About JRCCN

Educational Objectives and Goals

Faculty of Nursing

Philosophy

Based on the principles of the Red Cross, we aim to nurture human resources possessing the skills necessary to carry out nursing and conduct research into nursing practice, to develop strongly humane broadly educated people who are capable of helping people and contributing to international society

Educational Objects and Goals

  1. By increasing basic abilities to engage with others and awareness and sensibilities to understand that the existence of each human being is irreplaceable and has inherent worth.
  2. By cultivating basic abilities to defend human dignity and human rights and to take action informed by ethical decisions.
  3. By cultivating basic abilities to assess and respond to various health issues.
  4. By cultivating basic abilities to provide necessary nursing care to people who suffer critical health problems owing to rapid natural and social changes.
  5. By cultivating basic abilities to cooperate with specialists in various fields to develop interdisciplinary activities and to play an active role in the creation of new forms of community health and welfare.
  6. By cultivating basic abilities to work with an international viewpoint and awareness of own role in a changing world, to contribute, through practice of nursing, to society in Japan and overseas.
  7. By cultivating basic abilities for lifelong ongoing self-development in nursing practice, education and research.
  8. By providing the knowledge and skills required to practice nursing as profession with responsibly and pride, while continually growing as human beings.

Admission Policy(Policy for Accepting Students)

  1. A person who puts respect for human dignity above all else
  2. A person who discovers joy through engagement with people
  3. A person who wants to comprehend the pleasure and depth involved in the study and practice of nursing

Curriculum Policy(Policy for Organizing the Curriculum)

In our institute, the curriculum is organized with set subjects as listed below.

Structure of curriculum and set subjects

The curriculum of this institute is designed to achieve educational objectives and targets. To provide grounding in nursing as a profession, teaching is organized with an emphasis on the initial learning stage and extends across basic content to specialized and applied content.

In particular, basic education is properly carried out with due attention to the individual characteristics of each student. To ensure active awareness of humanity, during their studies, the curriculum allows students to revisit and explore the roots of nursing.


In addition, to strengthen the autonomy and creativity of students, the curriculum allows for self-directed learning with options that enable students to choose more applied and advanced courses.

Specifically, the curriculum is designed to maintain a balance between two categories of courses: Basic Subjects and Nursing Subjects.


True to the founding principles of our institute, Basic Subjects are intended to broadly educate students and to foster their humanity. This category is subdivided into Study on the Red Cross, Human science, Social science, Natural science, Information science, Language study, Freshers seminar, and Health science.

The goals of this group of topics are listed below.
  • To continue on from education received at high school
  • To foster creative thinking informed by a broad perspective
  • To develop professional competence to deal with the growing sophistication of medical care and the diversification of nursing needs


The Nursing Subjects are arranged to enable students to progressively acquire and then apply basic nursing knowledge and skills. The categories are Introduction to Nursing Science, Fundamental Skills of Nursing, Competence of Nursing Practice, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Developmental Nursing, Health Status Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Nursing Management and Education, Applied Nursing, International and Disaster Nursing, Clinical Nursing Education, and Research.

The goals of this group of topics are listed below.


  • To cultivate the ability to apply evidence-based nursing.
  • To develop the competence to carry out appropriate practical nursing to deal with issues in accordance with different levels of health and occasions.
  • To develop the practical skills to take part in international development cooperation projects and to play an active role in disaster relief and rescue situations in Japan and overseas.
  • To develop nursing capabilities commonly required of nursing professions (both public health nurses and hospital nurses) to sustain ongoing practice linked to the local community.
  • To provide opportunities for nursing practice in step with each phase of learning.
  • To develop the ability to defend the dignity and rights of human beings and to build relationships based on awareness of the value inherent in the life of each and every person.
  • In addition to developing the competence to practice nursing according to health status, to foster abilities required to practice nursing in medical facilities dealing with acute phase patients.

