Application Guide to 2018 Master of Advanced Nursing Practice and Medical Technology in Developing Countries-Central South University
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Part I Program Introduction

1.Program Introduction

1) Program Description

Brief Introduction

Academic Education Programs sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of People’s Republic of China started from 2008. It is designed to foster high-end business officials and managerial personnel for the recipient countries, offering one-year and two-year master programs as well as three-year doctoral programs for the purpose of educating high-end and inter-disciplinary talent working in the applied fields of government, trade, foreign affairs, agriculture, technology, education, culture and health, building intellectual capacity and facilitating the economic and social development of the recipient countries. These programs provide assistance to governmental officials, research fellows, and senior managerial personnel on their master and doctor education in China, which are fully conducted in English. Admission requirements include a bachelor’s degree, relevant working experiences, and decent physical conditions, essential for the high-compact curriculum needed for the degrees. The program plays an increasingly significant role in the economic development cooperation between China and students’ home countries, and is highly valued by the government of students’ home countries.

This program is open to fresh university graduates as well as the experienced nursing professionals from developing countries, and is designed to train those students in the field of nursing and medical technology, and subsequently improve the nursing practice and health care & management in those countries.

Central South University has started the 2-year master program sponsored by Ministry of Commerce since 2015. It specializes in master of nursing and taught in English.

Prospective Students

Our prospective students are mid-to-senior level officials or managers from the government, the media, NGOs, and other public sectors, who have demonstrated superior performance, both academically and in their work.

Program Objective

This program is open to fresh university graduates as well as the experienced nursing professionals from developing countries, and is designed to train those students in the field of nursing and medical technology, and subsequently improve the nursing practice and health care & management in those countries.

Students are expected to complete the program full time over 2 years.

The program aims to

l  Provide students with an opportunity to learn fundamental knowledge and concepts in nursing and medical technology, to obtain the capability to carry out nursing research in their countries through learning Medical Statistics, Nursing Research and Application of Medical statistical Software.

l  Help students to develop critical and clinical thinking skill, to learn professional skills associated with research, and to identify and solve the problem in the transition between theory and practice.

l  Help students to obtain the capability of health care management and leadership.

Enrollment Plan:

In 2018 we have planned to enroll up to 20 students in our master program with a concentration on nursing. The program duration is 2 years and the instruction language is English.

Financial Aid

The Ministry of Commerce subsidizes the university related expenses for its teaching and managing, and subsidizes the student related expenses for their basic life in China and round-trip international air tickets under the foreign-aid funds.

Students are exempt from tuition fee, teaching books fees, research fees, English teaching grants, graduation thesis guidance fee; University will provide free accommodation and buy comprehensive medical insurance for students.

Only the settlement allowance being 3000 RMB/person and living expense being 3000 RMB/month will be deposited to students account by the university. Other fees will be managed by Ministry of Commerce or by the university, not to be granted to the students.

The Ministry of Commerce only provides students with financial support during the school system (two-years for master students). The students who postponed their graduation will not receive the continuing support.

2) Introduction to Central South University

Brief Introduction

Central South University (CSU) is situated in Changsha, a famous historical and cultural city in Hunan, China. As a top university directly under the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's Republic of China, CSU boasts of complete disciplinary systems for Non-ferrous Metals, Medicine, Rail Transit, etc., covering Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Art. CSU values moral education and high-quality cultivation, so it has been bettering its talent training model. It has over 55,000 full-time students, including over 34,000 undergraduates, over 20,000 graduate students and nearly 1,000 international students.

Introduction of Xiangya School of Nursing

Nursing education at CSU was founded in 1911, which was one of key majors when Yale-China association created Yale Nursing school and was also important component of the famous "South is Xiangya, and north is Union ", and was authorized to confer a master’s degree in nursing in 2000. It first enrolled doctoral degree students in 2004, as a sub-discipline of clinical medicine, and CSU was one of the earliest two authorized units to award doctoral degree of nursing. Besides, nursing science was feature specialty and key subject of the 12th five-year plan of Hunan. Central South University is one of the first universities that award a doctoral degree in nursing since 2011when nursing became a first-level discipline, and also become one of the first schools to provide post-doctoral nursing training programs since 2012. The discipline of nursing at CSU is a provincial-level that provides specialty training. In the world soft science rankings in 2017, the nursing in central south university is the only one of the Chinese nursing discipline who entered the 100 top subject in the nursing science in the world. In the fourth round of education discipline evaluation organized by the Ministry of Education in China, nursing discipline in Central South University is rated as A+, is the top 2% in nursing discipline. The State Council approved Central South University is one of the world-class A universities, and nursing discipline is recommended to be one of the 10 top discipline which plan to build by Central South University.

