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Department of Nursing

 

Department's Mission

Nursing is an art and a science dedicated to educating individuals in protecting people from diseases, improving the physical and psychological well-being of patients by delivering the health care instructed by the doctor and planning, applying and checking the patient care. 

Our mission is to train health professionals, educators and researchers equipped with professional qualities such as problem solution, hard-work and protective skills. We aim to train our students to develop the health profession according to the country's needs, to gain professional information and skills in implementing medical health services successfully, to become creative individuals who will contribute to the global science, to act according to ethical values and to communicate effectively. 

Departmental Facilities

Students of the Department of Nursing Care benefit from laboratories equipped with modern equipment at world standards. Each laboratory has been designed to provide opportunities for approximately 50 students to receive instruction at the same time. Our University provides sufficient number of computers with Internet connections for students. Students are also given the privilege of benefitting from the Eastern Mediterranean University Library which is equipped with modern facilities, equipment and databases. Our University also provides an array of recreational opportunities for our students in the form of social, cultural and sports activities. 

 

Programs

 

Program NameDegreeDuration (Years)Academic Unit
Nursing (English)Bachelor / B.S.4Department of Nursing
Nursing (Turkish)Bachelor / B.S.4Department of Nursing
Nursing (Turkish with Thesis)Master / M.S.1 - 2Department of Nursing

Distinguishing Attributes

A collaboration protocol between Eastern Mediterranean University, Marmara University and Gazi University has been signed to equip each individual student with up-to-date information and modern technology and to train students in becoming responsible, innovative professionals with a vision and ethical/professional values. Through the collaboration protocol, EMU Department of Nursing Care graduates professionals who will take the initiative, continuously develop themselves and produce and implement newly produced information in their profession.

Regarding courses and internship opportunities, our Department also receives support from academicians who have become experts in their academic and professional fields at the most prominent universities in Turkey. A considerable number of collaboration protocols have been signed with various well-known health institutions in order to provide different opportunities for students in the area of internship. While getting ready for their profession, students at our University have a chance to express themselves with participation at international standards and by taking part in social and cultural activities.

Major Accomplishments

Student number who has applied to EMU Faculty of Health Sciences Nursing Department has raised more than fifty percent within a year and our first graduates are preferred by all corporations.

Quality of Graduates

Our department provides technological advanced laboratories to our students and they apply their clinical applications at those laboratories in which enhance their nursing education and give the chance to work in a real-like environment. Within the scope of Nursing Department, our students are educated by professional qualified academic personnel who have advanced clinical experiences and those qualities make our students more proficient.

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates of the program receive the title of “Nurse”. Graduates of the department may pursue employment opportunities at private or state hospitals as departmental nurses, department chief nurses, hospital chief nurses or director of nursing services. If they wish, graduates may also continue their education at a higher level and become associate professors or professors. 

Contact Information

Address:

Eastern Mediterranean University
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department of Nursing
Famagusta, North Cyprus
Mersin 10 Turkey 

Tel: +90 392 630 3939
Fax: +90 392 630 3940
E-Mail: sbf@emu.edu.tr

 

 

Academic Staff

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeE-Mail
Prof. Dr. BESTİ ÜSTÜN * Faculty Member Nursing besti.ustun@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. FETHİYE ERDİL Faculty Member Nursing fethiye.erdil@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. GÜLER CİMETE * Faculty Member Nursing guler.cimete@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. GÜLÜMSER KUBLAY Faculty Member Nursing gulumser.kublay@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. REFİA SELMA GÖRGÜLÜ Chair Nursing SBF 227 selma.gorgulu@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. SAMİYE METE * Faculty Member Nursing samiye.mete@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. SEVİNÇ TAŞTAN Faculty Member Nursing sevinc.tastan@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. GÜLAY MANAV * Faculty Member Nursing gulay.manav@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. GÜLTEN SUCU DAĞ Vice Dean,
Assist. Director
Nursing SBF 138 - 223 gulten.dag@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. HANDAN SEZGİN Faculty Member Nursing SBF 222 handan.sezgin@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. HÜLYA FIRAT KILIÇ Faculty Member Nursing SBF 224 hulya.firat@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. ARZU ABİÇ Senior Instructor Nursing SBF 221 arzu.abic@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. DİLEK KARAOĞLAN Senior Instructor Nursing SBF 219 dilek.karaoglan@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. MELTEM ALTINIŞIK Senior Instructor Nursing SBF 219 meltem.altinisik@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. SEDA CEVHEROĞLU Senior Instructor Nursing SBF 221 seda.cevheroglu@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. SELDA BAL Senior Instructor Nursing SBF 217 selda.bal@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. SERPİL ÇAĞLIYAN Senior Instructor Nursing SBF 218 serpil.caglayan@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. SİNEM DAĞ Senior Instructor Nursing SBF 218 sinem.dag@emu.edu.tr
Specialist GÜLSEN MÜSTEYDE ALTAN Instructor Nursing SBF 220 gulsen.altan@emu.edu.tr
* : Indicated academic staff member delivering the course is employed at another university.

