SCHOOL OF NURSING AND SOCIAL SERVICES

A New Approach in Japan:
Integrating Nursing and Social Services

Although health care and social services should be considered on the same basis, in the overall comprehensive care for a patient, the Japanese government has separated them into completely different entities. As a result, nursing education is categorized under the realm of medical education, while social services come under social sciences. The School of Nursing and Social Services was opened in 1993, with the aim of educating health care professionals. The students 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. This special characteristic of our school curriculum has been an innovative force in Japan.

Nursing

Although every field of Science is in the process of subdividing, the nurses in Japan are expected to offer holistic human care. At the same time, nursing has to provide much more qualified and specialized care for patients as in the past.

The School provides a program for BSN nurses, the nurses with the degree of 'Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing'. They will be clinical nurses and community care nurses. Graduates of our BSN Program are expected to give highly qualified and integrated care to people with/without diseases.

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 has become established in Japan. However, the actualization of the social work service is still far from being sufficient. It is now urgently sought after professionally trained social workers to play an active role on our society.

Our curriculum aims to educate the social work specialist in the field of welfare and health care. Especially, it emphasizes the value of practicum experience and provides the students with various practicum settings.

Our educational training program includes the learning of helping people with physical and mental challenged and those who have physical and mental health problems by supporting their physical, psychological, social and/or economical struggles. Graduates of our program are employed in such as social agencies, social welfare facilities, social welfare organizations and hospitals.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF NURSING & SOCIAL SERVICES

Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
Including educational programs enhancing specialization

In the Masters 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 began training NPs. This is the 4th institution in Japan to do so and has one of the leading educational environments in the nation.

Cultivating specialists who can actively move beyond the framework of social welfare

In the Department of Clinical and Social Welfare, we consider improvement in the overall quality of life for all individuals as our prime objective. 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 students’ ability to address various challenges in creating, maintaining, and managing programs; to cooperate and coordinate with other social divisions; and to be able to aid in social welfare consultations.

Nursing(pre-doctoral and post-doctoral)
Doctoral Program
  • Foundational and Integration Field
  • Developmental Disabilities Field
Masters 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)
Doctoral Program
  • Welfare Assistance
  • Welfare Policy and Management
Masters Program
  • Individuals with Disabilities Welfare Studies
  • Elderly Care Welfare Studies
  • Child Welfare Studies
  • Epidemiological Welfare Studies
  • Music Therapy