Policy Statements

Educational Objectives of the School of Nursing

    1. To develop the capacity to care for people through building healthy and supportive human relationships based on sound ethical principles.
    2. To develop the ability to make decisions and provide care on a sound scientific basis with the aim of maintaining and improving health, preventing disease, promoting recovery, and easing death, all to be achieved by an emphasis on self-reliance and self-discipline.
    3. To foster leadership and the management skills necessary for integrated and continuous provision of health care, nursing care, and welfare services.
    4. To develop the ability to formulate nursing practices from a global perspective in order to address threats to life, health, and daily living, and to take action aimed at implementing such measures.
    5. To develop the capacity for self-improvement as a nursing professional throughout one's professional life and enhance the value and expertise of nursing.
    6. To develop the ability to contribute to human health on the global stage.

Admissions Policy

    All applicants are required to demonstrate the following:

    1. Solid basic academic capabilities, willingness to engage in self-development, and active problem-solving ability.
    2. A high level of interest in nursing and strong motivation to contribute to society.
    3. Sensitivity and the ability to establish a rapport with others.
    4. The aspiration to work in nursing with a global perspective.

Curriculum: Design and Implementation of the Educational Program

    The curriculum of the School of Nursing at Tokyo Medical University has been designed to allow the stepwise acquisition of the necessary knowledge and skills from the first year through to the fourth year. The curriculum comprises three groups of subjects: general academic, basic, and specialized. The underlying concepts are:

    1. Required abilities clearly described in the curriculum.
    2. A holistic program encompassing specialized topics in conjunction with general education and liberal arts over a 4-year period.
    3. Education in liberal arts oriented towards the acquisition of the academic, technical, and practical skills required to address and solve various types of problems and topics.
    4. Effective combination of lectures and practical seminars or training opportunities in order to develop the ability to apply knowledge and skills.
    5. Availability of as many elective subjects as possible to allow the student to learn according to their needs and interests.
    6. Opportunities to work with specialists in various fields to develop ability to work effectively in a team-based setting.
    7. Subjects aimed at developing motivation and ability to provide care in the community.
    8. Availability of opportunities to acquire practical knowledge and global health skills.
    9. Subjects aimed at raising awareness of disaster prevention and imparting the skills necessary to provide nursing care to disaster victims.

Diploma Policy

    Diplomas shall be awarded to candidates regarded as having achieved the following:

    1. The fundamental ability to deeply understand, conceptualize, and formulate nursing practices based on nursing science and related disciplines and to practice nursing with a scientific basis.
    2. A holistic understanding of the patient and ability to provide comprehensive nursing care.
    3. The fundamental ability to assume the role and responsibility of supporting the health and life of residents in the community.
    4. The ability to get on with people from diverse backgrounds through a compassionate and ethical outlook.
    5. The ability to think creatively and independently and to collaborate with people from different professions.
    6. The necessary language ability and international attitude to tackle global health problems.