NAGOYA CITY UNIVERSITY Graduate school of Nursing / School of Nursing

Master's Course

Master's Course

The goal of Nagoya City University's Graduate School of Nursing Master's Course is to promote and facilitate research and practical skills development in order to analyze and solve problems and issues in a wide range of nursing fields. The Master's Course covers six research areas, as well as a special clinical-oriented curriculum for Certified Nurse Specialist qualifications and a post-graduate training course for midwives which was established in 2008 in order to extend research and training in Midwifery.


Reproductive Health Nursing

Research activities are focused on the development of health education, nursing and support for reproductive health issues faced by adolescent, mature, menopausal and older women and their families.

Our research focuses include: strengthening structures to support mothers and their newborns, and exploring nursing and support methods to improve the QOL of women in all stages of their life-cycles.

Child and Family Health Care Nursing

The focus of study is on health issues and problems that occur in children, as well as the health problems and issues experienced by children with chronic disease or disability and their families. Health problems from birth to puberty are studied in order to investigate nursing approaches to deal with these problems and issues.

Critical Care Nursing

Employing physiological, sociological and psychological approaches, the study aims to deal with the nursing issues of patients and families in critical care situations due to acute disease, trauma or invasive treatment. In order to respond to the growing demand for professionals with critical care experience in a wide range of medical fields, we launched a training program for certified nurse specialists (CNS) in 2007.

Gerontological Nursing

Gerontological Nursing involves the treatment of complex physiological, social and psychological issues. Students are asked to conceptualize the health and social situations and problems faced by elderly people and their families in order to develop multi-disciplinary approaches to aging and the nursing and care of elderly people.

Infection Control and Prevention

Students explore nursing related infection control and prevention, which deals with infection control from the individual to group level. In particular, we are focused on the themes of nosocomial and home infection control care. Research is conducted using clinical microbiological and epidemiological techniques.

Mental Health Nursing

This course covers the skills needed for mental health nursing, including: psychiatric nursing care, psychiatric nursing care management, and clinical interventions to foster independence and social participation for people with mental-illness. Furthermore, we are also concerned with the theoretical basis of nursing care including mental health and developmental disorders and developmental clinical psychology.

Community Health Nursing/
Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Control

We are concerned with the theories and practices related to public health and community health nursing. In particular, we are interested in health care for individuals, families and groups in the community as well as the social factors related to health and illness. While respecting the view points and sense of values of that community approaches bring, we aim to research the theories and practices related to community health assessment, health promotion and disease prevention and treatment at the community level. Research focuses include sexuality related health issues in Japan and the Asian region, HIV and STI laboratory testing methods, epidemiology, prevention and care examined from community health and biomedical.


We offer two courses. One is for certified nurses who wish to become midwives. Undertaking a two-year study leads to a master's degrees and qualification to sit the national examination for board certified midwives. The other course named "advanced course" is an upskilling program for certified midwives