The objectives of the school curriculum are based on the Following six core concepts, that enable students to:
1.Pursue and comprehend the human nature
2.Study the living environment of human beings
3.Care for health disorders and coordinating with their daily lives
4.Learn the basic nursing care for patients
5.Develop expertise in a specialized area
6.Cultivate skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and taking leadership
The curriculum integrates these concepts with clinical training allocated for each year of the study.
1st year students study at the Daito Campus, where they learn to be sensitive to human conditions, as well as acquire the basic knowledge that enables them to approach nursing from various perspectives. Second and 3rd year students study at the Kawada-cho Campus, to acquire specialized knowledge and advanced practical nursing skills, as well as refine their professional skills through interaction with other health care professionals. During their 4th year, students attend a class called Integrated Nursing Practice I, where they aim to develop the results of basic nursing science into specialized and integrated skills. The practice includes nursing processes, technique development, and physical assessment. After graduating from the School of Nursing, the students are eligible to take the National Nursing Examinations for the registered nurse, and public health nurse if they chose the elective course for public health nurse along with standard curriculum. The students also can apply for the elective course to obtain licensed school nurse.
In 2004, two certificate programs were established in the School of Nursing: Surgery Nursing and Hemodialysis Nursing. In each year, 30 highly motivated students are admitted to the Surgery Nursing and 20 to the Dialysis Nursing programs. These are six- month programs in which the students pursue studies to become a certified expert nurse in a specialized field. The students attend classroom studies during the first two months and spend the next three months in intense clinical practice in hospital settings. The students must give presentations at the end of the program. The topics of the presentations are chosen by the students, who pursue in depth the contents of the topics during their clinical practice. After completion of the program, the students are eligible to take the certificate examination in the specialized field offered by the Japanese Nursing Association.