Department of Nursing

Nursing Program

revised: Dec. 19, 2016, 2:08 p.m.

The Degree Program in Nursing presents a four-year course of study with a comprehensive curriculum that provides an education and learning experience that enables students to graduate with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to be qualified nurses.

During the first year of the program, students will take required courses in anatomy, physiology, medical biology and genetics to provide them with a sound foundation of knowledge; they will also take courses that offer preparation for and basic knowledge needed in the nursing profession, such as basic concepts in nursing, interpersonal relationships and communications in nursing, basis of nursing, nursing history and ethics, along with elective courses (such as general psychology). Alongside this they will take a course in English for academic purposes in order to develop their skills in the English language. During the spring semester of the first year, along with theoretical classes students will develop their manual skills in well-equipped laboratories with the aid of simulators; they can also experience clinical applications in a variety of hospitals.

During the second year students will further develop the base of their professional knowledge with lessons and evidence-based applications in nursing of internal illnesses, nursing of infectious diseases, microbiology, parasitology and methods of research. The second semester courses will cover nursing of surgical patients, epidemiology, pharmacology, pathology, and biochemistry. They will also take elective courses in professional areas such as diet and treatment of illness and intensive-care nursing; throughout the second semester they will take classes in medical English to develop their language skill. They will also continue to attend clinical applications.

In the last two years of the program, advanced level courses are offered in the areas of women’s health and child health and illness, psychiatric nursing, public health nursing, education in nursing, administration, biostatistics, reproductive health and family planning consultation. In addition to elective courses in the areas of transplant nursing, the process of health education in nursing, and home-care nursing, students will continue their classes in medical English. Students also have the opportunity to take elective courses offered by other departments.

Fourth-year students will be occupied throughout the spring semester predominantly with clinical practice involving evidence-based applications; with the assistance of the nursing teaching staff they will be able to conduct a research project and present a graduation thesis on this research.
BİLGİ School of Health Sciences Nursing Department students can take advantage of the exchange programs within the Erasmus and “Laureate” network to obtain experience abroad. In addition, their participation in the social responsibility projects within the University’s system will provide them with an active learning experience.