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Background

Founded over 130 years ago by a Methodist missionary, Fukuoka Jo Gakuin continues to show our commitment to our Christian mission through our educational programs for nursery school, junior high school, and postsecondary students. Our educational foundation maintains a campus in Osa, Fukuoka, housing a nursery school, junior high school, high school, junior college, university, and graduate school. In April 2008, Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Nursing University was established in Koga, about 30 minutes north of Fukuoka City.

 

Welcome to Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Nursing University

Our nursing university plays a prominent role in providing intelligent, thoughtful, and highly skilled nurses to the region. Our academic policy is based on what we call the 3Hs—heart, head, and hands—a well-rounded approach rooted in Christian love, from which we work with our students to develop greater communication abilities, a sense of personal responsibility, and critical thinking skills. With this training, we are confident our graduates will contribute to preserving and advancing the health of the communities in which they work.

 

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Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Nursing University is a small school with a student body of 400-450 students, 44 faculty members, and 19 staff members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Partnerships

We are the first nursing university in Japan to be affiliated with a National Hospital Organization, Fukuoka Higashi Medical Center, a 600-bed hospital with an urgent care center and an infectious disease center. This partnership allows us to provide students with a wide-range of clinical practice. Fukuoka Higashi Medical Center is at the heart of medical activities in the eastern region of Fukuoka and makes a major contribution to health through its many regional partnerships and networks.

 

Local Outreach

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We promote social outreach, and our students, faculty, and staff are involved in a range of local and regional initiatives. We also maintain a strong relationship with the municipal government and work together on projects to provide support for the community’s health and wellbeing. Using the human resources of regional organizations and the educational experience of Fukuoka Jo Gakuin, we are able to educate our students about regional public health issues and health management. In addition, the nursing university holds public lectures and its students take part in a variety of volunteer projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Achievements

Our students have had much success on the national nursing and public health nursing examinations. Each year, the percentage of our students passing the national examinations has exceeded the national average.

 

February 2016 (new graduates)

 

Candidates

Pass

Fail

Pass Rate

National

Nursing1

91

91

0

100%

94.9%

PHN2

17

16

1

94.1%

92.6

1National Nursing Exam: total pass rate 89.4% (4-year graduates 97.4%)

2National Public Health Nurse Exam: total pass rate 89.8% (4-year graduates 93.5%)

 

February 2015 (new graduates)

 

Candidates

Pass

Fail

Pass Rate

National

Nursing1

110

108

2

98.2%

95.5%

PHN2

76

76

0

100%

99.6%

1National Nursing Exam: total pass rate 90.0% (4-year graduates 96.9%)

2National Public Health Nurse Exam: total pass rate 99.4% (4-year graduates 99.6%)

 

February 2014 (new graduates)

 

Candidates

Pass

Fail

Pass Rate

National

Nursing1

93

91

2

97.8%

95.1%

PHN2

77

72

5

93.5%

88.8%

1National Nursing Exam: total pass rate 89.6% (4-year graduates 96.9%)

2National Public Health Nurse Exam: total pass rate 86.5% (4-year graduates 88.9%)

 

In addition, we have also maintained a 100% job placement record for the last three years. Among the over 210 nursing-related programs nationally, this has put us into the top ten and has made us first in the Kyushu region. As of March 2016, the nursing university has graduated 480 nurses who are active at hospitals in Fukuoka and around Japan.

 

March 2016 Graduates

 

March 2015 Graduates

 

March 2014 Graduates

Graduates

91

 

Graduates

110

 

Graduates

93

Job seekers

87

 

Job seekers

105

 

Job seekers

89

New hires

87

 

New hires

105

 

New hires

89

Job placement rate

100%

 

Job placement rate

100%

 

Job placement rate

100%

Further education

4

 

Further education

3

 

Further education

2

Accepted

4

 

Accepted

3

 

Accepted

2

Other

0

 

Other

2

 

Other

2

 

Simulation Center (AI-Sim)

In order to continue to meet the challenges of providing state-of-the-art nursing education, and in celebration of our ten-year anniversary, we completed construction on the first nursing simulation center in Kyushu, housed in a newly built three-story building with campus store and cafeteria.

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Along with the practical training our students receive at clinical practice facilities, this center will help us to improve the educational experience of our students by allowing nursing instructors to support the development of students’ scientific inquiry skills and professional knowhow.