Course Details

Name of University Division of Health Sciences , Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kanazawa University
Course name Psychooncology Nursing Course(Incentive Courses)
Target Occupation Registered Nurse
Length of study (period) 2 years (extension possible)
Human resources to be trained The program trains nurses who can provide total care and support for connecting medical specialties, alleviate the difficulties of living with life events, and prevent recurrence of cancer, focusing on the needs of patients who are caught between multiple medical specialties and systems as the pathology and treatment of cancer diversifies. The program also trains nurses who can provide appropriate care for psychological and psychiatric reactions such as insomnia, anxiety, grief, depression, and delirium caused by cancer symptoms, treatment, and the difficulties of living as a survivor, as well as psychosocial care to prevent isolation by supporting decision-making and improving the quality of life of the patient. The program trains nurses who are capable of providing psychosocial care that does not isolate the patient.
Cooperation with professional qualifications related to cancer None
Characteristics of educational content This is the first Psychooncologist training course for nurses, and it combines expertise in nursing, psychology, and psychiatry. The course combines e-learning, face-to-face lectures, and on-site exercises to ensure accessibility and professionalism.
Guidance system The affiliated hospital is a prefectural base hospital for cancer treatment, and specialists and nurses in oncology and psychiatric liaison team are active in the hospital. The graduate school’s full-time faculty and on-site oncology nursing and liaison psychiatric nursing specialists collaborate in providing instruction, enabling education from the perspective of psychooncology to be strengthened.
Career path of graduates By completing this course, students can acquire a specialized perspective on psycho-oncology and are expected to have a career path as a counselor for cancer patients or survivors or as a coordinator of cancer treatment and care.
Many people at cancer treatment base hospitals already have certified nurses in oncology nursing. By completing this course, they can brush up their psychosocial care skills, which is expected to improve the quality of care in their departments and to enable them to obtain positions for cross-organizational activities.
Number of students accepted 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 Total
2 1 2 1 2 8
Acceptance Goals The goal is to have at least one person complete the course at each of the four prefectural cancer treatment base hospitals in the Hokushin region and the four regional cancer treatment base hospitals in Ishikawa Prefecture, which would mean training eight people over the next six years.

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