College of Nursing

Practical studies

Nursing is a practical science. Students learn to apply the lessons they have learned and the skills they have obtained through lots of practical training. Students are trained to become clinical experts through lots of practical training at St. Luke's International Hospital and other medical/nursing care institutions.

Practical training is a precious opportunity to learn by experience. Theory can be handled in the classroom, but practical nursing has to be learnt on-site in a clinical environment. Under the leadership of this university, which aims to educate nurses with strong clinical skills, revolutionary changes have already been brought about in the practical nursing training system at St. Luke's International Hospital. In 2015, the number of practical subjects has also been increased. Students actively learn on-site throughout their first to fourth years. St. Luke's has the capacity to handle as many as 34 credits in practical training, thus assuring thorough nursing and nursing science education as students learn how to play an effective role in the clinical team.


Practicum: Communication in Nursing (first half of 1st year)

Service Learning (second half of 1st year / first half of 1st year)

Practicum: Nursing Science (3rd year)

Practicum: Nursing Science (3rd year)

Students receive special practical training in accordance with patients' health situation by spending 2 weeks each in the clinical fields of adult, geriatric, pediatric, psychiatric and home-visiting care. Taking the patients, their family situation, and various nursing-related points into consideration, students learn to achieve the optimal health condition under the circumstances of each patient through observation, understanding what they observe, and responding appropriately to the need.

Transition to Professional Nursing (first half of 4th year)

Transition to Professional Nursing (first half of 4th year)

Students can choose one subject among pediatrics, family development, terminal care, psychiatric care, community health or international medicine, in which they will do in depth training for 2 weeks. In small groups, students have the opportunity to apply already obtained knowledge and skills to achieve the expected clinical results. In this way students learn to fulfill their role in the team in a proactive way.

Integrated Nursing seminar (first half of 4th year)

Integrated Nursing involves seminars during which students study prescribed books, visit related places of interest, have discussions, of perform group work to achieve a better understanding of specific aspects of nursing. Here students also have the opportunity to form special ties with each other as they stand on the brink of working together as nursing professionals in the future.

Facilities for Practical Training

  • Hospital
    St. Luke’s International Hospital(Tokyo)
St. Luke’s International Hospital
  • Hospital
    Saiseikai Yokohama East Hospital (Kanagawa)
Saiseikai Yokohama East Hospital
  • Kanagawa Children's Medical Center (Kanagawa)
  • National Cancer Center Hospital (Tokyo)
  • Medical Corporation Eiseikai Association (Tokyo)
  • Salvation Army Booth Memorial Hospital (Tokyo)
  • Tokyo Musashino Hospital (Tokyo)
  • Health and Welfare Center of Chuo city (Tokyo)

There are also a lot of training facilities in these other ones.