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Psychiatric Nursing Department is one of the eight departments of Hacettepe University School of Nursing that were established according to the 27th November 1990 decision of The Executive Board of Turkish Higher Council.

Psychiatric Nursing Area that started to conduct psychiatric nursing master’s program in 1968 and PhD  program in 1972 within the scope of Hacettepe University Institute of Helath Sciences under the name of Nursing Department  was started to be conducted as an independent program within the scope of Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences since December 11, 1998.


Our department aims to train undergraduate and graduate nurses who adopt scientific thinking and norms in the field of mental health and psychiatric nursing as principles. In addition, it is aimed that our graduate nurses would be creative, questioner, productive and leader, have comprehensive knowledge of the national and international literature, can transfer the literature information to the practice, education and research in accordance with the needs of the individual, family and society.


As well as classrooms and simulation laboratory within the faculty, the standardized patient laboratories in the Department of Medical Education and Informatics are used to develop effective communication skills and practical skills related to mental health and psychiatric nursing. And also psychiatry, surgery and internal clinics of hospitals, community mental health services, treatment/rehabilitation centers for alcohol-substance addiction, child monitoring centres, nursing homes, non-governmental organizations are among the areas where research and practice activities carried out.

1 associate professor, 2 assistant professors and 7 research assistants are on duty in the department.

Bachelor Courses

Courses delivered by Psychiatric Nursing Department under the Faculty of Nursing bachelor/undergraduate programme are HEM 421 Mental Health Psychiatric Nursing and HEM 130 Self Awareness and Communication Management. Besides the compulsory courses, HEM 117 Coping, HEM 140 Development and Emotional Intelligence, HEM 431 Child and Adolescent Mental Health, SEC 359 Elderly Mental Health, SEC 361 Psychosocial Care for Terminally Ill and Family, and SEC 461 Interpersonel Communication in Health Care Services are conducted as elective courses.

Examples about Areas of Research

  • Self-awareness and interpersonal communication
  • Psychosocial care in chronic diseases
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Clinical psychiatric nursing
  • Child and adolescent mental health nursing
  • Consultation-liaison psychiatric nursing
  • Alcohol and substance addiction nursing
  • Community mental health nursing
  • Counseling and psychotherapy
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Violence and mobbing
  • Self
  • Coping
  • Factors affecting mental health
  • Vulnerable groups’ mental health
  • Psychosocial well-being of nurses/nursing students

Services Offered

  • Undergraduate and graduate education and training activities
  • Production of scientific publications and contribution to national / international literature
  • Organization of scientific meetings and active participation in them
  • Being consultant, editor and reviewer in periodic scientific publications in the field
  • Collaboration with several institutions and organizations related to nursing profession and mental health and provision of consultancy to these institutions
  • Provision of expert’s opinion service to the Ministry of Justice in cases of ethical dilemmas
  • Provision of mental health and psychiatric nursing counseling to individuals with chronic illness and community members who have psychological and social difficulties