Haruna Kugai, Graduate student in PhD program
I worked as a nurse in a university hospital for five years before entering graduate school. As I interacted with patients with chronic diseases, I began to think about what nurses could do to help them lead fulfilling lives while preventing complications and disease exacerbations. In the master’s program, I focused on care and education to enhance self-care for patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis, and now I study effective service use and care for persons with chronic kidney disease, including patients on dialysis. This is an environment where you can gain valuable experience with sufficient supports. I am looking forward to studying with you.
Hanako Numata, Graduate student in PhD program
I entered in the graduate school with experience of three-year working as a staff nurse in a hospital. After completing the master’s course, I worked as a home visit nurse. While I was working as a home-visit nurse, I realized problems about education for novice home-visit nurses. Therefore, I would like to study how to solve the problem as a doctoral student. Members in the department have various careers and study actively with respect each other, teachers would instruct and help us appropriately. I would like to thank them and study hard. Please come if you are interest.
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.
Taisuke Yasaka, Graduate student in PhD program
I have worked as a nurse in the university hospital intensive care unit (ICU) for seven years. My research topic is ″Early rehabilitation in intensive care units″. I was anxious about the situation that there are very few members who study critical care nursing, but I feel so happy to get various views from other members in our class now. The faculty and senior members in our class are very kind and passionate about their research. I think that our lab is the ideal environment to grow one’s knowledge and abilities as a researcher. Also, we can participate in interdisciplinary education on the campus because the University of Tokyo is not a college but a university. I’m looking forward to meeting you.
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 have worked in the neurosurgery ward of a university hospital for three years, I enrolled in this graduate school. My interests are dementia friendly community and healthy aging. 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’s 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 contribute to the health of the older adults and people living in the community, please consider enrolling in this program.
Risako Kato, Graduate student in Master’s program
After working at a university hospital, I have worked as a visiting nurse for a community in Tokyo. Seeing my patients with dysphagia who had given up eating, they were able to restart eating a variety of food slowly through rehabilitation and with the help of specialists. I found the nurse’s role to be important in assessing and maintaining a patient’s ability to eat. But from my experience, I found it difficult to assess and deliver to specialists patient’s conditions. I would like to research how to improve nurse’s assessment and management skills for collaboration with specialists. I believe these skills will lead nurses to confidently bring out patient’s desire to eat.
Kiyomi Kawase, Graduate student in Master’s program
I worked as a nurse in the university hospital and the oncology hospital. During this time, I have been conducting nursing research, but I felt that there were many challenges. In addition, I recognize that it was important to improve both clinical and research skills in order to raise the quality of nursing care. That is the reason I decided to enter graduate school. Our department has a warm and supportive atmosphere. In addition, there are many opportunities to learn from others who have varied backgrounds. If you are interested in nursing research, I look forward to learning with you.__
Jinyan Wu, Graduate student in Master’s program
I am from China. Interested in gerontological nursing in Japan, I came to Japan after graduating from university. After working at the hospital for five years as a nurse, I enrolled in?graduate school. Based on my clinical experience, my interest has been focused on the quality of care for elderly patients, especially those who suffer from dementia. I would like to clarify “What is being asked for a nurse to reduce physical restraint” through the master course. Both professors and seniors are kind and our laboratory has a friendly atmosphere. With their support, I live a hard but wonderful student life every day now.
Harue Matsushita, Graduate student in Master’s program
I worked as a nurse for five years at a university hospital, mainly in the surgical ward and the clinical trials ward. In the clinical trials ward, I mainly cared for terminal cancer patients who were participating in clinical trials of anti-cancer drugs. Through this process, I would like to learn more about decision-making support at the end of life, and I also would like to contribute to the development of ACP, including the perspective of clinical trial participation. The graduate school provides an environment where I can learn about research by being exposed to the thinking processes of professors and senior students who have various research themes. Every day I can gain deep knowledge from a wide range of perspectives always on the cutting edge.
Toshiko Fushimi , Graduate student in Master’s program
I’m interested in home terminal care. To get enough skills and experience, I worked as a nurse in a university hospital for 12 years. After that, I worked in a home-visit nursing care station for_two years_and understood the difficulty of_terminal_care for non-cancer patients and their families. I hope I can work on research for all patients and families at home to support_their_life and will_at_their_end of life. In addition, I’d like to support home-visiting nurses who are working for them with my research. I’m taking a year off from university to_spend time_with my newborn baby this year. I can ask for advice and get support to balance parenting and working because_many_teachers and students in this community have babies and kids. I’m respected not only as a nurse but also as a woman here, and I’m excited to study and start working on my research next year.