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CALENDAR
Candeğer Furtun
Arter
Sept.16, 2021-April 17, 2022
I-You-They
Meşher
Oct.9, 2021-March 27, 2022
Precaution
Arter
Until Fevruary 20, 2022
Füsun Onur: Opus II – Fantasia
Arter
Until February 20, 2022
Emre Hüner: [Elektroizolasyon]: Unknown Parameter Extro-Record
Arter
March 25-December 5, 2021
Nevin Aladağ: Traces
Arter
March 25-August 8, 2021
Motif
Sadberk Hanım Museum
Nov. 9,2020-Oct. 31, 2021
Archival Memories: Marcell Restle’s Research in Anatolia and Beyond
ANAMED br /> June 25,2019-Nov.29, 2021
On Celestial Bodies
Arter
July 25-August 8, 2021
David Tudor and CIE, Inc.: Rainforest V (variation 3)
Arter
Until January 30, 2022
For Eyes That Listen
Arter
Until January 2, 2022
Josephine Powell Exhibition
Vehbi Koç Evi
June 30,2020-indefinite
Stories from us

Kübra Varlı

Student at the Koç University School of Nursing

I am in my fourth year at Koç University. I graduated from Istanbul Mustafa Kemal Anadolu Öğretmen Lisesi (vocational high school for teachers).

Could you give us some information about how you were first introduced to the Vehbi Koç Foundation and your relation to the foundation?
I first met with the Vehbi Koç Foundation during introduction days being held at a university. Prof. Anahit Coşkun told me about getting a nursing degree and job opportunities. If I was going to study nursing, it would have to be at the Vehbi Koç Foundation; so I made my decision accordingly. Students at Koç University do not only receive a theoretical education: we also practice on medical simulation mannequins at our laboratories before starting work at patient clinics. We have a state-of-the-art simulation room for special fields such as intensive care. Having hands-on, visual, and theoretical education has an enormous positive effect on our learning.  We have the facilities and the means that most students only dream about. For example, for every five students there is a clinical educator, and these clinical educators also provide one-on-one consulting as needed. We have access to all kinds of up-to-date and current information in our library, and this helps us with our research and encourages us to keep up with the most recent papers and articles.  Koç University students have already started to make a difference, and I believe as soon as we graduate from here, this difference will be noticed by everyone with whom we work.

Could you talk about your future plans and goals?  
After graduation, my first choice is to start working in the neonatal unit at the American Hospital and to get a Master's in neonatal nursing. And as for my distant future goals, I want to be a good head nurse and a charge nurse.

What is the role of the Vehbi Koç Foundation (VKV) in your life?
The Vehbi Koç Foundation is a big influence in my life because it is not just present where I study; since I live in the dorms it's also the place where I spend all my time. I feel safe and at ease within the boundaries of this organization. Knowing that the Vehbi Koç Foundation will support my academic career and provide necessary means in this respect shows that the Vehbi Koç Foundation will continue to play a large role in my life.  

February 2013