Diploma Policy(Certificate of Completion, Conferment of Degree)

In this institute, during attendance until graduation emphasis is placed on the capabilities listed below. Bachelor’s degree is awarded after rigorous performance evaluation and acquisition of the specified course units.

1. Ability to build relationships
  1. Able to holistically understand the individuality of each person.
  2. Respects people from different cultures and people who hold different values as irreplaceable human beings.
  3. Rather than only being able to get across opinions to others, recognizes the uniqueness of others, inclines toward mutual enhancement, and is able to form mutually supportive relationships.
2. Ability to stand up for human rights
  1. Possesses the ability to ethically advocate human dignity and human rights.
  2. Possesses the ability to defend and respect for individual will and uniqueness of each person.
3. Ability to inquire
  1. Has the ability to recognize issues involving health.
  2. Has the ability to analyze issues involving health from various perspectives.
  3. Has the ability to use evidence-based methods to deal with issues involving health.
  4. Has basic capability to explore necessary knowledge and skills for nursing practice and research.
4. Ability to practice nursing
  1. Having acquired the necessary knowledge and skills to deal with issues according to health status, is able to practice nursing.
  2. Is able to practice nursing according to the environment and to situations that arise.
  3. Is aware of the health issues that occur in disasters or crises, has the knowledge and skills to take part in aid activities.
  4. Is able to practice nursing that makes the most of the abilities of the person receiving nursing care.
  5. Is able to evaluate own performance by reviewing and reflecting on own nursing practice.
5. Ability to cooperate
  1. In line with varying health care and welfare systems, has the ability to provide nursing care and to play a role in the profession of nursing.
  2. Having gained awareness of the functions and role of other professions, has the basic ability to serve a coordinating function as required.
  3. Is able to form links with various people in the local community and, as a member of networks, work together with them to respond to health issues.
6. Ability to make international contribution
  1. Is able to understand health issues from an international perspective.
  2. Has the basic ability to make an international contribution using the knowledge and skills acquired at this institute.
7. Ability to sustain personal growth
  1. Has the ability to monitor own professional conduct and to recognize and address any problems that require attention.
  2. Having a proper grasp of social changes occurring in home country and abroad, has the basic ability to play a useful role in response.
  3. Has the ability to consider own potential and sustain ongoing growth as a human being to carry out professional practice, research and education.
  4. Has a positive attitude towards mutual growth and takes part in reciprocal education and enlightenment with professional colleagues, including peers and juniors.
8. Ability to create change
  1. Has a continuing interest in the way the world is changing and has the ability to discover the health needs of people under various conditions.
  2. Looking forward to the realization of a better world, has a positive attitude towards creating new forms of nursing.

Graduate School

Philosophy

This graduate school, based on the spirit of humanity that underlies the philosophy of the Red Cross, teaches a broad range of methods and theories for nursing practice and for nursing education and research. Our ultimate intention is that the students will contribute to strengthen and develop the discipline of nursing using their deep knowledge and outstanding ability as professional nurses and rich sensibilities and humanity acquired in this institute, as well as to contribute to the ongoing creation and development of culture based on the welfare of people and relationship with others.

Master’s Program

Philosophy

Providing broad perspectives and profound scholarship, our teaching is intended to foster a humane attitude, while enabling students to accumulate advanced skills and knowledge to carry out nursing research or to acquire the high level of expertise they need as nursing professionals.

Admission Policy(Policy for Accepting Students)

  1. A person able to apply knowledge gained from experience into logical thinking.
  2. A person, while holding own opinions, has the flexibility of mind to listen to the opinions of others.
  3. A person able to pursue topics while becoming more deeply aware of potential problems.
  4. A person having an interest in social affairs and the ability to see, and think about things with an international viewpoint.
  5. A person willing to seriously face ethical issues and work towards their resolution.

Curriculum Policy(Policy for Organizing the Curriculum)

Two specializations: Nursing and International Health Care and Midwifery. Each course has its own curriculum. To meet current and future challenges, each department actively encourages improvement of practical skills and the development of research ability. The basic philosophy of training is to develop human resources for the future, people who can demonstrate international and interdisciplinary capabilities for leadership, administration, education, and research.

