​​The Bachelor of Science in Nursing ​​​(BScN​) programme equips students with knowledge, skills and attitude needed to practice nursing. It is designed to prepare clinically competent professional nurses. Upon completion of the programme, nurses are able to utilize critical thinking in providing holistic nursing care and play a role as change agents in nursing practice and education in​ any health care setting. 

This is a four-year academic programme with a mandatory one-year internship. At the conclusion of five years, students are required to apply for the PNC licensure examination. Successful completion of the exam will make the students eligible to receive the license of Registered Nurse.​​​​

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Admissions are open for 2021-2022 cycle. ​​The last date for submission of applications is July 28, 2021​.​

Candidates are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application, please go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or Understand the Online Process.

In case you need help in accessing the online application portal, please contact our admission officer at​​ sonadmission.query@aku.edu​.

Eligibility Criteria​

In line with Pakistan Nursing Council’s [PNC], candidates may apply for the four-year BScN Programme if their age range is within 14 and 35 on January 1, 2022.  Marital status is not a consideration.

Candidates applying to the BScN programmes should have completed the Higher Secondary Certificate Certificate (HSSC) in the pre-medical group with a minimum of 50% or equivalent. Candidates should have completed the Secondary School Certificate or equivalent in the science group with biology, chemistry and physics as compulsory subjects.

Candidates with equivalent qualifications (in the British, American, Canadian or any other system of education in Pakistan and overseas. must submit equivalence certificates from the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC).  The equivalence must state that the qualification is equivalent to an overall aggregate of at least 50% HSSC pre-medical qualification in Pakistan. Applicants must note that applications will not be processed for final selection without required equivalence certificates.

Candidates who have completed two years in college, or have an undergraduate or graduate degree are also required to have achieved a minimum aggregate of 50% or equivalent in their HSSC in the pre-medical group. 

The University reserves the right to request candidates to complete an enrichment programme before making a final offer of admission. In such cases, admission into the BScN programme will be confirmed upon successful completion of the enrichment programme. ​​

​​For further information, please go through the Admission Information​ booklet. You can ​also reach us at: 

Office of the Registrar
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Aga Khan University​​
Stadium Road, Karachi 74800
Tel: +92 21 3486 5406 / 5535

Email: sonadmission.query@aku.edu

Why nursing at AKU?

Nurses are the underappreciated heroes of the healthcare world. At AKU, we focus on producing nurse leaders who are trusted to be the best in their field and are able to create an impact.