College of Nursing, the Thai Red Cross Society was established in 1914 as a gracious contribution of Queen
Sripatcharintra, the first Queen of King Rama V and the president of the Thai Red Cross Society. It became the first
nursing school which taught general nursing curriculum in Thailand . The College has 4 main functions: producing
nursing personnel, writing text books and performing research, providing community services and conservation of the
Thai culture. At the present, the college has 120 full time faculty members and 94 administrative and supportive staff.
Its annual expenditives are approximately 50 millions baht with an income of approximately 2 millions baht received from
Each year more than 900 students follow programmes leading to a high degree of nursing education both in
undergraduate and graduate course. The undergraduate courses are consisted of a long-term and short-term
programmes. A four year curriculum is provided for 800 students leading to a Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree
(BSN). The number of the students in this programme has been expanded in each academic year from 170 to 200
students in order to alleviate shortage of nurses in Thailand. A one-year training programme is for students leading to
certificate in practical nurse. A short course for expatriate nursing personnel from neighboring countries is also
included in the undergraduate. The graduate diploma programmes have been initiated to provide an opportunity for
registrated nurses to study specially in the fields of caring the people with HIV infection, non-infectious illness, critical
illness and caring of the elderly.
The activities of College of Nursing , the Thai Red Cross Society is not only to provide nursing education towards
student nurses, this school of nursing also continues to be one of the main forces of the Thai Red Cross in the field
of health education and promotion. Each year a number of publications have been continuously distributed to general
public covering four major nursing dimensions: health promotion, prevention, early treatment and rehabilitation.
Symposium and seminars have been held regularly in order to achieve the same objectives.
In case of health care services to community, the College has launched a project named "The Care for The elderly in
Klong Toey Slum" in order to provide health care services for the deprived and vulnerable group of people in crowded
area in Bangkok. This project has been in collaboration with HelpAge international, governmental and
For the next five-year plan, number of projects and programmes have been planned to develop the College both
physically and educationally. For example, physical plans include constructing a new classroom building, Learning
Resource Center and comfortable accommodation for student nurses and faculty members. Educational plan is an
aspiration for academic excellence through a Master Degree Programme in addition with specialist-training course in
women health, particularly maternity and child care. Developing self-directed learning through the new Learning
Resource Center with the extensive use of computers is also expected.
There is also a strong international flavor with contacts in many countries and opportunities for exchanges by both
students and staffs. Sharing experiences with expertise, exchanging advanced technology and research are expected
outcome. An example of this is College's International Training Programme in Nursing, a tailor-made course for the
Kunming Medical College in China and other health institutions in Asia and Western countries. This international
cooperation will help the College to achieve its aim.
College of Nursing
Rama IV Road , Phathumwan, Bangkok 10330