Campus Life

Central South University is located in Changsha, capital city of Hunan province. Changsha is located in the northeast of Hunan province. It is a subtropical monsoon humid climate, characterized by mild climate, abundant precipitation, rain and heat in the same period and four seasons. Summer and winter are long, spring and autumn are short. Temperature of Spring is 8 -15 , summer 23 -30 , autumn 20 -29 , winter 5 -12 , and annual average temperature is 17.2 degrees Celsius .

Central South University is located at the foot of Yuelu Mountain with natural beauty, including 6 campuses, there are International dormitory in each campus. And the international students in this program will live in Xiangya School of Medcine campus, the dormitory is two rooms one hall share with the washing room, and in each room there are air-condition, network, desk and chest, in each floor there are public kitchen room and refrigerator. The supermarket and student canteen are in the campus.

3) Teaching

Courses

Credit Requirements

Course Category

Credit Requirements

Course Category

Credit Requirements

Public Degree Courses

4

Discipline Foundation   Courses

7

Specialty Courses

13

Optional Courses

2

Seminars

2

Training Links

5

Supplementary course

0

Total Credits

33

Explanation for credit   points

Curriculum

Course Category

Course Code

Course Name

Hour

Credits

Term

Statement

Public Degree Courses

11000008101

Chinese

32

2

First term

Compulsory

10000008102

Introduction to China

32

2

First term

Compulsory

Discipline Foundation Courses

78101118201

Nursing research

32

2

First term

Compulsory

69100418111

Clinical Epidemiology

32

2

First term

Compulsory

18120518201

Science and Technology Information Retrieval

16

1

First term

Compulsory

69100418116

Medical Statistics

32

2

First term

Compulsory

Specialty Courses

78105419301

Advanced health assessment

48

3

Second term

Compulsory

78105419302

Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

32

2

Second term

Compulsory

78101118301

Advanced Clinical Nursing Practice

32

2

Second term

Compulsory

78101118302

Community Nursing

32

2

Second term

Compulsory

78105419303

Nursing pedagogy

32

2

Second term

Compulsory

78105419304

Nursing management

32

2

Second term

Compulsory

Optional courses

78105419401

Advances in modern nursing technology

32

2

Second term

Optional 

Optional courses

78101118401

SPSS and its Application in Medical Sciences

16

1

First term

Optional

Seminars

00000000506

Academic Activities and Exchanges

 

2

Spring and fall

Required 

Training Links

00000000602

Research Proposal Report

 

1

Third term

00000000604

Research Training

6 Months

4

Third term

Comment:

Training mode

1. The training of postgraduate students is conducted through the tutor mentorship system. There will be two tutors for each student; the main tutor will be a teacher from Xiangya Nursing School or a master-tutor with certificate of registered nursing from the affiliated hospitals, while the second will be a clinical teacher with the title of nurse-in-charge and above. There will be group supervision by tutors during the whole training program.  

2. The training methods will be determined under instruction from tutors within three months after enrollment.

3. To acquire fundamental and systematic theoretical knowledge and professional techniques, postgraduate students will take compulsory courses and get fixed credit points. In addition, they will need to have optional classes according to their research directions and are encouraged to have Inter-disciplinary courses.

4. To grasp the basic nursing techniques and training direction related skills, postgraduates will be required to have more than six months internship.

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Lecture Professors

No.

Name

Title

Research Areas

1

TANG Siyuan

Professor

Chronic disease   prevention and management. Published over 200 papers as first author and   corresponding author, including over 40 papers published by SCI and EI   journal. Rewarded 5 national utility model patents. Presided 2 National   Natural Science Foundation programs1 Ministry of Education doctoral program, over 20 Hunan   province research projects.

2

WANG Honghong

Professor

HIV/AIDS Prevention and   Control in the Community;

Training Model for   Master Degree Students in Nursing

3

ZHANG Jingping

Professor

As peer reviewer for   Archives of Psychiatric Nursing (APN)Journal of nursing scholarship, etc. A member of Nursing   Teaching Committee of Ministry of Education, vice director of Hunan Nursing   Association, chairman of Nursing Education Committee, vice director of   Nursing Psychology Specialized Committee.

4

LI Yinglan

Professor

As Vice Secretary   General of China Association of Hospital Equipment, Nursing Material and Equipment   Branch, Executive Chairman of China Venousthromboembolism (VTE), Hospital   Nursing Warning Alliance, Committee Member of American Intravenous Infusion Nursing Association, Standing Director   of Chinese Nursing Association, Expert of The Ministry of Health of Textbook Compilation, Director   of Occupational Safety Group of Administrative Committee of Chinese Nursing   Association, Vice Director of The Emergency Profession of Chinese Nursing   Association, else.

