Diverse international network
FY 2012 Expansion : WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing in Disaster and Health Emergency Management Meeting ( June , Kobe , Japan ) World Society of Disaster Nursing Reserch ( August, England )
- United Nations (UN)
- Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS)
- United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office
- World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Nursing in Disaster and Health Emergency Management (WHOCC)
- World Society of Disaster Nursing
- International Council of Nurses
- International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
- International Committee of the Red Cross
- Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
- Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Gadjah Mada University
- Sheba Medical Center
- Center for Emergency Response Research
- Rambam Health Care Campus
- Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital
- Songkla University
- Center for Teaching & Research in Disaster Medicine
Educating Dynamic Global Leaders
Network and Exchange Programs with International Affiliates
The total of 32 institutions has entered cooperative relationship across the globe. Students in DNGL who desired to take part in international exchange, study abroad programs, and training programs to further strengthen their specialization and future career plans will be able to take advantage of our wide network.
Furthermore, the program participants will take part planning for annual international exchange events for Japan Association of Nursing Programs in Universities.
Innovative Education System to Develop Global Leaders
①Developing Global Perspectives and Competency
During 5 years in this program, students will learn to prepare and deliver presentations, negotiate successfully, and to read up-to-date scientific publication in English. Courses will be provided by foreign instructors in English at each university who will cater to each student’s needs and assist students with techniques to improve English on their own.
In addition, instructors, who are leading educators and researchers, from overseas partner universities, WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing in Disaster and Health Emergency Management, internationally affiliated centers with Red Cross, and other international organizations will be invited to give lectures to promote thinking in global perspectives.
Furthermore, as global leaders, program participants will be trained in a comprehensive disaster reduction program to acquire skill sets in communicative competency in public health/risk management, obtaining perspectives of potential victims of disasters, strengthening ability to bring public consensus according to the residents and the officials stand points, and applying various skills to local ICT.
② Building Global Leadership Skills through practicum/internship in overseas institutions and lectures
To foster global leadership skills, the program offers courses in Disaster Nursing Global Coordination Theory, Disaster Nursing Leadership Theories, and Disaster Nursing Global Leader Practice.
Also, the program offers internship opportunities at international organizations and overseas health organizations through which program participants will gain an understanding on role of a disaster nursing leader in disaster related policy making and process.
Five universities of this program has established affiliation with WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing in Disaster and Health Emergency Management, Red Cross hospitals overseas, and JICA for internship opportunities. Practicum and internship in overseas field will offer students ample opportunities to grow into global leaders who will be able to think and act with global perspectives.
③ Develop Global Health Problem Assessment Skills
DNGL program offers practical skills sets such as analysis of the overall situation in case of a disaster, such as assessing health index, disease burden and health care system, and available support systems, so that students can solve problems and carry out nursing practice in disaster settings
Students will learn about problems that are directly related to disasters such as global environment, poverty and development issues, and various customs and values of areas that are affected by disasters.
④ Develop Decision-making skills in global settings
Anytime a disaster erupts, global leader’s effective and efficient decision making skill is critical. DNGL trains students to be leaders with critical thinkers in Decision Making Training Program.
For example, students will be given practice cases to make analytical decisions through the process of evaluating a health status of disaster-struck nation, organizing priorities, dispatching human resources in multidisciplinary and multicultural group practice.