School of Nursing Science
Introduction of the Faculty
Distinctive features of the School of Nursing Science
Fostering students’ insight of humanities and a high standard of nursing ethics.
The aim of this faculty is to foster nursing professionals with a broad knowledge, creativity, sensitivity, and a high standard of nursing ethics, who can practice safe, dependable, and compassionate nursing care.
Development of advanced nursing skills required for specialists
Nursing professionals are expected to have not only expert knowledge but also an ability to understand the nature of health and illness, and the skills to think critically and creatively, with the ability to solve a variety of different problems. We help students to become nursing professionals with creativity, flexibility, a broad perspective and a sense of leadership.
Introduction of the philosophy of Oriental medicine in nursing science
Recently, Oriental medicine and complementary therapies, which are intended to support patients and assist in the recovery process, are attracting increasing attention. Students will learn both the theoretical and practical aspects of these therapies.
Advancement of lifelong learning and contribution to communities
In collaboration with local hospitals and health/welfare facilities, the School of Nursing Science actively holds training sessions, including in-service and recurrent training, to provide medical and welfare professionals with opportunities for advancing their careers, and to improve care services in the fields of healthcare, medicine, and welfare.
Promotion of international exchanges
We respond to healthcare issues from a global perspective, and actively promote international cooperation and collaboration. We interact with nursing universities in the United States where complementary therapies have already been introduced.
Optimal environment for students’ learning and faculty members with extensive experience
The School of Nursing Science, with state of the art facilities, stands on a quiet hill in Hiyoshi-cho in a pastoral area surrounded by green mountains. Faculty members including professors, associate professors, lecturers, and teaching assistants. All of whom are specialists in medical, nursing, and academic research fields with extensive experience.
Outline of the Faculty of Nursing Science, School of Nursing Science
In recent times, social environments have been changing rapidly. Due to an increase in aging population and a low birthrate; a slow growth economy, epidemiological transition, as well as greater advances in medical technology and informatics. In this context, it is vitally important to provide quality healthcare, medical, and welfare services to secure people’s comfort and security in life. Since nursing care is closely involved in these areas and greatly affects the quality of life, it is expected to play increasingly important roles. The school provides nursing education based on both Western and Oriental medicines to respond to these needs. We will encourage students to become nursing professionals who can contribute to people’s well-being as experts with a wide range of knowledge, advanced skills, good character, and flexibility.
Educational purposes of the Faculty of Nursing, School of Nursing Science
The school of Nursing Science has incorporated the theories and knowledge of Oriental medicine into nursing science, and takes a holistic approach toward patients or care receivers so that faculty members could provide professional education for students to become specialists who can respond to many different needs for nursing care with a diversity of nursing practice approaches.
- The school nurtures students’ body of nursing ethics based on reverence for life, dignity of humanity, and insight into society.
- The school educates students to become nursing professionals with knowledge, skills, manners, and a good personality required for nursing specialists, who can make decisions based on scientific thinking and provide nursing care in a variety of fields.
- The school helps students to develop their abilities to co-ordinate between healthcare, medical, and welfare fields, also to play a leading role in addressing many different needs for nursing care.
- The school helps students to become nursing professionals with the abilities to provide advanced nursing practices to respond to a wide variety of needs of patients based on nursing science, which is supported by the philosophies of both Western and Oriental medicine.
- The school encourages students to address health issues from a global perspective and contribute to international cooperation through nursing practice.
- The school nurtures nursing professionals who can respond to social changes flexibly and develop nursing practice with basic abilities to personally advance research.
Formation of the Curriculum
- The curriculum consists of “general education subjects,” “advanced subjects,” and “special subjects”.
- Through general education subjects, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of humans – an objective of nursing, develop a sense of humanity, learn foreign languages, improve their ability to express opinions and feelings, and develop information processing skills.
- Advanced subjects include basic subjects in health, illness, disability, and other fields that are related to or complement nursing science, as well as subjects in health and welfare.
- Special subjects are provided from the first through fourth year, and help students to study the essence and methods of nursing science and basic skills for nursing practice. They will learn these theories and basic skills of nursing science in three steps – “basic nursing science,” “developed nursing science,” and “advanced nursing science” – through lectures, rehearsal training and practical training.
- Since nursing is a practical science, we understand the importance of on-site clinical training as well as theoretical studies. In the first and second year, students will receive basic practical training at hospitals. Then, during the second term of the third year and the first term of the fourth year, they will study at hospitals, public health centers, welfare facilities for the aged, and visiting nurse centers to develop nursing practice skills.
- As advanced subjects unique to our school, “introduction to Oriental medicine” and “Oriental medicine diagnosis/therapeutics” are provided to encourage students to understand the concept of Oriental medicine. Under special subjects for “advanced nursing science,” we hold subjects of “complementary therapy health nursing” and “complementary therapy methodology” as nursing approaches.