Department of Nursing


3 Pillars of Education Guide Students in Becoming Well-Rounded Individuals Who Provide the Highest Level of Nursing Care

Our educational philosophy is based on three pillars: Christianity, internationalism, and liberal arts. Through Christianity, students learn to nurture feelings of love and dedication towards others; through internationalism, they learn to understand other people and thus understand other cultures and accept diversity; and through liberal arts, they acquire knowledge comprising not only intellectual skills but also a broad perspective and understanding of the world. They also acquire the ability to make decisions based on these qualities. By advocating these three pillars of our educational philosophy, we turn out graduates with specialized nursing knowledge and practical skills who can immediately get to work in a range of professional healthcare situations and settings. We also train students who wish to proceed to graduate school, after which they can become researchers or educators who conduct R&D into new healthcare support methods or who can contribute to raising the quality of nursing care.



Fostering nursing professionals possessing advanced knowledge and skills, a well-rounded personality, and a broad-ranging education

Point 1
Christianity fosters a desire to care for others.

The Japanese word for "nursing" has its origins in words meaning to "look after" and "protect". Based on the philosophical pillar of Christianity that we have embraced since our foundation, we encourage students to nurture their feelings of love and dedication to others as the most important principle in their studies at this university.

Point 2
Broad-ranging knowledge and the ability to harness one's capabilities

Including the Faculty of Nursing, D.W.C.L.A. comprises six faculties of 11 departments. Through classroom studies and extracurricular activities on campus that are shared with students in other disciplines, nursing students gain a multifaceted point of view and in the process acquire broad-ranging knowledge and a well-rounded education.

Point 3
First know and understand, then take action

Students progressively acquire and build on the specialized knowledge, skills, and attitude required for nursing. A crucial part of this learning is first knowing and understanding the subject matter, and then progressing to actually using it in real-world healthcare situations. Students make this progress from the theoretical to the practical through means that include a nursing practicum, simulation practice, OSCE (objective structured clinical examination), and e-learning.

Point 4
Practical Support Center and other facilities support independent learning

The Faculty of Nursing focuses on providing practical training for students, with facilities such as classrooms specifically designed for hands-on training in the various areas of nursing. In addition, the newly established Practical Support Center gives students the opportunity for repeated practice of basic nursing techniques and skills as a way to support their independent learning.