Associate Professor Dr Senay Cetinkaya has 5 patent applications. With the first of these, 2 European and 1 American patents were approved. She won the innovative nurse of the year award with one and a silver medal with the other. Senay Cetinkaya, has completed her bachelor of nursing, master's degree, and PhD in Ege University. In 1988 she was employed as nurse in ICU at the cardiovascular surgery clinic in Ege University, at the medical faculty hospital. In the mean time she has completed her postgraduate (1991) and PhD (1999) on pediatric nursing.