About the School of Nursing
a wide range of aspects of nursing science
with the aim of becoming a creative nurse
who can contribute to people's healthy lives
Based on a comprehensive humanistic education grounded in the dignity of life, the School of Nursing develops professionals with the ability to practice nursing logically and ethically from a creative, international, and interdisciplinary perspective, and who can contribute to the development of nursing science and to the local and international community.
Nursing is an interdisciplinary discipline that encompasses natural and human sciences and requires a broad range of education and insight. With this as our basic premise, we promote education by taking advantage of a favorable learning environment, including support from Fukuoka University Hospital and Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital. We nurture creative nursing professionals who can contribute to the health and well-being of people by providing medical care in both local and international settings.
Message from the Dean of the School of Nursing
The School of Nursing aims to nurture medical professionals who can contribute to the development of nursing science and to the local and international community by cultivating the ability to provide nursing based on a high level of expertise and self-discipline, as well as the ability to engage in lifelong self-improvement.
The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that, since 2019, we have been forced to respond in a variety of settings in addition to traditional educational and medical settings, in ways that have never experienced before. Nursing is a way of being close to the subject of nursing care, getting to know that person and supporting his or her life in a way that suits him or her in all kinds of settings, whether the person is sick or not. For example, nurses ensure that children grow up healthy, that people in their prime can go to work every day in good health, and that elderly people can live happily and spend their final days according to the wishes of them and their families.
Nursing is needed in a wider range of settings. As long as nursing is for all people, every place where people exist is a place of nursing. It is important for nurses to be able to grow as professionals who can express their expertise and self-directedness in any nursing setting. Therefore, students learn practical skills such as thinking, judgment, and technical skills as nurses through lectures, exercises, and practical training. In particular, the School of Nursing offers lectures and practical training in various subject groups (basic, adult, geriatric, pediatric, maternal, psychiatric, and home care), and the curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad perspective on all nursing subjects and settings. For instance, from early in the first year, on-site practical training is conducted at Fukuoka University Hospital, Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital, Fukuoka University Nishijin Hospital, as well as at community health and welfare facilities.
Fukuoka University is a general university with 9 faculties and 31 departments on one campus. In addition to their classmates, students can meet students from other faculties and get to know people from a variety of backgrounds through club activities and other opportunities, enabling them to grow while broadening their perspectives and gaining an understanding of diverse values.
The nursing profession offers a wide range of opportunities, with potential careers including clinical and community nursing practitioners, researchers, and educators who train the next generation. Studying nursing at our school will enable you to have a variety of options in the nursing profession. Students are encouraged to choose their own career path from a wide variety of options and become professionals who can contribute to the local and international community through nursing studies.