School of Nursing - Nursing SciencePsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing




Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing is a field of study relating to mental health problems. It deals with various psychiatric issues from the nursing point of view. In our department, we aim to educate students, do research, and broadly explore the field of psychiatric and mental health nursing from the following three areas: psychiatric nursing, mental health nursing, and liaison psychiatry.
In education, we offer the following courses to the undergraduates: Communication in Nursing; Introduction to Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Psychiatric Nursing Methodology; Psychiatric Nursing Practice; Nursing Research. In the Graduate School of Nursing, established in 2015, we provide an Advanced Practice Nursing Course to produce Certified Nurse Specialists with advanced knowledge and skills in the field of psychiatric and mental health nursing to meet the needs of local communities.
We work on broad research topics such as Suicide Prevention Approaches for Depression Patients, Reintegration of Psychiatric/Self-help Group Patients into Society, Phenomenological Study of Patient/Family Experiences and Clinical Nursing Practice, and Minimal Patient Restraint Approaches in Psychiatric Ward Nursing. If you are interested in the Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing field, please come and visit us at any time.

Contact Information

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Associate Professor

  • TANAKA Koji
  • NAGAYAMA Yutaka

Assistant Professor

  • ARAI Satomi

Research Achievements

Research Activities

  • Koji Tanaka, Masami Hasegawa, Yutaka Nagayama, Masato Oe: Nursing Philosophy of Community Mental Health Nurses in Japan: A Qualitative Descriptive Study, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(2),765-773,2018
  • Koji Tanaka; Strengths promoting the recovery process in older adults with depression,Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(15-16), 3032-3043, 2018
  • Tanaka K, Yoshino T, Hasegawa M, Nagayama Y, Oe M: Empathy Experienced by Psychiatric Nurses through the Patient–Nurse Relationship, Journal of Japan Academy of Nursing Science, 35, 184-193, 2015
  • Nagayama Y, Hasegawa M: Nursing care process for releasing psychiatric inpatients from long-term seclusion in Japan: Modified grounded theory approach, Nursing and Health Sciences, 16(3): 284-290, 2014.

External Research Funding

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)(2019-2021):Development of a daily life support model that promotes behavior change of pre-dialysis patients with Chronic Kidney Disease who repeatedly enter and leave hospital: Arai S
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C) (2018-2020): Development of self-monitoring technology for excessive neuronal activity of schizophrenia patients.: Fukasawa Y
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) (2017-2019): Development of nursing care based on shared decision making for minimizing coercive measures in psychiatric wards: Nagayama Y
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) (2017-2019): Development of the therapeutic care programs created from narratives of older adult with depression:Tanaka K