Tetsuya Tanioka, RN; PhD, FAAN
Professor of Nursing, Department of Nursing Outcome Management
Tokushima University, Japan
Dr. Tanioka earned his Ph.D. from Kochi University of Technology, Japan (2002) and PhD in Nursing Science from St. Paul University Philippines (2021). He also obtained his Master of Science in Nursing from St. Paul University Philippines in 2018, M.A. from Shikoku Gakuin University (1999), and BEd. from Meisei University Japan (1997). Following graduation from Kochi Prefectural Nursing School and licensure as Registered Nurse (1988), he worked for 11 years in a Psychiatric Hospital in Japan. He found his passion for nursing research focused on studying human technologies, integrating science and technology within the perspective of nursing caring science. He continues to contribute immensely towards the clarification of technological competency as caring in nursing and create high quality care processes within varying technological environments. His continuing engagement in nursing towards enhancing interdisciplinary and collaborative endeavors for nursing is focused on caring, exemplified as the integration of science and technology through research on human technologies, practice and education. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Open Journal Health, the International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Nursing Practice, the Journal of Art and Aesthetics in Nursing and Health Sciences, the International Journal for Human Caring, and the Journal of Health and Caring Sciences. He is a recognized Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). Dr. Tanioka was visiting scholar at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University. He is known for his Transactive Relationship Theory of Nursing (TRETON): A Nursing Engagement Model for Persons and Humanoid Nursing Robots, and the electronic health administration system entitled, Psychiatric Outcome Management System (PSYCHOMS®). His most recent book "Nursing Robots" for the elderly was released in March 2017.