Degree
B.S.
Duration (Years)
4
Medium of Instruction
English

Curriculum

Course Code Course Title Semester Credit Lecture Hour (hrs/week) Lab (hrs/week) Tutorial (hrs/week) ECTS
Semester 1
HLTS141 Anatomy 1 4 3 3 -
HLTS143 Physiology 1 3 3 - -
HLTS145 Histology 1 2 2 - -
NUTD103 Introduction to Nutrition 1 2 2 - -
MATH135 Basic Mathematics for Health Sciences 1 3 3 - -
ENGL181 Academic English - I
ENGL 181 is a first semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B1 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as Moodle. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students? knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures and lexis. The main focus will mainly be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.
1 3 5 1 -
ENGL191 Communication in English - I
ENGL 191 is a first semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B1 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as Moodle. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students? knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures and lexis. The main focus will be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.
1 3 3 1 -
TUSL181 Turkish as a Second Language 1 2 2 - -
HIST280 Atatürk's Principles and History of Turkish Reforms 1 2 2 - -
Semester 2
PSYC104 Psychological Science 2 3 3 - -
HLTS142 Pathology 2 2 2 - -
HLTS144 Clinical Microbiology 2 3 2 2 -
HLTS146 Pharmacology for Nursing 2 3 3 - -
BIOL222 Biochemistry 2 2 2 - -
ITEC105 Introduction to Computers
This course is an introduction to the world of Computing and Information Technology (IT). Today, we are all part of an exploding Information Society and in this dynamic new society people at homes, schools, institutions and businesses are engaged in an ever- growing partnership with computers. Computers and Information Technology are part of just about everything we do at work and at home. And the fact is that, computers will play an even greater role in our lives in the years to come. The course presents the basic description of information technology concepts, basic computer system hardware and software components, common terminology in information technology, application areas, and integration of computer system components.
2 3 2 2 -
ENGL182 Academic English - II
ENGL 182 is a second semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B2 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as Moodle. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students? knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures and lexis. The main focus will mainly be on the development of language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking and the improvement of general academic study skills necessary in an academic setting.
2 3 5 1 -
ENGL192 Communication in English - II
This course is designed to further help students improve their English to B2 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of References for Languages. The course aims to reconsolidate and develop students? knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures, and critical thinking. The course also incorporates use of technologies such as MOODLE. The course will focus on reading, writing, listening, speaking and introducing documentation, and will also focus on presentation skills in academic settings.
2 3 3 - 1
Semester 3
NURS201 Basic Concepts in Nursing 3 3 3 - -
NURS203 Fundamentals of Nursing 3 6 4 3 7
NURS205 Communication in Nursing 3 3 2 2 -
NURS207 Patient Education 3 3 2 2 -
UE01 University Elective - I 3 3 3 - -
UE02 University Elective - II 3 3 3 - -
Semester 4
NURS202 Medical Nursing
Improving students’ ability of practice and knowledge regarding improving health, keeping healthy, early diagnosis of illnesses, treatment, care and rehabilitation, knowledge of the patient and family. Throughout the course, students will be engaging with nursing process, fluid-electrolyte balance, acid-base equilibrium and imbalance, shock and nursing care, system diseases and nursing care and practice.
4 6 4 3 7
NURS204 Surgical Nursing
Within the scope of primary health care consideration, basic principles of surgery, surgical illnesses of systems, gaining required ability of application, knowledge and practicing nursing regarding pre-during-post surgery for improving patient’s physical, psychological and social conditions.
4 6 4 3 7
NURS206 Health Assessment
The content of this course include; health assessment for nursing care, health history for nursing care, physical assessment skills, preparation for physical assessment, general assessment of the individual, physical examination of the physiological systems.
4 3 2 2 -
NURS208 Radition Safety in Healthcare Institution
The content of this course include; the harm of radiation on human health and environment, harms of radiation on pregnants and children, radiation accidents, precautions for radiation accidents, personal precautions for radiation safety, institutional precautions for radiation safety, types of radiation.
4 2 2 - -
NURS210 History of Nursing and Health Legislation
The course includes the topics of health related beliefs and practices in the historical process, historical developments of nursing profession in the world , historical developments of nursing profession in TRNC and TR, nursing and health laws, rules and regulations in TRNC and TR.
4 2 2 - -
Semester 5
