Turkey Nursing Study Tour: How the history of Nursing frames our current practice

Turkey

Istanbul, Çanakkale, Kuşadası & Pamukkale

30 September – 10 October 2024
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In this study tour we will review Florence Nightingale’s contribution to Nursing and visit her Museum in Istanbul. We will tour Gallipoli and look at the founding of the Nursing Profession in the military, then look at how that foundation is still evident in the current hierarchical structure of modern Nursing in Australia. We will compare and contrast modern Australian practice to Turkish Nursing practice through a number of hospital visits and presentations from our Turkish Nursing colleagues, both Clinical and Academic.
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In this study tour we will review Florence Nightingale’s contribution to Nursing and visit her Museum in Istanbul. We will tour Gallipoli and look at the founding of the Nursing Profession in the military, then look at how that foundation is still evident in the current hierarchical structure of modern Nursing in Australia. We will compare and contrast modern Australian practice to Turkish Nursing practice through a number of hospital visits and presentations from our Turkish Nursing colleagues both Clinical and Academic.

This study tour will assist participants to connect the dots between the rich history of nursing and their daily practice, fostering a greater appreciation for the profession’s evolution and its continued relevance in the modern healthcare landscape.

The study tour consists of a mix of face to face sessions, visits to local health facilities, the Florence Nightingale Museum, and Gallipoli, as well as an Online library that will house a number of additional papers and webinars to meet the learning outcomes for this study tour.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

In this conference you will:

  • Gain a Historical Perspective on Nursing Evolution which will provide a deeper understanding of the historical developments and key milestones in the field of nursing, from its early origins to the present day. You will learn how historical events, figures, and innovations have shaped and continue to influence contemporary nursing practice.
  • Investigate and appreciate the contributions of influential nursing pioneers and leaders throughout history. You will understand how these individuals have laid the foundation for modern nursing principles, ethics, and standards.
  • Explore practical ways in which historical knowledge can inform and improve current nursing practice. You will learn how lessons from the past can be applied to address contemporary healthcare challenges, enhance patient care, and guide ethical decision-making.
  • Develop an awareness of how historical nursing practices and societal norms have influenced the ethical and cultural aspects of nursing today. You will gain insights into how historical biases and advancements have shaped the profession’s approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The study sessions consists of a mix of face to face sessions, visits to local health facilities, the Florence Nightingale Museum, and Gallipoli. You will also have access to an Online library that will house a number of additional papers and webinars to meet the learning outcomes for this study tour.

CPD hours: 28


Presenters:

WENDY MCINTOSH, RGN, RMHN, Grad. Dip MH, MN, Cert IV Workplace Assessment & Training, Group Leadership Cert, MRCNA,
MANZCMHN, AANZPAr

Wendy has over 30 years of experience as a health professional (clinical, education, and research), twentyfive of those years in mental health. Areas of specific interest and passion for Wendy include professional supervision, professional boundaries, professional identity, links between childhood trauma and mental illness, and workplace bullying.

Wendy has over 30 years of experience as a health professional (clinical, education, and research), twenty-five of those years in mental health. Areas of specific interest and passion for Wendy include professional supervision, professional boundaries, professional identity, links between childhood trauma and mental illness, and workplace bullying.

Wendy has over 20 years of experience as a psychodrama trainee – lifelong learning. She is committed to using experiential learning in the work she does with individuals and groups. Wendy maintains a full diary of workshops throughout Australia and London UK and consistently receives feedback on her passion, knowledge, and creativity as a presenter and facilitator.
Wendy is continually integrating learning and insights she gains from the work she does within professional boundaries. She has developed internet training tools and education packages for individuals/organisations and delivers webinars for organisations.

With the assistance of six podcast episodes titled ‘Professional Boundaries’, Wendy is exploring and guiding listeners on their own personal and reflective journey through boundaries. Further podcasts are currently in production.

COLEEN REID

In 1974 Colleen thought she would become a nurse for a little while. Forty-five years later she finds herself working in Nursing education. During those years she became increasingly drawn back to psychiatry, working with people who were experiencing life very differently and who were at risk of ever-increasing marginalisation.

For many years she had the privilege and challenge of working especially with people diagnosed with personality disorders and trauma-induced conditions. She maintains a lasting appreciation and respect for their journey and their resilience.

