1.  College Objectives and History  
Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau (KWNC) is a non-profit educational institution subsidiary to Kiang Wu Hospital Charitable Association (KWHCA) founded in 1923. The College has incessantly nurtured over 2,000 nursing graduates. According to the Order No.418/99/M promulgated on 5th November 1999, the College was formally named as Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau (KWNC). The College Started with only providing one course in 1999, then it has developed to now offer and co-organise various master’s degrees, bachelor and above degrees, higher education diplomas and certificate programmes. KWNC began with only having merely master’s level teachers, then in 2020 there are about 50% of teachers with doctoral qualifications and teaching experiences in nursing and other related professions. In 1997, 2002, 2009 and 2015, KWNC conducted various institutional / academic validations. In November 2015, the College invited the United Kingdom Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) to conduct an institutional quality audit. QAA reviewed various KWNC’s works, and KWNC achieved confidence in four aspects and good practice (which is QAA’s highest level at that time) in another four areas, this ensured that the College’s management met international accreditation agencies’ requirements. And it raised the College’s academic level and international reputation.
    
The development plan of KWNC (2015~2025) comprised of four development strategies, namely to expand student intake and start diversified programmes and improve the College’s operation level. Through achieving quality assurance of programmes and institutional evaluation, the College had raised the quality of courses and the internationalisation of the management of the College, developed the integration of pedagogy, scientific research and social service, accelerated regional cooperation and the process of internationalisation. To achieve these, KWNC formulated objectives and related measures for the eight domains below:
(1) Academic and professional development, (2) personnel development, (3) research development, (4) students’ development, (5) academic and professional support, (6) student source optimisation and fostering nursing professional talents, (7) integration of pedagogy, scientific research, social service, (8) regional and international cooperation.
    

    
2. The College's Development Strategy from now until 2025
2.1 Expand Student Recruitment and Establish Diversified Education Programmes  
The College will gradually increase the number of programmes and students according to social demand and the College’s development (Table 1).
   

 

Table 1. 2015-2025 Student and Programme Development Mode

Year

1 Year

2015-2016
  (No. of Students)

2 – 4 Years

2016-2020
  (No. of Students)

5 – 7 Years

2020-2023
  (No. of Students)

8 – 10 Years

2023-2025
  (No. of Students)

Programmes   Establishment

 

Collaborated   Programmes
  (Higher Education)

5 Types of   Programmes

BSN          320

Collaborated Programmes    —

BSNS         30

PDAN         30

MNS          20

7 Types of   Programmes

BSN     320-360

Collaborated Programmes   (15)

BSNS        30

PDAN        30

MN/NPM     30

Higher Education Certificate      20

8-9 Types   of Programmes

BSN      360-400

Collaborated Programmes   (60)

PDAN        25

MN/NPM     40

MNCP        20

MHC         20

Higher Education Certificate     50

8-9 Types   of Programmes

BSN      400-480

Collaborated Programmes  (100)

PDAN         25

MN/NPM      40

MNCP        20

MHC         20

Higher Education Certificate     50

Total No. of
Students
(Higher Education)

400

430-470

515-555

555-635

Programmes   Establishment

(Non-Higher   Education)

Certificate     100

Certificate / Diploma 200

Certificate / Diploma 1,100

Certificate / Diploma 1,200

2.2 Through Programme and Institutional Review to Ensure Programme Quality and the College Management are Able to Achieve International Recognised Standard
The College has gradually completed accreditation and review for the College and various programmes in accordance with the legal requirements of Macao.
    
2.3 Develop Integration of Teaching, Research and Social Service  
With the policy of integration of pedagogy, scientific research, social service, and the collaborated support from the Research Management & Development Department and Nursing & Health Education Research Centre (NHERC), academic staff is encouraged to collaborate with local and the Greater Bay Area counterparts in research, through utilising research findings to start clinical and community services, and provide programmes of various levels to nurture talents and consequently contribute to the society.
    
2.4 Accelerate Regional Cooperation and Internationalisation Process  
In the next five to ten years, prompted by the country's development strategies, the College will make headway to intensify the Guangdong-Macao collaboration in terms of programme and research. Base on the gradual increase of students and programmes the College will also dedicate efforts for its internationalisation, continue to expand teaching venues outside Macao and ensure all programmes will be on par with international standards.

