Our department curriculum offers graduates essential privileges regarding the targeted characteristics. This department aims to train nurses who develop nursing practices through critical thinking and research; work as an active member of the healthcare team; provide nursing care services in health, disease prevention, treatment and supportive qualities through individual/family and collective "Planned Nursing Care". An education which follows and transpose on current developments, especially regarding health protection and individual-centered care is pursued in this department. In addition to the compulsory courses offered to the students according to program’s learning objectives, elective courses are also offered for their selection so that they are equipped for both professional and personal development in accordance with their interests. Students also have the opportunity to experience many professional skills in a well-equipped laboratory environment. Following the laboratory practices, different hospitals and institutions provide solid knowledge and skills acquired during the internship components of the program.
Training is conducted in the form of theoretical, pre-clinical skill and clinical training. In the laboratories, there are two adult models allowing basic nursing practices, a simulation model for cardiopulmonary massage, a pregnancy simulation model for delivery practices, a neonatal care and practice model, skeleton, anatomy model, sphygmomanometer, aspirator, and chest tube drainage device available. This gives students the opportunity to do small group work and practice all kinds of skills which are necessary for their profession. The department continues its education with three professors, three assistant professors and five instructors in its staff. In addition to this core staff, academic members from other units of the university also offer courses. The department is located on the campus of the university where canteen and cafeteria, sports facility, swimming pool and student dining rooms are available. Our students also benefit from the common library of the campus.
Nurses can work in many governmental and private health sector (hospitals, factories, rehabilitation centers, elderly care homes, child care homes, disabled nursing homes, family and community health centers) as nurses, chief nurse of units or hospitals. Nurses' working areas are changing and expanding with the changing health care needs and population structure around the world. Thus, an increase is expected in the number of daycare centers and inpatient care centers. In addition to this, shortening of the length of stay in the hospital and the follow-up of the patients and the elderly at home and home care need at home have become important and nurses can also work in these areas. In addition to the nursing education, the graduates receiving the teaching certificate can work in nursing colleges. They can also find employment in nursing schools, vocational health schools after Master and Ph.D. education. This allows graduates to work as individuals who contribute to the development of the profession, both as an instructor and a researcher.