College of Nursing Art and Science,University of Hyogo : Disaster Nursing Global Leader Degree Program


the Graduate School Disaster Nursing Program

the Graduate School Disaster Nursing Program

DNGL Educational ideal

Three policy

1)Admission Policy

Based on the graduate school’s philosophy and objectives, individuals possessing thefollowing attributes are eligible for admission:

  1. Individuals who have completed graduate school and possess a vision as globalleaders in disaster nursing.
  2. Individuals who have completed graduate school and are committed to becomingglobal leaders in disaster nursing activities and developing relevant abilities.

2)Diploma Policy

The completion criteria stipulate includes acquiring 50 or more credits in the classsubjects and students pass the dissertation defense and final examination.
Thefinal examination consists of comprehensive assessment of the abilities required tomeet the educational objectives of the program. The students who satisfy the completion criteria are conferred the designation as the Doctor of Philosophy inNursing (Disaster Nursing Global Leader).

  1. Candidates with the ability to provide support under any disaster situationon the basis of the principle of human security: “promotes healthy life based onbeing oneself”
  2. Candidates with the ability to work on “policy proposals for healthy living” invarious phases of the disaster cycle.
  3. Candidates with the ability to work toward realizing a safe and securesociety from a global perspective and build collaborations among the industry,government and academia in order to revolutionize institutions and systems.
  4. Candidates with the ability to enforce disaster nursing studies frominterdisciplinary and international perspectives, as well as conduct researchand development in disaster nursing studies.

3)Curriculum Policy

The objective of the curriculum policy is to foster individuals with an enriched andadvanced level of nursing expertise and foster research on the basis of interdisciplinary, international, and global perspectives. It especially aims tonurture global leaders in disaster nursing who possess an in-depth understanding of disaster nursing and can contribute to the development of human security.Based on these educational objectives the following curriculum has been organized: The curriculum is composed of six subject category:

  1. Class Subjects on the Academic Foundations of Nursing
  2. Interdisciplinary Class Subjects Required for Global Leaders in Disaster Nursing
  3. Class Subjects Relating Disaster Nursing
  4. Disaster Nursing Seminars
  5. Disaster Nursing Practicum
  6. Research Support Class Subjects Related to Disaster Nursing
  1. The curriculum includes “Independent Study” as part of the “DisasterNursing Seminar” and “Disaster Nursing Practicum” in order to nurture the
    essential abilities of global leaders and promote autonomous learning in linewith the students’ interests and challenges.
  2. The curriculum requires that students take at least 10 credits from each ofuniversities (Graduate School of Nursing, University of Kochi; Graduate School of Nursing Art and Science, University of Hyogo; Graduate School of Nursing,Chiba University; Graduate School of Health Care Sciences; Tokyo Medical and Dental University and Graduate School of Nursing, Japanese Red Cross Collegeof Nursing).
  3. The curriculum consists of a preliminary examination and a qualifyingexamination to verify the achievements of the overall learning process.
  4. The curriculum enables students to integrate the knowledge of theory,advanced nursing practices, and research related to disaster nursing and
    complete and submit a dissertation research (under the guidance of qualifiedfaculty).

Educational Philosophy

Sharing educational philosophy in regard to human security, our program accumulated resources of each of participating universities to foster global leaders who will appropriately resolve multiple challenges in the vital field of disaster nursing both locally and globally, initiative interdisciplinary and international leadership, build a healthy society, and contribute to the safety, security, and freedom of people worldwide.

Educational Objectives

The educational purpose of this program is to perform nursing-based research into scholarly theory and practice—exploring disaster nursing in particular—while making connections and collaborating across disciplines with a view to cooperation among industry, government, and academia, thereby contributing to the building of a healthy society.
The objective of this program is to educate both researchers and practitioners in the field of disaster nursing with advanced practical capabilities as global leaders who can initiate their interdisciplinary and international guidance and appropriately resolve multiple challenges in the vital field of disaster nursing.

Name of the Degree

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Disaster Nursing Global Leader )

Graduates who are expected to be future leaders

  1. Graduates shall be able to provide support under any disaster situation to ensure the principles of human security: to “promote healthy life based on being oneself”
  2. Graduates shall be able to suggest “policy proposals for healthy living” in various phases of the disaster cycle.
  3. Graduates shall make efforts an toward realizing a safe and secure society from a global perspective and build collaborations among the industry, academia and government sectors in order to revolutionize institutions and systems.
  4. Graduate shall enforce disaster nursing studies from interdisciplinary and international perspectives, as well as conduct research in and develop disaster nursing studies.

