Graduate School of Health Sciences

Health Sciences(Master’s Course)

Department of Nursing Science

This field is based on fundamental nursing education and nursing practical experience, With the purpose of autonomously and scientifically searching for challenges in nursing, and developing abilities which can contribute to the development of nursing science. Specifically, education and research to develop the skills needed to practice high quality nursing by individuals, family, groups, and persons in the area, and their ability to 1) work towards the improvement in the quality of nursing practice and the care environment, 2) analyze and improve the care environment, 3) promote cooperation between multiple disciplines, 4) examine the effects of the legal system related to nursing practice, and 5) improve the educational environment of nursing science.

Preliminary Consultation
Applicants must contact the faculty member in charge via telephone or email to discuss their academic and research goals before filing an application. If the faculty member in charge is unavailable, please contact our Academic Affairs Group at +81-172-39-5911 or

Research Themes
Yoshiko Nishizawa, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5941
○Body image and eating behavior in adolescence, education methods regarding health promotion, and the prevention of lifestyle-related disease
○Nursing education and continuing education in nursing
Seiko Kudo, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5929
○Activities of daily living of people
○Self-care and improvement in quality of life for people with disabilities
Kumiko Saito, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5942
○Middle-aged and elderly people’s health maintenance and improvement in QOL
○Improvement in the quality of nursing services, such as job satisfaction among nurses and patient instruction
Tomohiro Osanai, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5930
○Analysis for pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease
○Identification of mechanisms for the aging process
○Study of salt, reactive oxygen species, and bone mineral density
Ruriko Kidachi, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5922
○Continuing nursing care
○Visiting nursing
Toru Takahashi, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5947
○Transition from pediatric to adult health care for patients with childhood-onset heart disease
○Prenatal diagnosis and management of heart disease
○Neurohumoral factors in pediatric patients with heart disease
Tsuyoshi Higuchi, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5949
○Bone metabolism related to pregnancy, delivery, and lactation
Yuka Noto, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5923
○Palliative care in cancer patients
○Attitudes toward radiation emergency medicine
Chieko Itaki, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5974
○Effects of physical activity on biological reactions and emotions
○Nursing care for adverse events of radiation therapy
○Radiation emergency medicine for nursing education
Chiaki Kitamiya, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5945
○Support for families of chronically ill children
○Role of public health nurses in a nuclear disaster
Setsuko Igarashi,
Associate Professor
Tel: +81-172-39-5993
○Life events of women
○Reproductive medicine nursing for women
Naoko Misaki,
Associate Professor
Tel: +81-172-39-5997
○Maternity care provided by midwives
○Evidence for care skills in midwives
Akemi Fujita,
Associate Professor
Tel: +81-172-39-5948
○Rehabilitation and QOL of cancer patients and their families
○Patient education
○Improvement of the daily lives of persons with health problems
Noriko Ogura,
Associate Professor
Tel: +81-172-39-5907
○Career development and/or continuation education for nurses
○Job satisfaction and/or workplace environment of nurses
○Patient education by nurses
Haruka Otsu,
Associate Professor
Tel: +81-172-39-5996
○Nursing for demented elderly people with healthcare problems
○Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia
○Disease management of elderly people with chronic disease
○Prevention of dementia in the general elderly population
Toshiko Tomisawa,
Associate Professor
Tel: +81-172-39-5933
○Self-management for diabetes
○Critical thinking and nursing diagnosis
○Education using simulation
○Anti-oxidants, arteriosclerosis
Kazuya Norikane, Lecturer Tel: +81-172-39-5984
○Therapeutic nursing for people with mental disorders
○Nursing based on cognitive behavioral therapy
Mayumi Urushizaka, Lecturer Tel: +81-172-39-5944
○Experiences and support for patients with chronic illness
○Nursing on radiation emergency medicine