April 1998- Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences (OUNHS) was founded.
July 1998- OUNHS entered into an academic affiliation agreement with the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing of Case Western Reserve University of the United States of America.
September 1998- OUNHS entered into an academic affiliation agreement with the Lienhard School of Nursing of Pace University of the United States of America.
November 1999- OUNHS entered into an academic affiliation agreement with the College of Nursing of Seoul National University of the Republic of Korea.
April 2002- Our Graduate School of Nursing was founded with the establishment of our Nursing Science Master’s program.
April 2003- OUNHS was chosen by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) as an institution of “Good Practice in Higher Education” in recognition of its efforts in education, research and community service.
April 2004- Our Nursing Science Doctoral program was established. Our Center for Nursing Education, Research and Collaboration was established.
March 2006- OUNHS received certification from the National Institute for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation of Japan that its activities in education, research and community service met the standards for evaluation and accreditation of a qualified institution.
April 2006- OUNHS was reestablished as a Public University Corporation.
April 2007- OUNHS was chosen by MEXT 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. This project aimed to establish an NP system in Japan and promote the globalization of Japanese university education.
April 2008- Our Nurse Practitioner Master’s program was established.
April 2009- Our Health Sciences Master’s and Doctoral programs were established.
April 2010- Our Recurrent Master’s program for working nurses was established.
April 2011- Our Public Health Nurse Master’s program was established. A full four-year baccalaureate curriculum for educating registered nurses was introduced in our Undergraduate School, the first such curriculum in Japan. Our Midwifery Master’s program was founded.
October 2013- MEXT selected our project to introduce a clinical practicum of preventive home visits to older adults of our local community as a Center of the Community program. This practicum provides our local older adults with information and guidance on health promotion and preventive care to improve their health.
April 2015- OUNHS introduced a new undergraduate curriculum featuring our clinical practicum of preventive home visits to older adults residing in communities adjacent to our campus. Our undergraduate elective course for training specially-qualified school health nurses who provide health care and health education to school children was also established.
October 2015- OUNHS was accredited as a “Training institution for specified medical practices” by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
July 2017- OUNHS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Nursing of the University of Ulsan of the Republic of Korea to promote student exchange and faculty collaboration.
September 2018- OUNHS held its 20th Anniversary Ceremony.
July 2019- OUNHS signed an MOU with the Department of Nursing of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta of the Republic of Indonesia to promote student exchange and faculty collaboration.
December 2019- OUNHS signed an MOU with the Department of Nursing of Inha University of the Republic of Korea to promote student exchange and faculty collaboration.