 range in the Nursing ranking of the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2020 by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.
Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council is in charge of the accreditation of nursing and midwifery institutions according to Clause 6 of the Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council’s powers and duties, which is providing accreditation for institutions offering teaching and training programmes in nursing and midwifery, under the Regulations of the Nursing and Midwifery Council on the Accreditation Criteria of Nursing and Midwifery Academic Institutions. Such operation must be in line with the education quality assurance frameworks set by the affiliated organisations and the national bodies overseeing education quality assurance, namely the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (Public Organisation) and the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation. The Council has revised the Regulations on the Regulations of the Nursing and Midwifery Council on the Accreditation Criteria of Nursing and Midwifery Academic Institutions, B.E. 2562 (2019), the Accreditation Criteria of Nursing and Midwifery Academic Institutions, and the Application Guideline for the Accreditation Criteria of Nursing and Midwifery Academic Institutions in order to be consistent with the education quality assurance systems of the affiliated bodies, as well as the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUN-QA).