Department of Nursing Science

Cultivates professionals who have both the capacity for collaboration and leadership, based on the philosophy of human care

This department aims at cultivating professionals who can support the people's healthy lifestyle based on the philosophy of human care. Through offering small-group teaching, it supports students in advancing their understanding of people and their lives in relation to nursing, and in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to take care of a variety of different needs. There are a number of opportunities offered to students to inspire each other in their learning through group work and discussions. In the actual medical practice, team medical care is promoted, involving specialists from different fields. Therefore, this department aims at cultivating individuals who can work collaboratively with professionals in other areas and demonstrate leadership.

Characteristics of the Department

Small-class environment with experienced instructors

Instructors with a wealth of actual clinical experience provide one-to-one style education in a small-class environment. The goal of this department is to cultivate individuals with practical abilities founded on the knowledge, skills and ethics of nursing.

Clinical practicums with opportunities for professional experience and personal growth

Students engage in clinical practicums at Fukui Prefectural Hospital, Fukui Prefectural Children Education Center and other governmental institutions in Fukui Prefecture. These clinical experiences give opportunities to experience the reality of life-and-death situations, help students become aware of the meaning of professionalism and encourage personal growth.

Top pass rates for national examinations and acquisition of the nursing teacher license (1st Class Category)

Our university can boast a very high pass rate for the National Nurse's Examination every year, as students in this department have strong intentions of becoming a nurse. Students have the option to acquire a nursing teacher license (1st Class Category) through our program.

Qualifications offered in this department

  • Qualification to take the National Nursing Examination
  • Qualification to take the Public Health Nurse National Examination
  • Nursing Teacher License (1st Class Category) *Acquirable through completion of a teacher-training course

Four-Year Curriculum of the Department of Nursing Science

First Year
Study of the core and inter-departmental subjects in nursing
Students study general subjects, inter-departmental subjects with the Department of Social Welfare Science, and core subjects in their specialized area. They learn the basics of nursing, including basic nursing skills, biology of the human body, and diseases within their specialty.
Second Year
Preparation for clinical practicums
In the second year, two areas, Lifecycle and Nursing and Community Nursing join the list of first year subjects. During the second year and the first semester of the third year, students prepare for their clinical practicums.
Third Year
Acquisition of practical nursing skills
Students take part in clinical practicums in various medical institutions and healthcare centers based on the two curriculum areas: Lifecycle and Nursing, and Community Nursing. They learn the professionalism of nursing through mutual relationships with a wide diversity of people and acquire a broad range of practical nursing skills in depth.
Fourth Year
Comprehensive nursing
Students take the Nursing Management Practicum, which is the final practicum of the course. They also study applied nursing care subjects, such as Nursing Management and Disaster Nursing. In terms of graduate research, they continue to develop their abilities and understanding of the constantly advancing field of health and medicine.
First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year
Cross-Departmental Subjects Introduction to Social Security and Social Welfare;
Public Hygiene/Environmental Medicine;
Basic Health Science; Mental Health I;
Welfare Community Development
Health and Welfare Administration; Housing Welfare;
Welfare Engineering (Self-Help Technology, Nursing-Care Equipment);
Social Welfare Research A, B
Core Subjects in Specialized Areas Anatomical Physiology I, II;
Clinical Medicine I, II
Clinical Nutrition; Clinical Pharmacology;
Pathophysiology; Infectious Diseases;
Health Statistics; Health Related Laws
Specialized Subjects Basics of Nursing Principles of Nursing Science I, II; Basic Nursing Skills I, II;
Basic Nursing Science Practicum I
Basic Nursing Science Practicum II
Basic Nursing Skills III;
Nursing Ethics
Lifecycle and Nursing Introduction to Maternal Nursing; Introduction to Child Nursing
Maternal and Child Health;
Introduction to Adult Nursing;
Adult Acute Care Nursing;
Introduction to Gerontological Nursing;
Gerontological Nursing Skills
Maternal Nursing; Child Nursing
Maternal Nursing Clinical Practicum
Child Nursing Clinical Practicum
Adult Chronic Care Nursing
Adult Acute Care Nursing Clinical Practicum
Adult Chronic Care Nursing Clinical Practicum
Gerontological Clinical Nursing
Gerontological Nursing Clinical Practicum
Community Nursing Introduction to Psychiatric Nursing;
Psychiatric Nursing I; Introduction to Public Health Nursing; Public Health Nursing Activity Development I; Industrial Nursing
Home Nursing;
Family Nursing
Public Health Nursing Activity Development II
Psychiatric Nursing II
Psychiatric Nursing Clinical Practicum
Public Health Nursing Activities and Skills
School Nursing
Public Health Nursing Activity Development Practicum
Public Health Nursing Administration Practicum
Home Nursing Clinical Practicum
Applied Nursing and Extensive Programs Applied Assisting Skills Seminar;
Nursing Research Methods
Nursing Administration; Nursing Education;
Disaster Nursing; Graduation Project;
Nursing Management Practicum