Colleen has worked in Public and Private Hospitals, Community settings, and Nursing Education. She completed her Psychiatric training first, then her General and Obstetric training in the last cohort of hospital-trained nurses in Auckland. She has a BA Humanities and a Grad Certificate in Adult Education.

SUE WALKER, RN, BN, BN (ADMIN), MPHC (PALCARE), MACN Specialist Nurse Educator

Sue is the director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network. Sue is a key contributor to the online education platform Nursing CPD – a Continuing Professional Development platform to assist Nurses in meeting their annual CPD requirements.

As a Registered Nurse, Sue holds Degrees in both Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Public Health, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, and Training and Assessment. She is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Mindfulness Practitioner, and Clinical Supervisor.

Sue has extensive experience as a clinician, educator, and senior manager. She has presented at local and international conferences on many topics including, key issues in healthcare, such as the psychological impact of the work that Nurses do and how the work requirements to deliver healthcare impact the health of the clinician. Other topics presented comprise of Nursing Leadership, Emergency Management, Mental health, Aged Care, Advanced Life Support, Assertiveness, Grief and Loss, and Workplace Bullying.

Sue is passionate about making a difference in how the community and Nurses experience the healthcare system.

“Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system and work in difficult environments that can take advantage of their commitment to ensuring the best possible care is delivered. To continue to meet professional and community expectations Nurses and Midwives need to acknowledge their unique contribution to health care delivery and assert their collective strength to safeguard the community and ensure their ongoing professional needs are recognised and met.

Healthcare should be delivered by competent, knowledgeable individuals to ensure the best possible experience for the recipient of that care. Nursing is a fabulous profession.  The knowledge and skill of the individual Nurse will have the greatest influence on the happiness and health outcomes of each and every client”.

JASON DAWSON, R.N.

Jason Dawson is a Registered Nurse from the Gold Coast Queensland. Whilst studying his bachelor of Nursing at Southern Cross University he developed an interest in mental health and has been working in this field of nursing since completing his studies in 2008. In this time, Jason has undertaken varied roles including Acute Inpatient Nursing, Community Nursing, clinical facilitating and Nurse Unit Manager positions. In 2012, Jason combined his passion for nursing with his love of travel and founded CPD Cruise Pty Ltd with the view to providing Nurses the opportunity to update and improve their skills in diverse and unique locations.


The Program: The program content is provided by expert Nurse Educators with extensive clinical and education experience. Education at Sea combines quality education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to Nursing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.


Disclaimer: Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers and EAS & NFNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

Itinerary
Day and Location Events
Day 1: Monday 30th September 2024 Arrive in Istanbul

Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and registration function.

All delegates are required to attend the conference registration session in order to collect their study pack & confirm registration details to ensure the correct issuing of their CPD certificate.

Day 2: Tuesday 1st October 2024 Istanbul

Morning session 1: The History of Nursing

The history of nursing is a rich and complex narrative that spans centuries and is deeply intertwined with the development of
healthcare systems, social changes, and the evolving role of women in society. Here’s a brief overview of key milestones in the history
of nursing that we will cover in our conference session today.

Nursing has ancient roots, with evidence of organized care provided by nurses dating back to civilizations such as the Egyptians,
Greeks, and Romans.

In ancient Greece, the goddess Hygieia was associated with health, hygiene, and healing, and temples dedicated to her often served
as early healthcare facilities. 

During the Middle Ages, nursing care was often provided by religious orders and monasteries.

In the 19th Century , notable figures like Florence Nightingale, often referred to as the founder of modern nursing, made significant
contributions. She emphasized hygiene, sanitation, and systematic training for nurses.

Florence Nightingale’s work during the Crimean War in the 1850s marked a turning point in nursing history. Her emphasis on cleanliness and evidence-based practice revolutionized nursing care. The establishment of the Nightingale Training School for Nurses at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London in 1860 marked the beginning of formal nursing education.

The early 20th century saw the professionalization of nursing, with the introduction of standardized nursing curricula and licensure requirements.
World War I and World War II created a significant demand for nurses and further advanced the role of nurses in military and civilian healthcare.

The post-war era witnessed the growth of nursing specialization and the development of advanced practice roles. Nursing organisations, such as the Royal College of Nursing the forerunner of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN), played a crucial role in advocating for nurses’ rights and professional standards.

Nursing continues to evolve, with a focus on evidence-based practice, patient-centred care, and technological advancements in healthcare.
Today, nurses work in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, clinics, home healthcare, research institutions, and schools, and they play a vital role in healthcare delivery.

