JNA Activities

JNA Activities

JNA Activities

Approved as a "non-profit social corporation" under Article 34 of the Civil Code, JNA engages in activities that contribute to the health and welfare of the Japanese public. Since its establishment in 1946, JNA has worked toward enhancing nursing standard in Japan through organizing support activities for members and undertaking initiatives that address challenges in the areas of public health, medical care and social welfare. JNA periodically reviews a Code of Ethics for Nurses and standards of Nursing Practice in order to improve the quality of nursing care. JNA will continue to make social contributions providing "better nursing services" that meet the demands of the time.

Priority Policies (FY 2017)

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  • Promotion of reform of the basic nursing education system
  • Establishment of the system for nursing service provision in the community based integrated care
  • Enhancement of positive practice environments for nurses
  • Promotion of the role expansion of nurses and development of human resources for nursing

Future Vision of Nursing: Nurses' Endeavour toward 2025
- Nursing Supports and Sustains Human Life, Living and Dignity

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Projects

  • Working Conditions for Nurses
  • Education
  • Nursing Services
  • Home Healthcare and Long-term Nursing Care
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Midwives
  • International Activities
  • Publicity
  • Disaster Relief Activities

Code of Ethics for Nurses

It is one of the prerequisites for a profession to have professional code of ethics to discipline own practice. Since JNA adapted "Code of Ethics for Nurses" in 1988, the condition of nursing profession has changed greatly and nurses are frequently confronting complicated and difficult ethical challenges as health care become advanced and complex and people have high interest in their right. Therefore, JNA reviewed and revised "Code of Ethics for Nurses" in 2003. JNA Code of Ethics for Nurses is the bases of Japanese nurses to do ethical discretion in their practice.

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