Korean Society of Adult Nursing
The Korean Society of Adult Nursing is a Korean non-profit organization dedicated to develop knowledge of nursing in adult nursing area by promoting, disseminating and using nursing research and education, and by encouraging, supporting, and linking nursing researchers, educators and clinical experts.
Mission & Vision
Welcome to the homepage of the Korean Society of Adult Nursing (KSAN)!
The Korean Society of Adult Nursing (KSAN) was founded in 1971, and this year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary, boasting a long history and tradition as the leading Nursing Academy in Korea. The KSAN is the home for more than 1500 members consisted of nursing researchers, educators, and practitioners. We have practiced the mission of nursing to create a healthy society for the past 50 years.
We have contributed to expanding scientific knowledge and advancing the nursing profession to improve the health and quality of life adults. With facing new half-century, we have redesigned mission and vision 2030 and built an important strategic plan based on know-hows we’ve learned from lessons over 50 years.
Together with the 24th board of trustees, I will do my best to expand nursing science in the field of adult health nursing by communicating and collaborating with KSAN members. Through this, the goals of the advancement of nursing profession that can contribute to people’s healthy lives must have been achieved.
I sincerely hope you will keep your interest in the Korean Society of Adult Nursing!
Korean Journal of Adult Nursing
|Korean Journal of Adult Nursing|
|Korean J Adult Nurs|
|ISSN: 1225-4886(Print), 2288-338X(Online)|
|Bimonthly (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12)|
|Published since 1989|
On behalf of the Korean Society of Adult Nursing, I would like to welcome you all to the 50th Anniversary International Conference! The theme of our conference today is “Shaping the future: pivoting for priority. With this conference, I wish we will gain better ideas on mapping out where we are standing now and heading for future.
The Korean Society of Adult Nursing was established June 25th of 1971 with its early name of “Korean Society of Medical-Surgical Nursing”. While I was preparing today’s conference, I had a valuable yet unexpected opportunity to go through the history of our society. I was deeply moved by the great passion and devotion that the members of this society have waged over the last five decades.
The Korean Society of Nursing, which is an umbrella association for all nursing researchers in Korea, has many area-specific member associations under its governance. The Korean Society for Adult Nursing is not only the largest one of the kind, but has been actively leading the development of the nursing profession and research in Korea for the past 50 years.
In our half century history, we have achieved remarkable growth in both quantity and quality. Our membership has increased up to 1,500 and our flagship journal, the Korean Journal of Adult Nursing provides access to nursing researchers around the world through the CINAHL and SCOPUS databases.
While we are celebrating out 50th anniversary, the global society is suffering from the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic. Different from our hope, it is creating so-called a ‘new normal’ in which we have no choice but to live together with the threat of unknown virus. But I believe our scientific capability is strong enough to fight back the virus and its’ variants. In our fight against any threat posed to human healthcare, I think two processes are particularly attract our attention: they are digitalization and industrialization in healthcare service based on fast developing information and communication technologies. In addition, megatrends in global healthcare system have diversified the demand for nursing profession, and increased the need for trans-disciplinary collaboration to improve the quality and safety of healthcare services.
In order to turn a crisis and challenges into an opportunity, it is time to design the future of nursing profession through innovative strategies. Setting priorities, finding right directions, and drawing specific roadmaps are to be done. .
At the turning point of the half-century milestone, we will reflect the past half century and envision the next half. We will do this in great excitement. Once again, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the members who have led the Society for the past half century. I also would like thank to board of trustees and committee members preparing this wonderful event. Let's enjoy the conference!
Eui Geum Oh, PhD, RN, FAAN