Dean’s Message

Nursing is a unique profession making differences in human life with its professional touch and indispensability in social services. Nursing, today, plays its most significant role in all its history in the development of health and the transformation of health services. Although developing science and technology have been changing the nature of many professions and threatening them to disappear, the need for “Care,” which is the purpose of nursing, has been increasing all over the world. Nurses provide health care services for the public, families, and individuals mostly in hospitals, long-term care facilities, ambulatory care centers, home care centers, schools, and companies. Additionally, nurses generate knowledge in the research and development centers, health education, consultancy units, and implement it into the services. There is an ongoing need to train nurses innovatively across a broad spectrum to provide critical services throughout the world. Koc University School of Nursing has responsibility to develop nurses’ leaders who will make a difference and contribute to the improvement of health outcomes for patients and families as well as generating knowledge that enhances nursing education and practices.
The foundation of School of Nursing dating back approximately a century was based on Amiral Bristol School of Nursing, which is the first private and international health education institution and was established under the American Hospital in 1920 supported by the USA Government until 1957. This school was incorporated into Vehbi Koc Foundation in 1995. Under the leadership of Semahat Arsel, who has been supporting the professional development of nursing by providing a unique and unprecedented contribution to nursing, this school has continued to provide teaching and education as a School of Health at Koç University in the Academic Year 1998-1999. The name of the school was changed to School of Nursing in 2005 with the decree of the Council of Ministers, and in 2016, the School of Nursing was closed, and transformed into a college.

This deep-rooted institution has crowned its leadership in nursing education, by being accredited in 2017 by ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing).

School of Nursing offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctoral (PhD) Nursing Programs. The faculty has also got close working relationship with the Semahat Arsel Nursing Education and Research Center which supports research projects and certified training programs.

Our faculty is situated in İstanbul where modern nursing was established is inviting you to consider our unique curriculum that is different than rest of the Schools of Nursing in Türkiye. The curriculum matches with the Koc University educational approach which allows you to have double major and minor programs. The faculty resources include classes that compatible with educational technology, libraries, laboratories, simulation center, excellent clinical practice settings and prolific faculty members to help you to become a nurse leader and researcher that would make a difference in health in a global world.

I invite you to join us in our journey in School of Nursing that assembles best students, faculty members and researchers with the approach of enriching and empowering each other.

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