NURS301 Women Health and Gynecology Nursing
The course aims to improve students’ knowledge about women, baby’s and family’s health care from infancy to elderliness and nursing care of gynecological illnesses. It includes, women’s health and gynecology nursing, reproduction health and nursing roles, normal and risky neonatal, pregnancy, nursing care in pre and post birth, reproduction system diseases, nursing care and practice.
5 6 4 3 7
NURS303 Child Health and Disease Nursing
This course enables students to evaluate a child’s normal and abnormal growth and development characteristics (from birth until the end of adolescence) according to the systems within the framework of holistic nursing approach. The status of child health in the world and in our country, basic concepts in pediatric nursing, immunization, growth- development and disorders, nutrition, systems and nursing care and practicing.
5 6 4 3 7
NURS305 Clinical Nursing Skills Practice - I 5 No-Credit - - -
AE01 Area Elective - I 5 3 3 - -
MATH212 Biostatistics
Introduction to statistics and biostatistics, usage of statistics in health sciences and related investigations, data collection, descriptive statistics, tables and graphs, probability and probability distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation analysis, basic concepts of statistics and descriptive statistics, statistical comparison methods, statistical analyses, research design, data collection tools, inspection of sufficiency and reliabilities, scaling and preparation of scientific reports
5 3 2 1 -
Semester 6
NURS302 Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing
Protection of mental health and mental health variables that affect physical, social, and mental health problems, the course gives preventive, curative, rehabilitative nursing skills and teaches individuals to cope with problems practically. Psychiatric nursing philosophy, purpose, basic concepts in the field of mental health and illness, theories and laws, adult and child mental health problems, treatment and nursing care and practice.
6 6 4 3 7
NURS304 Community Health Nursing
Individuals, family and community approach to primary health care nursing services at home and non-hospital institutions using the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviors. The course covers the organization of health services in the world, TRNC and Turkey, basic health care and philosophy, public health nurse's role and duties, home care, maternal and child health, environmental health, occupational health, school health services, nurse’s role in the public health and practicing.
6 6 4 3 7
NURS306 Nursing Research 6 3 3 - -
NURS308 Geriatric Care
The course provides knowledge in the field of geriatrics and identifies problems of elderly individuals care. The course covers definition and classification of age, assessment of elderly individual and physiological changes in old age, nutrition, pain and dementia / Alzheimer in old age, occurring accidents and ways of protection, psychosocial problems, quality of life and home care, elder abuse, geriatric nursing issues.
6 3 3 - -
UE03 University Elecitive - III 6 3 3 - -
Semester 7
NURS401 Ethics in Nursing
The content of this course includes basic information on ethical concepts and scope of bioethics, the social and cultural context of ethics, philosophical basis and relevance of ethics with laws, major ethical theories, code of nursing ethics, and explication of care ethics with nursing, and ethical decision making in nursing practice.
7 2 2 - -
NURS403 Education in Nursing
The course aims to provide knowledge and practice , skills and attitudes to students in activities related to the planning, implementation and the evaluation of teaching-learning process.The role, importance and principles of education in nursing, concepts of teaching and learning, factors affecting learning, process of teaching-learning, group training, orientation and in-service training, adult education, health education and practice in nursing education.
7 5 4 2 -
NURS405 Nursing Profession Courses Practice - I
This course focuses on providing experience in comprehensive nursing interventions in the primary, secondary and tertiary national and/or international health care settings for prepare students to the profession.
7 3 - - 24
NURS407 Clinical Nursing Skills Practice - II 7 No-Credit - - -
AE02 Area Elective - II 7 3 3 - -
AE03 Area Elective - III 7 3 3 - -
Semester 8
NURS402 Emergency Nursing 8 3 2 2 -
NURS404 Epidemiology for Nursing 8 2 2 - -
NURS406 Management in Nursing
The course aims to provide knowledge, skills and attitudes to students in nursing services planning, organization, implementation, evaluation and coordination activities related to the management. The course covers the definition of management, purpose, theories, nursing management, functions of nurse manager, management process, organizational structure, motivation, job satisfaction, power, authority, problem solving, decision making, ethics and management, legal issues, providing quality and practicing.
8 4 3 2 -
NURS408 Nursing Profession Courses Practice - II
This course focuses on providing experience in comprehensive nursing interventions in the primary, secondary and tertiary national and/or international health care settings for prepare students to the profession.
8 3 - - 24
AE04 Area Elective - IV 8 3 3 - -