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  • In February 1947, the University was established in order to meet the needs of the actual environment, and was named the Provincial Taipei Vocational School of Medicine. The University began recruiting students for a 2-year Midwifery Special Program with 34 students in May, laying down the foundation for domestic nursing education.
  • The first joint training department for nursing and midwifery (4-year program).


    • Students can obtain a dual qualification degree as a nurse and midwife during their studies, which was very helpful for medical organizations that were struggling financially at that time as they could hire nurses that specialized in nursing and midwifery using one salary. The department was opened in August 1948 and during 1963, the department was closed as the University was restructured into a 5-year nursing junior college. There was a total of 1,035 graduates.

  • In 1954, the first public and independent higher-education school of the Country was founded – the Taiwan Provincial Junior College of Nursing, which was the predecessor of the University as it set up a 3-year nursing department.
  • The Junior College was the first to set up a Public Health Nursing Program that had a total of 92 graduates from 1956 to 1965.
  • In 1956, the Junior College received funding from the U.S. Security Mission to recruit nurses with nursing experience for 1-year training in public health knowledge and nursing work.
  • In August 1963, the Taiwan Provincial Government gave the order to merge the Taiwan Provincial Taipei Vocational School of Nursing and Midwifery with the Junior College, and add two more 5-year nursing and midwifery classes to recruit female junior high school graduates. By the end of 1982, there were 1,532 graduates.
  • In 1985, the Junior College was the first to recruit male students into its 3-year nursing department and in 1988, there were 29 male graduates as it was highlighted by the media.
  • In 1994, the Junior College was upgraded a College, and was the first independent nursing college in Taiwan.
  • The Department of Nursing has a 2-year and 4-year junior college program, the Department of Medical and Nursing Management was a 2-year program that was split into the nursing management group and a medical management group, and the program recruited junior college graduates.
  • The College was the first to set up a 2-year program in the Department of Infant and Child Care.
  • In 1994, the College took over the University Woodball Committee and became the promotion school for domestic woodball.
    • Woodball is an emerging sporting activity that successfully created by the Taiwanese people: it was first created in early 1990s and was first introduced to the public March 28th, 1994. On October 28th of the same year, the National Taipei College of Nursing officially created the Chinese Taipei University Sports Federation Woodball Committee to officially promote the sport. Woodball has all of the advantages of outdoor activities, and is very suitable for recreation, entertainment, fitness, and competition.


  • In 1995, the College’s recruitment system was officially made operational.
  • The Department of Infant and Child Care created the first “Internship Selection Internship Course,” which provides students with diversified exploration of relevant fields such as career majors in pre-school educational institutions, children’s theater groups, story houses, music studios to expand students’ career education.


  • To celebrate the College’s 50th Anniversary, the Country’s first-ever “Health Sciences Fair” was held on October 18th – 19th, 1997 where a total of 14 medical institutions, public welfare organizations, and health institutions participated in the event.


  • In 1999, the College officially recruited students for its Graduate Institute in Nursing and Graduate Institute of Nursing and Medical Management for the first time, a total of 30 students were recruited to these two graduate institutes as the University was a pioneer amongst technical and vocational schools.
  • In 1999, the first distance-learning courses were conducted with given to other schools such as National Yang Ming University, De Yu Institute of Nursing and Health, and Kang-Ning Junior College of Medical Care and Management.
  • In August 2000, the College was approved to set up the Graduate Institute of Long-Term Care, the Graduate Institute of Speech and Hearing Disorders and Sciences, the Graduate Institute of Health Allied Education, and the Graduate Institute of Nurse-Midwifery. All of them were the first specialized graduate institutes in the country which are the first and unique research institutes in China.
  • The graduation ceremony for the 5th graduating class of the National Taipei College of Nursing was held in the gymnasium for the first time.
  • In September 2000, the opening ceremony of the College’s “Penghu Nursing In-service 2-year Junior College Program” was held at the Penghu County Public Health Bureau. Level 1 supervisors such as College President Lin Shou-hui and Dean Chen Wei of Academic Affairs were present to preside over the ceremony as it was held online for the first time as well. The program is also the first off-island program in the Country to allow students to obtain a bachelor’s degree at their current location.
  • In November 2000, the College passed the ISO 9002 quality management certification.
  • The College was recommended by the Taipei City Government, and was selected as an “Excellent School for Counseling Work” in 2000.
  • In January 2001, the College opened the “Multipurpose Health Sciences Education Center,” and introduced the “Prone Patient – STAN” worth over NT$10 million, which marked a new milestone in the education and training of the abilities of domestic nursing professionals.
  • In February 2001, the College’s Graduate Institute of Long-Term Care awarded Associate Professor Ruan Yumei (then Associate Professor of Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology) an honorary master’s degree certificate before she passed away, which was also the first master’s degree certificate of the College.
  • In April 2001, the Cultural Affairs Bureau designated the three eucalyptus trees in the Downtown Campus as protected trees. Among them, the old Erythrina tree planted next to the corridor and the Teaching Block is approximately 70 years old. Many graduates take photos with that tree when they graduate, but it accidentally collapsed during construction on the campus in February 2007. The College immediately carried out transplant and restoration of the tree as it was relocated to a corner of the campus with good sunlight exposure. The “Downtown Campus New Year Gathering to dress up Old Tress” was held on March 5th, 2007.
  • On March 19th, 2001, the hospital affiliated to the College signed an alliance with the National Taiwan University Hospital, creating the first vertical integration model of medical functions. The two hospitals jointly promoted community medical services, and shared resources such as medical equipment and inspection.
  • In 2001, the first public art selection event for the College’s teaching block was carried out. The “Study is like a boat sailing against the current, and reading enriches the mind” was selected for the Qin Ren Building, and “Love, Vitality, and Purity” was selected for the Le Yu Building.


