Objectives: This study was conducted to examine the graduate education program conducted in surgical nursing in Turkey.
Methods: Graduate nursing education in Turkey that all educational institutions (Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Health) examined data from the official web page of the information collected on web pages. The study sample consisted of 16 higher education institutions carrying out a postgraduate program in the field of surgical nursing. No ethical consideration related study. The data were evaluated by percentage and number tests using the SPSS statistical program.
Results: Surgical nursing field in Turkey, five nursing faculties, eight faculties of health sciences and three health schools were enrolled in a postgraduate training program. Six of the post-graduate training programs were found to be non-thesis masters in surgical nursing, 15 graduate masters in surgical nursing and 11 master’s degree in surgical nursing. It has been determined that 274 graduates from the graduate program in non-thesis nursing, 340 graduate programs with thesis, and 100 graduate students graduated from doctorate program. According to the Research, Publication and Statistics of The Measurement, Selection and Placement Department in 2012-2013, 15.9% of the total number of graduates (2847) from the postgraduate programs in nursing was 17.1% of the total number of graduates (2252) from postgraduate programs in nursing that were formed by postgraduate programs in surgical diseases nursing (595) 11.4% of the total number of graduates from postgraduate and doctoral programs in nursing, which were formed by master's programs with surgical diseases and nursing thesis, were found to be masters degree and doctorate programs in surgical diseases nursing.
Conclusions: The assessment of the current situation in the surgical diseases nursing undergraduate programs and the planning of future plans will shed light on the graduate education programs