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Purpose: This study investigated the perception, practice and attitude of nurses towards oriental nursing. Methods: Nurses (n=162) from a localized region were surveyed during June, 2008. Collected data was statistically analyzed using t-test, one-way ANOVA, and Sheffe test. Results: The perception of surveyed nurses to the following aspects of oriental nursing varied significantly: "chances to hear of oriental nursing", "treatment function of oriental medicine", "necessity of clinical application", "treatment method", and "educational demand on oriental nursing". Nurses' interest in the following aspects of oriental nursing was significantly different: "experiences undertaken in the treatment of oriental medicine", "treatment result", and "clinical result from the patients who were under the oriental medicine treatments". Nurses' attitude toward oriental nursing varied significantly in response to the following: "recommendation by other nurses or neighbors" and "experiences being questioned by patients on oriental nursing question". Conclusions: Support for oriental nursing and systematic education for nurses would be beneficial in light of a changing medical environment.