Nigde University Nigde Zubeyde Hanım School of Health started education in 1996-1997 Academic Year in accordance with the protocol no. 22805 signed between Ministry of Health and Board of Higher Education in 22.11.1996 and being based on the fact that the Schools of Health, being established instead of the Vocational Schools of Health that were within the body of Ministry of Health by virtue of the decision of High Council of Health dated 23.05.1995 and numbered 185/1, were to carry on their education in vocational high school buildings of the General Directorate of Health Education.
Nigde University Nursing Department of Nigde Zubeyde Hanım School of Health started education as an associate degree program in accordance with the foundation law dated 11.07.1992 that was published 21281 numbered Official Gazette and with the decision no.83 of University Senate dated 24.12.1997. The Department of Nursing turned into an undergraduate program in 1996-1997 Academic Year.
The students who successfully complete the Department of Nursing may work in prophylactic, therapeutic, rehabilitative private and official health institutions and at universities, state hospitals, health centers, family planning centers, schools and offices. Our students can benefit from education facilities at national and international universities within Life Long Learning Program (LLP-ERASMUS) and The Farabi Exchange Program.
Aims and Objectives
Level of Qualification and Qualification Awarded
Upon successful completion of this program, students are awarded with the qualification of Bachelor's Degree in NURSING.
A Bachelor's Degree Program in NURSING is a 240 ECTS Credits, 4-year program. The program meets the requirements by both the ECTS credits and level descriptors of the first cycle degree qualifications of the Overarching Framework of European Qualifications Framework HE(QF-EHEA) and the 6th level qualifications of the Turkish Qualifications Framework for HE (TYYÇ, NQF-HETR). The level descriptors also meet the 6th level requirements of the qualifications of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (EQF-LLL).
Specific Admission Requirements
Admission of national students to the NURSING program is contingent on success on the nationally centralized Student Selection Examination (OSYS) conducted by the Student Selection and Placement Centre (OSYM). Candidates who succeed on the YGS (ENTRANCE EXAM in Higher Education) are enrolled according to their type YGS-2 score preferences.
Admission of foreign students is possible through an evaluation of students’ individual application to the university. For further and detailed information please visit General Admission Requirements and Registration Procedures in the menu items of the Information on the Institution.
For further information, please contact to Nigde University International Office.
Contact : International Office
Nigde University, Main Campus, 51240 Niğde, TÜRKİYE
Phone : 0 388 225 21 48
Fax : 0 388 225 23 85
Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning
With an understanding of lifelong learning, Nigde University recognizes the previously taken courses in another institution and exempts them from graduation credit, as long as the courses match with the learning outcomes of the registered programme at Nigde University. The learning outcome match and the exemption are decided by the School Board in line with the related laws and regulations.
Profile of the Programme
Undergraduate (Bachelor's Degree) program in Nursing (First Cycle in QF-EHEA and 6th level in TYYÇ ) is an academically-oriented program giving access to degree and non-degree research program and professional practice demanding high levels of knowledge and skills. The classification of the program with respect to "ISCED (The International Standard Classification of Education) 2011" and "NQF-HETR (The Turkish Qualifications Framework for HE)" and the codes of the fields of education can be listed as follows:
Learning and Teaching Methods:
The most frequently used Instructional Methods of the educational programs of Nigde University are given below. Programs commonly apply these methods as appropriate instructional approaches in accordance with their aims and objectives.
The instructional methods applied for achieving the goal of meeting the expected learning outcomes at the Nursing program at large are indicated in the section of ‘program learning outcomes’, and those methods utilized for individual course units are indicated in the relevant section of “ description of individual course unit’.
Examples of Learning and Teaching Methods:
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples
Our graduates, provided that they pass Public Personnel Selection Examination, may find employment as a nurse in personnel cadre of Ministry of Health. In addition, they can easily get a job in private sector due to the job vacancy of the qualified personnel in health sector. They may also have an academic career by matriculating in related M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes of the universities in Turkey or abroad
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The qualification of NURSING is obtained upon graduation from the programme NURSING, which requires;
For detailed information: Please see "Nidge University's Rules & Regulations for Undergraduate Education"
Access to Further Studies
Upon successful completion of this programme, students may apply to master’s (second cycle) and in some cases, to doctorate (third cycle) degree programs in or related fields of NURSING. According to the National Regulations on Graduate Education, students are admitted to master’s programmes taking into account their undergraduate (first cycle degree) achievement level and the scores on the subject-specific entrance examinations of the Graduate Education Entrance Examination (ALES) centrally administered by the Student Selection and Placement Centre (OSYM). Within the framework of the national regulations, regulations endorsed by the senate of each university stipulate the weight of ALES Examination results in the overall evaluation of candidates. Depending on the institutions’ regulations, for some programmes to be accessed, a certain level of foreign language proficiency is also required.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The methods applied for assessment of the achievement of the expected program learning outcomes for the entire program of NURSING are shown below and those for the individual course units are given in the relevant section of the cours
The success of students in achieving the expected leaning outcomes of the each course unit within the curriculum of NURSING programme is evaluated via assessments of in-term activities and final examination which takes place at the end of each semester.
Assessment of in-term activities includes a minimum number of a mid-term examination, homework and a short-exam (quiz) as compulsory assessment methods for all the course units within all degree programmes defined by the Regulations. The programmes are encouraged to define more assessment methods for the in-term activities depending on their needs for measuring the achievements of the outcomes at the programme and course unit levels in order to ensure the educational aims and objectives. The nature and number of the assessment methods used for each course unit together with their contribution the final grades are given under the title of “Assessment and Grading” in the sections of course descriptions. These arrangements are announced in advance, at the beginning of each semester and published in the sections of the course descriptions on this web site.
Mid-term and final examinations are conducted in dates, places and times determined and announced by the University. The students’ final semester grade is given by their instructors based on mid-term examination, homework evaluation, short-examinations, final examination and, if there is any other assessment results taking into account the students’ compliance with attendance to the course activities.
The contributions of the grades of the in-term activities and final exam grade to the final success grade of a course are determined by the course instructor and announced to students within the first two weeks of the semester. Moreover, the contribution of the final exam cannot be less than 40 % and higher than 60% for all the courses within all the degree programmes defined by the Regulations.
Course units, which do not require a mid-term, homework, short-exam and/or a final exam, such as work placement, are determined by the administration of the related departments and specific assessment and grading methods for these courses are also announced through the same channels described above. Evaluation of such activities is made through the procedures defined by the Senate and assessed by Pass (P) or Fail (F) grades.
The success of a student for each assessment (in-term and final) defined for each course unit is evaluated by the instructor. Evaluations are made over a scale of 100 points and converted to the letter grades at the end of the semester taking into account the standard deviation of grades and grade point average of the class and using the relative evaluation method, principles of which have been set by the Senate.
Please see the section of “Grade Evaluation” for detailed information.
In order for a student to graduate from the NURSING program the following conditions must to be met:
For detailed information: Please see "Nigde University's Rules & Regulations for Undergraduate Education"
Mode of Study:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Nigde University is a full time / face to face programme.