Message from the Director

Message from the Director

Educational Philosophy of the Faculty of Health Care and Nursing

Ayako Kudo, Dean of the Faculty  of Health Care and Nursing

Juntendo University has a long and distinguished history, stretching back to 1838.
The history of nursing education at Juntendo began in 1896, extending almost one and a half centuries. The formal nursing educational system started over a hundred years ago. Juntendo University Faculty of Health Care and Nursing’s educational philosophy, based on a long tradition of holistic education cultivated in our history, is to foster nurses who not only practice “body-healing nursing” but through benevolence and compassion practice “heart-healing nursing.”

Our faculty, as a part of Juntendo university’s integrated health and graduate school provides nursing education in collaboration with the undergraduate and postgraduate faculties of medicine, sports health science and health science nursing, and six affiliated hospitals.

With the rapid decline in birthrate, aging population, globalization, and advancements and increased specialization of medicine, society demands safer, more secure and higher quality nursing as well as nurses nurtured with a global perspective.

Juntendo University supports the largest medical establishment in Japan, with its six affiliated hospitals having a total of 3,286 beds. Our mission is to nurture nurses who can play their part in advanced medical care. In keeping with the social demands, we support advanced medicine at our university with benevolent and humane nursing, aim to foster more high-quality nurses and endeavor to enrich our education to continue the philosophy of Jin.

In addition to providing abundant and varied clinical training at our six medical school affiliated hospitals and off-campus facilities which are all distinctive, we provide English education over the four years as well as overseas training in the United States, UK and Thailand to help the next generation of nurses who can work in an international environment. We continuously foster human resources that can be active in the fields of health, medical care and welfare.

In addition to specialized education leading to the national qualifications in nursing, public health nursing and midwifery, at the graduate school, nurses can develop more scientific approaches to nursing research in collaboration with undergraduate and postgraduate faculties of medicine, sports health science and health science nursing, and six affiliated hospitals. We aim to foster human resources that are the core of nursing education and research at Juntendo University.

We sincerely look forward to welcoming, from all prefectures throughout Japan, anyone to our Faculty of Health Care and Nursing who is enthusiastic to gain knowledge, and has consideration for others is willing to learn the philosophy of Jin.

Ayako Kudo, Dean of the Faculty of Health Care and Nursing