Gizem Acıkgoz studied Nursing at the Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Türkiye and graduated in 2008. She got her master degree on nursing management at Marmara University Institute of Health Science in 2015 and got Phd degree on nursing management at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Graduate Education Institute in 2023. She worked as a intensive care nurse in cardiovascular surgery intensive care unit of Haydarpasa Educational and Research Hospital, İstanbul from 2008 to 2016. Then she started to work as a intensive care responsible nurse in cardiovascular surgery intensive care unit of Sultan II. Abdülhamid Han Educational and Research Hospital until 2020. Now she works as a assistant professor at İstanbul Kent University, Faculty of Health Science, Nursing Department since June 2020. She study on nursing management, nursing professionalism and autonomy, quality and patient safety in health care. She has two ERASMUS Staff Teaching Mobility experiences at University of Politecnico de Portalegre and University of St. Clement Ohridski of Bitola. She has published on SCI, e-SCI, international and national ındex. She also has more than 30 presentation at international congress and conferences.