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Japanese Society of Child Health Nursing

Brief History of the JSCHN

As someone who has walked the path of pediatric nursing as a clinical nurse and as an educator, for a long time. I had been thinking to create a way for nurses to meet to share the joys of pediatric nursing. “Only nurses who have wrestled with child nursing can earnestly feel the joy of nursing children, can’t they?” These opening words of the establishment prospectus of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Nursing were written in 1991 by myself, who became an avid promoter and representative with coworkers who also had had the same thought for many years.

We developed the Society with coworkers who shared the joy of pediatric nursing. Coworkers include nurses, who care for children in hospitals and clinics; researchers, who conduct studies on pediatric nursing with the aim of promoting excellent nursing; and nursing educators, who teach the joys of pediatric nursing to nursing students. Thirteen promoters attended the first small meeting in August 1991, and in a ceremony at the meeting, I was elected as the first president.

In February of the following year, the first congress was held. I felt much excitement with my coworkers, all of whom had been looking forward to such a congress in pediatric nursing. The congress was an unforgettable experience for me. The first society newsletter was actually made by hand, the face of the president was a handwriting illustration, not a photograph.

Both the board of directors and councilors were vibrant with life even though we participated in them at our own expense, and we really enjoyed meeting together. I worked for six years as chairperson and left the post upon retirement from university. Later, the Japanese Society of Pediatric Nursing became the Japanese Child Health Care Nursing Society, and the position of chairperson was renamed as president.

The first president of JSCHN
Kayoko Yoshitake, RN, MSN

Chronology of the JSCHN

1991: founded as Japan Child Health Research Association (the first president was KayokoYOSHITAKE, Prof. Emeritus of Chiba University)
1992: The 1st Annual Conference of Child Health Research Association
annual conferences thereafter
1999: renamed as the Japanese Society of Child Health Nursing and registered for Academic Organization at the 18th Science Council of Japan.
2013: turned into a General Incorporated Association.

The past presidents of the JSCHN

1991-1994 and 1995-1997
YOSHITAKE, Kayoko RN, MSN

YOSHITAKE, Kayoko

1998- 2000
KAJIYAMA, Yoshiko RN, PhD

KAJIYAMA, Yoshiko

2001-2003 and 2007-2009
KATADA, Noriko RN, DNSc

KATADA,  Noriko

2004-2006
HINUMA, Chihiro RN, PhD

HINUMA,  Chihiro

2010-2012
OIKAWA, Ikuko RN, MSN

HINUMA,  Chihiro

2013-2014
NINOMIYA, Keiko RN, PHN, DNSc

HINUMA,  Chihiro

2015-2017
TAKEDA, Junko RN, PHN, DNSc

HINUMA,  Chihiro

2017- present
NARAMA, Miho RN, PHN, DNSc

HINUMA,  Chihiro