School of Nursing and Social Services

A New Approach in Japan:
Integrating Nursing and Social Services

Although healthcare and social services should be considered on the same basis in the overall comprehensive care for a patient, they are currently split into completely different entities. As a result, nursing education is categorized under medical education, whereas social services belong to social sciences. The School of Nursing and Social Services was founded in 1993, aiming to educate healthcare professionals. The students undertaking this training experience an integration of skills in nursing as well as social services.

The School consists of 2 courses: Nursing and Social Work. A mutual exchange of courses, training, and research are unique to our School and this special characteristic of the curriculum has been an innovative force in Japan.

Nursing

Nurses in Japan are expected to offer holistic human care, providing highly qualified and specialized care for patients compared with the past.

The program provided by the School is titled ‘Bachelor of Science in Nursing’. Graduates of this program will be clinical nurses and community care nurses and are expected to provide highly qualified and integrated care to the population (patients and healthy individuals).

Fundamental Health Sciences
【 Education Field 】
Human Anatomy
Pathology
Pathophysiolosy in Adulthood Disease
Surgery
Internal Medicine
Oncology
【 Research Field 】
Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine
Oncology
Hematology/Oncology
Biological Oncology
Medical Oncology
Fundamentals of Nursing
【 Education Field 】
Principle of Nursing
Theories of Nursing Art
Fundamentals of Nursing Skill
Clinical Practicum of Fundamental Nursing
Nursing Education
Cancer Nursing
Rehabilitation Nursing
【 Research Field 】
Concept of a Nursing Practice
Educational Methods of a Nursing Skill
Study of Nursing Skill’s Methods
Cancer Nursing
Rehabilitation Nursing
Interaction between Patients and Nurses
Adult Health Nursing
【 Education Field 】
Fundamentals of Adult Nursing
Clinical Pathology and Adult Health Nursing
Practicum in Adult Health Nursing
Clinical Practice of Adult Health Nursing
【 Research Field 】
Nursing Care for Chronic Illness
Critical Care Nursing
Cancer Nursing
Nursing Care for Intractable Diseases
Maternal and Child Nursing
【 Education Field 】
Maternal and Child Nursing
【 Research Field 】
Maternal Nursing
Pediatric Nursing
Nursing Care of Children and Family
Community Health Nursing
【 Education Field 】
Gerontological Nursing
Psychiatric Nursing
Community Nursing
Home Health Care
【 Research Field 】
Gerontological Nursing
Dementia Care
Psychiatric Nursing
Community Health Nursing
Home Health Care
Clinical Nursing
【 Education Field 】
Nursing Ethics
Consultation for Advanced Practice Nursing
Continuing Edukacion for Nurses
【 Research Field 】
Cancer Survivorship
Support Group for Cancer Patients and Families
Integrated Human Sciences

Social Work Practice

Social Work education is well established in Japan. However, the actualization of the social work service remains suboptimal. Currently, there is an urgent requirement for professionally trained social workers to play an active role in our society. Our curriculum aims to educate the social work specialist in the fields of welfare and healthcare. In particular, it emphasizes the value of practicum experience and provides the students with various practicum opportunities.

Our educational program includes training on assisting people with physical and/or mental challenges by supporting their physical, psychological, social, and/or economical struggles. Graduates of our program are employed by social agencies, social welfare facilities and organizations, and hospitals.

Graduate School of Nursing & Social Services

Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Educational Programs Enhancing Specialization

In the Master’s division of Nursing training, we have created a CNS curriculum that “enhances students’ superior practical ability in a specialized nursing field and nurtures their capacity for leadership and research skills crucial in supporting practitioners.” In 2010, the University also initiated the NP training. This is the 4th institution in Japan to offer this training and has one of the leading educational environments in the country.

Cultivating Specialists Who Can Actively Move Beyond the Framework of Social Welfare

In the Department of Clinical and Social Work Practice, our prime objective is the improvement of the overall quality of life for all individuals. It is our goal to train highly specialized professionals who continually contribute to the overall improvement of social service areas such as health, medicine, and welfare. Through practical experience, we refine the ability of students to address various challenges in creating, maintaining, and managing programs; cooperate with other social divisions; and aid in social welfare consultations.

Nursing(pre-doctoral and post-doctoral)
Master's Program / Doctoral Program
【 Foundational and Integration Field 】
Fundamentals of Nursing
Nursing Management Science
Regional Nursing Home Care
Nursing and Infection Control
【 Developmental Disabilities Field 】
Pediatric Nursing
Maternal Nursing
Adult Nursing
Gerontological Nursing
Psychiatric Nursing
Cancer Patient nursing
Social Work Practice(pre-doctoral and post-doctoral)
Master's Program
  • Individuals with Disabilities Welfare Studies
  • Elderly Care Welfare Studies
  • Child Welfare Studies
  • Epidemiological Welfare Studies
  • Music Therapy
Doctoral Program
  • Welfare Assistance
  • Welfare Policy and Management