To understand God’s thoughts we must study statistics, for these are the measure of his purpose.

Florence Nighingale


Preparing students to deliver heartfelt health care based on scientific knowledge and best practice.


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Adhering to Toho University’s educational principle, “respect nature, life, and other human beings,” the Faculty of Nursing endeavors to develop nurses who are inquisitive, conscientious, compassionate, and well balanced. The Faculty cultivates healthcare professionals with an independent spirit who are both mentally and physically healthy and able to treat all people fairly, who have an international perspective, can think globally, and can contribute to the development of healthcare. We emphasize education as a means of fostering humanistic qualities. In addition to courses on natural sciences, our liberal arts education includes courses designed to cultivate humanity and sensitivity, such as “Outdoor Education” (three-day camping), “Cultural Studies” (calligraphy, flower arrangement, tea ceremony, theatrical performances, etc.), and “Japanese Culture” at a Zen temple. Liberal arts education also includes courses designed to broaden students’ views through studying languages and learning about different cultures. Students can choose a second foreign language from among seven languages, attend an intensive English program in Canada, and go to Europe for overseas study. We also offer international health and nursing courses on disaster relief, which covers both conceptual and practical approaches, health issues overseas, and health issues of foreigners living in Japan. Students also have opportunities to experience practicums in Thailand.


Students are exposed to the clinical setting from their first year to enhance their practical skills. In the spring semester of the first year, students begin basic nursing practice, followed by basic nursing study in the second year, practice in specialized fields (adult nursing, elderly nursing, pediatric nursing, maternal nursing, psychiatric nursing, and oncology) in the third year, and practice that broadens their horizons to include home nursing, community nursing, and international nursing. In the fourth year, students acquire practical nursing skills such as the ability to think and solve problems in integrated practice. There is a university-affiliated medical center, Omori Hospital, within a five-minute walk, and the hospital and faculty work together to support students’ practical training.

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