Welcome to Nagano College of Nursing

History and Overview

Nagano College of Nursing was established in 1995 by Nagano Prefecture for bachelor level four-year nursing education, and has grown to accommodate graduate programs for Master's and Doctor's degrees since 1999. Our aim is to contribute to promotion of health of people through outstanding education and research in nursing.

Nagano Prefecture is famous for its longevity of inhabitants and low medical expenses, and nurses have greatly contributed to these achievements. In our undergraduate program, all the students take community nursing practicum and, upon completion of the program, become qualified for applying for the National Examinations to obtain the license of Public Health Nurse in addition to that of Registered Nurse. Our graduates are taking important roles as staff nurses, Certified Nurse Specialists, nursing administrators, and professors in various institutions.

Our campus is located in Komagane City, a countryside small town in Ina Valley between the Central and Southern Japanese Alps at an altitude of 3000 meters. Students learn nursing and liberal arts enjoying the beauty of nature and the cool comfortable climate as well as the friendly atmosphere of the town.

Foundational Philosophy

Our foundational philosophy is:

"The educational environment helps students discover and develop their own potential to their maximum extent. Each student is unique and therefore talents and potentials are different within any student group."

This philosophy was put forward by the first president Dr. Takako Mitoh who expressed it in our language that literally means: "so that each student's unique gifted potential evolves into full bloom."