Dean and Prof. Ayişe Karadağ

Koç University School of Nursing - Dean

Prof. Ayise Karadağ graduated from Hacettepe University School of Nursing in 1992. She received her master’s (1994) and doctorate (1999) degrees from Hacettepe University Health Sciences Institute, Department of Nursing Fundamentals, and received the titles Assoc. Prof. (2006) and Prof. (2011). She completed the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing (WOCN) certified training program between July 6 and August 29, 2003, at Dr.Turnbull JR., School of Enterostomal Therapy Nursing/Cleveland. She started studies on the development of Stoma and Wound Care Nursing in Türkiye and blazed the trail. She pioneered the establishment of the country’s first stoma therapy unit in 2000, and the launch of the Stoma and Wound Care Nursing Certification Program in 2001. She founded the Wound Ostomy Incontinence Nurses Association and worked actively as the president and a board member of the Wound Care and Tissue Repair Association regarding stoma and wound care. She took charge as Colorectal Surgery Nursing Congress President, Wound Care Congress President, and Stoma and Wound Care Nursing Course Chair. She worked on law and regulation studies on Stoma and Wound Care Nursing in the Ministry of Health, and took charge as a scientific committee member, chair, speaker, educator, and consultant in many national and international scientific activities. Prof. Karadağ is the Türkiye Delegate of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists and is known as a leader in her field. Prof. Karadağ has many national and international articles, book chapters, books, consensus documents, and awards on Stoma and Wound Care Nursing. Prof. Karadağ received the JWC “The Best Research From a Developing Country” award in 2015 and was the Silver Winner of The Journal of Wound Care and World Union of Wound Healing Societies Awards 2020 for “Contribution to Education in Wound Care” in Turkiye in the field of Wound Care Nursing. She has been involved in the planning and execution of the Stoma and Wound Care Courses at SANERC (Semahat Arsel Nursing Education, Practice and Research Center) since 2014. Prof. Karadağ served as the Deputy Dean of Koç University School of Nursing between November 2016 and September 2017. She has been a member of the board of the SANERC since November 2016. She is the Dean of Koç University School of Nursing since September 2017.