The Programme

​​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.​​​​

Admissions are currently​ open for 2018-2019 cycle. The last date to submit the application is May 28, 2018. Candidates are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application form, applicants are​ advised to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Understand the Online Process

Only in situations where the online application is not accessible, candidates may request for a paper based application form by emailing at ​sonadmission.query@aku.edu​.​​​​​​​ The last date for acceptance of application is ​May 28, 2018​​.​

Eligibility Criteria

In line with Pakistan Nursing Council’s (PNC) ruling, candidates may apply if their age is ≥ (greater or equal to) 17 and ≤ (less than or equal to) 25 on January 1, 2019.  Marital status is not a consideration. 

Applicants who have completed their Higher Secondary School Certificate [HSSC] education more than 5 years before this application should be able to demonstrate capability of managing university studies through evidence of recent formal studies of some type. 

Academic Eligibility: Candidates applying to the BScN programmes should have completed Higher Secondary School (HSSC) in the Pre-Medical group with a minimum of 50% or equivalent from other systems of education* and Secondary School Certificate (SSC) / O-Level in the Science group with Biology.

These requirements are applicable to candidates who have completed their HSSC in the British*, American*, Canadian* or any other system of Education in Pakistan and overseas*. 

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. 

*Applicants are notified that applications will not be processed for final selection without required equivalence certificates.

Equivalence Certificate​

All candidates, local and foreign, who have certificates of education other than Pakistan Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC), are required to submit an equivalence certificate of their HSSC from the Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC). Please visit IBCC webs​it​e​ or contact them on the below-mentioned a​ddresses for further details.​​

Islamabad: Plot no. 25, Street 38, G-10/4, Near Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation, Islamabad.

Tel: +92 51 9106630-36​​​​

Karachi: Karachi Board of Intermediate Education, Bakhtiari Youth Centre, North Nazimabad.

Tel: +92 21 36639878, Fax: + 92 21 36639878

For further information please review the Pr​ogramme Information Booklet​ and​ How to Apply​​ page. You can also reach us via the following contact details:

Office of the Registrar
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Aga Khan University
Stadium Road, Karachi 74800
Tel: +92 21 3486 5454 / 5406

Email: sonadmission.query@aku.edu