  • In August 2001, the “Graduate Institute of Tourism and Health Science” was approved for establishment, which is the first master’s program in Taiwan that combines tourism and travel, medicine and health, and nursing. In order to enhance the students’ ability to plan and decide their future careers, the College introduced the concept of health as a foundation for courses such as the “Tourism and Health Internship Course” and “Foreign Academic Visits” during winter vacations.
  • In August 2001, the College was approved to set up “Graduate Institute of Life and Death Education and Counseling,” the “Graduate Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine Integrated Nursing,” the “Graduate Institute of Infant & Child Care,” and the “Department of Exercise and Health Sciences” as they were the first of their kind in Taiwan’s technical and vocational education system.
  • The College’s Department of Nursing has the highest population amongst all departments of nursing in the Country’s universities and colleges.
  • The Department of Nursing has the highest population of faculty and students, and the diversity of its educational systems is also at the top of all domestic technical and vocational colleges. The College currently has PhD programs, master’s programs, 4-year and 2-year junior college programs, and in-service program with more than 1,700 students.
  • The College’s Department of Information Management has the lowest population amongst all departments of information management in the Country’s universities and colleges.

The Department of information Management is the department with the “smallest” population in the entire College. Before the 1995 academic year, there were only two classes in the undergraduate department with approximately 80 people, and only about 100 people in the graduate institute. A 2-year program was added, and the total population of the department is approximately 160 people.


  • The College has achieved excellent results in promoting the reduction of disposable tableware. In December 2001, the College and eight other schools including the National Taiwan Ocean University and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology were commended by the Environmental Protection Administration for their work.
  • In 2002, the administrative and academic units of the College jointly organized the “End of Year Relief” event. Instead of celebrating the end of the year with a banquet, they College took the initiative to go into the community to carry out a series of community caring activities.


  • On April 28th, 2001, the College held the first briefing session on College President candidates’ on how they’d run the College.
  • In April 2002, the Office of Academic Affairs held a school tree online voting event, and the “fringe-tree,” commonly known as March Snow, won the voting.


  • On March 22nd, 2002, the Country’s first non-synchronized online teaching course “Preparation for Childbirth” was launched, where registrations were made available on the College’s distance-learning website and it was taught by Dr. Chung Yu-lin, the President of the College.
  • In April 2002, the College was the first tertiary institution to respond to the Environmental Protection Administration’s reduction on using plastic bags and the comprehensive promotion of reducing disposable tableware (Green April series of events).


  • The First School Dog – Johann.
    • In order to effectively solve the “safety” and “hygiene” problems caused by stray dogs on campus, the College launched the “Campus Guard Dog Program” in October 2002, using the territorial nature of the dogs on campus to effectively drive out foreign dogs, control the number of school dogs, and prevent the spread of diseases. This program was planned by Mr. Yeh Ming-li and the first adopted school dog was named “Johann,” a dog that has been undergoing training for a long time at the Banqiao District Animal Shelter. The Campus Guard Dog Program is still being implemented.
  • The Most Controversial Bird on Campus - the Night Heron.
    • The night heron is a common resident bird in Taiwan and as the name suggests, it is a nocturnal water bird that likes to prey on fish, shellfish, frogs or insects.
    • Due to the fact that two night herons have recently flown in and always linger by the lotus pond to sometimes watch the swimming fish, and sometimes look to feast on their prey as they look to swiftly devour the koi in the ponds, they have caused quite the problem on campus as no one knows whether to forcefully drive them away, or if people should respect the ecological food chain. After some discussions by the faculty, the General Affairs Office went from driving them away to devising a “meal budget” so these coquettish guests will be of no concern to the campus! The fact that there are birds inhabiting here makes the campus a small ecological chain that deserves careful preservation.


