It was announced that the lack of intermediate manpower in health services was negotiated and foundation of vacational higher school of health services at 11 universities including Gaziantep University was decided by Turkish Council of Higher Education Chairmanship with 05.12.1989 dated and 29119 numbered article. It was announced in the same article that 12 programmes including Nursing, Midwifery, Medical Labaratory, Medical Documentation and Secretaryship was allowed to be founded. Upon Turkish Counsil of Higher Education's decision, opening a Nursing Programme in Vacational Higher School of Health Services and accepting 20 students to this programme in 1990-1991 Academic Year was offered by the Rectorship of Gaziantep University, and opening a Nursing Programme and accepting 20 students to this programme was decided with 05.04.1990 dated and 07384 numbered articles of Turkish Council of Higher Education.
In accordance with the protocol made between the Ministry of Health and Turkish Council of Higher Education Chairmanship; opening a ''Vacational Higher School of Health Services'' in the buildings of Vacational High Schools of Health by the Ministry and Council of Higher Education jointly was decided, and the thought of accepting 50 students to Midwifery programme in 1992-1993 Academic Year was adopted in principle, and 60 student quota was determined for Midwifery Programme in 1993-1994 Academic Year with 27.05.1993 dated and 9011 numbered articles of Council of Higher Education.
Beginning from 1994-1995 Academic Year no student has been accepted to Midwifery Programme. In accordance wih High Health Council's 23.05.1990 dated and 185/1 numbered decision, education of Midwifery, Nursing, Health Officer programmes was decided to be conducted in Higher Schools that give undergradute degree level education. Upon this decision, 79 Higher Schools of Health were founded depending on the demand of Ministry of Health, the offer of Turkish Council of Higher Education Chairmanship, and 2 November 1996 dated and 22805 numbered decision of Ministerial Council that appeared in the gazette. In accordance with 22.11.1996 dated protocol between the Ministry of Health and Council of Higher Education, due to the decision that Midwifery,Nursing and Health Officer programmes were to be conducted at Higher Schools that give 4 year education, no student has been accepted to associate degree Nursing programme since 1996-1997 Academic year.
MISSION OF OUR HIGHER SCHOOL
Vacational Higher School of Health Services aim to train up a health personnel that have necessary and adequate information in the health area, have ability to apply the theoretical information into practice, is adherent of Atatürk's policy, has adopted secular, democratic and contemporary legal ethics in principle,has heeded and is sensitive to human rights and freedoms, and is self-sacrificing.
Our school's vision is to actualize vacational purposes in its training and teaching activities to train up health services personnels that can do the documentation, the secretaryship, the reporting, the filing and the writings scientifically/academically in accordance with the necessities of the institution and also can keep pace with the developments and changes in office automation and administration. In addition to these, training up labaratory technicians that can keep pace with the developing conditions and technologies and have necessary theoretical knowledge and practical abilities to serve in medical labaratories such as biochemistry lab, microbiology lab, patology lab can be included into our vision.