Meio University - From Okinawa to the World

Department of NursingAcademics

We foster a nursing profession which can defend the right to a healthy life and the dignity of each and every individual. In addition, we cultivate talented individuals who can contribute extensively to the region and who can continue to grow as nursing professionals, acquiring the power both to educate and evaluate themselves.


The department of nursing has developed a participatory nursing education curriculum that nurtures students' growth as students with the goal of improving their abilities by practicing nursing and by letting students take on leading roles as independent learners. The most important competencies of these abilities to practice nursing are: the ability to participate in collaboration with others, the ability to learn on one's own, and the ability to evaluate oneself. These core abilities are conceptualized as abilities to commit oneself and are put into practice through many programs that incorporate these competencies into the educational philosophy through the following three dialogues.

Dialoguing with oneselfStudents aim for career development as professional nurses while deepening their self-understanding through an internal dialogue.
Dialoguing with the otherBy spontaneously engaging in a dialogue with staff, faculty and friends on campus, students become more deeply involved in educational activities occurring both inside and outside the classroom.
Dialoguing with the regionStudents interact with the local population through the nursing practicum program and field activities, and through these dialogues inherit and develop the culture of caring.
Licenses and Qualifications
  • School Nurse Teacher Second Class Teaching License
  • Health Supervisor First Class (NB: School Nurse Teacher Second Class License and Health Supervisor First Class License may be applied for after first obtaining the Public Health Nurse License)
  • Entrance qualification for Nurse Examination
  • Entrance qualification for Public Health Nurse Examination
    *Only those who apply in advance can obtain the national qualification of Public Health Nurse
Career and qualification paths after graduation
  • Nurse / Public Health Nurse (Hospitals / Clinics / Public health facilities / Welfare facilities / Nursery schools / Drop-in nurse stations / Health centers / Company Health Officer / Administrative staff / Nurse education facilities)
  • School Nurse at elementary, junior high or high schools
  • Graduate School


  • Human Relationships
  • Family Sociology
  • Mental Health
  • Pathological Treatment I (Internal Diseases)
  • Pathological Treatment II (Surgical Diseases)
  • Pathological Treatment III (Pediatric and Women's Diseases)
  • Pharmacology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Introduction to Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Welfare and Administration
  • Nursing and Welfare
  • School Health
  • Industrial Health
  • Health Medical Services and the Law
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Physical Assessment
  • Nursing Skills I / II
  • Practice Nursing Methods
  • Basic Nursing Practice I / II
  • Introduction to Adult Nursing
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Terminal Care
  • Introduction to Maternal Nursing
  • Maternal Nursing Methods
  • Pediatric Nursing Practice
  • Introduction to Geriatric Nursing
  • Geriatric Nursing Methods
  • Geriatric Nursing Practice
  • Introduction to Mental Health Nursing


Bachelor of Arts (Nursing)


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