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   Department of Nursing
   With the rapidly changing society, health care at the front line has become more important. Patient and family centered nursing care and community service improve the quality of life and promote health conditions in aging populations. To meet the diversified needs of the society, promotion of the education and research to establish science-based nursing skills, innovative care system and scientific approach to nursing process is imperative. The Nursing Department aims to train/nurture highly professional nursing specialists in leadership positions who possess high ethical standards and can provide comprehensive support to patients and families. Those nurses are also expected to support researchers/educators who work for developing new nursing programs that can meet diversified demands of health care.
Fundamentals and Clinical Nursing
   This field comprises two components- Fundamental Nursing and Clinical Nursing-. In each area, development of advanced nursing skills and care systems required for mentally and physically ill patients, and construction of originality-rich theories to help people with health problems will be performed.
   In the field of fundamental nursing and in order to provide nursing care that can meet diversified needs in changing social environments, our focus on research and education are placed mainly on providing evidence and constructing theories helpful for the practice of : (1) developing assessment tools for standout nursing care, (2) development and verification of science-and evidence-based nursing skills that can be exercised in the field of healthcare, (3) clarifying elements of nursing care within the context of science in nursing ethics, nursing informatics and nursing administration, (4) supporting the development of personal integrity and establishing professional identity of nurses, and (5) controlling hemodynamics variations and infections to be used as a theoretical and scientific basis of nursing.
   In the field of clinical nursing, research and education are focused mainly on the following in order to provide people with health impairment with practical nursing care by linking places of living in the community with the special places of clinical settings: (1) contribute to the development of required functional capabilities and systems for cancer nursing specialists with standout skills, (2) methods to assist lives and livelihood of patients who are in the perioperative setting, acute stage, emergency situation or in critical condition, (3) methods to assist people with chronic health impairments or hard -to-treat illnesses in a comprehensive manner including their families, (4) pursuing comprehensive nursing care for mentally and psychologically disturbed people and their families, (5) methods to assist seniors with age-related health impairments and their families.
Nursing for Developmental Health
   This department comprises two components- (1) human development nursing and midwifery and (2) public health nursing and community/home nursing. In each of these fields, it is designed to develop care systems and construct theories to assist development of targeted people in maintaining/improving health conditions and QOL.
   In the field of human-development nursing and midwifery, research and education are focused mainly on the following to assess the health of individuals, families and the group of populations at different health levels during each stage of the life cycle, and provide nursing care on the basis of health promotion theories: (1) developing effective pediatric nursing care role models and systems to support the development of children and their families; (2) assisting in sexual and reproductive health, health maintenance of families during the perinatal period and establishing mother-child relationships, and (3) developing a preventive nursing care support model over a span of the entire life cycle to help mothers bear and raise healthy children.
   In the field of public health nursing and community/home nursing and in order to help provide assistance to improve livelihood and quality of life to people in the community, research and education that can contribute to the development of effective nursing care methods and support systems responding to the needs of the community are focused mainly on the following: (1) various issues regarding health promotion targeted on specific populations and community groups; (2) developing health behavior theories and parameters focused on the prevention of life-style-related chronic diseases that afflict adults and the elderly, and (3) developing models for public health nursing activities and home visit nursing.
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