The Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) programme, first of its kind in Pakistan, is a two-year programme that prepares advanced practice nurses who will develop innovative, practical solutions to complex health problems from a scientific perspective.
Nursing practice in both rural and urban areas will be emphasized with the student selecting their specialty areas of advanced practice.
Admissions are open for 2020-2021 admission cycle. The last date to submit the application is June 17, 2020 by 5:00 pm (Pakistan Standard Time).
Candidates are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application, applicants are advised to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or Understand the Online Process.
At the completion of the programme graduates are expected to be able to:
Apply contemporary knowledge from different sources and the best available evidence for professional decision-making and during practice
Apply critical and reflective thinking skills, as well as a systems approach to problem-solving and professional decision-making
Demonstrate the ability to translate and use meaningful research findings
Engage in effective ethical decision-making with respect to own practice area (e.g. clinical, education, leadership and management), or where ethical issues affect the broader health care team
Maintain confidentiality as necessary. Communicate clear, consistent and accurate information verbally, in written or electronic forms and in a manner sensitive to the context
Use advanced communication and interpersonal skills in professional work
Work collaboratively with other professionals in health care to enhance the quality practice and services offered
Articulate, promote and advocate for nursing professional development in general and the specialist role in particular, in the clinical, political and professional contexts
Contribute to knowledge and practice through identifying and conducting supervised research
Demonstrate leadership and management (planning, organizing, collaboration, delegation, problem-solving, human and material resources etc.) and policy development skills
In order to apply for the MScN programme, candidate must have completed 16 years of education and meet requirements from one of the following routes:
- Higher Secondary School Certificate (Pre-medical)
- Successful completion of 4-year Generic BScN programme
- 2 years of clinical experience including 1-year Internship in a hospital
- Valid Registration with the Pakistan Nursing Council or equivalent.
- Secondary School Certificate
- 3-year General Nursing Diploma (RN)
- 1-year Midwifery Diploma or Post Basic Speciality Diploma
- Completion of 3 compulsory courses, i.e. English, Islamic Studies and Pakistan Studies, at the BA / BSc level
- 2-year Post-RN BScN Degree with a minimum of 60 credit hours
- 2 years of clinical experience
- Valid Registration with the Pakistan Nursing Council or equivalent
- Equivalence certificate of completion of 16 years of qualification in Pakistan from the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
For further information please go through the Programme Information Booklet and / or programme 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 5535 / 5406