Philosophy & Educational Objectives

Educational Philosophy and Purpose

Based upon the dignity of life, we strive, through the acquisition of specialized expertise, to educate individuals able to fulfill the role of nurse and contribute to the improvement of human health and welfare in a variety of settings, as well as the development of nursing and its related fields.

Educational Objectives

  1. To develop a strong sense of sympathy and ethics; to foster the sensitivity to share others’ joy and sadness, pain and hardship, and the ability to warmly offer assistance.
  2. To educate in the identification and resolution of individual needs through fundamental nursing skills and expertise in order that all patients, regardless of health condition, receive the best care possible.
  3. To cultivate the ability to comprehensively consider the surrounding natural, social, and cultural relationships, and to respond both proactively and creatively to social changes and scientific developments.
  4. To instill a sense of pride and responsibility in the nursing profession, a continued pursuit of the role of nursing, and the ability to coordinate with other medical and healthcare professionals.

3 Policies

Admission Policy

Based on our institution’s educational philosophy and goals, we are seeking applicants satisfying the following qualifications:

  1. Individuals who are conscious of health and lifestyle and are prepared to live independently;
  2. Individuals who have a positive attitude toward interpersonal communication and are willing to listen to others, as well as logically express their own ideas and opinions;
  3. Individuals who are appreciative of others, have trust in themselves and others, and have a desire to grow together;
  4. Individuals who have curiosity about the unknown, and the flexibility to accept change and adapt;
  5. Individuals who possess sufficient fundamental academic skills and a positive attitude toward learning independently.

Curriculum Policy

Our curriculum, based upon the nursing theory of Florence Nightingale, pursuing learning and practice for the health of all people, is designed to foster nurses who value life, improve patients’ vital power, touch others’ hearts, and assist in patients’ self-care and independence. It is our goal to nurture a scientific perspective while cultivating an understanding of nursing science in addition to practical skills through personal experience, as offered in the following:

  1. General Education Courses encompassing the natural, social, and cultural environment for the purpose of cultivating a better comprehensive understanding of the world, a broad enrichment of individual humanity, and the judgment to respond when necessary;
  2. Basic Professional Educational Courses to consider in detail the human body, the mind, and social relationships, as well as gain a better understanding of internal anatomy;
  3. Professional Educational Courses to recognize the nursing subject as an individual with his or her own lifestyle as a family member in the community, as well as nursing expertise as part of the local healthcare network;
  4. Clinical Nursing Practice and Integrated Courses for continued development based upon the curriculum by means of practical experience interacting directly with others at the conclusion of each educational stage and monitoring personal growth through self-evaluation;
  5. Interactive classes encouraging students to self-evaluate according to shared achievement goals, supplementing interactive classes of small group work with multimedia, and a system of self-study, group-study, tutorial, and self-evaluation with cross-area coordination in Professional Educational Courses for the purpose of encouraging students’ active learning and offering individualized tutorials, as well as opportunities for study abroad and intercultural awareness and understanding.

Diploma Policy

In compliance with the university’s educational goals, graduates pursuing the nursing profession are expected to demonstrate the following:

  1. A strong sense of sympathy and ethics; an acute sensitivity to others’ joy and sadness, pain and hardship; and the ability to warmly offer assistance;
  2. The expertise and techniques for working with various health conditions, the ability to distinguish individual nursing needs, and the fundamental skills for evidence-based practice;
  3. A comprehensive consideration of the surrounding natural, social, and cultural world; the ability to independently and creatively deal with social changes as well as developments in science and technology;
  4. A feeling of pride and responsibility in the profession, a pursuit of the role of nursing, and the ability to coordinate with other medical and healthcare professionals.


Curriculum Image Model: Human Life and Nursing Community Health Networking

The goal is to raise nursing professionals who can help people in their communities to develop a healthier life by themselves along with the utilization of the community.


Human life and the nursing/community health network

Our goal is to train nursing professionals capable of utilizing their local health network to aid individuals in the community in developing healthier lives for themselves.

Professional Educational Courses

Students learn the characteristics of nursing practice appropriate in the respective fields of fundamentals of nursing, mental health and psychiatric nursing, public health nursing in the community, and life cycle-related health issues.

  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Adult Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Maternity Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Home Care Nursing
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Nursing

Comprehensive and creative learning is implemented to combine and further develop nursing expertise based on learning outcomes.

