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Graduate School of Nursing

About the Graduate School of Nursing

The Graduate School of Nursing was established in April, 2001 when the first class of students graduated from the School of Nursing, which was established in April, 1997. The Graduate School of Nursing was established with the goal of promoting nursing research and offering advanced specialty training while taking advantage of the university environment.
Since its establishment in April 2001, the Graduate School of Nursing has provided a unique curriculum incorporating a variety of common subjects as well as subjects linked with research courses in other faculties, on the basis of its strength as part of the university.
With the rapid progress of innovations in advanced medical technologies, changes in disease structures as represented by lifestyle-related diseases, and aging of the population, along with a declining birthrate, people's attitudes toward health have been altering, with their needs for healthcare services becoming diversified and complicated. Our graduate school develops human resources with humanity and expert skills to solve people's complex health problems and respond to social demands. The graduate school also provides an environment for mutual cooperation in educational and research activities based on agreements with specialized institutions engaged in advanced medicine in Shizuoka Prefecture.

The objectives of the University of Shizuoka Graduate School of Nursing are to prepare nursing professionals so that they: can acquire creative and highly advanced expert competencies; can actively face the challenges appearing in practice, education, and research; and can promote healthy lifestyles, while acutely recognizing the societal changes that are occurring in the 21st century.
In addition, the graduate school's curriculum can take advantage of the school being part of a university. The instructional structure can blend practice, education, and research based on close collaboration with clinical practice in healthcare facilities such as prefectural hospitals.

Division of Nursing

Division of Nursing is composed of eight specialized fields.
  • Study of the Health System
  • Study of Nursing Management
  • Study of Nursing Art and Techniques
  • Study of Community Nursing
  • Study of Adult and Geriatric Nursing
  • Study of Midwifery
  • Study of Pediatric Nursing
  • Study of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing