Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Admission Cycle 2016-2017

All candidates for admission to the Post-RN BScN programme must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold current / valid registration / licence in their country of residence. Overseas applicants must be eligible for registration with the Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC).

  • Have achieved at least a second division in the Provincial Nursing Board examination. Overseas candidates must submit evidence of successfully passing their National Nursing Registration / Licensure examination.

  • Documentary evidence of minimum three years of work experience as a RN (Post-experience of midwifery/speciality) by January 1, 2017.

  • Complete Secondary School Certificate (SSC) [Science group only].

  • Complete RN diploma.

  • Complete RM diploma or any post-basic specialty.

  • Submit a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the institution where RN has been completed. The NOC must clearly state that the institution and/or affiliated hospital has no objection if the candidate​ pursues higher education at the Aga Khan University for the academic year 2016.

  • Achieve a competitive score in the AKU-SONAM Admission Test. Students may be required to attend supplementary English / Nursing Knowledge classes at the discretion of the Admission Committee.

  • Demonstrate qualities of communication and leadership and a commitment to the nursing profession. candidates must also have sufficient nursing knowledge and skills appropriate​ for study at the baccalaureate level. These qualities will be evaluated through letters of reference and a personal interview with each candidate