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Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care (SFC)

The Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care became Keio University’s ninth coeducational faculty in April 2001. It was established, in part, to respond to the changing health, welfare, and medical needs of Japan’s aging population. To this end, it is actively training a new generation of professionals to become leaders in nursing and related fields. Instruction and research are conducted in cooperation with other faculties at SFC. Students can gain clinical and practical experience through association with other departments, such as the School of Medicine and Keio University Hospital.aaaaa

Department of Nursing

Training leaders in nursing and medical care for the 21st century

Modern medical care requires a new system that integrates the three fields of healthcare, medical care and welfare. The Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care boasts a system designed to promote nursing development under which students are trained in nursing practice to meet patients' needs, to be independent, and to demonstrate leadership.

Education coordinated with other faculties in the university

The Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care offers study and research programs in cooperation with other faculties of the university. At the time of its establishment in 2001, members of eight existing faculties including the School of Medicine with over 80 years of history and professionals in nursing education from Keio Junior College of Nursing, the Faculty's predecessor, discussed how nursing and medical care should develop over the next 10 years. The curriculum is based on the results of those discussions.
Interchanges with the School of Medicine and University Hospital provide access to Keio's medical science resources, among the finest in Japan. Learning activities include nursing practice at the University Hospital and other facilities inside and outside of the university.

Cultivating the ability to identify and solve problems through carefully selected course contents

The Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care provides a carefully selected, diverse curriculum spanning four major fields and 12 sub-fields. Many hours are allocated to the language and information technology courses to help build a global, specialized outlook, and to enable students to gather and convey information. Another important feature is that a wide range of elective courses are available, allowing each student to pursue their own interest. In addition, students and faculty members liberally exchange opinions based on the principle of "You teach and are taught," in recognition of Yukichi Fukuzawa's doctrine of education: "Half learning, half teaching." The Faculty aims to enable each student to understand, identify and solve problems that may arise in dealing with various nursing and medical care issues.

Kikuko Ota

Dean, Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care
Kikuko Ota

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