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Mission

The College will contribute to the maintenance of, and improvement in, human health and welfare, as directed by our endowment. We will also develop excellent medical professionals, educators and researchers who have international perspectives.

Educational Purposes

We, at the College, will provide education for the purpose of developing the following medical professionals: those who will strive to maintain/improve health as a common challenge for humankind; who will prevent/overcome diseases while reducing the pain and suffering that diseases may cause; who will respond to the ever-changing needs of society and continually acquire the latest knowledge and skills throughout their lives; and who, with their inquiring minds, will be active throughout a broad area ranging from local medical care to world-class research and development.

Educational Goals

1. Developing a deep sense of humanity, so that the healthcare professional
can accept the lifestyles and values of those who havedifferent cultural
backgrounds based on the respect for life and human rights lifestyles
and values based on the respect for life and human rights

2. Developing the ability to obtain the most current knowledge and skills that
can be applied internationally in the areas of nursing science and nursing,
doing so through collaborations with various types of professionals

3. Developing the ability to practice nursing by effectively using expertise
and skills based on scientific knowledge and ethical judgment

4. Developing the ability to tackle people's various health issues by learning
about the situations and changes in the local community as well as by
linking and collaborating with other professions

5. Developing the fundamental attitude to voluntarily inquire further
into one's own expertise as a nursing specialist and continue to develop
such expertise

Admission Policy

In order to develop nursing specialists in accordance with our educational goals,
we welcome students who:

(1) Are interested in human health and lifestyle;

(2) Can understand other people's feelings and standpoints and
thereby interact compassionately;

(3) Can act in collaboration with others;

(4) Have an inquiring mind and the enthusiasm to proactively
seek new study subjects and learn new things; and

(5) Want to learn the sciences of nursing and thereby contribute to society.

Curriculum Policy

Based on the ideal nursing specialist we want to develop, we in the Faculty of Nursing have structured the academic subjects comprising the basic subjects, the basic specialized subjects and the specialized subjects, through which students accumulate knowledge step by step.
The basic subjects and the basic specialized subjects are in turn divided into subjects: "Understanding Humankind," through which students deepen their understanding toward humankind as the subject of nursing care; "Understanding Society," through which students deepen their understanding toward society in which people live; and "Understanding Different Cultures," through which students learn to understand the ways of thinking of people who have diverse cultural backgrounds and attain the flexibility needed to apply their professional skills in any region of the world.
The specialized subjects required to develop nursing specialists who have the practical nursing ability include the subject of "Foundation of Nursing," which serves as a foundation of such an ability.
Additionally, the subjects "Life Support," "Recuperation Support" and "Community Support" have been created in order to capitalize upon the above foundation. Moreover, the "Comprehensive" subject has been established in order to summarize those studies.
Through this structure, we in the Faculty of Nursing can focus on a step-by-step system for the education of students. We have established three subjects regarding public-health nursing in order to teach the basics of community nursing care, which are common in the three occupational categories of the baccalaureate degree program.
Additionally, we have established the elective subjects essential for the qualification of candidacy for national examinations for public health nurses and birthing assistants.
However, for students who only want to have the qualification of candidacy for the National Nursing Examination, we have established the "Nursing Practice Development" course in order to specialize in that area, whereby the students can engage in academic subjects unique to clinical nursing. The class enforcement policy is one in which we focus on development in the following areas: (1) the bidirectional-type class created together with students through lectures, seminars and practicum; (2) diverse educational methods such as "problem-discovery-type learning" and "experience-based learning," which develop the student's autonomy, logicality and creativity; and (3) classes that focus on individual instruction through nursing practicum and the graduate seminar (writing a graduation thesis).

Diploma Policy

The Faculty of Nursing will grant a bachelor degree (in nursing science) to a student who, as of the time of graduation, has acquired the specified credits and capabilities listed below:

1. She/he can respect the human dignity and rights,
acting with respect for the lifestyle and values of people from different
cultural backgrounds;

2. She/he can investigate issues pertaining to nursing with a global
and multidisciplinary perspective while striving to obtain new knowledge
and skills;

3. She/he has acquired basic expertise and skills in the science of nursing,
and can practice nursing with consideration for the patient's particular
life stage and health conditions;

4. She/he can recognize the health issues that occur in the local community
and understand the needs and the methods with which to link and
collaborate with multiple occupations, thereby taking the initiative in
solving various issues; and

5. She/he can continually aspires toward self-improvement, taking into account
her/his career development.