Undergraduate Program


Nursing is a professional discipline based upon a scientific and humanistic body of knowledge. The Chiba University School of Nursing is committed to humanistic care and health promotion for individuals, families and communities.

The School of Nursing offers two programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Nursing Science: an Undergraduate Program and a Transfer Program. The Transfer Program is offered to nurses with an Associate degree or with a diploma in nursing.

Both programs aim to prepare nurses who can assume responsibility and leadership in assuring quality nursing care to assist individuals, families, groups and communities to attain and maintain health and well being. The Program is designed to prepare nurses with general knowledge and skills necessary to function effectively in a variety of nursing settings. The Program also aims to prepare students to be future leaders who are capable of responding to the health care needs of society and advancing nursing science.

Nursing as a human science entails respect for human dignity and protection of human rights in generating and promoting excellence in nursing practice and education. Therefore we value students' interest in nursing and their sincere altruistic concern for the welfare of people; their openness to perspectives of others; their ability to articulate, while maintaining sensitivity and integrity in interpersonal skills; their creative and logical reasoning skills founded in multiple perspectives of knowing; and their willingness to know and engage in self-directed learning.

We also value the capabilities of each individual student from diverse backgrounds. In order to promote the further development of students'capabilities, we provide support to meet the learning needs of each student. Moreover, we respect students'own motivation for learning and assist in developing their abilities for self-directed lifelong learning.

Upon successful completion of the required course work, graduates are qualified to take the national licensure examinations for nurses, public health nurses, and/or midwives.

For international applicants, sufficient Japanese proficiency is required in order to apply for admission to the program.