Dr. Oztekin was born in Istanbul where she graduated from high school and higher education. She graduated from Private Moda College in İstanbul in 1981, and Istanbul University Florence Nightingale Nursing College in 1985. Dr Öztekin then went on to complete her master's degree at Istanbul University Health Sciences Institute in 1988, and her doctorate in 1997. She became a professor on March 25, 2015. Dr. Öztekinworked as a lecturer in Istanbul University Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Surgical Diseases Nursing Department for a total of 28 years. As of June 2019, she has been working as the Head of the Department of Surgical Diseases Nursing at Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa Florence Nightingale Nursing Faculty. Between 1985-1992, she gained clinical experience in areas specific to surgical nursing such as cardiovascular surgery, intensive care nursing, peri-anesthesia nursing, liver transplantation coordinator, and gained training in relation to cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography nursing in 1988, US. In 1988, Dr. Öztekin worked in Houston Texas, Baylor College of Medicine as a cardiac nurse and film imaging technician in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory for the hospital and gained certification in this area.
Dr Öztekin benefited from the Faculty Exchange Program within the scope of ERASMUS through Istanbul University between 2006 to 2008. Dr. Öztekin received a certificate from Lund University Clinical Simulation Laboratory in Sweden. She also obtained four successful Researcher Certificates, an Honor Plaque, and an Award Certificate in 2006, 2008, 2015 and 2019. Dr. Öztekin was also awarded an oral presentation award, nine SCI and SSCI and ten SCI-Expanded. She has a total of twenty-nine international publications including research/review articles published in international journals covered by SCI, SSCI, AHCI and e-journals. Dr. Öztekin has refereed in three international journals, presented twenty oral and twenty-four poster presentations, presented at international scientific meetings organized by international organizations. She has published in full text or abstracts: four book editors, three book authors, thirty-three book chapters in national scientific publications (books) scanned in TÜBİTAK-ULAKBİM national databases. She is also credited for four book chapter translation, nine research articles and eight reviews in domestic refereed journals scanned in TÜBİTAK-ULAKBİM national databases. Dr. Öztekin also has fourteen original research articles and sixteen reviews published in domestic refereed journals except journals scanned in TÜBİTAK-ULAKBİM national databases. She has thirty-six papers and fifty-four posters presented orally and published in full text or abstract at scientific meetings with national and international participation. Dr. Öztekin has also refereed in national scientific journals scanned in TÜBİTAK-ULAKBİM national databases. She has received "1" Award for the best oral presentation created from theses in international congresses and has completed "3" internationally sourced scientific projects with international participation. Her duties
also include eleven domestic projects (with the support of Istanbul University Scientific Research Projects Executive Secretariat, TUBITAK, TUBA, TTGV, DPT, etc.), fourteen in scientific books, monographs, master's and doctoral theses published abroad, fifty in journals covered by SCI-Expanded, SSCI, AHCI, nine in international refereed journals outside the scope of SCI Expanded, SSCI, AHCI. Dr. Öztekin domestically has published in foreign languages in published books, monographs and refereed journal articles. She has at least eighty-seven scientific citations in total, 14 of which are published in domestic books, monographs, master's and doctoral theses and domestic refereed journals; fourteen doctoral thesis consultancy, seven of which are completed and seven are ongoing; ten completed and four ongoing master thesis advisory. Dr. Öztekin has attended more than 100 scientific meetings, congress and event certificates; seventy-one attended as a listener, thirty-nine national and international scientific meetings with posters and forty-nine oral/panel/speaker papers, approximately. She is also honored with chairmanship of sessions in ten national-international congresses, twelve national and international scientific-regulatory board memberships, national and international association memberships, ten invited speakers in certificate and course programs, fourteen commission members/external duties, and occupational health and safety employee representation, She is the chairman of the emergency rescue unit commission, a member of the accreditation board, and a full jury member in more than forty exams.
Teaching obligations included in Undergraduate Program Surgical Diseases Nursing; "Post-operative Period and Nursing Care", Pancreatic and Spleen Surgery Nursing Care, "Cardiovascular Surgery Nursing Care", "Nervous System Surgery Nursing Care"; "Health Diagnosis", Physical Diagnosis and "First Aid" under the undergraduate program; Other undergraduate programs taught include distance education within the common course Disaster Culture; "Basic Concepts in Emergency Nursing", "Basic Concepts in Operating Room Nursing", "Basic Concepts in Surgical Oncology Nursing", Surgical Disease Nursing, and Endoscopy Nursing and etc. Within the scope of the Doctorate Program, courses taught include Advanced Surgical Diseases Nursing, "Emergency Surgery Nursing", "Operating Room Nursing", "Scientific and Technological Advances in Nursing" and "Transplantation Nursing". She is an active member of the European Society of Anesthesiology (2005), a member of the Turkish Surgical and Operating Room Nurses Association, Istanbul University Florence Nightingale Nurses Association, Intensive Care Nurses Association and Urology Nurses Association, IU Occupational Health and Safety Board Employee Representative, and is the Head of the Civil Defence Commission, the Head of Emergency Rescue Unit and a full Member of our Faculty's Tender Commission, and Accreditation Commission of the Faculty . Dr. Öztekin is still the Head of the Surgical Nursing Department of Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, and has a good command of English (ÜDS = 84).