YCU's School of Medicine is dedicated to the development of competent and compassionate medical professionals who understand the needs of local, national and global communities, and will advocate for their patients' health and well-being. Our students are also encouraged to pursue creative research in the fields of medicine, medical sciences and nursing in order to promote the prosperity of humanity by actively finding solutions to issues in health care. In order to accomplish these goals, the school strives to become one of Japan's leading medical schools, which serves as a center of learning that passes on knowledge and innovative technology concerning health care.
Degree awarded Bachelor of Nursing

Duration 4 Years

Medium of instruction Mainly in Japanese
Language requirements JLPT N2 or higher

Admissions test(s) Yes

Admissions statistics To be announced

Recommended for those who:

  • aim to develop high-level practical skills that can meet the needs of residents living in the metropolitan area
  • want to pursue specializations in advanced medical care
  • genuinely intend to contribute to the improvement of community healthcare in urban areas

Course Structure


Personal development objectives

  • To train students whose sophistication will nourish the power to think about issues from a variety of different perspectives
  • To develop students whose morality will enable them to respect the dignity of life and individuals
  • To develop students whose nursing knowledge and techniques will be highly advanced, and who will practice nursing according to scientific thinking

Nursing Course Curriculum

Our Nursing Course is meant to foster human resources who will be able to take initiatives to promote healthcare and welfare of the community, while keeping up with advanced medical care innovations. The curriculum covers every nursing procedure required in everyone’s life-stages. Nursing students begin with the “General Prerequisites” course, whereby they take classes with students of other faculties, to develop a broader sense of values, and gradually learn specialised courses throughout their undergraduate studies, such as “Pediatric Nursing”, “Elderly Nursing” and so forth.

Clinical Training

Specialized knowledge and techniques starts from their first year. Throughout this training program, students will be able to learn each role of nursing related to occupations and collaboration required in a healthcare team. The students will, in addition to their classes, have clinical training to give them necessary hands-on experience.

Qualification and Career

Students will be qualified to take the National Examination for Registered Nurses and Public Health Nurses upon completion of the course. The demand for nurses in our society is high and people who wish to pursue their career as a nurse will not have problems finding a job. It is also possible for the students to further their studies at graduate schools.
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Message from the Dean

As for our Medical Course, the success rate in the Japan Board of Medicine Certification is 97.7%, ad we were ranked as the third best university among 80 medical schools in Japan (2018). With regard to the Nursing Course, the success rate in the National Nursing Examination is 100% (2018). Together with fostering professionals, we also put our emphasis on globalization. In collaboration with our valuable partners in the world, we are offering various opportunities for international exchange both in campus and abroad.