APANE (Asian and Pacific Alliance for Nursing Education)

The APANE is an alliance of educational institutions organized to advance nursing education in the Asia and Pacific regions. The impetus for the APANE began during the Asia Congress in Nursing Education Conference (ACiNE) organized by Mahidol University, Thailand in 2014. At this 1st Congress, a consensus was reached to continue an ACiNE every other year to strengthen the educational collaboration throughout the Asia and Pacific regions. The 2nd ACiNE conference was held at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan in 2016. An alliance was proposed in a close door meeting at the 2nd ACiNE conference. Nursing educators from 16 countries discussed the challenges and opportunities of nursing education in the 21 century. A social media account was established to facilitate further discussions concerning educational collaboration as well as to circulate educational information among collaborating nursing schools. The 3rd ACiNE conference was held in Yojakarta, Indonesia in 2018 with further discussion among scholars for the establishment of a formal educational alliance in the Asia and Pacific regions.

The initial plan of the Alliance is to creating an international platform to enhance partnership and collaboration among nursing professionals, articulate the challenges, issues, and opportunities for nursing education from Asia and Pacific perspectives, develop unique teaching and learning approaches based on diverse cultures, and create culturally sensitive models of nursing education in the Asia and Pacific Regions. Nursing schools and nursing education associations in these regions are welcomed to join the Alliance through an application process. Last september 2019, APANE Board of Directors was established and Prof. Nai-Ying Ko, Director of Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan is appointed to be the president of APANE. Chairman of Supervisory Board. Besides, theSupervisory Board includes Prof. Miaofen Yen, Professor, Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; Muhammad Hadi, Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Nurse Education Center, Indonesia; Yajai Sitthimongkol, Dean and Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University, Thailand

Executive Board of APANE:

1. Patsy Yates, Distinguished Professor and Head, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

2. Keiko Sugimoto, Assistant Professor, Global Health Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Japan

3. Josefina A. Tuazon, Professor, College of Nursing of University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines.

4. Fan-Hao Chou, Vice Chair of Education Committee of Taiwan Nurses Association (TWNA),

5. Yu-Yun Hsu, President of Taiwan Association of Nursing Education (TANE), Taiwan

6. Wen-Yu Hu, Director of School of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

7. Lian-Hua Huang, Board Member, International Council of Nurses (ICN), Taiwan

8. Mei-Chih Huang, President of National Tainan Junior College of Nursing, Taiwan

9. Hsiu-Hung Wang, President of Taiwan Nurses Association (TWNA), Taiwan

10. Jing-Jy Wang, Chair of APANE Preparation Committee, Taiwan

11. Sergul Duygulu, Associate Professor, Hacettepe University, Turkey

12. Dang Tran Ngoc Thanh, Vice Dean, Faculty of Nursing and Medical Technology, Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine, Vietnam