Aim & Objectives


The aim of East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars (EAFONS) is to strengthen and promote high quality doctoral education in nursing as well as create an academic environment and socialization for East Asian Scholars through international collaboration and cooperation.


  1. To inspire the search for excellence in teaching, learning and research in doctoral nursing programmes.
  2. To facilitate collaboration and cooperation among nursing scholars in East Asia.
  3. To identify innovative ways of resource sharing in doctoral nursing education in East Asia.
  4. To convene annual meetings of doctoral students and their supervisors in member countries on a rotational basis.