The history of nursing reflects not only the evolution of healthcare but also the changing roles and status of nurses in society. It is a dynamic field that continues to adapt to the ever-changing needs of patients and the healthcare industry.

Morning session 2: War and Unpeace | Colleen Reid

There are global wars and there are everyday wars. There are wars, which nurses may or may not, seek to participate in. It is my contention that each and every one of these wars leaves an indelible vestige of trauma which becomes part of each nurse’s narrative, and which, in turn, affects interactions within professional and personal lives.

Changing attitudes over the past 100 years in our broader society have led to changes in the way we view war, unpeace and trauma. In the words of the poet Rumi:

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” Nurses, we need to talk!

Morning session 3: Nurses at war and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) | Dr. Wendy McIntosh

Using the words of nurses who have served during war this session explores the impact of war and the legacy of PTSD for our colleagues.

Whether serving as nurses in civil wars (American Civil War – nurse and poet Walt Whitlam), or World Wars (nurse and poet Eva Dobell WW1) Vietnam War (nurse and poet Kathie Swazuk) – the writings of colleagues who walked before us speak of the unspeakable truths. Nurses were told post wars that they could not possible experience what we now term PTSD because they were
not in combat and were healers.

Some colleagues found the power of poetry to express the inexpressible.

As this session progresses questions will be posed such as in what ways has the legacy of PTSD influenced and impacted on contemporary nursing?

Is workplace bullying a long term symptom from the silence of not being able to tell ones story through the decades?

Afternoon: Museum visit

Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing, was one of our greatest Victorians and a female icon in her own lifetime. She is still an inspiration to nurses around the globe.

We will visit the museum to celebrate the life of this revolutionary woman; discover all about her affluent childhood, how she fought against her parents’ wishes to become a nurse, her work during the Crimean War and how she campaigned for better healthcare for ordinary people.

Day 3: Wednesday 2nd October 2024  Istanbul

Topkapi Palace stands as an enduring testament to Istanbul’s rich history, serving as the former residence of Ottoman Sultans for nearly four centuries. Explore the opulent chambers, glimpse ancient relics from the Sultanate era, and delve into the culture and heritage enshrined within its walls.

Our journey continues to the iconic Hagia Sophia, a marvel of architectural prowess with a storied past that includes its use as a mosque during the Ottoman era. A brief stroll will lead us to the Hippodrome, once the vibrant epicentre of entertainment, sports, and politics in the city during the Roman and Byzantine periods. Here, you’ll marvel at the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpentine Column from Delphi, and the elegant Wilhelm II Fountain.

Following a delightful lunch break, our next destination is the Blue Mosque, a masterpiece of 16th-century architecture designed by Mehmet, renowned for its awe-inspiring interior adorned with exquisite blue Iznik tiles.

Our final stop takes us to the Grand Bazaar, a historic gem and the world’s largest covered market, boasting a labyrinthine network of
nearly 4,000 shops teeming with treasures such as carpets, jewellery, leather goods, and captivating souvenirs.

Day 4: Thursday 3rd October 2024  Istanbul

Morning: Join us on a tour of a local hospital where we will visit the facility with our Nursing Collogues and discuss the delivery of nursing services reviewing the similarities and differences – this is an opportunity to learn from each other.

Evening: 1001 Turkish Night Dinner Show (Includes Dinner).

Treat yourself to a night of traditional Turkish delight, featuring a captivating costume show, mesmerizing belly dancing, and enchanting Turkish folklore performances. The grand finale? An extraordinary international guest vocalist performance that will leave you spellbound.

Day 5: Friday 4th October 2024    Çanakkale

Morning: Transfer to Çanakkale

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Gallipoli. While en route from Istanbul to our hotel in Çanakkale, we will visit the coves along the Gallipoli shores (ANZAC Cove, Arıburnu, Kumsal), the Respect to Mehmetçik Statue, and the Memorial Cemeteries (including the Lone Pine Australia monument, the 57th Regiment Turkish monument, and the Chunuk Bair New Zealand monument).

Afternoon: WW1 Nursing Presentation

During the First World War, more than 3,000 Australian civilian nurses volunteered for active duty. The Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) was established in July 1903 as a part of the Australian Army Medical Corps. Throughout the war, over 2,000 AANS members served overseas, alongside Australian nurses affiliated with other organizations such as the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS), the Red Cross, or privately sponsored facilities.

