Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


Along with other Nursing departments in our institution, Fundamentals of Nursing Department has been established according to the 27th November 1990 Executive decision of Turkish Higher Council. In 2 October 1998, it offered graduate programs, including master and PhD in Nursing, under the Health Sciences Institute of Hacettepe University.  

The program language is Turkish. The duration of the master's program with thesis, excluding the time spent in scientific preparation, is four semesters, starting from the semester in which the courses related to the program in which the program is registered are given, regardless of whether the student registers for each semester or not, and the program is completed in a maximum of six semesters.

The number of quotas is determined according to the number of thesis advisors per faculty member included in the Principles on Opening and Implementing a Graduate Education Program.

The program does not have an internship application.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


To have a Bachelor of Nursing Diploma.

To have ALES (SAY / EA) score type and ALES and Foreign Language base score determined by the Health Sciences Institute Board and approved by the Hacettepe University Senate

To meet the application requirements of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations and Institute of Health Sciences.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


Students must complete the 60 AKTS credits (21 national credits) compulsory and selective courses and 60 AKTS credits for thesis work in order to graduate.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


Regulations of Hacettepe University Health Sciences Institute for graduate programs must be complied.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


Aims of this program are that the students develop a professional consciousness, acquire the ability to reach the relevant information specific to Fundamentals of nursing and to the basic concepts, theories, principles and methods of this subject, gain expertise in teaching fundamentals of nursing course by developing an educational philosophy regarding with the teaching of Fundamentals of nursing and acquiring the ability to use the teaching principles and methods.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


We conducted a qualitative study using the interview technique to explore the views of ten graduates of Fundamentals of Nursing master's program. One of the graduates is working as research assistant in Fundamentals of Nursing department, and still continues on her PhD study. Four of our graduates are working as research assistant at nursing departments of various universities of our country, while two are employed as instructor, and three are working either as supervisor nurse or educator at hospitals.

All of our graduates reported that this master's program enabled them to develop a professional consciousness, and to acquire the information about the basic concepts, theories, principles and methods of Fundamentals of nursing, which regarded by them as essential for all fields of nursing. They expressed that this program provided them the ability to conceptualize the philosophy of nursing, to access, analyze and synthesis knowledge by literature review, and to develop the skill of using principles and methods of teaching for fundamentals of nursing course.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


Nursing Fundamentals Master's program has 2 years (4 semesters) of education. The Principles of Nursing are carried out by the faculty members and staff of the Department. In the master's program, the rate of compulsory courses is 50%, and the rate of elective courses is 50%. In this program, the student can take more than the minimum credits if deemed necessary or requested. In the master's program, the student can take the minimum credit he has to take, by spreading the first 2 semesters as he wishes and starts his thesis work from the third semester. A minimum of 120 ECTS must be completed for graduation.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Assessment is made according to the regulations of Hacettepe University Health Sciences Institute for graduate programs

D.16. Graduation Requirements


Students must complete the 60 AKTS credits (21 national credits) compulsory and selective courses and 60 AKTS credits for thesis work in order to graduate.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Professor Leyla Dinç

Hacettepe University

Faculty of Nursing

Fundamentals of Nursing Department

Phone: 0312 3051580 /145

Fax: 0312 3127085