Department of Psychiatric Nursing
The Department of Psychiatric Nursing of the School of Nursing and Midwifery started its activities with four academic staff members in 1986. The department teaches students at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Numerous students have graduated with degrees at these three levels.
Highly qualified academic staff together with the theoretical teaching of courses, access to hospitals and psychiatric wards has established a suitable atmosphere for the clinical education of students.
All the academic staff members of the Department of Psychiatric Nursing are active in theoretical and clinical teaching and teach at the three levels. They transfer their valuable scientific experiences to the students.
The academic staff members of the Department of Psychiatric Nursing are also in charge of teaching international students.
A summary of courses offered at the Department of Psychiatric Nursing

Bachelor’s Level:
• Individual and Social Psychology
• Psychology in Midwifery
• Diseases and nursing in mental disorders 1
• Diseases and nursing in mental disorders 2
• Ethics in Nursing

Master’s Level
• Individual therapy
• Family Therapy
• Group therapy
• Psychiatry and psychiatric nursing in children and adolescents
• Curriculum design and planning
• Teaching education
• Nursing Seminar
• Psychological problems of the elderly
• Psychological problems in nursing
Doctoral Level
• Challenges in Nursing
• New teaching methods
• Research methods at the doctoral level

Research areas of the members of the Department of Psychiatric Nursing
• Life Skills
• Addiction and drug abuse
• Counseling
• Mental health
• Reproductive health
• Complementary medicine