From the moment of the Gallipoli landings on April 25, 1915, nurses cared for numerous casualties aboard hospital and transport ships anchored off the shore. The wounded arrived continuously, day and night. Some could barely walk, while others were carried on stretchers, often shivering or unconscious due to blood loss. Medical supplies were in short supply, and there was a desperate shortage of fresh water. Despite the constant threat of Turkish shelling or torpedoes, the exhausted nurses diligently cleaned, bandaged, warmed, and provided comfort to their patients, many of whom had severe wounds or suffered from gangrene and disease.

Over the following nine months, soldiers were transported to hospitals on the nearby Greek islands of Imbros and Lemnos or transferred to Malta, Egypt, and Britain. The lower-deck wards were overcrowded, and poorly ventilated, and even simple nursing tasks became challenging due to the ship’s movements. Seasickness affected both nurses and patients.

This afternoon we will discuss the skill, courage, and experiences of our Nursing Colleagues that signed up to work in the military hospitals. We will share their stories and discuss the impact of their work on the history of Nursing.

Day 6: Saturday 5th October 2024    Çanakkale

Following breakfast at the hotel, we will head to the Troy Ancient Site.

Troy, a city that was once believed to be a myth, dates back over 4000 years. Discovered in the 19th century, it is referred to as “Truva” in Turkish and holds the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the ruins might not be as awe-inspiring as anticipated, they are certainly worth exploring if you’re familiar with the legends of the Trojan War or Homer’s Iliad.  

Day 7: Sunday 6th October 2024    Kuşadası

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will embark on a drive to Kusadası. Along the way, there’s an opportunity to visit the Acropolis of Pergamon using a cable car. Pergamon, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2014, has endured numerous invasions and destruction throughout its history. However, due to its strategic location, it has remained inhabited, making it a settlement that has never faded from the pages of history. Traces of settlement dating back to prehistoric times can be found in the Bakırçay basin, the area where the ancient city of Pergamon was established.

The hill where Pergamon was founded holds evidence of habitation during the 7th-6th and 5th centuries BC. The name “Pergamon” is derived from “Perg” or “Berg,” which means “fortress” or “fortified position.”In 283 BC, Philetairos established the Pergamon kingdom, which thrived as a significant regional power for 150 years, making notable contributions in politics, economy, and culture.

Day 8: Monday 7th October 2024  Kuşadası

Morning: Turkish Nurses Earthquake experience presentation

Severe damage was experienced in 10 provinces in Turkey, and the north of Syria, with the earthquakes that hit Kahramanmaraş at midnight and afternoon on February 6, 2023.

Learn about the courage and the dedication of health professionals in those areas where they did the best they could in circumstances, that for the vast majority of us, we just cannot imagine.

“Their own loss and their own grief, as well as trying to deliver care and just trying to deliver health support in the circumstances where infrastructures have been wiped out, where some of the hospitals have collapsed, where they haven’t got supplies, and where the temperature is dropping below minus and there’s snow on the ground.” QUOTE, Howard Catton – The chief executive of the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Source: Nursing Times.

Afternoon:

We will embark on a journey to the Ephesus Ancient City. Ephesus stands as one of the most extensive archaeological excavations globally, and our exploration will encompass remarkable sites. During our visit, we’ll take in the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastica, as well as the temples dedicated to Hadrian and Domitian. The Library of Celsius, an awe-inspiring structure, will also be part of our itinerary.

Following this, our attention will turn to The Grand Theatre, the very place where Saint Paul delivered his sermons. Notably, this theatre held the title of the largest in Asia Minor during ancient times, accommodating up to 24,000 spectators. Our walk through the Ephesus ruins will span approximately 2 hours. A refreshment break at carpet waving village before returning back to the hotel .  

Day 9: Tuesday 8th October 2024  Kuşadası

Morning:

Join us on a tour of a local hospital where we will visit the facility with our Nursing Collogues and discuss the delivery of nursing services reviewing the similarities and differences – this is an opportunity to learn from each other.

Afternoon:

Enjoy this afternoon at your own leisure.

Day 10: Wednesday 9th October 2024 Pamukkale

Morning: Transfer to Pamukkale

Today we drive to Pamukkale that has the meaning of the Cotton Castle in English. It was once known as Hierapolis, famous for healing thermal/ mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified waterfalls”.

