“Bring your nursing knowledge, dedication, passion, and abilities to work hard and have fun!”
PhD Nursing – Rutgers University, 2008
Dr. Aktan has published more than 30 professional nursing publications, including three books for nurse practitioners.
Which classes do you teach online?
Dimensions of Public Health Nursing
What do you want students to take away from your courses?
A passion for the provision of high-quality nursing care in the community.
Why did you start teaching?
To give back to the profession that has given me so much and to ensure that the next generation of nurses are competent in fulfilling our nation's healthcare needs.
What advice would you give to those considering this online program?
Bring your nursing knowledge, dedication, passion, and abilities to work hard and have fun!
What qualities make someone particularly successful in the area in which you teach?
The successful student possesses effective communication skills with an emphasis on patient and family education and advocacy.
What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in the profession face today?
Nurses must place greater emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention, all while contributing to decreasing healthcare costs and improving quality of care.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
“Fast Food Nation” by Eric Schlosser.
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know about you.
My passions include nursing, travel, and spending time with my family and dog.
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