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. 

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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 order to apply for the MScN programme, the candidates must have completed 16 years of education and meet requirements from one of the following routes:

Route I

  • Secondary School Certificate (SSC) (science​ group) or equivalent

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) (pre-medical) or equivalent

  • Four-year BScN degree and transcript attested from Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC)

  • Minimum 2 years of clinical experience as RN by January 1, 2022 including one-year Internship in a hospital

  • Valid registration with the Pakistan Nursing Council or equivalent

Route II

  • Secondary School Certificate (any group)

  • Three-year General Nursing Diploma (RN)

  • One-year midwifery diploma (RM) or any post basic speciality for male in lieu of midwifery

  • Completion of three compulsory courses:  English, Islamic Studies / Ethics and Pakistan Studies at BA/BSc level, as required to HEC

  • Two-years’ Post-RN BScN Degree with a minimum of 60 credit hours

  • Two-years’ clinical experience (one-year before Post-RN BScN and one-year after Post-RN BScN)

  • Valid r​egistration with the Pakistan Nursing Council or equivalent

  • Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC) equivalence of 16 years in relevant field for candidates applying with Post-RN BScN or foreign degree

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

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

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.