- Wakayama Faculty
- Wakayama Postgraduate
School of Nursing
“A university in Wakayama,” “a university located downtown,” “nursing education at a university level,” and “health care personnel for today’s needs” Wakayama Faculty of Nursing was born in April 2018 through the close bonds and collaboration between Wakayama Prefecture, Wakayama City, Japanese Red Cross Wakayama Medical Center, and Tokyo Healthcare University. As the population declines and ages, the faculty nurtures nurses who support the community so that people can live independently in a familiar place as long as possible. It also forms a nucleus for community support and cooperation in the field of medicine, health, and welfare and actively contributes to the society to promote coexistence with the community.
Tokyo Healthcare University (THCU) is a medical and health university consisting of five faculties with seven divisions, a Department of Midwifery, and postgraduate schools . The number of students in nursing divisions across faculties is about 2,000, which makes it the largest in Japan. Since it was established, the university has produced many nurses in the field of medicine, and building on its success, it continues to nurture talents with the rich character and cultural knowledge that are needed today, who are able to tackle various social challenges from a new, comprehensive perspective.
Qualifications for the national examination for nurses Expected career paths: hospitals, clinics, home-visit nursing stations, nursing universities and training schools, long-term care homes, various workplaces
Qualifications for the national examination for public health nurses Expected career paths: prefectures, municipalities, public health centers, medical institutions, offices, and research institutions such as schools and universities
School nurses(Yogo Teacher)
Expected career paths: school nursing in elementary, middle, or high schools
Expected career paths: various
By taking three steps (Clinical Practice of Fundamental Nursing/training for community nursing activities, area-specific training, and Clinical Practice: Integration and practice for Nursing), practical skills of nurses are gradually improved.
It begins with observational training in various nursing situations, and
nurses practice basic nursing care for patients.
Based on the foundation of nursing practice, nurses learn through practice
with various subjects and situations.
Expert skills in nursing practice that integrate acquired knowledge and techniques
Through overseas training in Hawaii and Australia for those who wish, students learn foreign medicine and
culture. In this manner, we hope to nurture international talents who are much needed in modern
Even in regular university life, we work to nurture a global perspective in students by holding lectures by the Turkish ambassador, who is closely involved with Wakayama Prefecture.
We promote cooperation and interaction with the community through diverse events such as volunteer activities, joint projects with students from other universities through the Consortium of Higher Education Institutions in Wakayama, open lectures, disaster training, and university festivals.
Learning nursing does not stop at the university; it is also progressing at graduate school. At our faculty, we have established Wakayama Postgraduate School of Nursing. Talents are being developed as medicine is advanced and specialized, and the areas where nursing can play an active role are expanding. Specifically, in Japan, comprehensive community care is being promoted, and it is said that “while nurturing talents that promote comprehensive community care overall, we should also nurture next-generation health and medical personnel, assuming cross-disciplinary cooperation between medicine and welfare.” At Wakayama Postgraduate School of Nursing, we hope to develop “human resources with advanced practical skills to involve the community and provide support for healthy lifestyles.” These professionals will be equipped with advanced practical skills, educational skills, management skills, and leadership, so that residents in the community can live their entire lives securely and as they wish.