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 urb​​an areas will be emphasized with the student selecting their specialty areas of advanced practice. 

Admissions have closed for 2024-2025 cycle. The last date for submission of applications was March 14, 2024.

Eligibility Criteria​​

Following is the eligibility criteria applicable​​​ for 2024-2025. 

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 two years of clinical experience as RN by November 1, 2024, including one-year Internship in a hospital
  • Valid registration with Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) or equivalent

Route II

  • Secondary School Certificate (any group)
  • Three-years 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-year Post-RN BScN degree attested from Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC) with a minimum of 60 credit hours 
  • Minimum two-years of experience as RN by November 1, 2024 (one-year before Post-RN BScN and one-year experience as RN after Post-RN BSN (clinical include inpatient and outpatient in primary and tertiary care, as well as teaching and research)
  • Valid registration with Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) 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 you can reach us using contact details provided below.​​​​​​​


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.​​​​

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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​​