Koç University School of Nursing, a nursing school which came into existence following the affiliation of the Admiral Bristol Nursing School to Koç University (KU) in 1999. It was founded in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and runs undergraduate, master’s level and doctoral level degree programs which aim to “prepare students for a career in professional nursing and to cultivate individuals who combine critical thinking, universal values, academic excellence and an interest in research”. The undergraduate program covers four years of education and two summer terms of English and practical clinical training.
Since the 2001-02 academic year, supported by donations from Semahat Arsel and Dr. Nusret Arsel, KU School of Nursing and SANERC (Semahat Arsel Nursing Education and Research Center) have been based in a building on the site of the old Güzelbahçe Hospital in Nişantaşı, Istanbul. The old School of Nursing on Büyük Çiftlik Sokak, Teşvikiye, was also transformed into a dormitory for nursing students. From July 2015 onwards, the school has been based on the Koç University Health Sciences Campus in Topkapı, which is also the location of Koç University Hospital.
The school’s classrooms and laboratories are equipped with audio-visual technology, providing students with easy access to scientific and technological developments; the library has a regularly updated collection of resources primarily in relation to nursing training. Since 2010, the school has arranged a two-day Nursing Students’ Event every year.
In March 2008, Johns Hopkins University, which has one of the best nursing schools in the world, evaluated the KU School of Nursing and gave it a grading of “superior”.
In 2016, it gained college status, keeping its name as Koç University School of Nursing (see Koç University).