Ayla Gürsoy graduated from Ege University School of Nursing in 1989. She completed her post-graduate education at Hacettepe University Health Sciences Institute, Department of Surgical Diseases Nursing. Gürsoy, after working as an operating room nurse for two years after her undergraduate degree, worked as a lecturer at Karadeniz Technical University for 28 years. Gürsoy, who retired in 2017, later served as the head of the Department of Nursing and Nursing at the Cyprus International University School of Health Sciences. She still continues to work as the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences of Antalya Bilim University and a faculty member of the Nursing Department. Gürsoy's professional field is surgical diseases nursing and she carries out studies, especially on breast cancer nursing and perioperative nursing.