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■School of Nursing

TOP School of Nursing Dean



 

Message from the Dean


Kukiko Ogawa, R.N., Ph.D.



At the Tokyo Women’s Medical University School of Nursing, our basic principle of education is to uphold the conviction of our founder, Yayoi Yoshioka, to strive to improve the social status of women and to promote their economic independence while training people who perform sincere and compassionate medical care.

Nursing education here has a history spanning 90 years, and our educational philosophy, based on the school’s founding philosophy, recognizes the roles of nurses within our changing social conditions and aims to train nurse practitioners who can independently fulfill these responsibilities. Therefore, our hope is to graduate female leaders rich in humanity through our support and a wide range of experience as female medical practitioners. In order to cultivate such leaders, we provide the opportunity to take courses on career development for the whole four years, so that students can visualize their career path even after graduation.

This school has two different campuses where our specialized and experienced professors engage in education and research: the Kawadacho Campus in Shinjuku and the Daito Campus in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture. In April 2020, the new building will be completed to unite the Medical School and Nursing School on the Kawadacho Campus and a new curriculum will be developed. In the nursing training room, which has simulation devices, and the tutoring and conference room, nursing students learn about collaborative education with the medical school for future team-based medical care. This will nurture caregivers who can respond to societal needs through advanced medical treatments and cooperation with community-based healthcare.

We employ active learning for students to foster their fundamental ability to independently learn, and respect how individual students engage questions and issues; this attentive relationship allows students to overcome anything on their own. In addition, we emphasize international exchanges with Hawai’i Pacific University, Alverno College, and Ewha Womans University. Through these educational environments, we nurture a rich sense of humanity and flexible ways of thinking and strive to develop people who can contribute to society with their fundamental nursing knowledge and skills acquired through this program.

The Nursing School provides a full education program for registered nurses, public health nurses, and school nurses, and we have numerous graduates with high levels of nursing competence who are active in Japan and abroad. Furthermore, graduates can advance to our jointly operated graduate school of nursing for students who want to deepen their knowledge of this field to be advanced practice nurses such as researchers, educators, midwifes, or certified registered nurses.

We will continue to convey the benefits of the Nursing School and will work to further develop education and research here based on a spirit of sincerity and compassion. We open our doors to incoming students with the drive to improve their own abilities and to solve problems, and we welcome learning which broadens horizons.


Greetings from the Nursing School President
(To Students Taking the Entrance Exam)

Nursing education at this school has a history spanning 90 years, and our educational philosophy, based on our school founding philosophy of sincerity and compassion, recognizes the roles of nurses within our changing social conditions and aims to train nurse practitioners who can independently fulfill these responsibilities.

In April 2020, the new building joining the Medical School and Nursing School on the Kawadacho Campus will be complete and a new curriculum will start. In the nursing training room, which has updated simulation devices, and the tutoring/conference room, nursing students learn crucial multi-occupational coordination for team-based medical care with medical students through collaborative education. Through advanced medical treatments and community-based healthcare, many of our graduates are midwifery or certified registered nurses, in graduate school or are registered nurses, public nurses, or school nurses responding to the demands of society in Japan and abroad.

We incorporate active learning to foster student ability to independently learn, and we respect how individual students engage questions; this attentive relationship allows students’ careers to advance. We also emphasize international exchanges with Hawai’i Pacific University, Alverno College, and Ewha Womans University. In our educational environment, we nurture a rich sense of humanity and flexible ways of thinking, and we expect that our students will become female leaders who are active in the field and can contribute to society with their fundamental nursing knowledge and skills acquired through this program.

Take the challenge to study with us and expand your horizons. Our doors are open to students with the drive to improve their own abilities and to solve problems.