​This is a two and a half-year programme designed to ​provide senior registered nurses with an oppo​rt​​unity to upgrade their diploma qualification to degree level. ​It provides ​them​ an opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge​​, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide holistic nursing care. ​​​​​

Admissions have closed for 2023 admission cycle. The last date for submission of applications was October 17​​.

Eligibility Criteria​​

Following is the eligibility crit​​​eria for the 2023 admission cycle:​

  • Form IV level of Education with an aggregate score of Division IV in the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination.
  • A minimum of “D” grade in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, and Mathematics at O-Level.
  • Diploma in Nursing with an average of “B’’ or a minimum GPA of 3.0 awarded by an Institution accredited by the National Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NACTVET) or its equivalent.
  • A certificate with Award Verification Number (AVN) as provided by the National Council of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NACTVET).
  • Current license and registration with either Tanzania or Zanzibar Nursing Council.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in clinical care setting as a Registered Nurse with a midwifery/psychiatry qualification.
For further informati​​on you can reach us using contact details provided below.​​

The "Techie" Nurse

To Somoe Mohammed, nursing changes people's lives. She applied to AKU's School of Nursing and Midwifery, SONAM, for a quality and internationally-recognised education. Somoe reflects on how her learning experience has helped her use technology in her nursing career.

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​Office of the Registrar

School of Nursing and Midwifery
​The Aga Khan University
Plot 344, Salama House, Urambo Road, Off United Nations Road​

Email: regoff.tz.sonam@aku.edu
Tel: +255 22 222 4800 / 10​​​