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 Outline of ICN program
 Basic Mission of the Infection Control Nurse (ICN) Development Program

The ultimate goal of this program is to benefit patients and their families, other healthcare workers and the local community by developing highly competent ICNs. These professionals will possess the practical skills necessary to assist the entire course of procedures from monitoring, implementation of epidemiological study to infection control in the event of an outbreak of an infectious disease in communities or facilities. They will also be trained to become compassionate human resources capable of administrating education, consultation, research, coordination and ethical considerations within the Infection Control Team (ICT).

Features of training program education for ICN

The features of this program is to install two courses that divided to training of ICN.

Students will take a course that common curriculums cultivating high technical knowledge and practical power as a nurse, a health nurse, career up of the Rev. Maternity nurse.

After taking this course, there is the advanced program that aimed at training of ICN which infection management activity can practice in the international spot of the group infectious disease such as a developing country or great disaster.

The other one is a professional program of training for ICN which can cope with the issue of international infectious disease of the domestic clinical area.

It is constituted a curriculum so that the eligibility requirements for an examination acquisition of the nurse by the specialized nurse system of the nursing society "CNS" is enabled after the degree acquisition in the professional program course.

In each programs are based on course work for two years.

In addition, the student who selected a long-term study student system while member of society entrance to school is possible to developed course of two programs in three years.

What kind of talented person does this program bringing up ?

In Advanced Program, we will train the talented person who can work at infection control in the spot of international public hygiene.

In a Professional Program, to get a license of CNS as specialist nurse, and we will train the talented person who can work at infection control in a medical institution, in a community and in a country.

We will train a talented person having 4 abilities to become the base, abilities/ scientific research/ professional practice/ international adjustment / negotiation.

 What is the program for Enhancing Systematic Education
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 What is the program for Enhancing Systematic Education in Graduate Schools?


"Program for Enhancing Systematic Education in Graduate Schools" intends for a graduate school Ph.D. program, a master's course to bring up the talented person who is the altitude which is active widely in social various fields as a purpose in promoting breeding to substance of postgraduate education and international education habitat through this by doing support of an important point for a superior organized systematic education action.

In addition, we utilize it in amelioration of future postgraduate education because information offers an adopted action to society broadly.

In this school, that applied for this "organized postgraduate education reform promotion program" in 2009, and overcame a barrier of adoption competition coefficient 7 times, and a this school graduate school medical research department master's course “Infection Control Nurse (ICN) training program" was adopted.

(Adopted period is until the end of March, 2012).

 Major achievements

1. Enrolled students( Matriculating students )

year advanced program course professional program course
2010 1(1) 5(4)
2011 3(2) 5(0)

2. Activity report

● 2009 

October 2008

Graduate school GP implementation

August 23, 2009

Hirameki☆Tokimeki science

December 4, 2009
December 5, 2009

Medical epidemiology training course attendance

December 15, 2009

The memorial lecture meeting

December 16, 2009

The Special lecture series for graduate students

● 2010

June 28, 2010

The 1st program seminar of infection control nurse

August 8, 2010
August 10, 2010

Chikugo Kodomo Campus

August 22, 2010

Hirameki☆Tokimeki science

September 24, 2010
-January 14,2011

English Medical Presentations

December 4, 2010

Respiratory rehabilitation short course

January 13, 2011

The 2st program seminar of infection control nurse

February 24, 2011

The lecture meeting about Infectious control disease nursing

● 2011

April 4 to 28, 2011

Practical training I for international infection control nursing :
Infectious Disease Surveillance Center
FETP-J Initial introduction course

June 14, 2011
July 27, 2011

Biostatistics seminar

July 31, 2011
August 2, 2011

Chikugo Kodomo Campus

August 21, 2011

Hirameki☆Tokimeki science

November 7 to 13, 2011

Practical training II for international infection control nursing :
Presentations at international conferences and observations of international ICT activities

November 30, 2011

Respiratory rehabilitation short course

December 11, 2011

A virtual experience for grade school students
Kurume Kodomo Campus

December 13, 2011

Practical training II for international infection control nursing:briefing session

December 27, 2011

The practical seminar on positive/negative pressure clean air tents as shelter for patients with infectious diseases

February 9, 2012

The 1st Infection Control Nursing Curriculum Master's Thesis Presentation Event

March 16, 2012

The 3st program seminar of infection control nurse

Briefing session for Practical Training

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