The University was established in 1954 and formerly known as Taiwan Nursing College. It was subsequently upgraded from a vocational school to a college and renamed as National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences in 2010, with the aim of cultivating nursing and health care talents. The College of Health Technology was established in 2010 and formerly known as the Department of Health Care Management, and it was renamed to “College of Health Technology” in 2014. The College consists of five departments, namely the Department of Health Care Management, Department of Leisure Industry and Health Promotion, Department of Information Management, Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, and Department of Long-Term Care.

Established as the Long-Term Care Graduate School in 1999, the Department is the first long-term care talent training institute in Taiwan. Since its establishment, the Department has focused on constructing integrated advanced professional courses and attracting talents from the fields of medicine, nursing, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, and respiratory therapy to pursue further studies at the Department, which has cultivated diverse and high-quality long-term care professionals.

In response to the development trend of the National Ten-year Long-term Care Plan and Taiwan’s urgent need for long-term care personnel, the Department established a two-year full-time program in August 2014. The goal of the program is to cultivate the professional ability of students with respect to long-term care services, uphold the spirit of learning by doing, and allow students to seamlessly integrate into the industry. The curriculum planning of the Department is function-oriented and aimed at cultivating the practical talents required for Taiwan’s long-term care policy.

In response to the demand for diversified personnel in long-term care and the social goal of the Ministry of Education to establish a learning-oriented education program and provide a second expertise and interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students from non-related programs, the Department (graduate school) established the a postbaccalaureate program to obtain a bachelor’s-level degree in long-term care as a second expertise during the period between 2014 and 2015 and established Multi-disciplinary special training program for post-bachelor students in 2019. Through this two-year long-term care professional practice course and internship system, students can integrate and apply their original expertise to meet the needs of diversified long-term care.