The undergraduate program consists of two broad areas of subjects. The Liberal Arts courses introduce students to a broader and more profound understanding of human beings and their environment. In addition to lectures and practicums, we provide a unique course of study that enables students to plan, organize, and perform an onsite practicum in the areas of their interest, with the help of trained professionals. These composite studies, mainly in the first and the second years, allow students to acquire basic knowledge and skills, including for in communication and information technology. The Nursing Studies courses are then gradually introduced, with early exposure to clinical settings in the second year, so that the students are allowed to cultivate themselves in depth while developing an ever-growing interest and motivation in nursing. Our academic year starts in April.

Liberal Arts

Our aim is to help our students acquire an understanding of people as the beneficiaries of nursing, as well as an understanding of the society and environment in which they live. Accordingly, we provide courses which cover a wide range of liberal arts, across five fields: human science, social science, environment science, information technology, and international studies. These include philosophy, psychology, bioethics, health physical science, social welfare, health economics, computer literacy, and foreign languages, especially English. Through their studies of liberal arts, students are aided in obtaining the basic knowledge and skills that enable them to respond to advances in the fields of information technology and international activities. At the same time, students enrich their own sense of humanity. These courses can be selected mainly in the first and the second years of the undergraduate program.

Nursing Studies

Understanding Life in Both Health and Illness

Understanding life from a scientific point of view is a requisite for subsequent nursing studies. Students learn about the human body and its organization of structures and functions (human anatomy and physiology in health); the mechanisms by which organisms live healthy lives (biology, biochemistry, and nutrition); the mechanisms by which health is lost (pathology and microbiology); the mechanisms by which human beings get diseases and disorders, their pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and diagnosis and treatment (internal medicine, surgery, and pharmacology); how human beings reproduce and babies grow and develop, and what happens if these processes do not go properly (obstetrics/gynecology and pediatrics); mental health and its derangements (psychiatry); and human beings prevent diseases and promote health (public health and preventive medicine). Through these courses, students are prepared to acquire correct and mindful understandings of human beings in health and illness, and acquire a scientific basis for nursing procedures, or the skill set necessary to perform as professional nurse clinicians.

Nursing Fundamentals

Nursing Fundamentals introduces basic concepts and skills of nursing, such as physical assessments, fundamentals of caring for patients with signs and symptoms, and nursing theory. Lectures and practical training in these courses allow students to learn the fundamental basis of nursing, which is not only the core of the subsequent studies in specialized areas of nursing, but is in fact the basis of all nursing science. Students are required to take these courses in the first and second years of their study.

Individualized Areas of Nursing

These courses cover areas such as the characteristics of each stage in the human life cycle, nursing responses to specific nursing issues (e.g., women’s health including maternity, parental, pediatric, adult, and gerontological nursing), nursing patients while dealing with their mental health issues and problems (psychiatric and mental health nursing), and nursing involving home-bound patients, their families, and the community (home care and community health nursing). The courses consist of lectures and practicums, and are taken in the second and third years.

Advanced Studies in Nursing

These courses integrate what students have learned in the nursing curriculum, helping them master the ability to utilize and develop their nursing skills. Through these courses, students are also encouraged to find, pursue, and analyze issues of their own interest with regard to significant contemporary problems in health and illness. With the aid of supervising faculty members, student develop their potential to become future nurse researchers while they work on their graduate theses. These courses are taken in the fourth year.

Global Nursing

The university offers an opportunity for its students to gain a global view of nursing through a two-week seminar at a first-rate American university. The program includes medical institution visits, hands-on nursing experiences, lectures given by faculty members, and the chance to meet and exchange opinions with local nursing students at various levels. Students learn about nursing as it is conducted in the United States. Homestay experiences offer a chance to learn about real-life American households and authentic culture. Students who take this seminar receive credit from the university.