Nursing science is the study of supporting the process of people attempting to resolve problems on all levels of health that people face from the day they are born until the day they die. In other words, nursing not only involves the process of treating disease or disorders, but also involves work to prevent disease, maintain and promote health, including the person’s community and family, to ensure they can lead the life of a decent human being in terms of their physical, mental, social and cultural health. Nurses also need to learn not only the structure, function and diseases of the human body; it could also be said that they must learn how to foster rich humanity through understanding of the lifestyle environment and cultural backgrounds of people, and the social and psychological changes associated with human development. The specialist techniques for providing nursing to people are learnt while organically incorporating various nursing practices and training based on this broad human understanding and scientific theory.
The nursing curriculum is comprised of four main parts, “human”, “health”, “environment” and “nursing”. In the School of Nursing, “environment” is recaptured with the concept of “lifestyle” to enable students to easily understand the role of nursing with the “human” life and the curriculum is learnt by striving to coordinate the broadening of the students’ perspective with studying medicine, psychology and sociology to deepen their specialist knowledge, while clarifying the independence of nursing. The three main fundamental specialist subjects are the “Science of the Mind and Behavior”, “Humans and Life Sciences”, and “Lifestyle Support Science”, which enables learning about the diversity of humans and a wide range of values.
The specialist subjects are comprised of “Fundamentals of Lifestyle Support”, “Nursing Practice” and “Applied Nursing”, and there are also subjects established relating to nursing research, and subjects relating to public health nursing and school nursing as electives. In the “Fundamentals of Lifestyle Support” students will acquire skills through practicing fundamental techniques that will serve as the basis of nursing, as well as studying the theory of nursing bioethics, physical assessment, and lifestyle support theory. In “Nursing Practice” students will learn the theory and practical techniques of community health nursing, adult nursing, psychiatric nursing, gerontological nursing, maternity nursing and pediatric nursing. In “Applied Nursing” students will study home nursing, international health and research methods. Furthermore, in medical team cooperation exercises (care colloquium) students will learn team-based medicine together with other students studying subjects related to healthcare and welfare in medicine and other schools.
Over a 4-year period, the course is comprised of general subjects and specialist subjects with the following educational objectives as the foundation. One of the advantages of this course is that students are able to take classes in other departments or other faculties.
1. Protect basic human rights and foster a rich sense of humanity that is both receptive and empathetic.
2. Foster the ability to behave with a strong sense of ethics.
3. Learn the knowledge and techniques required for the nursing profession, and foster the ability to perform nursing activities with appropriate judgment.
4. Support healthy lifestyles of people, and develop the ability to contribute to improving people’s QOL.
5. Adapt to changes in social circumstances and advances in scientific technology, and develop the ability to deploy new nursing techniques.
6. Collaborate with other professionals in related fields, including healthcare and welfare, and develop the ability to display leadership qualities.
7. Foster the ability to continue lifelong learning while nurturing research knowledge.
8. Have international orientations and develop the ability to comply with a global standard.
■ Common Subjects
- Freshman Seminar; English; Information Science; etc.
■ Special Basic Subjects
- Human Engineering; Family; Education; Statistics; Physiology; Anatomy; Infection Control; Environmental Health; etc.
■ Specialized Subjects
- Introduction, Theory and Practical training of Nursing in: Basic, Adult, Geriatric, Maternity, Pediatric, Psychiatric, Community Health; Nursing Research, etc.
・Public Health Nurse Course
・School Nurse Course
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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