2. About Teaching Practice, etc.
  3. Nursing Care Experience

About Nursing Care Experience - Cultivation of a Rich Humanity, As a Teacher and As a Human -


All the persons who are interested in acquiring the teacher's license for elementary school or junior high school know that Teaching Practice is inevitable. But some of them do not know that "Nursing Care Experience" is also necessary to acquire the teacher's license. Here we briefly explain about the Nursing Care Experience in this Faculty.

1. What is Nursing Care Experience?

"Special Law for Nursing Care Experience" was promulgated in June 1997.
The following is provided in this Law.


  • Object persons: Persons who wish to acquire the Teacher's License for elementary school and/or junior high school.
  • Purpose: To have communication with children/students with disabilities and elderly in a special support school or a social welfare facility and to experience various activities (such as community activities, nursing care or caregiving), for furtherance of "the recognition of the dignity of individuals and the principle of social solidarity",
This Special Law is aimed at cultivating future teachers who are warm-hearted with elderly and persons with disabilities. Such warm-hearted teachers are needed in the field of compulsory education in Japan.

2. When and for how long Nursing Care Experience is done?

  • Timing: Basically in the 2nd grade
  • Term: Two days in a special support school, and five days in a social welfare facility. In total, seven days.

3. About Special Support Schools and Social Welfare Facilities

Special Support Schools

  • Schools that mainly accept persons with intellectual disabilities
  • Schools that mainly accept physically handicapped persons
  • Schools that mainly accept persons with hearing disorders
  • Schools that mainly accept persons with visual disorders,

Social Welfare Facilities

  • Facilities for elderly
    (Special nursing homes for elderly, day service centers, etc.)
  • Facilities for persons with disabilities
    (Rehabilitation facilities for persons with intellectual disabilities, welfare & training center for persons with physical disabilities, etc.)
  • Facilities for infants (including infant homes)
  • Facilities for children (including foster homes)

◎Everyone can appoint his/her 1st to 3rd choices, but it is not ensured that everyone can have an experience in the facility of his/her choice.

4. What will we experience?


Special Support School: (Example) Class observation, communication with the students, participation in a school event, assistance of teachers, assistance to guide going to and from the school, etc.
Social Welfare Facility: (Example) Assistance of various care-giving by the staff (meal, bathing, toileting assistance, cosmetic straightening, etc.), assisting in a recreational event, etc.

■Guidance and Support for Nursing Care Experience

For example, the following actions and/or inactions by a student may disappoint people and damage the confidence to the student: lack of thankfulness to the staffs supporting the students' nursing care experience, lack of voluntary research or information collection, inactive and irresponsible attitude during the nursing care experience, action ignoring the staff's advice and guidance, and lack of good manners (greetings, thankfulness, etc.) as a human and as a social member. Such attitudes would hurt the minds and bodies of the students/persons in such a school or a facility.

To avoid the above, we will give support and before-and-after guidance.
In this Faculty, the subject of nursing care including the before-and-after guidance and the actual nursing care experience ("Education Welfare Practice") is set as one of the essential credits.

■Students Impressions

The following are the impressions from the students who actually experienced nursing care.

  • Student A *Japanese version only 
    (Special support school [physically handicapped persons and sickly persons]; social welfare facility; facility for physically handicapped persons)
  • Student B *Japanese version only
    (Special support school [persons with visual disabilities and persons with multiple disabilities]; social welfare facility; long-term care health facility)
  • Student C *Japanese version only
    (Special support school [persons with intellectual disabilities]; social welfare facility; facility for infants)
  • Student D  *Japanese version only
    (Special support school [persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with multiple disabilities]; social welfare facility; special nursing homes for elderly)