5

LI Lezhi

Professor

Psychological Nursing,   Pain Care, Nursing Management

6

CHEN Yongyi

Professor

Nursing management,   oncology nursing and clinical nursing; Published 160 papers, three SCI   article, eight papers was awarded as the provincial first prize

7

ZENG Hui

Professor

Cognitive functioning of   the elderly and their care

8

WANG Xiuhua

Professor

Geriatric nursing,   chronic disease management, pension issues for many years

9

YANG Min

Associate Professor

Mental Health Nursing

10

FENG Hui

Professor

As the director for the   Health Nursing Research Center of Central South University and the CI AI   Evaluation and Health Care Center for the Aged in Hunan province; the main   member of Community Health Care Group and Nursing Group in Chinese Medicine   Association

11

HE Lianxiang

Professor

As Key member of panel   workshop for guideline of intravenous treatment for nursing practice in   China; editor for China Journal of Modern MedicineChina Journal of EndoscopyJournal of  Nursing ScienceChina Journal of Modern Hospital Management, etc,Vice Director   of Board of Nursing Research in Hunan province.

12

HUANG Jin

Professor

Engaged in clinical   nursing, management and teaching for 30 years; worked in serial departments   of Cardiovascular Medicine, Digestion Medicine, Respiratory Medicine,   Nephrology, Neurology Medicine, Endocrinology department; enrich experience   in care the elderly patients and diabetic patients.

13

ZHAO Liping

Professor

Surgical nursing; Nursing management

14

DING Siqing

Professor

Nursing Management;   Clinical Nursing; Nursing Education

15

LI Xianhong

Associate Professor

HIV/AIDS related stigma;   Behavior intervention and prevention among HIV high risk populations; Nursing   education

16

GU Can

Associate Professor

Psycho-social issues   related to oncology nursing; Cancer survivorship care plan ; Women’s health;   Research ethics

17

LI Li

Associate Professor

Emergent and Critical   care; Injury prevention for patients and the public

18

LI Xuying

Professor

Oncology nursing;   Nursing management; Vascular access specific nursing

19

GUO Jia

Associate Professor

Diabetes management;   Diabetes prevention

20

PENG Lingli

Associate Professor

Orthopedic Nursing   (Trauma Nursing & Micro-hand Surgery Nursing); Osteoporotic fracture;   Nursing Early Warning Management

Semesters

Time

Contents

Sep 2018

Registration of Students & Opening   Ceremony

Sep 2018 –June 2019

Course Study &Selecting Supervisor

Jul 2019 - Aug 2019

Selecting Thesis Topic

Sep 2019 - Jan 2020

Clinical Practice

Sep 2019 – May 2020

Thesis Research and Writing

May 2020 – Jun 2020

Thesis Defense

Jun 2020

Commencement

Master’s Thesis

Students are expected to bring specific research questions concerning nursing practice, as a part of thesis research preparation. Towards the end of the first semester, a number of faculty members from the school will be invited as potential thesis supervisors, and the school will make arrangement for students to choose their supervisors. The thesis is expected to motivate students to combine theoretical perspectives, analytical skills and practical experiences of nursing study using critical thinking skill, and aiming at solving practical problems. Students must pass oral exam for the thesis. After passing the evaluation of thesis evaluation, thesis defense can be organized.

Degree-conferring

Students are required to successfully complete 31 credit-worth course work and a master thesis and thesis defense within the required time period. After meeting the above requirements and with the approval of University Degree Committee, the Master of Nursing will be awarded.


Part II How to Apply

1Qualifications of Application

All applicants must meet the following entrance requirements:

1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport, abide by laws, decrees and rules, regulations of People’s Republic of China and Central South University

2. Applicants must have attained a Bachelor’s degree or above, with a higher level of English and working experience of three years, under the age of 45, and also meet the professional requirements of the university which applicants applied for

3. Government officials, researchers or management personnel in academic institutions, senior management staff in nursing related field can apply in this program.

4. Applicants who are not native English speakers or whose undergraduate education was not in English are required to take an appropriate English Language Proficiency Test and in general achieve a sufficient score, such as

TOEFL 615 or better (Paper Based Test)

TOEFL 250 or better in CBT (with at least 5.0 in TWE).

TOEFL - iBT 100 or better

IELTS 6.5 or better ( with at least 6.0 in Writing)

5. The candidates must be healthy and must not have any disease diseases prohibited by Chinese Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Laws and Regulations

6. Applicants are not allowed to bring spouse or any relative and friend during the study in China;

7. Only applicants recommended by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China will be considered and admitted.

