Nursing departments in North Cyprus aim at raising professional nurses to work in the health sector, who are capable of assessing and planning the nursing needs of patients, thereby providing nursing services at international standards. Moreover, the course outline targets training nurses who can effectively assist as part of a medical team or provide professional training services in the field in line with the ethical principles of the profession.
The nursing departments offers admission to all male and female high school graduates who have scored sufficient points from their high school leaving certificate and meet up with the university’s requirement.
At the first stage of the programme, foundation courses in basic health like introduction to anatomy physiology, psychology and nursing are offered as well as some general courses. The second stage of the programme directly involves applied and practical courses. The practical courses take place in the general hospitals in the three major cities, (Girne, Famagusta and lefkoşa). The programme equip the students with the necessary information, ethics, knowledge and skills required to become a nurse.
Student graduates with a degree in nursing after studying for four years and officially become nurses. Successful students and graduates may continue with their academic studies in nursing or other health science fields by applying to graduate and post graduate programmes both in North Cyprus and other universities abroad.
In addition to an academic career, graduates may find employment in day care or nursing homes, mother-infant health centres, community health centres, weight loss centres, in sports complexes or gyms, child social services homes, schools, nursery schools, hotels, elderly homes, public sector institutions, transportation services and other health institutions.
Studying nursing in North Cyprus is very affordable with each academic year fees ranging from $2600 to $3500, you can check the website of your university of choice to get more information on the actual fee charged.