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Course Code: 
NHS 362
Course Type: 
Free Elective
Course Language: 
Course Coordinator: 
Course Objectives: 
This course aims at providing the knowledge and skills necessary for innovation, innovative creative thinking, the role of artificial intelligence in health care applications and innovation and entrepreneurship
Course Content: 

This course examines issues related to the definition and importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in nursing, innovative creative thinking, the role of artificial intelligence in health care practices and issues related to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture Method 2. Case Study 3. Problem Solving Method 4. Discussion Method 5. Demonstration Method 6. Group work
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Presentation 2. Homework 3. Application

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program


Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Defines the importance of innovation and understand. 1,2,3 1,4,6 1,2,3
Understand the connections between innovation and entrepreneurship. 4,5,7 1,3,4,5,6 1,2,3
Follow the applications related to innovation and creativity in nursing. 6,7,8 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3
Follows recent studies related to labor issues Turkey and worldwide innovation. 8,9,10 1,3,4,5,6 1,2,3


Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to innovation Related literature
2 Creativity, Inventiveness, History of Inventions Related literature
3 Creative personality and creative thinking Related literature
4 Development of creativity Related literature
5 Environments that trigger creativity Related literature
6 Working methods and techniques that feed creativity Related literature
7 Midterm Related literature
8 Entrepreneurship Related literature
9 Innovation Related literature
10 Inventions Stories Related literature
11 Innovation Practices in Health Sector / Artificial intelligence in health care applications Related literature
12 Patent and Data Rights, Patent Procurement Related literature
13 Innovation, Creativity, Marketing, Information and Communication Technologies Related literature
14 Turkey threads in Innovation: Entrepreneurship. SMBs. Incentives. TUBITAK Related literature
15 Course Evaluation  


Recommended Sources

  1. İnovatif hemşirelerin Yol Haritası, Yeliz Doğan Meriç
  2. Yaraticilik ve Inovasyon, Frans Johansson
Additional Resources Tübitak




Material Sharing

Documents Photocopy, related presentations, book chapters
Assignments Course presentations
Exams Performance evaluation, final exam, student presentations



Homework 1 30
Mid-Project 1 30
Final Project 1 40
Total 3 100
Ratio of the Final to Success   100
Ratio of Year to Success   60
Total   100


Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The students have the basic, theoretical, practical knowledge, skill and attitude in the light of the reflections of developments in science, technology and health on nursing.         X
2 Collect data from a holistic point of view in accordance with the health needs of an individual, family or community, performs nursing diagnostics, applies current and evidence-based interventions, evaluates the results and keeps the necessary records.         X
3 Lead the development and maintenance of safe, cost-effective and high-quality health care.         X
4 Respect and maintain human rights and dignity in research, training and management activities and act in accordance with relevant legislation, professional values ​​and ethical principles.       X  
5 Act in accordance with values ​​and ethical principles and defend individuals, family, society and profession.       X  
6 Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills, know at least one foreign language, can write and comprehend sufficient reports, and make presentations.       X  
7 With the awareness of continuous professional development, the students gain the ability to follow the innovative-creative developments in science and technology in health care and to renew themselves continuously.         X
8 Know the process of research and publication for the production of nursing-specific scientific knowledge, take part in the research, use and share the research results.       X  
9 Use critical thinking skills and scientific problem-solving approach in professional practice.       X  
10 They are sensitive to social and occupational problems and set an example for their colleagues and society with their professional behavior.       X  



Activities Quantity Duration
Duration of Course (Including the exam week: 15x Total course hours) 15 3 45
Out-of-Class Study Time (Pre-study, reinforcement) 15 1 15
Homework 1 10 10
Search 1 15 20
Final Project 1 25 30
Total Work Load     120
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,8
ECTS Credit of the Course     5