Admission Policy

Admission Policy (Master’s program in Nursing Science)

1. Academic goals

The academic goals of the Master’s program in nursing science are to 1) foster researchers who can scientifically analyze nursing practice through interdisciplinary and international perspectives, and who possess a diligent attitude as researchers, to 2) prepare students to utilize highly specialized knowledge and skills in nursing in a practical fashion, and to 3) prepare students to utilize the basic skills required for educators who support education in the nursing sciences.

2. Applicants expected

An applicant expected is one who strives to become a nursing professional who possesses highly specialized knowledge and skills in nursing, which are practical and supported by scientific evidence; and who strives to become an educator/researcher who takes a leader role in nursing practice.

3. Basic policy for entrance examinations

Academic performance and personality will be evaluated based on written and oral (interview-style) tests in the field of your specialty (nursing) and English. Special entrance examinations will be used to select adult students (e.g., those who have a job).

4. Schedule of entrance examinations

Students entering the Master’s program in April in the next academic year are required to take the entrance tests in August.

Admission Policy (Doctoral Program in Nursing Science)

1. Academic goals

The academic goal of the Doctoral Program in Nursing Science is to foster world-class leaders in the fields of clinical practice, management, education, research and administration who not only possess specialized knowledge and skills in nursing, but also have the ability to verifying nursing practice using a highly studious mind, and also have the ability to develop new skills in nursing and new methods of education and research based not only on specialized area in nursing, but also on interdisciplinary and scientific perspectives.

2. Applicants expected

Applicants expected are: students who seek to obtain skills for systemizing methods of education and research, which are the basis of creation of new knowledge and technical development for the next generation, by utilizing the abilities of nursing practice and research, which was developed in the Master program; as well as students who aim at becoming educators, researchers, nurses and managers in skilled clinical nursing as a bridge between practice and theory.

3. Basic policy for entrance examinations

Applicants’ qualities and abilities to study in the Doctorial Program in Nursing Sciences will be evaluated based on examinations as well as submitted documents, written and oral tests of knowledge on English and nursing science.

4. Schedule of entrance examinations

Students entering the Doctor’s program in April in the next academic year are required to take the entrance tests in August.