The Nursing programme of the European University of Lefke (EUL) School of Nursing has been accredited for 5 years by Germany’s “Accreditation Agency in Health and Social Sciences (AHPGS)”.
Prof. Dr. Meral Demiralp, Director of the European University of Lefke School of Nursing, expressed that the rights of individuals to receive education should be evaluated not only in terms of “access to education” but also in terms of receiving “quality of education” and at this point; she stated that being accredited is an important method in terms of increasing the quality of education programmes in higher education institutions, structuring them according to certain standards and continuous improvement, and showing independent external quality assurance approval. Demiralp stated that as the European University of Lefke School of Nursing, they focused on increasing their institutional performance during the accreditation process and said, “The support provided by the Rectorate of the European University of Lefke was very important in achieving this success, so I would like to express my respect and gratitude to our Rector, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Yükselen.”
Demiralp stated that the most important features of accredited programmes are that they enable students and graduates to benefit from international mobility, exchange programmes and post-graduation training programmes, or to demonstrate professional and academic competencies at the desired standards in job applications through the recognition of diplomas and degrees; she added that it is very important for their students to be accredited by “AHPGS” for 5 years by successfully meeting all the criteria. Demiralp stated that they continue their accreditation studies meticulously as a team and added that progressing with scientific methods based on objective methods, making the process sustainable by making sure that comparable and reproducible results are produced, is necessary for quality education and consequently accreditations. Demiralp concluded her words by stating, “I would like to thank the academic and administrative staff of the School of Nursing for their devoted work in the process, our stakeholders who supported the process, and my valuable students.”