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Diploma, curriculum and admission policies

Diploma policy (Policy on the approval of graduation and degree conferment:
Abilities that students are expected to acquire before graduation)

To achieve the educational philosophy, purpose and goal of the school, we compile curriculum. The students who completed obtaining required units are approved for graduation and receive a bachelor degree in nursing. Students are required to obtain the followings before graduation:

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Based on the humanitarian spirit, students understand people with a variety of cultural background and treat them with empathy.
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Understanding the fundamental principles of Red Cross, students can act on the respect for the dignity and rights of human beings through nursing activities and daily life.
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To support people’s life and daily activities, students can acquire adequate communication skills and learn to be compassionate to the people who demonstrate the power to survive.
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Students can understand a person as a whole.
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Students can grasp, analyze and evaluate status by utilizing the expertise, previous studies, and experience. In addition, they can logically come up with solutions.
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Students can understand the reaction of human beings in terms of health issues, and accurately and safely provide individual care.
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Students can recognize the roles of nursing in the area of health, medical service and welfare of the local community, and have fundamental abilities to manage nursing care with other specialists.
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Students have self-development and learning ability to voluntarily seek to learn through their lives.
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Students have the ability to understand the health-related needs in international society, and realize the role of nursing.

Curriculum policy (Policy on the compilation and execution of curriculum)

To achieve the educational philosophy, purpose and goal of the school, we will compile curriculum intending to achieve the followings:

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The curriculum is compiled based on the concept of “human beings”, “environment”, “health” and “Red Cross”.
(See the main concept diagram) By adopting the curriculum based on each concept, we clarify the base for the curriculum and aim to make a systematic teaching approach.
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Class subjects are classified into “Cultural subject”, “Special basic subject” and “Special subject”. Cultural subject consists of “human beings”, “environment”, “health” and “seminar”, and special basic subject is composed of “human beings”, “environment”, “health” and “Red Cross”. The special subject of nursing mainly consists of “basic nursing study”, “adult nursing study”, “senior nursing study”, “maternity nursing study”, “children nursing study”, “mental nursing study”, “public sanitary nursing study”, “combination”, “Red Cross and disaster nursing study” and “Research”.
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To allow students to coordinate organically and study cultural, special basic and special subjects, we employed a system to offer nursing subjects and practical training in an interweaving way.
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We provide three Red Cross subjects as special basic subjects, and two out of the three are treated as mandatory.
We will provide lectures, seminars and practical training for special subjects to reinforce Red Cross nursing study.
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Students should take subjects such as information basic, health information and nursing interaction seminars during freshman year to acquire the fundamental abilities to study.
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By adopting a semester system, which divides a year into two terms (spring and fall) and the school accredits units each term, we will improve the flexibility in selecting subjects by increasing the number of subjects that students can take, and promote the independence of students in terms of studying.

Five Major Concepts

Human beings Human beings are the presence that has the mixture of biological, psychological, spiritual and social aspects. They live with unique belief, value and dignity. To comprehensively understand a human being, students learn psychology, human development theory and the structure and functions of human body.
Environment he environment is divided into the internal environment (intravital environment) and external environment (natural and social environment). Both environments significantly affects people’s health. To understand the environments, students learn studies including sociology, human engineering, information science and epidemiology.
Health Health is a dynamic state of comprehensive functions of a human being, which repeats stability/ instability and development /changes. Health is unique to a person, and it is something developed by a person. To understand it, students are engaged in studies such as sports health science, epidemiology and treatment theories.
Nursing Nursing works on people and environment to promote and maintain good healthy condition and the recovery of health and lead to the peaceful end of life. It is the subjects that nurture the abilities that are essential to nurses, and includes interpersonal skills with patients, special knowledge and skills to solve problems.
Red Cross Based on humanity, Red Cross practices the value that we shall respect the dignity and rights of an individual. Students learn about the principles of Red Cross, its activities and Red Cross disaster nursing study as the basic of the activities.

Admission policy (People that Nursing Department, Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing would like to have as our students)

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People who can understand our spirit of the foundation
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People who obtained basic scholastic ability
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People who have various interests in people and society
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People who have common sense and can act responsibly
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As someone who aims to become a nurse, people who can calmly make objective judgment on matters

Necessary previous learning for nursing study

As any other studies, the nursing study is based on various rudimentary knowledges that students have acquired. The amount of skills and knowledges that students learn during the four years of our college is enormous. The strong foundation of academic skills, particular high school Japanese, mathematics, English and science, is required to understand the lectures and practical trainings at our college. Therefore, it is important to give focus to these areas when a student reviews.

Educational Philosophy

We will accomplish the aim of colleges, “As a center of academic activities, colleges should provide people with a wide variety of knowledges, teach and conduct extensive research on specialties, and develop intelligent, moral and application abilities of students.” (School Education Act Article 83) In addition, we will proliferate the belief of the Red Cross, which is based on humanity, our spirit of the foundation.
Thus, we will nurture people who can independently act to provide well-balanced scientific nursing based on the principles of the Red Cross. These people shall be sensitive and socially adjustable. In addition, they should have the basic abilities to practice nursing activities respecting individuals in the area of health, medical, welfare services and relief programs in Japan and abroad. We set a target to develop nurses who can contribute to the education of nurses and the progress of researches in the future.

Purpose of education

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We will develop nurses who can practice the humanitarian principle of the Red Cross.
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We will cultivate the abilities to develop the human relationship being mentally matured and independent.
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We will develop the capabilities to judge accurately fact, extract issues and creatively solve them.
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We will train the ability to provide care considering scientific and ethical judgment based on the foundation of nursing.
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We will make students realize their social responsibilities, encourage them to learn throughout their lives and develops their skills to cooperate with other specialists.
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We will develop human resources that are always interested in the world affairs and have the ability to contribute to the international society by practicing nursing activities.