“A college where students can talk closely and always with their professors.”
Manabu Furusawa, nurse working at the Gunma Cardiovascular Center
I started working at the Gunma Cardiovascular Center (Maebashi City), which is one of the four prefectural hospitals in Gunma. I was assigned to the intensive care unit (ICU), which mainly provides medical treatment to serious patients. Since it is work that demands meticulous and sophisticated medical treatment, I have to employ more delicate care than would normally be needed when measuring vital signs such as blood pressure and pulse rates. Having said that, at my current level I have nowhere near enough knowledge, and so after I finish work, I come to the College of Health Sciences where I have been borrowing specialized texts related to clinical conditions and have been consulting with teachers over study methods.
I remember partying hard during my student days. At the campus festival I performed a dance while dressed in a traditional Japanese loincloth and imitated Yosui Inoue by putting on a wig. Even the president (back then it was President Midori Sugimori) encouraged this by saying, “Students ought to keep on partying” (laughs). Since the school is small, students can talk closely with all of professors, so it was easy to consult with them. My classes and studies must have been extremely hard, but now I only remember the fun parts. So in that sense the College of Health Sciences is amazing.
“The colleagues you progress with provide support.”
Miho Eguchi, public health nurse working at the Maebashi Health Center in Gunma Prefecture
As a public health nurse for Maebashi City in Gunma Prefecture that moved to a core city in this fiscal year, I am in charge of the New Lively Health Examination project that is aimed at residents who are 40 years of age or older. This combines health examinations with health instructions in the interest of preventing and improving metabolic syndrome in an effort to promote good health by having the results of health examinations lead to improvements in individual’s lifestyles. I am also in charge of business work such as public relations for the Stop Metabolic Syndrome Classroom and the creation of websites, and so every day starts with me heading to my own work desk in the morning and turning on my computer.
Even though I just graduated recently from the College of Health Sciences, I look back on it with fondness. Over the four years that I spent there I encountered a variety of different people, and I formed close connections with my professors and bonds with my classmates. My colleagues and I did our very best in striving to overcome difficult challenges such as reports and tests while enjoying every bit of it. Each of us are still trying to make solid progress in each respective place, which is a thought that still provides me with support today.