Second Cycle Programmes    (Master's Degree)
Master (with thesis) - Institute of Health Sciences - Fundamental Nursing
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
History
Fundamentals of Nursing department was founded in 1992. Fundamentals of Nursing department provides training in graduate programs since 1995 – 1996.
Qualification Awarded
Master of Science in Fundamentals of Nursing.
Specific Admission Requirements
Admission requirements are: (1) having a bachelor's degree in nursing; (2) fulfilling criteria announced at admission advertisement given by Institute of Health Sciences (3) 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) (4) the assessment for admission to masters programs is based on: 50% of ALES and 50% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA)) and interview grade.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
A student who is currently enrolled in a Master’s Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least two semester may transfer to this programme. Transfer applications at the latest, can be done at the beginning of the fourth semester
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. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 60 ECTS. 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 to 5 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
The student to provide learning the basic concepts of nursing; developing knowledge and skills in health promotion, nursing theories, research, statistics, clinical decision making and ethical issue; giving nursing care in accordance with ethical principles, taking on responsibility for maintenance of health, assessing of health and illness needs, completing the scientific research project.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates can be employed as caregiver, instructor, administrator in public and private health institutions academic staff in naitional and international higher education institutions.
Access to Further Studies
Upon successful completion of a master's degree graduates may apply to doctoral programs in their respective fields or multi-disciplinary areas. They are accepted if they are successful in the exam and interview and get a valid score from ALES and English language proficiency
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, to take a final examination. The final grade is based on 40% of the mid-term examination grade, 60% of the final examination grade. To pass any course, a Master's student must receive at least 65 out of 100. Additionaly, If master's thesis is found successfully by the academic jury, student graduates from programme.
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. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 60 ECTS. 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 to 5 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
Prof. Dr. Şule Ecevit Alpar Marmara University Health Sciences Fa culty Nursing Department Tıbbiye cad. No: 49 Haydarpaşa - İstanbul phone: 0216 3302070/ 1147 fax: 0216 4183773 e-mail: salpar@marmara.edu.tr
Facilities
Continuous development of the training will be provided and the syllabus that students will receive a course from different disciplines will be presented. The department of nursing has a computer laboratory, a skills laboratory and library
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 Explain the relations of basic nursing concepts.
2 Show specialist skill for the health assessment/the definition of care needs.
3 Compare the nursing model.
4 Apply systematic nursing care with a holistic approach.
5 Assume responsibility for developing and maintaining health.
6 Use appropriate principles and methods in education of fundamentals of nursing.
7 Performs the role of nursing at the level of expertise.
8 Use professional nursing values and ethical principles in clinical decision-making process.
9 Reflect to nursing care the theoretical knowlegde and results of research.
10 Do research on nursing care.
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 HES711 Fundamentals of Nursing I Compulsory 2 4 9
2 HES-S1,2,3-YL Elective - 1-2-3 Elective 9 0 21
Total 11 4 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 HES700 Seminar Compulsory 0 2 3
2 HES712 Fundamentals of Nursing II Compulsory 2 4 9
3 HES-S4,5,6-YL Elective - 4-5-6 Elective 9 0 18
Total 11 6 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 Thesis Compulsory 60

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