 

3. Related Goals and Measures in Eight Domains
According to the four major development strategies mentioned above, KWNC formulated the goals and measures in the following eight aspects:
3.1 Academic and Professional Development
Strive for more resources to raise academic influences
Focus on offering Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programme (BSN)
‧  Establish postgraduate programme in nursing and co-establish nursing master’s programmes and launch even higher level of healthcare education
‧  Strengthen multi-profession learning and offer different health related programmes
‧  Set up multi-profession and multi-level healthcare programme system
‧  Foster graduates with various courses, and these courses are appropriate to the “Health Professionals Qualification Practice & Registration System” in order to prepare graduates that meet requirements of local nurse registration system
‧  Develop online teaching and online courses

 

3.2 Personnel Development
Nurture a diversified academic team with professionalism and academic capabilities that embodied the spirit of “From Personhood to Benevolence”
Increase training for nursing clinical instructors
 ‧  Cultivate an academic team that can encourage multi-profession teaching
Anticipate expanding the number of academic staff to 34 persons by 2023. Build up the categories from lecturer to professor, full-time and part-time teachers, and a suitable ratio of teachers that possess doctorate and master's degrees
 ‧  Enhance the knowledge and staff’s familiarity with applications, modern pedagogy modes, and specially online teaching

 

3.3 Research Development
Expand the College's research direction (there are three major domains, namely adults, older people research, child teenagers and community, nursing profession and nursing education etc.). This would create conditions for optimisation of master’s degrees and for establishing doctorate degrees
Reinforce the publication platform provided for academic staff to increase quality and quantity of research
Enhance the quality of scientific research and encourage scientific results to be essential and leading references for health policies, (such as older adults’ health, nursing education, life and death education.)
Expand the support for research funding in the society
Promote and manage academic publications

 

3.4 Student Development 
Expand and diversify student sources in the Mainland and abroad
Through the integration of structure and non-structure curriculum, people-centred philosophy is implemented, such as service learning, student organisation, and student support system etc. enhance care, social responsibility and nursing talent cultivation
Provide students with professional, holistic and general knowledge education, which enable them to have caring capability and excellent character
Allow students to acquire professional knowledge through social service, practice and attain holistic development in physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects
Strive for more social resources to support students to become a nurse.

 

3.5 Academic and Professional Support
Enhance the construction of smart campus
Provide optimal learning environment and resources for students in order to guarantee teaching and learning quality
Provide support for practising healthcare personnel on continuing education
Establish and relocate to Islands District Medical Complex new campus according to the plan, and it would proceed with as little effect on teaching progress as possible.

 

3.6 Student Source Optimisation and Professional Nursing Talents Cultivation
Expand and optimise student sources
Biliteracy and Trilingualism as a pedagogy system implemented in various programmes. Increase the ratio of English used as a medium of teaching in BSN

 

3.7 Integration of Teaching, Scientific Research, and Social Service
Utilise the “Problem Solving for Better Health (PSBH)” Project in BSN to encourage the above mentioned integration
Utilise specialist, Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing Programme (PDAN) and master's degree programme to encourage the integration
Strengthen the development of NHERC as a platform to develop pedagogy, research and social service
Collaborate with community organisations to carry out teaching and research during the process of social service provision

 

3.8 Regional and International Cooperation  
The College had signed cooperation agreements with about 40 higher education institutes and healthcare organisations of numerous countries and regions over the past years. The College envisions to increase the number of partnering regions and institutes in the coming five to ten years also to develop cooperation in academic teaching and research in order to speed up the internationalisation progress.

 

4.  New Campus Construction, Campus Relocation and Overall Development  
The construction of new campus at the Islands District Medical Complex was fully financed by the SAR Government and managed by Kiang Wu Charitable Association (KWCA). It was completed in 2019 and will be used by the College for nursing education. The gross construction area of the new campus is 33,400m2, which is four times of the current two campuses. The new campus is in close proximity of Seac Pai Van community. The medical complex and Kiang Wu Hospital is expected to become the main clinical study venue. In addition, with the clinical practice opportunities provided by other local social service institutes and non-local institutes, the College’s development demand for talent nurture in the coming ten years can be satisfied.
    
The new campus consists of 19 storeys, which include three basements as car parks. To act in line with the College and its programme development and to cater for the needs of students, the new campus has included different laboratories and function rooms with various facilities and equipment, including the expanded library and NHERC, enlarged and increased number of specialty nursing laboratory, lecture room, counselling room, discussion room, peace corner, information centre, Benevolence Education Centre, activity centre, conference centre, basic medical laboratory, Professional Competence Development Centre, Objective Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA) examination venue, student and teacher dormitory.