The Faculty Health Sciences, Nursing educational programme aims to educate contemporary students who will implement and sustain evidence-based practises that improve and develop individual and community health, respond to the needs of our country, adapt to changing conditions and evolving technologies, implement the philosophy of contemporary education with professional and applied courses (Fundamentals of Nursing , Nursing in Internal Medicine, Nursing in Surgical Diseases, Nursing in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nursing in Child Health and Diseases, Nursing in Psychiatry, Nursing in Public Health, Teaching in Nursing and Management in Nursing) together with basic science courses (anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, etc.), and a specialisation in the field of nursing). In addition, in the final year there is a one-year internship programme that includes all professional courses and projects prepared in collaboration with the school’s teaching staff. Those who successfully complete this programme are awarded a Bachelor’s degree.
Nursing is an applied health discipline concerned with the state of health of the individual, the family and society. It deals with the recognition of the human being and the care and applications that the person experiences in the course of his or her life and needs in health/illness situations. According to the definition given by the THD (Turkish Nurses Association) Education Commission in 1981, “Nursing is a health discipline consisting of science and art responsible for the planning, organisation, implementation, assessment and evaluation of nursing services in order to protect, develop and improve the health and well-being of the individual, family and society and to improve them in case of illness, as well as for the education of these people”. In addition to their duties of “caring” and “contributing to the treatment plan”, nurses also have duties such as “creating a safe and healthy environment”, “education”, “counselling”, “research”, “management”, “quality improvement”, “collaboration” and “communication”.
Our department has a very wide range of job opportunities and all healthcare institutions and organisations, corporate nursing, the pharmaceutical industry, home care services and preventive healthcare services, private and public institutions and organisations have employment opportunities in various positions in the management levels of hospitals.
The program is a four-year program, two semesters per year, and the mode of study is full-time. The Nursing curriculum has a total of 146 credits and 240 ECTS.