Junko Kondo MSN, RN, RNM

Junko Kondo

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Tenshi College Graduate School of Midwifery
Location: Higashi-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, Japan

Junko Kondo MSN, RN, RNM, Professor at the Tenshi College Graduate School of Midwifery, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in midwifery and nursing.

Having distinguished herself for more than 45 years, Ms. Kondo most recently excelled at Tenshi College, formerly known as Tenshi Women’s College, in Higashi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Taking on various roles, she served as a professor and the director of nursing between 1997 and 2009, as well as the dean, professor and chairperson of board management at the Graduate School of Midwifery from 2004 to 2010. Finding vast success in her career, Ms. Kondo was the recipient of a Distinguished Service Medal from the Japan Academy of Midwifery in 2013 and a testimonial from the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1999. Moreover, she accepted a Second Degree Medal from the President of Egypt in 1983.

During the earliest stages of her career, Ms. Kondo served Tenshi Hospital as a head nurse from 1953 until 1957 and as the director of public health in the nursing department from 1962 to 1965. In between these roles, she gained field experience in the United States as a staff nurse at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Massachusetts. Ms. Kondo had also flourished as an associate professor at Tenshi Junior College from 1965 to 1968, as well as a professor at St. Luke’s College of Nursing and the dean and professor at Sapporo Medical University between 1972 and 1997.

Ms. Kondo is a former president of the Japan Academy of Nursing Science, the Japan Academy of Midwifery, the Japanese Midwives Association and the Japan Society of Private Colleges and Universities of Nursing. Likewise, she is an auditor of the Japan Institute of Midwifery Education and an honorary member of the Japan Academy of Nursing Education. A 1971 fellow of the International Council of Nurses, Ms. Kondo had also been the Asia Pacific regional representative at the International Conference of Midwives from 1999 to 2008. In the editorial realm, she also contributed to the International Journal of Nursing Studies as an editorial board member.

Ms. Kondo received an Associate of Arts from Tenshi Junior College in 1953 before continuing her studies in the United States. Matriculating at Boston College, she attained a Bachelor of Science in 1960 and a Master of Science in 1962. In addition, she conducted postgraduate studies at Tokyo University between 1969 and 1972. To attest to Ms. Kondo’s legacy, she can also be found in the first and second edition of Who’s Who in Asia, the third edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and numerous editions of Who’s Who in the World.

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