Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences

The Tenth International Nursing Forum

Saturday, November 1, 2008, 12:30 - 17:00
B-Con Plaza, Beppu City, Oita Prefecture, Japan


On Saturday, November 1, 2008, the Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences Tenth International Nursing Forum was held at B-Con Plaza in Beppu City, Oita. The theme of the forum was "Issues and Trends in On – The – Job Training for New Nurses ".


The speakers were Kwang Ok Park, RN, PhD, Chief of the Nursing Division, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea; Kathy Hare, RN, MN, Principle Investigator/ Program Associate, Washington Center for Nursing, Seattle, Washington, USA; and Yoko Nomura, RN, PhD, Nursing Section Chief, The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare. Dr. Park spoke on the topic "The Present State of Actual Hospital Training Systems for New Nurses in Korea", Prof. Hare on the topic "Program Characteristics of New Graduate Residencies – Washington State and the U.S.", and Dr. Nomura on the topic "The 2009 Curriculum Revision and the Systematization of On-The-Job Training for New Nursing Personnel in Japan".


The large audience who attended the Forum was made up of faculty and students from our university and members of the nursing and medical professions from Oita and other places in Kyushu and Honshu. Thanks to the efforts of our three guest speakers the forum was a great success.


The 10th International Nursing Forum Program (20.1KB) (pdf)


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Our University President, Dr. Kusama, opens the Forum. Dr. Park’s lecture.
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Prof. Hare’s lecture. Prof. Hare’s lecture.
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Dr. Nomura’s lecture. The General Discussion



2007-2008 Graduation Ceremony

The seventh Graduation Ceremony was held at our university on March 18, 2008, from 10:00 in the morning. A total of 94 undergraduate students, 6 Master’s degree students and 1 Doctoral degree student received diplomas during the ceremony from Dr. Kusama, our university president. After the presentation ceremony, Dr. Kusama delivered an address to the assembled audience. Among those speaking at the ceremony was the governor of Oita prefecture. The Vice-Governor of Oita Prefecture and the Speaker of the Prefectural Assembly also delivered addresses during the ceremony.


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The Graduation Ceremony
Presentation of Diplomas to Undergraduates
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Presentation of Diplomas to Graduates students Dr. Kusama’s Address
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The Graduates Present a Gift to the University The Official Photograph after the Ceremony 



The 2008 Graduation Thesis Presentation

The eighth annual Graduation Thesis Research Presentation for seniors was held at our university on Monday, December 8 and Tuesday, December 9 from 9:10 in the morning to 5:00 in the afternoon. A total of 78 students made 6 minute Power Point presentations of their research findings followed by a 4 minute period for questions. At the end of their junior year, each student in our university is affiliated with an academic division and appointed a thesis advisor from the faculty to oversee their research project. During their senior year of study, students are required to do research and write a graduation thesis. After choosing a topic of research in consultation with their advisor, students are given a number of texts to read to acquire a general knowledge of the special field. As part of the research process, students are required to study original texts in English and seminars are conducted with oral reports and discussions of these readings in their affiliated division. Finally, students are required to make presentations of their research at the annual graduation thesis presentation where their research is evaluated by the assembled faculty.


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 The presentations are held in the Auditorium  Seniors waiting to give their presentations
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 During a presentation  A question from the audience



2008-2009 Entrance Ceremony

The University Entrance Ceremony for the 2008-2009 academic year was held on Thursday, April 8, from 10:00 in the morning. A total of 83 undergraduate students, 7 special junior year enrollees, 12 Master’s program students and 1 Doctoral program student entered our university on this day. The President of our university, Dr. Tomoko Kusama, certified the admission of the new undergraduate and graduate students, and then delivered an address to the assembled audience. The Governor of Oita Prefecture and the Speaker of the Prefectural Assembly also delivered addresses during the ceremony.


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 The Entrance Ceremony  Dr. Kusama’s Address
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 The Governor’s Address  The Prefectural Assembly Speaker’s Address
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 Official Guests Attending the Ceremony  Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom on our Campus