Project overviewTEAM GUNMA
Gunma Prefecture-wide Education of Community-Based
The education of nursing personnel who can support people living in the community until death is an urgent task in super-aged societies. The present project was adopted as a Ministry of Education “Problem-Solving Oriented Training Program for Advanced Medical Personnel” in the 2014. The aim of this project is to educate personnel who can perform and educate others on nursing practices based on the concept of community-based care, with collaboration between universities and related institutions in Gunma prefecture.
This project developed three educational curricula: (1) reform of undergraduate educational content, (2) establishment of new courses to train community-based nursing leaders in master‘s degree programs, and (3) establishment of a credited program which educates practicum instructors in teaching nursing students how to practice within the frame of community-based nursing.
The feature of undergraduate program reform incorporates home nursing content into each compulsory special nursing subject from freshmen to senior grade.
The graduate students in this course are required to write their thesis organized around themes related to the practice of homecare nursing.
The credited program for practicum instructors incorporates required modules in home care nursing, discharge support, and home-visit nursing practices.
These programs are in development throughout Gunma. This educational model is expected to be refined over five years which will enable community-based nursing to develop from acute care to home care based settings until death.