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School of Nursing

About the School of Nursing

The School of Nursing at the University of Shizuoka was founded in April 1997 as the fifth faculty of the University of Shizuoka. Since then, the school has been raising nurses and public health nurses, and in 2021 marked its 25th anniversary. The school was founded at a time when the push for nationwide development and establishment of nursing schools at Japanese universities was beginning. Subsequently, the school's evolution has coincided with the development of nursing education in Japanese institutions of higher education. By preparing competent graduates in the field of nursing and public health, the school has contributed to the promotion of local public health, medical, and welfare status in Shizuoka.
In the current healthcare and medical environment, nursing professionals are expected to have advanced professional knowledge and the skills to perform the important role of facilitating the care of people with various healthcare needs. As healthcare shifts more to multi-disciplinary team-based care, nursing professionals are required not only to perform their traditional nursing roles, but also to act as coordinators between patients and other professionals involved in their care.
At the School of Nursing, our educational goal is to prepare nurses who: can contribute to the development of nursing science by demonstrating their competency in the nursing profession, while integrating their nursing practice with the latest research. The graduates of the School of Nursing will become the link that connects clinical specialists and patients, while protecting the viewpoint of the patient and ensuring their voices are heard in the clinical setting.
  • Department of Nursing