Hiromi SANADA President Ishikawa Prefectural Nursing University


President Ishikawa Prefectural Nursing University
B.S., St. Luke’s College of Nursing, Tokyo, Japan
M.D., Kanazawa University, Ishikawa, Japan
Special Training, Graduate School of Nursing, University of Illinois, U.S.A.

After serving as Head of the School of Integrated Health Sciences, Head of Division of Health Sciences and Nursing, and Director of the Global Nursing Research Center, Graduate School of Medicine at The University of Tokyo, she has been in her current position since April, 2022.

Former President of Japan Academy of Nursing Science; Former President of Japanese Society of Pressure Ulcers; Former President of Japanese Society of Wound, Ostomy and Incontinence Management; Former Vice President, Japanese Nursing Association

Nursing and Safeguarding the Zest for Life

Nursing is our way of cultivating and safeguarding the zest for life in our patients. It’s how we can help boost the joy and energy in their life. Applying scientifically supported methods and practices is important to this nursing effort. We hope that the students who choose to study with us will grow to become people with a rich humanity, who respect life and value the quality of life that is unique to each individual, while also building a solid scientific foundation in nursing.

Ishikawa Prefectural Nursing University aims to nurture nurses, public health nurses, midwives, and nursing researchers who can contribute to improving the health and welfare of the people of Ishikawa prefecture. We cultivate our students’ global perspective that will lead to solutions of local issues that in turn will impact global issues. We expect our students to have a four-dimensional learning experience, moving them from the present to the future of health, medical care, and welfare, and from the local community to the world.

The world of science and technology is currently undergoing dramatic change. For example, the use of artificial intelligence and robotics is advancing in various fields. The fields of health, medicine, and welfare are no exception. However, it is precisely at times such as this that we must also understand that science is not a panacea. Our field of nursing, by nature, is such. As professionals we are well aware of the importance of treating patients one- by-one, as individuals, by honoring their ways of life as we strive to find solutions to problems. To this end, it is essential to understand what each patient values. By sharpening the sensitivity and creativity found in each of us, we can continue to take on the challenging issues related to people’s health and welfare.

In university education, we place more importance on acquiring the ability to explore what we do not yet know and in continuing to ask questions about issues for which there are no answers, rather than passing on knowledge and skills that we already know. Because, that is what drives us to create a brighter future. While in the “Kahoku” area, take advantage of this diverse environment to expand your intellectual capabilities. We, the faculty and staff, will do our best to support you in this endeavor.

Last but not least, as of April 1, 2022, the age of adulthood is now 18 under the Civil Code. Most of the new students, including sophomores, are subject to this law. In order for them to lead fulfilling lives as adults, our faculty members will provide them with the utmost support so that they will be able to become independent and self-reliant, and fulfill their responsibilities as members of society.