Nursing Practice

Nursing Practice

Arrangement of Practical Training

1. Objectives of Practical Training

The objectives of practical training are, while experiencing real nursing work and thus integrating theory and practice, to strengthen judgement and problem-solving ability, and to promote personal growth and an inquiring nature.

2. Arrangement of Practical Training

Practical Training is divided into four stages distributed through the semesters from 1st to 4th year, and held at various places, involving subjects at different health levels and life stages, so that practical nursing skills can be enhanced and a continual subjective learning experience enabled.

Stage Training content Timing Subject Credits
Stage I To gain a comprehensive view of the local people at their respective life stages. Held at various locations with strong local characteristics or health problems, to gain understanding of diverse lifestyles and values through people’s everyday lives. 1st yr., 1st semester “Fureai” practice 1
Stage II Based on Stage I, to gain a comprehensive undertanding of people from the viewpoint of life stage and health level. The first half takes the patient’s point of view, the second half that of the nurse, in considering the role of nursing, to develop basic skills. 1st yr., 2nd semester Fundamental Nursing Practice I 1
2nd yr., 1st semester Fundamental Nursing Practice II 2
Stage III Founded on Stages I and II, practical nursing skills will be promoted in the 7 areas of Maternity, Pediatric, Adult, Geriatric, Psychiatric, and Community Health Nursing, and In-Home Care. This facilitates a viewpoint of continuing nursing over a spectrum of patient types and locations. Also, while evaluating the practice, self-review, nursing philosophy, and ethical outlook are enhanced. 3rd yr., 2nd semester Maternity Nursing Prac. 2
Pediatric Nursing Prac. 2
Adult Nursing Prac. I 2
Adult Nursing Prac. II 2
Geriatric Nursing Prac. 2
Psychiatric Nursing Prac. 2
Community Health Nursing Prac. 2
In-Home Care Prac. 2
Stage IV Rooted in Stages 1 through 3, comprehensive skills are enriched through practical nursing experience. Through practice in one’s field of interest, the integration of theory and practice is promoted. 4th yr., 1st semester Comprehensive Nursing Practice 4
Elective By learning maternity nursing with the main focus on midwifery, consideration towards the role of midwife in the health of both mother and child will be deepened, expanding the relevant nursing skills. 4th yr., 1st semester Midwifery Practice 5

3. Location of Practical Training

Practical Training takes place at Mie Comprehensive Medical Center and other allied health care facilities, all cities, towns, and villages within the prefecture, welfare facilities such as in-home elderly care assistance centers, schools, etc.