Education commitment

We are committed to educating students to acquire technical nursing skills based on science and empathy; develop teamwork skills that help them work as members of multidisciplinary teams in areas including public health, medicine, social work, education, and psychology, in improving and bettering people’s lives and health; and grow as professionals who widely contribute to people’s well-being. We are also committed to nurturing talent who will play key roles in their chosen fields as educators, researchers, or managers at both domestic and international levels.

Educational objectives

The course duration is four years, which comprises general subjects (basic subjects) and technical subjects (basic technical subjects, technical subjects). The subjects are designed based on our educational objectives, which are set out below. One of the advantages of the University of Tsukuba is that students can attend classes in different colleges and schools.

  • The university enshrines basic human rights and enables students to grow as mature, receptive, and empathetic individuals.
  • The university’s students will develop capabilities that guide them to uphold a high level of ethical standards in choosing their behavior.
  • The university’s students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for a nurse, and develop advanced decision-making skills that they can translate into their nursing practice.
  • The university’s students will develop the skills necessary to contribute to improving people’s health and QOL.
  • The university’s students will keep up with current affairs and the advancement of science and technology, so that they can develop the skills to provide innovative nursing services.
  • The university’s students will develop leadership skills for working with professionals in related fields such as healthcare, medicine, and social work.
  • The university’s students will acquire the competence for lifelong learning while developing research skills.
  • The university helps students to nurture a global mindset that aligns with international standards.


The curriculum of nursing studies is based on four pillars, namely, “people,” “health,” “environment,” and “nursing.” At the College of Nursing, students will review the role of nursing in relation to people’s lives through the prisms of environment and life. The curriculum offers students opportunities to learn with people from different disciplines such as medicine, psychology, and sociology, in order to widen their perspectives and deepen their technical knowledge while clarifying the autonomous nature of nursing studies. Basic technical subjects are based on the following three pillars: “science of the mind and behavior,” “human and life science,” and “studies for providing support for daily living.” Students will learn the diversity and varying values of people.

Technical subjects are composed of “introduction to support for activities of daily living,” “science of nursing practice,” and “applied nursing studies.” Subjects related to the exploration of nursing as well as elective subjects in public health nursing and school nursing are also available. Through the subject “introduction to support for activities of daily living,” students will acquire basic nursing skills through practicum sessions while learning nursing theories such as bioethics in nursing, physical assessment, and the theory of support for activities of daily living. Through the subject “science of nursing practice,” students will learn theories and practical skills in areas including: community nursing, adult nursing, psychiatric nursing, geriatric nursing, maternity nursing, and pediatric nursing. Through the subject “applied nursing studies,” students will learn home-based nursing, international public health, and research methods. Moreover, in medical team joint practicums (care colloquia), students will learn team-based care together with those from other schools who are studying medicine and other areas related to healthcare and social work.