Objective: To investigate the arrangement of nursing related courses of TCM for undergraduate nursing students in Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM) universities, in order to provide the basis for optimizing the arrangement of nursing related courses of TCM.
Methods: We collected the arrangement of nursing related courses of TCM for undergraduate nursing students in 19 TCM universities. By using the method of analysis and comparison, the similarities and differences of TCM nursing related courses in schools, such as the number of hours, percentage in total hours etc were analyzed and compared.
Results: About 87.2% of TCM nursing related courses are elective courses； the proportion of TCM nursing related courses is about 10.6% ； theory and practice of TCM nursing related courses’ proportion is 18 ∶1.
Conclusion: The arrangement of nursing related courses of TCM for undergraduate nursing students in current 19 TCM universities reflects the advantages and characteristics of TCM nursing care in certain extent, but the curriculum structure, the proportion of special curriculum and practice hour is deficiency and need further improve.
|Translated title of the contribution||Structure of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)-related courses for undergraduate nursing programs in universities of Traditional Chinese Medicine|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Chinese Journal of Nursing Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|