Second Cycle Programmes    (Master's Degree)
Master (with thesis) - Institute of Health Sciences - Surgical Disease Nursing - Operating Room Nursing
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
History
Master of Science in Nursing Program in Operating Room Nursing Department started in 1999. Surgical Nursing Department is about on research of intraoperative nursing care. This programme aims to educate qualified researchers who have enough eccumulation of knowledge. It aims to educate also scientists on surgical nursing for long time education programs as doctorate.
Qualification Awarded
Master of Science in Nursing The Master’s Degree in Operating Room Nursing (second cycle in Operating Room Nursing ) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully fulfilled all programme requirements.
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Bachelor's Degree and willing to enroll in the Master's programme may apply to the Directorate of the Graduate School with the documents: 1-Sufficient score (at least 60 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM).The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 20% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ),%15 of Professional knowledge assesment note and 15% of interview grade. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
To be graduated from Faculty of Health Science Nursing Division or School of Nursing (4-year). Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Marmara University is not an exception to this.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. A student may take uppergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Master's course load and credits. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The Master's thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 3 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
This programme is assist student in developing expertise and indepth understanding in the field of operating room nursing. It will help student to develop advanced skills for operating room nursing intervention in during the preoperative and intraoperative periods and provide quality care. It is to prepare as a expert operating room nurses scientist with the investigative abilities of researcher and professional leadership skill.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Nurses with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree on Surgical Nursing can serve as clinical nurse specialists or nursing managers in public hospitals, university hospitals or private hospitals. Besides, they can further advance their academic careers in nursing, midwifery or health officers departments in Surgical Nursing Departments at Faculties of Medical Science or Schools of Nursing
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree, and by taking note ALES valid, providing English language competence, may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the surgical nursing or in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Students are required to take a mid-term examination and/or complete other assigned projects/homework during the semester and, additionally, are required to take a final examination and/or complete a final project for course evaluation. The final grade is based on the mid-term examination grade, the final examination grade and/or evaluation of final project, with the contributions of 40% and 60%, respectively. To pass any course, a Master's student must receive at least 65 out of 100. Students must repeat courses they have failed or may substitute courses the Department accepts as equivalent. The assessment for each course is described in detail in “Individual Course Description”.
Graduation Requirements
The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. A student may take uppergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Master's course load and credits. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The Master's thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 3 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Aysel GÜRKAN, RN, PHD. ASSiSTANT PROFESSOR Marmara Unıversty Dean of Health Sciences Faculty Surgical Nursing Department Tıbbiye Cad. No: 49 Üsküdar/İstanbul Phone: 90 216 330 20 70 /1168 Fax: 90 216 418 37 73 E. Mail: agurkan@marmara.edu.tr
Facilities
Computer laboratory, klinical skill laboratory, clinical practice in the Training and Research Hospital. They are expected to participate in researches and projects carried out by the department. They also contribute to the academic congresses and meetings in accordance with their field of interest.
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 Know anatomic, physiological and pathophysiological processes of surgical patient.
2 Plan comprehensive peroperative care of surgical patient.
3 Apply comprehensive peroperative care of surgical patient.
4 Demonstrate spesific clinics skills in operating room nursing field.
5 Knows the properties of the operation environment.
6 Utilize the concepts and theories related to advanced knowledge in operating
7 Contribute towards personal and professional advancement thorough continuing
8 Synthesize current knowledge gained from nrsing literature and research.
9 Adopts teamwork
10 Conduct scientific research
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 CEH701 Surgical Nursing I Compulsory 2 4 7
2 CEH703 Operating Room Nursing I Compulsory 2 4 7
3 CEH705 Fundamental Principles of Emergency Approach I Compulsory 2 4 8
4 CEH-S1,2-YL Elective - 1-2 Elective 6 0 8
Total 12 12 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 CEH700 Seminar Compulsory 0 2 2
2 CEH702 Surgical Nursing II Compulsory 2 4 7
3 CEH704 Operating Room Nursing II Compulsory 2 4 7
4 CEH706 Emergency Nursing Compulsory 2 4 6
5 CEH-S3,4-Y Elective - 3-4 Elective 6 0 8
Total 12 14 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 Thesis Compulsory 60
Elective
1 . Semester > CEH-S1,2-YL Elective - 1-2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 CEH751 Pain: Nature and Control Compulsory 3 0 4
2 CEH753 Evaluation of Forensic Cases Compulsory 3 0 4
3 HEM749 Research Methods Compulsory 3 0 4
4 HES755 Health Assessment I Compulsory 2 2 4
2 . Semester > CEH-S3,4-Y Elective - 3-4
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 CEH756 Patient Safety in Surgery Compulsory 3 0 4
2 CEH758 New Technologies in Health Compulsory 3 0 4
3 HEM750 Study Methods in Health Compulsory 3 0 4
4 HES756 Health Assessment II Compulsory 2 2 4

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