Department of Nursing


Nursing is an applied science based on natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, and has a unique knowledge body based on theoretical concepts of human, environment, health, and nursing. It is a practical study aimed at promoting human health and well-being.
The Department of Nursing at Sahmyook University was established on the foundation of holistic education of mind, body, and spirit in 1973 in order to cultivate individuals with Christian faith and creative and practical expertise. It was the first coeducational program in Korea. Master’s program was established in 1996, and the bachelor’s degree completion course in nursing was opened in 1997. In 2004, a specialized nurse course was opened in the Department of Clinical Nursing, Graduate School of Clinical Nursing.
The Department of Nursing operates a credit exchange program with Loma Linda University in Southern California, USA and Avondale University, Australia. In addition, students accepted with the highest exam score or excellent grades are selected for a 1-year scholarship program to the US.
The scholarship programs inspire students to perform at the highest academic level. These programs aim to cultivate individuals who devote themselves to their studies and go on to contribute to the betterment of country, society, and the church.
In order to cope with the rapidly changing health and medical environment of the 21st century, hands-on education is being conducted in various practice sites. Major training centers include Sahmyook Seoul Hospital, Samsung Seoul Hospital, Asan Medical Center, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Atomic Energy Medicine Academy, National Cancer Center, Konkuk University Hospital, Gangbuk Samsung Hospital, Guri City Public Health Center, Jungnang-gu Public Health Center, Nowon-gu Public Health Center, National Mental Health Center, Seoul. Veterans Hospital, National Rehabilitation Center, Seoul Medical Center, Uijeongbu Healings Hospital, Women’s Hospital, Seoul Relay Senior Welfare Center, and elementary, middle and high schools in Nowon-gu.

Educational Goal


    Cultivate learned nursing professional with Christian values.


    Experts who perform nursing tasks based on critical, creative thinking skills.


    Professionals with the spirit of service who actively lead in the global health care industry.

Who we are looking for

  • Competent, active nurses


After graduation and obtaining a nursing license, students are able to go into many different fields. One may work at a general hospital, the industrial sector, elementary and secondary schools as nurses, and as a public servant upon passing the exam. Furthermore, one may choose to go to graduate school or go abroad after taking the NCLEX-RN examination.
:Nurses, insurance review nurses, health officials, health teachers (class 2), overseas employment, nursing officers, midwives, industrial health managers, professional nurses after entering graduate school, professors and researchers, etc.


Nurse, Health Teacher (Level 2), Addiction Consultant (Level 2)

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Credits for Graduation

General Education Core Courses Credits required for graduation
General Required/General Electives Core
39 Single Major 95 or more 130 or more
Double Major
Addiction linked major Core (Required, Electives) Addiction linked major (Basic, Applied) Electives (Major Basic/Electives) 130 or more
39 36 21


Graduation Condition

Major General Education Core Courses Credits for Graduation
Required by category Basic courses Core (including basic courses)
Nursing 24 15 10 Single Major 95 130 or more


The Department of Nursing operates in accordance with the following guidelines to cultivate nursing professionals who can efficiently achieve educational goals and adapt to professional clinical practice.

  • 1. Graduation Requirements
    • Required credits for graduation are 130 credits with 39 general education credits, 74 core credits, 21 elective credits.
    • Students must complete courses on National Nursing Examination and meet the graduation standards (classroom and practice hours required by the National Examination Center for Korean medical personnel) specified by the Department of Nursing. However, if the criteria are not met, graduation eligibility is decided by a faculty meeting.
    • The following must be met in general education and core courses.
      • 1)Required courses by category
        The following courses are recommended for required courses by category.
        – Humanities : Research Methodology/ – Character Education : Spiritual Nursing, Selective Clinical Practice
        – Social Sciences : Critical Thinking, Leadership Development Training / ∙Natural Sciences : General Biology
        – Culture and Arts : Electives
      • 2)Core Electives
      • 3)If students meet the graduation certification requirements (motivation reinforcement counseling, addiction assessment) in foreign languages, volunteer work, clinical practice, nursing research, graduation exam, and addiction course completion, students can get a graduation certification PASS.
  • 2. Basics (Major Basics) Courses

    Five courses in anatomy and experimentation, physiology and experimentation, microbiology, pathology, and pharmacology are sequentially offered. It is recommended for students to take the courses sequentially to maximize learning effect.

  • 3. Transfer students
    • 1)In the case of the Department of Nursing, transfer students take basic major courses and required courses during the seasonal semester due to the nature of the courses. However, this does not apply to medical personnel selection.
    • 2)Teacher education is not applicable to transfer students.
    • 3)Transfer students attend Chapel in the 4th semester.
  • 4. Teaching education
    • 1)Number of people selected: 4
    • 2)Selection Criteria: Average GPA and aptitude tests are evaluated for 3 semesters.
    • 3)Application period: In March of the Sophomore year, the application form for teacher education must be completed and submitted to the Dean of Academic Affairs via the Head of the Liberal Arts Department and the Department Head.
    • 4)Completion credits: 22 teaching credits (including 4 practical training credits), 50 credits or more in major courses
    • 5)Those who wish to complete the teacher education are recommended to take teaching related courses from the second semester of the first year.
    • 6)If regular nursing practice is not possible due to teaching practice, nursing practice is completed during the seasonal semester.
  • 5. Community service: Available through institutional and other volunteer agencies during the semester, or through domestic and overseas volunteer agencies during vacation. (You can apply for more than 17 credits).

Addiction Specialization Course

Addiction Psychology Major Addiction Rehabilitation Major
Category Course name Credits Course name Credits
(12 credits)
Required Psychology 3 Psychology 3
Neuro Nursing Science 1 Neuro Nursing Science 1
Electives Pathology 2 Pathology 2
Clinical Pathology 2 Clinical Pathology 2
Health Assessment 2 Health Assessment 2
Community Nursing Ⅱ 2 Community Nursing Ⅱ 2
(24 credits)
Required Addiction Assessment 3 Addiction Assessment 3
EBP Methodology 2 EBP Methodology 2
Mental Nursing Ⅱ 2 Mental Nursing Ⅱ 2
Understanding Addiction 3 Understanding Addiction 3
Addiction Counseling 3 Addiction Counseling 3
Electives Motivational Reinforcement Consultation 3 Motivational Reinforcement Consultation 3
Mental NursingⅠ 3 Mental NursingⅠ 3
Addiction field practice 3 Addiction field practice 3
Addiction Arbitration Internship 3 Addiction Arbitration Internship 3
  • 1)“Understanding Addiction” and “Addiction Pharmacology” areo pened every semester and each season, and the rest of the courses are opened according to the department’s curriculum.
  • 2)Addiction field practice (3) refers to mental nursing practice I (1) and mental nursing practice II (2).
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