Clinical Practice & Comprehensive Courses II

  • Nursing Research
  • Family Nursing
  • Infection Control Nursing
  • Graduation Research
  • Nursing Skills Training
  • Nursing Administration

Practical nursing abilities, personal sensitivity, and concern for others are enhanced in step-by-step clinical practice through hands-on training in institutions such as welfare facilities.

Clinical Practice & Comprehensive Courses I

  • Clinical Practice III
  • Clinical Practice II
  • Clinical Practice I
  • Field Practice II
  • Field Practice I
  • Health Support Training
  • Volunteer Activities

Basic Professional Educational Courses

Students progress through their nursing study by learning about the makeup and illnesses of the body in Nursing Humanics I and the makeup and illnesses of the mind in Nursing Humanics II and, in Nursing Humanics III, the social makeup of health care, medical care, and welfare for the maintenance and improvement of health.

  • Nursing Humanics III
  • Nursing Humanics II
  • Nursing Humanics I

General Education Courses

Students learn about the natural, social, and cultural environments that nurture human beings in order to develop nursing expertise with a focus on protecting life, enhancing vital power, encouraging others, and improving means of self-care. Students also gain a deeper comprehensive understanding of human beings, while enriching their own humanity, and cultivating the judgment to respond appropriately to each situation.

  • Culture & Nursing
  • Respect for Individuals & Nursing
  • Human Society & Nursing
  • The Natural World & Nursing


Professional Educational Courses

Fundamentals of Nursing (Nursing theory and basic skills)

Nursing Theory I & II, Nursing Method I-III, Nursing Theory Training

Psychiatric Nursing (Nursing and characteristics of the nurtured mind)

Overview of Psychiatric Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing Method, Psychiatric Nursing Training

Public Health Nursing (Nursing to support a healthy community)

Public Health Nursing I & II, Public Health Nursing Method I

Home Care Nursing (Nursing for people recovering in the community)

Overview of Home Care Nursing, Home Care Nursing Method I & II, Home Care Nursing Training

Maternity Nursing (Nursing to support the continuity of life)

Overview of Maternity Nursing, Maternity Nursing Method, Maternity Nursing Training

Pediatric Nursing (Nursing for nurturing healthy children)

Overview of Pediatric Nursing, Pediatric Nursing Method, Pediatric Nursing Training

Adult Nursing (Nursing to support adults as individuals and members of society)

Overview of Adult Nursing, Adult Nursing Method I & II, Adult Nursing Training

Gerontological Nursing (Nursing to support health in old age)

Overview of Gerontological Nursing, Gerontological Nursing Method, Gerontological Nursing Training

Clinical Practice & Comprehensive Courses I (Practice and improvement through self-evaluation, experience, and reflection)

Volunteer Activity, Health Promotion, Introduction to Human Care I & II, Basic Clinical Practicum, Clinical Practicum, Comprehensive Clinical Practicum

Clinical Practice & Comprehensive Courses II (Pursuit and development of expertise)

Nursing for Infection Control I & II, Nursing Research Methodology I & II, Family Nursing,
Nursing Education, Disaster Nursing, Nursing for Life and Death, Nursing Administration,
Nursing Skills Training, Undergraduate Thesis

Basic Professional Educational Courses

General Nursing Humanics

Nursing Illness Theory I-III

Nursing Humanics I (Internal structure of the body)

Human Anatomy I-IV, Human Pathology I-III, Disease & Treatment I, Human Anatomy & Pathology Practicum

Nursing Humanics II (The structure of the mind)

Health Science, Mental Health, Disease & Treatment II

Nursing Humanics III (The structure of society)

Health Administration & Law, Public Health I & II, Nursing & Ethics, Nursing Network Theory, Medical & Nursing Information, Medical Management Theory, International Nursing Theory

General Education Courses

The Natural World & Nursing

Space & Earth Science, Life Science, Nature in Miyazaki, Ecology, Introduction to Statistics, Basic Natural Science

Human Society & Nursing

Information Science I & II, Life Sports I & II, Society & Social Norms, Health Sports Science, Nation & Law (Japanese Constitution), Social Welfare & Economics

Respect for Individuals & Nursing

Human Rights, Interpersonal Relationships, English I-IV, Extensive Reading, Study Abroad, Korean I & II, Chinese I & II, Language Electives, Guidance Theory, English for Nursing, Academic English

Culture & Nursing

Japanese Communication I & II, Japanese Literature, Principles of Music Theory, Human Study Seminar, Life & Science A & B, Culture of Miyazaki