Competency Areas to Gain from the Program

  1. Ability to carry out activities based on the principle of human security:
    Informed by a thorough deep knowledge of human security, the program will foster the ability to ensure human security in all areas of disaster nursing activities.
  2. Ability to understand and assess various cycles of natural and man-made disasters around the world:
    Informed by a thorough understanding of historical trends and processes that give rise to health crisis situations, the program will foster the ability to assess such situations and adopt strategies to respond to the disaster cycle.
  3. Ability to sustain a “healthy society” even in disaster conditions:
    The program will foster an ability to organically link knowledge from nursing to disaster cycle, thoroughly assess and solve the wide range of common and specific problems that arise in disaster contexts, and take on leadership roles in specialized fields.
  4. Ability to develop disaster nursing from an interdisciplinary perspective:
    The program will foster an ability to become educators and researchers who are able to contribute to the development and systematization of disaster nursing using advanced knowledge and techniques from disaster-related fields, informed by an interdisciplinary perspective.
  5. Ability to engage in policy proposals for healthy living:
    Taking a broad view of societal response to disaster, the program will foster the ability to seek out and explore systems for healthy living from the perspective of human security and subsequently carry out policy recommendations in disaster situations with various stakeholders.
  6. Ability to work with industry, government, and academia in order to create a safe and secure society:
    To create a safe and secure society, disaster nursing research findings shall answer to the calls of the industrial sector. In the process, new research questions shall arise. Such research educational cycle should offer opportunities to build an ability to extend new knowledge.
  7. Ability to transform institutions and systems from a global perspective:
    The program shall foster an ability to create, build, and adapt innovative strategies with insights for global health problems in the society at the individual, family, group, and community levels. For this reason, the program shall foster English communication skills, cross-cultural understanding, ethical considerations towards intervention, ability to build a team, and competency to work in global settings.
  8. Ability to contribute to the research and development of disaster nursing:
    To foster the ability to incorporate new fields knowledge and learning from other fields in order to contribute to knowledge related to disaster nursing, and to not only make full use of traditional research methods, but also to innovate using advanced and alternative methodologies.

Curriculum Model of Cooperative Doctoral Program for Disaster Nursing

Students must have been enrolled for five years or more of the standard term of study and have acquired the completion requirements of 50 or more credits. After obtaining research guidance, candidates are required to submit a dissertation or examination and to pass an oral or written exam relating to the contents of their dissertation and their field of specialization.
Of the 50 credits required for completion, 40 credits are compulsory, while 10 may be selected from electives or compulsory elective.
From the compulsory elective courses. 6credits must be chosen from 〝interdisciplinary Courses Required for Global Disaster Leaders”” and 2credits from 〝Course on Disaster Nursing””

Curriculum Structure

The curriculum is made up of six subject categories.

(1)Class Subjects on the Academic Foundation of Nursing

Apprehending the various nursing phenomena that relate to health in disaster contexts and the theory,
ethics, and research methods are necessary for arriving at solutions to issues and challenges.

  • Introduction to Nursing Research Methods
  • Theories in Nursing Ⅰ
  • Theories in Nursing Ⅱ
  • Ethics in Nursing
  • Nursing Information Statistics
  • Research Methods for Public Health Epidemiology
  • Nursing Research Methods Ⅰ(International)
  • Nursing Research Methods Ⅱ(Ethnography)
  • Nursing Research Methods Ⅲ(Case Studies and ActionResearch)
  • Nursing Research Methods Ⅳ(Grounded Theory
  • Nursing Research Methods Ⅴ(Phenomenology
  • Nursing Research Methods Ⅵ(Intervention Research and Development of Scale)

(2)Interdisciplinary Class Subjects Required for Global Leaders in Disaster Nursing

Understanding the diversity of people’s lifestyle, such like cultural and social systems in disaster contexts and for examining crisis management, disaster prevention, and policy issues.

  • Crisis Management Theory
  • Environmental Disaster Studies
  • Global Health and Policy-making
  • Interprofessional Collaboration and Practice Theory
  • Disaster Medical Science
  • Disaster Information Science
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Disaster and Culture
  • Disaster Sociology
  • Disaster Social Writing
  • Professional writing
  • Proposal writing(Research proposal writing skill)
  • Program writing(Program Proposal writing skill)
  • Program writing(Program Proposal writing skill)

(3)Class Subjects Relating Disaster Nursing

Acquiring the practical skills and knowledge necessary for disaster nursing activities, along with the ethics and theoretical structures specialized for dealing with disaster.

  • Advanced Disaster nursing Theory
  • Disaster Nursing Activity Theory Ⅰ
  • Disaster Nursing Activity Theory Ⅱ
  • Disaster Nursing Activity Theory Ⅲ
  • Theory in Disaster Nursing Global Coordination
  • International Disaster Response
  • Disaster Nursing management
  • Ethics in Disaster Nursing
  • Building Disaster Nursing Theory

(4)Disaster Nursing Seminars

Courses for acquiring the practical nursing skills required in the event of disaster, together with simulation-based learning of decision-making and situational assessment skills for various disaster contexts.

  • Disaster Nursing SeminarⅠ
  • Disaster Nursing SeminarⅡ
  • Disaster Interprofessional
  • Collaboration Exercise (DisasterIP Exercise)
  • Disaster Nursing Global Leader Seminar
  • Independent Study A
  • Independent Study B
  • Independent Study C
  • Independent Study D
  • Independent Study E

(5)Disaster Nursing Practicum

Developing practical skills through activities such as practical experience in disaster areas and internships in government and health care bodies, as well as disaster-related organizations and research institutes at home and abroad.

  • Disaster Nursing PracticumⅠ
  • Disaster Nursing PracticumⅡ
  • Independent StudyPracticum C
  • Independent StudyPracticum D
  • Independent StudyPracticum E
  • Independent StudyPracticum A
  • Independent StudyPracticum B

(6)Research Support Class Subjects Related to Disaster Nursing

Developing the ability to put evidence-based disaster nursing activities into actual practice, to generate research data from the results of those activities, and to summarize these in academic papers.

  • Field research
  • Dissertation Research Proposal
  • Dissertation Research

Full time faculty in Cooprative Doctoral Program for DisasterNursing

Sonoe Mashino, RN, Ph.D. (Nursing)
Maki Umeda, RN, Ph.D. (Health Science)
Mie Sasaki, RN, Ph.D.(M.D)