Nursing students at Fukuoka University had
a special guest from Sasebo Branch Health Clinic. She taught us about the course of the military
nurse school, their uniforms, and what kind of work they do afterwards. Lieutenant Sarah Chamberas was invited by
the U-S Consulate to represent the United States military. In the past we have sent out Staff Legal Judge
Advocate to a course and he spoke to law students and the classes that were interested in this
time were nursing students so the focus of my talk was leadership with women so that
was a nice thing to be able to talk to them about.
I learned a lot of things today; I was surprised that it’s 40% male nurses in the navy. I
am a student at a Japanese nursing school and there are 6 male students out of 90 students
in my grade. I only have contact with Japanese nurses but it was a great experience to interact
with foreign nurses. The students also gave Chamberas a bit of
insight. I learned about the nursing education in japan.
It’s a little bit different than what we do in America, so that was very interesting
especially to see the facilities in which they actually train. Both Chamberas and Tsutsumi agree that even
with differences in practice, nurses everywhere have the same goal; to help people.
Seaman Krystina Coffey, Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan.