Aruha Masuda, Graduate student in PhD program
I worked at the cardiovascular ward of the university hospital. Taking care of dementia and elderly people made me want to learn more about their QOL(Quality of Life), so I started thinking about going to graduate school. because I wanted to learn. I wanted to apply my study in clinical setting, so I decided to enroll in the nursing course. There are many things to learn and my graduate student life is enriching every day. Both professors and seniors are kind and our laboratory has friendly atmosphere. I think the environment is ready for you to concentrate on your study and research.
Masumi Shinohara, Graduate student in PhD program
I worked at the cardiovascular ward of the university hospital for 4 years. I took the Program in Public Health Nursing in my master’s degree to learn the theory and practice of public health. Currently, I am interested in supporting end-of-life decision making so that everyone can live as they hope until the last moment of their lives. With teachers who are active in the front lines and supportive seniors, my graduate student life is enriching every day.
Haruno Suzuki, Graduate student in PhD program
After I had worked in the neurosurgery ward of a university hospital for three years, I enrolled in this graduate school. My interests are aging care for older adults living with functional impairment and dementia friendly community. In my master’s program, I examined the effectiveness of the dementia educational program using virtual reality technology. I believe that our graduate school program is a very favorable environment for devoting yourself to research, as it provides the necessary equipment and resources for research, other faculty lectures, financial support, and opportunities for collaborative research in various areas. If you would like to think deeply about your own research question from a scientific perspective or conduct research that contributes to the health of older adults and people living in the community, please kindly consider enrolling in this program.
Jinyan Wu, Graduate student in PhD program
I am from China and came to Japan after graduating from university because I was interested in nursing care for the elderly in Japan. After coming to Japan, I worked as a nurse for three years in a chronic care ward and two years in an acute care ward. During my clinical experience with many dementia patients, I was interested in dementia care. In particular, I felt challenged by nurses’ unkind treatment of dementia patients, which caused BPSD in hospitalized dementia patients. So, I entered graduate school to visualize excellent dementia nursing practice and deliver quality care to dementia patients. I am living a fulfilling daily student life in a warm classroom with the kind support of my professors, seniors, and classmates.
Ryosuke Yamada, Graduate student in PhD program
I will research the effect of home care nurses’ practice, especially assessment, on client outcomes. While working as a home care nurse, I found it challenging to explain to people outside of the home care field the effects of home care nurses’ practice. In my master’s course, I researched the idea that new graduates and novice home care nurses may have similar difficulties in understanding the practices of their seniors, which may cause problems in their nursing practice. I also investigated whether there is a relationship between home care nurses’ education and home care nurses’ practice. I believe this department has teachers and students from a wide variety of backgrounds and can make new learning and discoveries.
Toshiko Fushimi, Graduate student in Master’s program
I worked at a university hospital for about 10 years and then entered graduate school after gaining experience in home-visiting nursing. I’m interested in home terminal care, particularly for non-cancer patients, which I found difficult in my clinical practice. I am struggling to balance spending with my baby and studying, but I’m taking advantage of the leave of absence and long-term study programs. In addition, many professors and students are raising children in this community, and I feel that this is a good environment where I can consult with them and receive support to learn.
Sarina Enami, Graduate student in Master’s program
After four-year work as a nurse in the Emergency Intensive Care Unit of a University hospital, I started my new journey in this master’s course. In order to deeply learn Community Health Care and Public Health, I also take the Community Health Nursing course. I’d like to tackle the research on the decision-making support that can help not only individuals to meet a satisfying and peaceful end of life but also families to feel less distressed by facing the sudden change of patients. I’m able to fully concentrate on my study thanks to the welcoming, wonderful atmosphere of the class with my truly supportive professors and seniors.