We will see Salt Lake & Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and Masterpiece Theater.

Pamukkale terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. In this area, there are 17 hot water springs in which the temperature ranges from 35 °C to 100 °C. The water that emerges from the spring is transported 320 meters (1,050 ft.) to the head of the travertine terraces and deposits calcium carbonate on a section 60 to 70 meters long covering an expanse of 240 meters to 300 meters. Following return to hotel.

Day 11: Thursday 10th October 2024 Istanbul

Morning: Transfer to airport for your flight back to Istanbul.

Evening: Enjoy a fabulous farewell dinner cruise on the Bosporus.

Day 12: Friday 11th October 2024 Istanbul We say our final goodbyes – Safe Travels

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Accommodation Details

Istanbul

5* Dosso Dossi Downtown Hotel:

The Dosso Dossi Hotels Group provide their valued guests a luxurious and exclusive experience. Their hotels are located in Istanbul’s most cultural and historical destinations, and offer the best of amenities such as: Cafe di Dosso Dossi® taste qualified Restaurants and Steakhouses. 

Indulge yourself in the Dosso Dossi SPA with wide range of massages and traditional Turkish bath options to unwind after your flight.


Çanakkale

Parion Hotel

Offering an indoor pool and a spa and wellness center including a Turkish bath, Parion Hotel is located in the heart of Çanakkale. Free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the property.

The on-site fitness center is ideal for working out.

Elegantly decorated, all units of Hotel Parion are fitted with antibacterial air conditioning, safety deposit box, mini-bar and flat-screen satellite TV. The private bathrooms include a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. You can start the day with a rich buffet breakfast, and enjoy lunch and dinner at the on-site à la carte restaurant. You can also sample a variety of beverages and refreshments at the hotel’s bar.


Kusadasi

5* Charisma Deluxe Hotel 

Charisma De – Luxe Hotel where you can find comfort and luxury together in the joined view of the unique sea with the sky.

They offer the unique accommodation in order to ensure you have a quality and peaceful time together with their trained staff, high quality and service understanding.

Get away from the stress while watching the beautiful sea view in the elegant and comfortable new rooms, you can cool in the Aegean sea which has blue flag, you can discover Aegean’s unique seafood in company with the unique view of Aegean in our Charisdes Sea Food A la Carte restaurant, 2 large swimming pools and experienced and friendly staff.


Pamukkale

5 * Pam Thermal Hotel

Surrounded by pine forests and green gardens, this thermal hotel is situated on a hillside.

The hotel feature a spa centre, outdoor pool, which is heated in winter, and thermal spring travertines with healing red water.

The air-conditioned rooms of Pam Thermal Hotel are furnished in style with modern furniture. They all feature a balcony with forest, garden or pool views. Spa baths with thermal water are also offered in each room.

Turkish cuisine can be enjoyed at the spacious restaurant. Guests can also choose to have their meals outside, by the pool area.

Aromatherapy and hydrotherapy are provided in the thermal baths for health, beauty and healing. Guests can also relax with massages, or benefit from the steam bath and sauna of the spa centre. Hotel Pam Thermal is located in Karahayit district, which is famous with its red thermal spring water.


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CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea reserves the right to cancel or change the hotels without notice. 

Included Tours

 Included Tours and Attractions:

Florence Nightingale Museum

Did you know Florence Nightingale was the first female member of the Royal Statistical Society? That she owned over 60 cats throughout her life and had a pet owl called Athena? Do you know why she was called Florence?

Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing, was one of our greatest Victorians, and was a female icon in her own lifetime. She is still an inspiration to nurses around the globe.

We will visit the museum to celebrate the life of this trailblazing woman; discover all about her affluent childhood, how she fought against her parents’ wishes to become a nurse, her work during the Crimean War, and how she campaigned for better healthcare for ordinary people. See the actual lamp she carried which earned her the nickname “The Lady With The Lamp”, meet her pet owl, and see her medicine chest.


Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace is one of the oldest and most significant historical landmarks in Istanbul, Turkey, where the Ottoman Sultans lived for almost 400 years.

The Topkapi Palace was built by Sultan Mehmed II from 1460 to 1478. And what makes it popular is its architecture. The complex has several main parts: First Court, Second Court, Harem, Third Court, Imperial Treasury, and Fourth Court. It also includes other smaller buildings and facilities such as mosques, baths, caravanserais, and bazaars.

