School of Nursing - Nursing ScienceAdult Nursing



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Adult nursing covers a wide range of patient ages, from adolescence to the early elderly. Thus, we always take patients’ stage of development into consideration and try to understand patients from physical/physiological, intellectual/mental, and psychological/social aspects and provide appropriate support in accordance with their health levels and the course of their diseases/disorders.  
In student education, our lecture programs are designed to help students acquire the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for adult nursing. In the 2nd year, we give lectures to help students understand the characteristics of adults and how their health levels and disorders may affect their overall life. In the 3rd year, we provide exercises with simulation education so that students can support patients with evidence based nursing (EBN). Also, students carry out clinical nursing training in the hospital.
We work hard to better the education and the research in our field and aim to share the joy of learning about adult nursing with students, and to actively contribute to clinical nursing and to the society.

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  • OBATA mitsuko

Associate Professor

  • MURAKADO Naoko
  • KINOSHITA Sachiko
  • SHIMIZU Reiko

Senior Assistant Professor

  • KITAMURA Yoshiko
  • ASANO Kimi

Assistant Professor

  • YAMADA Natsuko

Research Achievements

Research Activities

  • Murakado, N., et al: Development of a resilience scale for adult-onset type 2 diabetes patients-evaluation of reliability and validity, Journal of Tsuruma Health Science Society 2013; 37(1): 33-45.
  • Yamada, N., et al: Understanding cues from critically ill patients who cannot easily express their treatment wishes and critical care nurse assessment. Journal of Japan Academy of Critical Care Nursing 2017; 13(1): 49-57.
  • Konya, C., et al: Effectiveness of a non-invasive pressure ulcer undermining measuring device. Journal of Nursing Science and Engineering 2015; 2: 99-106.
  • Konya, C., et al: Investigation of skin tears at occurring ET or WOCN facilities. Journal of Japanese Society of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Management 2015; 19: 351-363.
  • Kitamura, Y.: Actual condition correlated with experience,self-management,self-efficacy and quality of life: Findings from postoperative gastroenterological cancer patients receiving outpatient chemotherapy. Journal of Japanese Society of Cancer Nursing 2014; 28(3): 13-23.

External Research Funding

  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Scientific Research (B) (General) (2017-2020): Quality assurance of skin care in long-term care hospitals: improvement of support for prevention and management of skin disorders in the near future. Principal Investigator: Konya, C., Co-Investigator: Kinoshita, S., Asano, K.
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Scientific Research (C) (General) (2016-2018): Development of the resilience educational program of adult-onset type2 diabetes patients based on action research, Principal Investigator: Murakado, N.
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Scientific Research (C) (General) (2016-2018): Development of effective care to prevent edema relief and fibrosis from lymphedema pathogenesis in mice. Principal Investigator: Asano, K., Co-Investigator: Konya, C.
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Challenging Exploratory Research (2015-2017): Development of support model of compatibility between treatment and work of cancer patients receiving outpatient chemotherapy, Principal Investigator: Kitamura, Y., Co-Investigator: Konya, C., Murakado, N., Kinoshita, S., Asano, K.
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Scientific Research (C) (General) (2010-2014): An Ethnographic Study of Nursing in the Intensive Care Unit, Principal Investigator: Obata, M.