2Procedures of Application

1). The First Step to Application

STEP 1: Fill the Application Form

Please firstly fill the “Application Form of Master Program in Advanced Nursing Practice & Medical Technology in Developing Countries in Central South University” firstly, and then print the complete form out and sign your name and the date on it.

STEP 2: Sending E-copies of All Application Materials to Central South University

Applicants are required to send the electrify copies of your application materials by email (410576328@qq.com) .

Note: After being accepted, applicants are required to bring the hard copies of all application materials (include all physical examination results) to Xiangya School of Nursing, Central South University when they make registration.

2) Application to Scholarship

After being surely accepted, Applicants are required to visit online application system of Chinese Scholarship Council at http://laihua.csc.edu.cn/. Select the program named “Chinese Government Scholarship”, choose category B, fill in all the required information, and finish online application. Print out the form, put on a hand-written name and date, and then post a photo on it.  

The agency No. of Central South University is 10533.

Note: Only if you finish this online application, can you finally receive the formal Admission Notification from Central South University.

3)Required Documents

Applicants are required to prepare an application package. Please read the following part carefully to prepare the application materials. If the received application package is not complete, the application will not be accepted.

Documents Needed

Requirements

Originals

Copies

1

Application Form

Complete “Application Form of Master of Advanced Nursing   Practice and Medical Technology in Developing Countries in Central South   University”, print and sign it with dates.

1

1

2

Graduation and Degree Certificates

Graduation and Degree Certificates must be originals or the   notarized copies, in Chinese or English;

If the applicant has not graduated yet, he or she should   provide a letter issued by the school to state the graduation date.

1

1

3

Transcripts

Official transcripts must be originals or notarized copies in   Chinese or English;

Transcripts must cover all the courses studied and final   standards achieved.

1

1

4

Personal Statements

Statement should include: academic background, relevant work   experiences and achievements, study and research proposal, career development   after graduation (no less than 1500 words).

1

1

5

Resume

Written in English.

1

1

6

Recommendation Letters

2 recommendation letters from university professors, senior   officials of the local educational department or government; Recommendation   letters must be originals written in Chinese or English.

2

2

7

English Proficiency Certificate

Non-native English speakers or those who did not participate   English-taught Bachelor Program should submit English proficiency certificate   like TOEFL, IELTS etc.

1

1

8

Copies of Valid Passport

The passport must be valid (period of validity no less than 6 Months);

Note: The passport   used to apply must be the same with passport used for entry into China and   registration in Central South University.

0

2

9

Photos

2 latest photos in passport photo size;

1 should be stuck to the application form.

2

0

Note: All application materials must be in English or Chinese. If originals can not be provided, please make sure you will provide notarized copies in English or Chinese. Accepted or not, all the application materials will not be returned.

3) Submission

1) Submit all the application materials listed in the above table in both hard copy and scanned copy to the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office of Chinese Embassy. Hard copy must include both the original copy and the photocopy, as indicated in the table. For emails and addresses of the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Offices, please visit http://www.china-aibo.cn.

2) Submit a written request to the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office of Chinese Embassy for an official recommendation letter and clearly state:

a) Whether the applicant is willing to be considered for the master program if the doctoral program is already full;

b) Whether the applicant is willing to be considered for a similar program at other universities if the programs at ISSCAD are already full.

c) Other special requests if any.

Reminders:

a) All the documents to be submitted should be in Chinese or English. Otherwise, a notarized copy in Chinese or English is required.

b) An original copy of degrees, transcripts and language certificates must be presented for on-site verification. After verification, students themselves should send the documents to the university.

c) Applicants will get back all the hard-copy materials, both original copies and photocopies from the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office. If admitted, they must take the documents to China and submit them to the Hunan University during registration in early September.

3. Deadline of Application: 30th June, 2018

4Registration

Registration will be in early September, 2018. The specific time will be stated on the Admission Notice. The applicants must register, according to the stated time, in Central South University. Early arrival is not accepted.


Part III Notes

1Contact Information

Address: Office for External Affairs, Room 628

Xiangya School of Nursing, Central South University

Changsha 410013, China

Telephone: (86-731) 82650265

E-mail: 410576328@qq.com (General Enquiry)

Website: www.nursing.csu.edu.cn

2.Other notes

a) None of the materials submitted to Hunan University will be returned.

b) Accepted or not, Chinese government reserves the rights of elaboration.

c) Any expenses regarding spouse and children of the application will not be covered by the scholarship.

d) The procedure of admission and visa application will be elaborated in the admission documents.

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