Greetings from the President
Miyazaki Prefecture is 90% mountainous areas, with a high rate of population aging, and many Miyazaki residents wish to maintain their health and remain in their familiar surroundings indefinitely. To fulfill their wishes, Miyazaki Prefectural Nursing University started undergraduate nursing education in 1997 as the first public nursing university in Kyushu, with the slogan Nightingale’s Dream for Miyazaki!
We became a public university corporation in 2017, strengthening our capacity as a core institution for nursing education, research, and training in Miyazaki Prefecture. As a nursing school, we strive to train highly qualified nurses, contribute to community health care, and promote nursing research. Through these efforts, we collaborate with the local community to improve health, medical care, and welfare in Miyazaki Prefecture.
Our undergraduate education has always been founded on Florence Nightingale’s nursing and nursing education theories, with the educational philosophy of developing nurses who know the dignity of life, improve patients’ vitality, work with the mind, and assist patients in self-care and self-control. The faculty provides the best education possible according to this educational philosophy while monitoring students’ academic and social changes.
Furthermore, to develop human resources capable of pursuing nursing expertise, the Graduate School of Nursing established a master’s degree program based on the undergraduate educational program in 2001, and a doctoral program in 2005, to pursue the breadth and depth of nursing science. With the establishment of these programs, we have become the first university in Miyazaki Prefecture to provide bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in nursing.
Midwifery and public health nursing education, which were formerly provided through undergraduate education, were shifted to a Special Course in Midwifery in 2017 and a graduate program in 2022, respectively, to provide a more specialized, well-rounded education.
The Center for Nursing Research and Training, a community service center that has been in operation since the university’s founding, promotes lifelong learning and research for both prefectural citizens and nursing professionals.
Our university offers a journey of learning that deepens the understanding of the human subject of nursing and provides for the acquisition and development of the necessary qualities to become a nurse. Students will form their own opinions on nursing while asking themselves, “What is nursing?” To support this learning, our faculty and staff collaborate to create an educational environment that values each student as they engage in their education.