  • In October 2002, the College used its professional knowledge to serve the community by hosting an alternative barbecue demonstration event organized by the Graduate Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine Integrated Nursing. It combined the concepts of traditional Chinese medicine ingredients in barbecue and acupressure to provide the public with healthy seasonal ingredients.
  • In February 2003, the College along with 28 other technical and vocational colleges traveled to Malaysia to participate in the first-ever “Taiwan University of Science and Technology College Education Exhibition” organized by the Ministry of Education. The College provided health consultation services that integrated Chinese and Western medicine during the exhibition, which was very popular among local students. ​
  • In order to have students from various colleges and universities in Taiwan respond and participate in the aid of the innocent people and children from the war in Iraq, the student union of the College launched “Dedicate a Meal, Unlimited Care.”


  • On October 27th, 2003, the College and Queensland University of Technology Australia agreed to a “double degree program” which was the first program that allowed students to obtain a domestic and foreign bachelor’s degree in nursing along with an Australian nursing license.
  • In 2003, the General Accreditation of Technical and Vocational Schools done by the Ministry of Education awarded the College with four Level 1 Excellent Results.
  • The affiliated Model Day Care Center of the College successfully commissioned the Taipei City Child Care Association to outsource its operations in March 2004. It was the College’s first OT outsource contract, and it was also the first OT outsource contract amongst schools affiliated with the Ministry of Education’s Department of Technical and Vocational Education.
  • The Le Yu Building of the College originated from the Department of Child Care and Education. To respond to the lack of teaching space, the College began to plan and prepare for the establishment of the Department of Infant and Child Care Building and its affiliated institutions. It was then reported to the Ministry of Education, which approved the construction of a Demonstration Education Center and subsidies of NT$25 million for renovations. The first and second floors of the building are planned as a model daycare center affiliated with the College, while the third and fourth floors are for the Department of Infant and Child Care, the Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, the Education Program Center Office, research labs and classrooms, and the basement is planned as a multi-functional activity room.


  • The 1st World University Woodball Championship was held at the College on September 5th, 2004, where a total of 11 countries participated. Twenty male and female teams gathered at the birthplace of woodball to compete and see who would come out on top.


  • In October 2004, Taiwan’s first Healing Garden, “Grief Healing Garden,” was completed and opened.
  • In December 2004, the College held the first “Health Care Fashion Show” in the 5th Floor Conference Hall of the Ministry of Education. The teachers developed healthcare models from an academic approach, and presented them “Health Care Models” to exhibit their professional and practical innovations. The presented themes include: a “Multi-functional delivery gown” that has already obtained a formal patent; Graduate Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine Integrated Nursing – A Good of Sleep from Taiwan, the performance of far-infrared heat compression on patients with depression and insomnia; Doctor Dog, the concept of healthcare to improve the quality of life; the Department of Exercise and Health Sciences – The Ten Moves of the Phoenix, introducing simple and powerful yoga to alleviate lower back pain for office workers.


  • In August 2005, the College built the Country’s first-ever “Performance Examination Center” and used actual scenarios as assessments to validate students’ practical abilities, and breaking the confines of traditional assessment methods. The Center provides the College with a professional certification system, but also carry out the cultivation of students’ practical capabilities.


  • In August 2005, the College established first PhD nursing program amongst technical and vocational colleges.
  • The College held the first-ever Underprivileged Student Scholarship Fundraiser Banquet during its 58th anniversary celebration.
  • In 2005, the Ministry of Education’s “Project Assessment,” the College’s Department of Information Management and Department of Exercise and Health Sciences were both given A-level ratings.
  • In 2006, the “Spa Center” was officially opened, and did OT outsourcing of its operation completed its outsourcing in accordance with the “Act for Promotion of Private Participation in Infrastructure Projects.” In addition to considering the needs of teaching development as well as community promotion and education services, its overall goal was to make the College’s healthcare more comprehensive. This project was awarded the “Outstanding Performance” award by the Executive Yuan.


  • Taiwan’s nursing dual degree program exhibited its internationalization in January 2006. Wen Chun-yu and Chang Yung-hsuan from the Department of Nursing officially obtained dual degrees in Nursing from the College and the University of Queensland, Australia.


  • In September 2007, the College recruited the first five international nursing students.
  • In September 2007, the student cafeteria was transformed into a “Natural Healthy Diet Education and Promotion Cafeteria” with operating goal of being “safe, natural, balanced, and sufficient information” to provide a proper catering environment for cultivating healthcare professionals.
  • In October 2019, the “Precision Care for the Elderly Talent Cultivation Hub” was unveiled for a cross-discipline cooperation between the industry, government, academia, and research, and promoted the first-ever “Course-certificate Integration” program.




  • In October 2021, the Syue Sih Building and Er Ya Building the largest construction project of the University over the past 30 years, were commenced.