Issues and challenges in nursing and nursing education in Japan

Nurse Educ Pract. 2008 Jan;8(1):1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2007.07.002. Epub 2007 Aug 24.


In this editorial we discuss the challenges and issues in nursing and nurse education in Japan. These include a rapid growth in the number of universities offering nursing programs without sufficient time for preparation of faculty; issues in the traditional ways of teaching in classrooms; the appearance of nursing shortages in a country with the highest rate of longevity in the world; and the position of nursing faculty in a society that is largely male dominated.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Buddhism / psychology
  • Cultural Characteristics
  • Education, Nursing / standards*
  • Education, Nursing / statistics & numerical data
  • Education, Nursing / trends
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Japan
  • Male
  • Nurses / supply & distribution
  • Nursing / standards*
  • Nursing / statistics & numerical data
  • Nursing / trends
  • Religion and Medicine
  • Women's Rights