Department of Nursing is aiming at development of human resources capable of providing nursing-care and healthcare activities based on the needs of people in the local community. "People-oriented nursing care" requires insight to consider the entire lifestyle of a patient with a broad perspective, where the healthcare professional seeks to understand a person as a whole including how he/she lives and thinks, rather than simply from the nursing and healthcare angles. To this end, we focus on comprehensive understanding of "people", who are the recipients of nursing care, and provide integrated education comprising of "Healthcare, Medical care and Welfare" in order to foster specialists with academic knowledge and reliable skills.
In addition to acquiring the knowledge and skills, students are encouraged to build up their ability to lay out and implement more effective nursing-care and healthcare plans suited for each person. The recipients of nursing and health care vary; some may be healthy and active, and others may be sick and hospitalized; some are infants and others are elderly. In order to serve their respective needs, we need to create and practice nursing care tailored to their individual physical and mental conditions. Our department nurtures competency to provide appropriate support to each person through attending to the individuals, and fosters human resources with broad capacities who can flexibly handle various situations.
Another major educational goal of this department is cultivation of "rich humanity". We believe that it is "rich humanity" that allows people to genuinely wish for the wellbeing of others, and that is the basis of requisite qualities for nursing and healthcare specialists. Our educational objectives, acquiring wide-ranging knowledge and skills for people-oriented nursing-care and healthcare activities, developing the ability to design for oneself and implement better nursing and health care, and cultivating "rich humanity", can be described as synonymous with embracing people, supporting people, and understanding people.