The palace was built in the shape of a crescent, with the palace at the center and two outlying buildings at each end. It is located on Seraglio Point, overlooking both the Bosphorus Strait and the Marmara Sea. There are also three main gates that enter the complex.

A must-visit location on your trip to Turkey, the palace is a royal depiction of the country’s glory. With a wealth of history behind it, the beauty of the palace-turned-museum stands out in every manner from anything you’ve witnessed before. Beautiful paintings, prized ornaments, lush courtyards, the lavish Harem, and more will have you hooked!

 
 

Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia is an enormous architectural marvel in Istanbul, Turkey, that was originally built as a Christian basilica nearly 1,500 years ago. Much like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Parthenon in Athens, the Hagia Sophia is a long-enduring symbol of the cosmopolitan city. However, as notable as the structure is itself, its role in the history of Istanbul—and, for that matter, the world.

The Hagia Sophia anchors the Old City of Istanbul and has served for centuries as a landmark for both Orthodox Christians and Muslims, as its significance has shifted with that of the dominant culture in the Turkish city. Istanbul straddles the Bosporus strait, a waterway that serves as a geographic border between Europe and Asia.

The Turkish city of nearly 15 million residents thus lies on both continents.


Hippodrome

Hippodrome of Constantinople, located in Sultanahmet/Istanbul, was a public arena mainly for chariot races. The word hippodrome comes from the Greek hippos (horse) and dromos (way). The Hippodrome of Constantinople was also home to gladiatorial games, official ceremonies, celebrations, protests, torture to the convicts and so on.

When Roman Emperor Septimius Severus conquered ancient Constantinople named Byzantion in 203 CE, he named the city as Augusta Antonina and built many structures. Hippodrome was one of the significant structures built by Severus. However, the first Hippodrome was a small one. In 330 CE, Constantine I declared the city as the capital of the Byzantine Empire and named it Constantinople, meaning Constantine’s city in Greek. One of the first things that Constantine I rebuilt was the Hippodrome. He enlarged the hippodrome and connected it to the Great Palace of Constantinople that today lies underneath the Blue Mosque.


Blue Mosque

The iconic landmark owes its nickname to the wealth of blue ceramic tiles that adorn the majestic interior.

It’s stunning interior, which is lined with over 20,000 handmade Iznik tiles. Iznik is an Anatolian town famed for its traditional pottery. The ceramic Iznik tiles in the Blue Mosque are turquoise in colour. The upper levels of the mosque are also painted blue. This is why the building is called The Blue Mosque. Those blue tiles feature more than fifty different tulip designs. Other motifs include cypress trees, roses and fruits which evoke visions of a bountiful paradise.

Commissioned by Sultan Ahmet I, it was built by famous architect Sinan disciple Mehmet Ağa and opened for worship in 1616. The mosque has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985 and is one of the most-visited attractions of the city.


Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is a spectacular building with a maze-like interior. It is a covered complex that resembles a little city with a daily circulation of thousands of workers and customers. It has been a popular shopping destination for centuries and boasts dozens of stores offering anything from textiles to antiques.

With over 4,000 shops across 60 lanes, this famous bazaar is one of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets in Istanbul. Here, you can find unique Turkish products and souvenirs like spices, ceramic plates, ornamental lamps, tapestries, and hammam soaps—venture off the main lanes to seek out better bargains.

You can also get a cup of Turkish coffee or snacks from the cafes in the bazaar.


Gallipoli shores – Mehmetçik Statue & Memorial Cemeteries (including the Lone Pine Australia monument, the 57th Regiment Turkish monument, and the Chunuk Bair New Zealand monument).

Australians around the world will stop and remember the bravery and sacrifice of the Australian men who stormed the beach at Gallipoli. However, few remember the nurses. Nurses who looked after the hundreds of men who were wounded and ferried out to the nurses’ ship, the Gascon.

Nurses involved in the Gallipoli campaign treated patients either on hospital ships, or at tent cities erected on nearby islands such as Lemnos and Imbros. Water was sparse, so nurses often went without their own baths in order to have enough water to look after patients. Dysentery was common for the war nurses, and many had to cut their hair short to help keep burrs and lice away.

