Greetings from the President
Mie Prefectural College of Nursing
Noriko Katada, Chair of the Board of Trustees and President
We will develop human resources capable of providing high-quality nursing that supports the community
The university opened in 1997 as the first nursing university in Mie Prefecture. Furthermore, in 2001, we established the first Graduate School of Nursing in the prefecture, and have laid the foundation as a core base for nursing education and research in Mie. The 2022 academic year will mark the 25th anniversary of the university’s foundation. During this time, it has produced more than 2,000 graduates, each of whom is licensed as a nurse, public health nurse, or midwife, and is active in Mie Prefecture and beyond. This is precisely the result of the “high quality human resource development” set forth in the educational objectives and philosophy of the university.
One of the features of the university’s undergraduate education is that all students are required to obtain qualifications to sit for the national examinations for nurses and public health nurses. We have also established an educational program that qualifies students to sit for the national midwifery examinations, and we offer a wide range of educational programs to meet people’s nursing needs throughout their lives. As terms such as “community-based integrated care system” and “community-based integrated medical care” have begun to be used, we are entering an era in which various professionals are demonstrating their expertise and working together to create the care necessary for people to ensure that they can live their lives in their own way. A variety of knowledge in the humanities, society, nursing, medicine, science, sociology, and welfare is required, and to have the ability to make connections across professions, students are expected to become resourceful workers who can foresee the demands of the times through their nursing studies.
Nursing helps people to live in a way that is natural to them, while maintaining and improving their health. As a university rooted in the community, we attempt to grasp properly the diversifying and increasingly sophisticated healthcare needs and characteristics of the region, and enhance education with the aim of developing capable people who can practice high-quality nursing in any setting and who can support the local community.
In addition to these, the university has another mechanism for utilizing the results of education and research in order to improve health and medical care and welfare. The Regional Exchange Center was established to enhance and support the university’s activities in contributing to the community. It conducts public lectures and open classes, and provides training to certified nurses. It is also actively involved in improving the skills of local nursing professionals, including graduates, and raising the level of health-related awareness among prefectural residents.
We hope that the students and graduate students of this university will develop into capable people who will use their nursing knowledge to enthusiastically tackle various issues in the community and bring about a joyful future, while cherishing human interaction.