​​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 ap​​ply for the PNC licensure examination. Successful completion of the examination will make the students eligible to receive the license of Registered Nurse.

Admissions have closed for 2023-2024 cycle. The last da​te for submission of applications was May 4

​Eligibility Criteria​ 

Following is the eligibility​ criteria for 2023-2024 admission cycle:

In line with Pakistan Nursing Council’s (PNC), candidates may apply for the four-year BScN Programme if their age is within 14 years and 35 years on January 1, 2024.  Marital status is not a consideration. 

Candidates should have completed the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSSC) in the pre-medical group with a minimum of 50% or equivalent. Candidates should have completed the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) 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.​

For further information you can reach us using contact details provided below.


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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.​​​​

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​Office of the Registrar

School of Nursing and Midwifery
​The Aga Khan University
Stadium Road, Karachi 74800​ Pakistan​

Email: sonadmission.query@aku.edu

Tel: +92 21 3486 5406 / 5535