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PhD in Disaster Nursing Global Leadership


Ph.D. (Nursing), DNGL


The Disaster Nursing Global Leader (DNGL) Degree Program is the first inter-curricular nursing graduate program in Japan established by University of Kochi, University of Hyogo, Chiba University, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, and Japan Red Cross College of Nursing. This program aims to educate global nurse leaders who can respond and bring solutions to a wide range of problems arising from disasters and who possess interdisciplinary leadership abilities in the global arena.

Purpose of the Program

  • To conduct innovative research and develop theories which can be applied to nursing practices in cooperation with other professionals in related disciplines
  • To contribute towards promotion of human security through educating nurses with profound understanding in disaster nursing

Characteristics of the Program

  • This program is a five-year, cooperative doctoral course.
  • Students are to be registered at one of the participating universities, but students must enroll at the university at which their main advisor is registered.
  • Students can use any facility at all of the participating universities.
  • Students may choose to work with any advising faculty from participating university as academic advisors, but not as their main supervisor.
  • Students may participate in courses from other participating universities via distance learning.

The degree is offered by each of five universities that constitute the cooperative doctoral course.

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Last updated

04 Jun 2018

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  • Type University programme
  • Level Doctorate
  • Location(s) Japan

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