Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences

History

July 1994 - A preparatory committee for establishing a prefectural nursing college in Oita is organized. 

 

November 1994 - A preliminary plan for establishing Oita Prefectural Nursing College is adopted.

 

May 1995 - The preparatory committee for establishing Oita Prefectural Nursing College is transformed into a preparation section within the prefectural government.

 

April 1997 - An application to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for permission to establish Oita Prefectural Nursing College is submitted. The official name of “Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences” (Oita-NHS) is approved.

 

April 1998 - Oita-NHS is founded and the opening ceremony of the university is held.

 

July 1998 - An academic affiliation agreement is entered into with the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

 

September 1998 - An academic affiliation agreement is entered into with the Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing.

 

November 1999 - An academic affiliation agreement is entered into with the Seoul National University College of Nursing.

 

April 2002 - The Graduate School of Nursing is founded and the Master’s degree program in Nursing Science is established.

 

 

April 2003 - MEXT designates Oita-NHS as an institution of “Good Practice in Higher Education” in recognition of its efforts in education, research and community service.

 

April 2004 - The Doctoral degree program in Nursing Science is established. The Center for Nursing Education, Research and Collaboration (CNERC) is established.

 

March 2006 - Oita-NHS is reviewed by the National Institute for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation according to its Certified Evaluation and Accreditation Standards for the 2005-2006 academic year and receives certification that its activities in education, research and community service meet the standards for evaluation and accreditation of a qualified institution.

 

April 2006 - Oita-NHS is reestablished as a Public University Corporation. The Master’s degree program in Midwifery is established.

 

April 2007 - MEXT designates Oita-NHS as an institution of “Good Practice in Promoting Internationalization in Higher Education” in recognition of its “Nurse Practitioner (NP) Education Program in the 21st Century” project, which aims to establish an NP system in Japan and promote the globalization of Japanese university education.

 

April 2008 - The Nurse Practitioner Master’s degree program is established.

 

April 2009 - The Master’s degree and Doctoral degree Health Sciences programs are established.

   

April 2010 - The Recurrent Master’s degree program for working nurses is established.

 

April 2011 - A Master’s degree program for educating public health nurses is established. In accordance with this, a full four-year curriculum for educating registered nurses is introduced in our Undergraduate School, the first such curriculum in Japan.

 

October 2013 - MEXT selects the project of Oita-NHS titled “Community Development through Preventive Home Visiting Practice by Nursing Students” as one of its Center of Community (COC) programs, with the hope that it will improve the health of the local community by providing information and guidance on health promotion and prevention to the elderly.

 

April 2015 - As the central part of the introduction of a new curriculum for undergraduate students, the COC project’s clinical practicum of preventive home visits to the elderly residing in the communities surrounding our campus begins. An undergraduate elective course for training specially-qualified nursing teachers in charge of the health care and health education of school children is established.