To achieve these human resource training goals, the Nursing and International Health Care and Midwifery courses have been organized into subjects according to policies below.

  1. Studies are to include compulsory common course units of which learning is required beyond major subjects.
  2. Common Nursing Research are given for training in research skills.
  3. Common Nursing Science are given for exploration of nursing studies.
  4. The humanitarian basis of the Red Cross and its international viewpoint is to be taught in common classes: Introduction to the Red Cross II.

Teaching in the Nursing master’s program has been further organized into subjects according to the policies below.

  1. Classes (special lectures, laboratory training and field practice) are provided for ten specialist areas (Nursing Science & Philosophy, Cancer Nursing, Child and Family Health Nursing, Adult Health Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Management, International and Disaster Nursing)
  2. Classes necessary in preparation for the Certified Nurse Specialist exam are provided (CNS course: Cancer Nursing, Child Health Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Chronic Care Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, Disaster Nursing).
  3. Classes required to train nursing professionals to a high level of expertise are provided, including preparation for the Certified Nurse Administrator exam, and qualifications for full-time teaching or curriculum coordinator posts.

Teaching in the Master’s Program in International Healthcare and Midwifery has been further organized according to the policies below.

  1. Classes necessary for specialist areas are provided (special lectures, laboratory training and field practice). In addition, there are common classes that enable the study of subjects covering a wide range of knowledge.
  2. Classes required for taking the national midwife certification exam are provided.

Diploma Policy(Certificate of Completion, Conferment of Degree)

To qualify for award of a master’s degree in nursing, students must attend the master’s program in the graduate school for the prescribed period, acquire the prescribed number of course units, pass the thesis examination, and also be judged to meet the requirements listed below.

  1. Is capable of applying a broad perspective to address various practical challenges during on-site nursing
  2. While standing up for human dignity and human rights, is capable of finding ethical solutions to problems.
  3. Has the basic ability to carry out research.
  4. Is able to actively carry out role as a professional nurse in collaboration with other professionals in health care and welfare systems.

  5. In addition to items 1–4, candidates for higher-level specialist credentials must also be judged to meet requirements 5 and 6.
  6. Has highly competent clinical nursing capabilities in a specialized field of nursing.
  7. Is able both to manage current systems and to construct and manage new systems.

  8. In addition to items 1–4, candidates for research and education credentials must also be judged to meet requirements 7 and 8.
  9. Is capable of organizing knowledge in specialized fields of nursing.
  10. Has basic ability to carry out research that contributes to the development of nursing and to use this as a basis for teaching.

Doctoral Program

Philosophy

Our aim is that students acquire the rich and wide-ranging learning that forms the basis for cultivating necessary high-level research skills to either carry out independent research as nursing researchers or work on other advanced specialized projects.

Admission Policy(Policy for Accepting Students)

  1. A person able to apply knowledge gained from experience into logical thinking.
  2. A person, while holding own opinions, has the flexibility of mind to listen to the opinions of others.
  3. A person able to pursue topics while becoming more deeply aware of potential problems.
  4. A person having an interest in social affairs and the ability to see, and think about things with an international viewpoint.
  5. A person willing to seriously face ethical issues and work towards their resolution.

Curriculum Policy(Policy for Organizing the Curriculum)

To achieve its human resource training goals, the doctoral program has been organized according to the policies below.

  1. The field includes Nursing Science & Philosophy, Applied Nursing (Maternal Nursing & Midwifery, Child and Family Health Nursing, Adult Health Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing, and International and Disaster Nursing), Nursing Education and Management.
  2. For each field, there are compulsory advanced studies, special research, and common classes.
  3. Common classes are provided for fostering high-level research capability: Advanced Nursing Science I and II, Special Nursing Research I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and Research Protocol seminars.
  4. To enable writing guidance to be tailored to the individual needs of each student, special research study in each field is provided for three years.

