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Division of Nursing

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Welcome to Our Nursing Department Homepage

The origin of Severance Hospital nursing department began with the establishment of department for midwife in Jae-Joong Won, the first modernized hospital in 1886, and the head of the department, then was Mrs. Annie J. Ellers.
In 1906, the nursing department was founded, and Ms. Esther Shields was appointed as the first head of our nursing department. Since then, the first nurse ever in Korea came out of the department in 1910.
With our long and rich tradition which has led the nursing field in Korea, we have provided patients with quality care with love and servanthood mind in the foundation of Christianity spirits. We have also contributed for the improvement of public health through continuing education and research activities for nurses as professional practitioners. Various practical training, continuing educations and workshop programs for every employee are our endeavors to supply the best quality nursing services.
Additionally the Korea's first Patient Right Declaration was proclaimed by our hospital followed by as a practical method, monthly action plans to provide the most kind services were chosen, and every employee is doing their best to make patient-centered hospital by various activities focusing on kindness in outpatient information desk, patient consulting service and in service academy training.

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