Department of Nursing
The Faculty of Nursing provides nine courses in three fields. The three fields are Fundamental Nursing, Clinical Nursing and Public/Community Health Nursing．The nine courses are Fundamental Nursing, Adult Nursing (Acute Phase Nursing), Adult Nursing (Chronic Phase and Palliative Care), Gerontological Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Maternal Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Home Care Nursing and Public/Community Health Nursing.
Faculty members conduct research in a wide variety of areas while maintaining close relationships between the nine courses. The Nursing Faculty aims to provide learning support focused on students’ individuality, improve basic academic skills, and cultivate students’ humanity, practical abilities and creativity.
1 Fundamental Nursing
It is important in fundamental nursing for students to deepen their understanding of “nursing, human beings, health and the environment” to improve their practical nursing ability. This is because the subjects of nursing are people at every stage of life, from the fetus to the elderly, regardless of their state of health. Moreover, nurses are responsible for implementing nursing based on their field of expertise. On this course, we conduct education focused on “safety, comfort and independence” and “the nursing specialty”. Our research topics concern “the mental and physical impacts that nursing care has on people and nurses”.
2 Adult Nursing (Acute Phase Nursing)
On this course, students learn nursing and family care for acute phase adult patients. We also conduct research on acute phase care for adult patients and their families. On this course, students study methods of care for patients whose condition has deteriorated suddenly or who have been severely affected by an illness or accident.
- Acute phase nursing basic knowledge: anatomy, physiology, immunology, surgery and pharmacological effect
- Important elements for acute phase nursing: careful observation, concentration and imagination
By learning these, students develop the ability to care for the physical, psychological and social issues of acute phase adult patients and their families with the goals of early recovery and return to society.
1. Development of nursing education systems for the support of student learning
2. Research on the prevention of postoperative delirium and intervention
3. Management of respiratory devices and systems for patient safety
4. Research on the role of operating room nurses in medical teams
3 Adult Nursing (Chronic Phase and Palliative Care)
The themes of this course are:
- Support for people with chronic illnesses and their families, and support so that they can live their social lives with dignity.
- Support for people who need palliative care and their families and improving their quality of life.
Students study theories and practices of care for chronic illness, the process of accepting illness, self-images of people with illness, promotion of self-management, social resources, teamwork, etc.
Our research subjects are cancer nursing in the local area, stress management of chronic illness and dialysis treatment, etc.
4 Gerontological Nursing
On this course, we focus on the theory and practice of nursing with the aim of helping the elderly live their lives as fully as possible. When caring for the elderly, it is of primary importance to firstly respect and understand the mental and physical challenges they face from aging and illness. Secondly, it is essential to have knowledge of the personal histories of individual patients. Nurses also need to develop and possess appropriate communication and assessment skills, and have knowledge of life support theory and practice.
Faculty in this area also carry out research into contemporary issues, such as reforming the still pervasive yet unnecessary use of physical restraints, and improving current major neurocognitive disorder care methodologies.
5 Pediatric Nursing
The subjects of pediatric nursing are all children from the neonatal period to puberty and their families. Research in pediatric nursing focuses on children's rights, children's physical, psychological and social characteristics, understanding of growth and development processes, and social resources and systems that support the health of children and their families. On this course, we conduct education and research on how to promote the smooth growth of children and how to provide better nursing for children with illnesses and disabilities and their families while considering the future potential of each child.
6 Maternal Nursing
Maternal Nursing is focused on women's health issues in the lifecycle centered on the perinatal period. Education and research in this field aims to cultivate the ability to think about the significance of maternal nursing and ways of maternal nursing according to the role and the change of society. In order to achieve these purposes, students study motherhood, fatherhood, familyhood, basic concepts of maternal nursing, methods for approaching ethical issues, especially reproductive rights, and the theories underlying nursing practice.
7 Psychiatric Nursing
Psychiatric Nursing deals with a variety of psychiatric and mental health issues in people of all ages. We prepare students to acquire knowledge and skills based on nursing theories to understand the necessary care and appropriate relationships with persons with mental health problems. We also work on research on care and educational methods for the promotion of people’s mental health.
Public/Community Health Nursing
8 Home Care Nursing
Home Care Nursing aims to respect the will of people with illness and disabilities, and their families, who wish to live at home or continue their lifestyles, etc., and support them. In Home Care Nursing education, we aim for students to be able to consider and practice nursing in various ways tailored to individuals at home after discharge from hospitalization in cooperation with various organizations and human resources. We provide instruction on how to care for people with illness and disabilities and their families in the physical and mental aspects. Consequently we are working on education and research about discharge support, daily life support, and end-of-life nursing, etc., while cooperating with other specialists.
9 Public / Community Health Nursing
Public/Community Health Nursing covers topics including the philosophy and history of public/community health nursing and the theory for understanding public/community health nursing activities, and techniques for assessing the state of health of individuals, families, groups, and the entire community will be studied from a prevention perspective. Furthermore, educational research will be conducted into the deployment of specific activities to solve problems, such as cooperation and coordination with various institutions, the development of public health, welfare, and medical plans, and the creation of organizations, as well as into specific practical skills in government agencies, industries, schools, and comprehensive community support centers, which are the primary sites of the activities in question.