Diploma Policy(Certificate of Completion, Conferment of Degree)

To qualify for award of a doctorate (PhD, Nursing), in addition to acquiring the prescribed number of course units after attending the doctorate program for the prescribed period, and passing the thesis examination, the candidate must also be judged to meet the requirements listed below.

  1. Based on profound knowledge and advanced practical skills, is capable of independently carrying out research activities that can play a role in improving the health and welfare of people and to contribute to the development and enhancement of nursing.
  2. Possesses superior competence and ethical awareness, and has the qualities and abilities as a leader, administrator, educator, and researcher to provide international and interdisciplinary leadership.

Cooperative Doctoral Program for Disaster Nursing(DNGL)

Philosophy

Linking with other related disciplines, students study nursing-based scientific theory and application considering industry, government, and academia. In particular, studies which master the depths of disaster nursing are intended to contribute to a healthy society by ensuring safety, security, and independence.

Admission Policy(Policy for Accepting Students)

  1. Individuals who have completed graduate school and possess a vision as global leaders in disaster nursing.
  2. Individuals who have completed graduate school and are committed to becoming global leaders in disaster nursing activities and developing relevant abilities.

Curriculum Policy(Policy for Organizing the Curriculum)

The objective of the curriculum policy is to cultivate individuals with an enriched and advanced level of nursing expertise and foster research on the basis of interdisciplinary, international, and global perspectives. It especially aims to nurture global leaders in disaster nursing who possess an in-depth understanding of disaster nursing and can contribute to the development of human security. Based on these educational objectives the following curriculum (curriculum policy) has been organized:

  1. The curriculum is composed of six courses: (a) Basic Courses in Nursing Studies; (b) Interdisciplinary Course for Disaster Nursing Global Leaders, two courses that form the foundation of Disaster Nursing Studies; (c) Courses in Disaster Nursing Science that help develop the ability to visualize disaster nursing as an academic discipline; (d) Disaster Nursing Seminar; (e) Disaster Nursing Practicum; and (f) Disaster Nursing Dissertation Research, courses that teach the essential roles and functions of global leaders and cultivate professional practices and research skills relevant to disaster nursing studies.
  2. The curriculum includes “Independent Study” as part of the “Disaster Nursing Seminar” and “Disaster Nursing Practicum” in order to help nurture the essential abilities of global leaders and promote autonomous learning in line with the students’ interests and challenges.
  3. The curriculum requires that students take at least 10 credits from each of the following graduate schools that constitute this program: Graduate School of Nursing, University of Kochi; College of Nursing Art and Science, University of Hyogo; Graduate School of Nursing Chiba University; Graduate School of Health Care Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University; and Graduate School of Nursing, Japan Red Cross College of Nursing.
  4. The curriculum consists of a preliminary examination and a qualifying examination to verify the results of the overall learning process.
  5. The curriculum enables students to integrate the knowledge of theory, advanced nursing practices, and research related to disaster nursing (under the guidance of full-time teachers), and create and submit a disaster nursing doctoral thesis.

Diploma Policy(Certificate of Completion, Conferment of Degree)

The completion criteria includes acquiring 50 or more credits in the course and stipulates that students pass the dissertation review and final examination after receiving research guidance. The review consists of an integrated assessment of the abilities required to meet the educational objectives of the course. The students who satisfy the completion criteria are awarded the Doctor of Nursing Studies degree and the designation as a Disaster Nursing Global Leader (DNGL):

  1. Individuals with the ability to provide support under any disaster situation on the basis of the principle of human security: “live a healthy life that suits you.”
  2. Individuals with the ability to work on “policy proposals for healthy living” in various phases of the disaster cycle.
  3. Individuals with the ability to work toward realizing a safe and secure society from a global perspective and build collaborations between the industry, academia and government in order to revolutionize institutions and systems.
  4. Individuals with the ability to visualize disaster nursing studies from interdisciplinary and international perspectives, as well as conduct research and development in disaster nursing studies.