Undergraduate program

School of Nursing

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The School of Nursing has a mission of training nursing professionals who possess a wide variety of knowledge and skills in order to deal with the needs of society. As a part of a University of Life Sciences, the school works collaboratively with other departments as medical needs in modern society have become more diverse and complex. The fundamental role in nursing education at a university level is expected to serve such needs. Our academic programs are designed in developing the students’ expressive, thinking, innovative and practical nursing skills and abilities and being ethically aware. The students will develop their nursing knowledge and practices which are supported by liberal arts education and science. Our goal is training nursing specialists who can be leaders in the nursing field through the completion of our 4-year program.

At the completion of the program, students will be honored with a Bachelor’s degree as well as being qualified to take the national exam for nursing. They can also choose programs to become public health nurses, midwives and school nurses.

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Our Curriculum

Our aim is to train professionals who possess advanced scientific and cultural sophistication with a humane outlook, who can also work with medical development as well as maintaining interests in the related research and who can actively serve as practitioners of scientific nursing. Our curriculum is designed so that the students can acquire theories and practices through a series of academic study, practices and research. In order for students to be actively involved with academic learning as soon as they entered the school, they will begin specialized courses as well as the general studies. The ratio of the specialized courses will increase as the students progress and are organized in wedge-shaped manner, facilitating our students to learn nursing effectively and systematically.

Our curriculum consists of the following 4 subject groups:

First Group of Subjects

First Group of Subjects in Nursing are designed for students to acquire the necessary scientific knowledge for nursing as well as wide-ranged subjects in humanities which are considered essential for being a citizen in society. We have a unique system where the students can freely and responsibly choose the courses they wish to take based on their individual preferences.

Second Group of Subjects

Second Group of Subjects provide the students with the basic units of Nursing. The Fundamentals of Nursing Science unites the subjects of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology and others. The students can learn comprehensive and inter-related knowledge within these subjects that were traditionally taught separately. Students will also learn the most up-to-date medical issues as well as the necessary foundation subjects in order to be able to serve as nursing specialists in a variety of fields.

Third Group of Subjects

Courses in this subject group will provide students with the fundamental theories on nursing and foundation skills first. The students will then learn the theories and take the seminars in related individual field so that they can apply their knowledge and skills into practice. The subjects were organized aiming for making the students’ learning more organic by connecting theories and practices and there are a large number of practical lessons included within each areas of nursing study.

Fourth Group of Subjects

This group include subjects from other specialty in other departments, or those which the units are interchangeable or collaborated courses based on our Unit Interchange Agreement.

List of the Curriculum

Second Group of Subjects (Supportive Subjects, Required)

  • Fundamentals of Nursing Science I (Biochemistry, Hematology, and Endocrine System)
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Science II (Digestive and Urinary Systems, and Nutrition)
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Science III (Motor System and Skin)
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Science IV (Respiratory and Circulatory Systems)
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Science V (Nervous, Sensory and Reproductive Systems)
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Symptom, Pathophysiology and Disease (Pathology and Diseases)
  • Symptom, Pathophysiology and Disease (Symptoms, Pathophysiology and Nursing Care)
  • Health and Welfare Administration I, II
  • Environmental Health
  • Health and Social Policy
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Science Practicum I

Second Group of Subjects (Supportive Subjects, Elective)

  • Fundamentals of Nursing Science: Complimentary Learning
  • Seminar in the English Language of Nursing
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Laboratory as Introduction of Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Computing in Medicine
  • Medical Instrumentation
  • Advanced Medicine
  • Educational Psychology
  • School Counseling

Third Group of Subjects (Nursing Subjects, Required)

  • Introduction to Nursing Science
  • Principles of Nursing
  • Academic Nursing Process and Diagnosis
  • Microbiology for Infection Control Nursing
  • Nursing Art I-IV
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Science Practicum II (Vital Sign and Physical Examination)
  • Adult Health Nursing: Chronic Care
  • Adult Health Nursing: Convalescent Care
  • Adult Health Nursing: Critical Care
  • Nursing of Life Span Development I, II
  • Life Span Development Nursing: Pediatric Nursing
  • Life Span Development Nursing: Maternal Nursing
  • Life Span Development Nursing: Gerontological Nursing
  • Mental Health
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Home Care Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing I
  • Health Care Nursing
  • Methods and Techniques of Health Care Nursing I
  • Palliative Care Nursing
  • Family Nursing
  • Nursing Management
  • Interprofessional Health Care II
  • Nursing Ethics
  • Practical Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing Research Methodology
  • Fundamentals of Nursing (Practicum I, II)
  • Infection Control Nursing (Practicum)
  • Adult Health Nursing: Chronic Care (Practicum)
  • Adult Health Nursing: Critical Care (Practicum)
  • Life Span Developmental Nursing (Practicum)
  • Life Span Development Nursing: Pediatric Nursing (Seminar)
  • Life Span Development Nursing: Pediatric Nursing (Practicum)
  • Life Span Development Nursing: Maternal Nursing (Seminar)
  • Life Span Development Nursing: Maternal Nursing (Practicum)
  • Life Span Development Nursing: Gerontological Nursing (Practicum)
  • Psychiatric Nursing (Practicum)
  • Home Care Nursing (Practicum)
  • Health Care Nursing (Practicum)
  • Integrative Nursing (Practicum)

Third Group of Subjects (Nursing Subjects, Elective)

  • Infection Control and Prevention
  • Methods and Techniques of Health Care Nursing II
  • Nursing in School and Industry
  • Nursing Research Seminar
  • Nursing Career Development
  • Nursing Education
  • International Advanced Nursing Care
  • Global Health Nursing Research
  • Communication in Nursing Practice
  • Communication in Nursing Practice
  • Nursing for Intractable Diseases
  • Women’s Health Sciences
  • Nursing Care for Women’s Health
  • Midwifery Outline
  • Midwifery Diagnostics and Technique
  • Interprofessional Health Care I

Third Group of Subjects (Nursing Subjects, Arbitrary)

  • Public Health Nursing (Practicum)
  • Public Health Nursing II
  • Midwifery Diagnostics and Technique I, II
  • Midwifery Diagnostics and Technique (Seminar)
  • Midwifery Administration
  • Midwifery (Practicum)
  • School Health
  • Introduction of School Nursing
  • School Nursing (Practicum)

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