History

            Boromrajonani College of Nursing, Sawanpracharak Nakhon Sawan (BCNSPRNW) is a dedicated nursing college under the Ministry of Public health and can be divided into two campuses, Sawanpracharak Campus (BCNSPR), and the Nakhonsawan Campus (BCNNW). 

 

Campus 1: Boromarajonani  College of Nursing, Sawanpracharak


 

            BCNSPR is located at 45 Atthakawi Rd., Pak Nam Poh, Muang, Nakhon Sawan. It is a particularly large campus, approximately 12,800 square meters, and is also the sixth nursing college under the Praboromarajchanok Institute for Health Workforce Development, Ministry of Public Health. BCNSPR was established and proceeded by Mr.Yian Phothisuwan, an ex-Nakhon Sawan Governor, and Dr. Sophon Nakphairat, an ex-director of Sawanpracharak Hospital. It was established in order to produce nurses in accordance to the requirements of the Ministry of Public Health.

           On  May 12th, 1970, it was initiated under the name of "Midwife and Health School", and the first generation of 50 students who graduated in the 3rd year of Junior high school were enrolled in the 4 year-program. Upon graduating from the program, each student was given a diploma signifying their successful completion.

            In 1971 , the curriculum was changed for the final time and 2nd year high school students were enrolled in a 3 year, 6 month-program.

            In 1974, the name of the college was changed to Sawanpracharak Nursing College, preceding Miss Rachit Nikhomrat as director in 1976.

            In 1981, the first generation of 75 students in the Provisional Nursing and Midwife programs, in addition to 50 students in the Continual Program, were enrolled.

            In March of 1994, Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Boromarajonani gave a new name to the college under the Ministry of Public Health: Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Sawanpracharak Nakhonsawan.

            In 1995, the Educational Development Department in the Institute for Health Workforce Development improved the curriculum by including a Nursing Certification (1994 edition) aimed to enhance people’s quality of life in communities.  It was used from the academic years of 1995 to 1997.

            In 1996, King Bhumibol Adulyadej gave the Ministry of Public Health his royal permission to initiate a new name for the institute, Praboromarajchanok Institute, named after Prince Mahitaladhibes Adulyadejvikrom Praborommarajchanok,  in order to realize the prince’s graciousness. Prince Praborommarajchanok  set a progression basis of medical services, nursing, and public health, in Thailand. The name was changed on January 3rd, 1996.

            In 1997, the Ministry of Public health created an agreement of collaboration with Naresuan University, where they would supply students to participate in the nursing and public health program at the Boromrajonani College. On October 1st, 2001, the nursing college of Sawanpracharak supplied the students in a certification of emergency medical service programs from the first to the fifth generation. (22-30 students per a generation)

 

Campus 2: Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Nakhonsawan

 

            The second college, Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Nakhonsawan (BCNNW), is located at 157/1 Phahonyothin Rd., East Nakhon Sawan, Muang, Nakhonsawan. BCNNW is large, approximately 24,000 square meters.  BCNNW is one of seven colleges under the Department of Family Health, Department of Health, and Ministry of Public Health. BCNNW was initiated together with "Mother and Child Health Center Region 6", Nakhonsawan. 

            On June 1st, 1983, the first generation of students in a 2 year-programme, was enrolled in a public health (midwife) curriculum.

            In 1986, the administration structure was improved upon and the name was changed to "Nakhon Sawan Health Promotion Center Region 6".

            In 1987, the curriculum was changed to a Nursing and Midwife Certification Program (primary level), which requires two years of education to complete.

            In 1992, the curriculum was changed for another time to a Nursing Certification (primary level).  This curriculum was used from 1994 to 1999.

            In March of 1994, Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Boromarajonani, who was part of the Royal Family, gave a new name for the college under the Ministry of Public Health: "Boromarajachonani College of Nursing, Sawanpracharak Nakhonsawan", and has used this name ever since.

            In 1995, the Educational Development Department, under the Institute for Health Workforce Development, improved the curriculum and aimed to enhance people’s quality of life in the surrounding communities.   It was used from the academic year of 1995 to 1997.

            In 1997, the Ministry of Public Health crafted an agreement of collaboration with Naresuan University, a public college located in the Phitsanulok Province, to supply students who would enroll in the Nursing and Public Health program. This collaboration lasted from the academic year of 1997 to 2003.   The college has since changed to join in curriculum instead of collaborating, which took effect in 2004.

            In 2000, the college set a new programme, the Bachelor's Degree of Nursing Science, that continues to be used to this day. There were 50 students in the first graduating class of the Bachelor's program.

 In 2004, Dr.Wanlop Thainua, an under secretary within the Ministry of   Public Health, worked through the government to combine both BCNSPR and BCNNW into one college under the name of "Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Sawanpracharak Nakhonsawan", or BCNSPRNW, as it is known today. Offices are located at both colleges and are strategically positioned to provide their students with the respective curriculums of each college.