 


Troy Ancient Site

Troy is an ancient city located in the heart of nature in province Çanakkale, northwestern Turkey. Troy is one of the richest cities of ancient times. It was made famous in Homer’s epic poem, the Iliad. According to Homer’s Iliad, this is where the legendary Trojan War took place. Today, Troy is an archaeological site which is popular with travellers from all over the world. In addition to it being a Turkish national park, it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The name Troy refers both to a place in the legend and a real-life archaeological site. In legend, Troy is a city that was laid siege for ten years. It was eventually conquered by a Greek army led by King Agamemnon at the Trojan War. The earliest accounts of this war come from Homer in his epic, Iliad.

It is thought that the Trojan War have taken place near the end of the Bronze Age which is around or before 1200 B.C. It took place around the time when a civilization, that is now called Mycenaean, flourished in Greece. The Mycenaean built great palaces and developed a system of writing.


Acropolis of Pergamon

Among the most spectacular in Turkey, the site has remarkable remains from the Roman and Byzantine periods.

This site rises high above the Bakirçay Plain in Turkey’s Aegean region. The acropolis of Pergamon was the capital of the Hellenistic Attalid dynasty, a major centre of learning in the ancient world. Monumental temples, theatres, stoa or porticoes, gymnasium, altar and library were set into the sloping terrain surrounded by an extensive city wall.

The rock-cut Kybele Sanctuary lies to the north-west on another hill visually linked to the acropolis. Later the city became capital of the Roman province of Asia known for its Asclepieion healing centre. The acropolis crowns a landscape containing burial mounds and remains of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires in and around the modern town of Bergama on the lower slopes.


Ephesus Ancient City

Ephesus stands as one of the most extensive archaeological excavations globally, and our exploration will encompass remarkable sites. During our visit, we’ll take in the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastica, as well as the temples dedicated to Hadrian and Domitian.

The Library of Celsius, an awe-inspiring structure, will also be part of our itinerary. Following this, our attention will turn to The Grand Theatre, the very place where Saint Paul delivered his sermons. Notably, this theatre held the title of the largest in Asia Minor during ancient times, accommodating up to 24,000 spectators.

 


Pamukkale

Pamukkale has the meaning of the Cotton Castle in English. It was once known as Hierapolis, famous for healing thermal mineral baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified waterfalls”.

Pamukkale terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. In this area, there are 17 hot water springs in which the temperature ranges from 35 °C to 100 °C. The water that emerges from the spring is transported 320 meters (1,050 ft.) to the head of the travertine terraces and deposits calcium carbonate on a section 60 to 70 meters long covering an expanse of 240 meters to 300 meters

We will also visit the Salt Lake & Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and Masterpiece Theater.


Disclaimer: CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea reserves the right to cancel or make changes to optional tours without notice. 

Pricing
  Turkey Nursing Study Tour – Why not invite a friend or colleague to join you!
Twin Share $5550 per person
Single Supplement (Own room for one) $860

Prices are subject to change, Education at Sea has reserved the right to re-cost pricing in the event of significant currency fluctuations. A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is due at time of booking with the final balance payable by the 10th July 2024. All funds are non-refundable after the final payment date.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:
  • 11 nights’ accommodation at  5* De Luxe Hotels including breakfast
  • Transportation by luxury coach A/C with free wi-fi internet
  • All museum and site entrances as per the itinerary
  • Welcome Cocktail reception
  • Dinner and 1001 nights show
  • Farewell Dinner Cruise by private boat
  • Domestic flight ticket between DNZ / IST (One way in economy class)
  • All taxes of the services within the itinerary
PROGRAM INCLUSIONS:
  • An extensive program based on current best practice
  • Dedicated Space for expert presentations and reflection
  • Coffee breaks and lunches on presentation days
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian program
  • Presenters that are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Attendees
  • An online library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience
  • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Attendees and network with Convenors and Presenter/s
  • A Welcome pack and additional information to support a fantastic study tour experience
  • A Transcript reflecting all education sessions, presentations and hospital/health centre site visits
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio
EXCLUSIONS
  • Flights to and from Turkey
  • Meals & Drinks not mentioned
  • Departure transfer to airport
  • Travel insurance – please contact us at travel@traveldirectaustralia.com.au for a quote
  • Visa

Cancellation Penalties and Disclosure: Cancellation policies vary by supplier. When reserving your study tour please review the terms and conditions applicable to the event. All deposits and registration fee’s are non refundable. CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea will not be responsible for any financial loss due to cancellation from unforeseen circumstances. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at time of booking.

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