Nursing education in Turkey: From past to present

Bahcecik N., ALPAR Ş.

NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, vol.29, no.7, pp.698-703, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nedt.2009.05.008
  • Title of Journal : NURSE EDUCATION TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.698-703


Nursing education in Turkey first began in 1912 with the introduction of a 6-month course to train voluntary medical attendants, with Dr. Besim Omer Pasha's advice to the Red Crescent Association regarding the inadequacy of healthcare services. as a crucial need for nursing services resulted due to significant losses given during Tripoli (1911) and the Balkan (1912) wars. Carrying out their duties in battlefields and hospitals with great devotion. the first nurses graduated from the course played a significant role in promoting the nursing profession and its importance.