Author: Fukuda, H.

Japanese Nurse Practitioner Practice and Outcomes in a Nursing Home

Aim: By describing the practice of a Japanese nurse practitioner, this descriptive case study discusses role development and outcomes before and after the intervention. Background: One of the first Japanese nurse practitioners intervened at a nursing home during the government-designated trial period for nurse practitioner practice. Conclusion: Because of the nurse practitioner’s meticulous observation and […]

The First Nurse Practitioner Graduate Programme in Japan

This paper describes the establishment of the first Japanese nurse practitioner graduate programme and legislative activities to institutionalize nurse practitioners in Japan. Background: To address the super-ageing population, Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences initiated the first academic graduate level nurse practitioner programme in Japan, based upon the global standard defined by the International […]