The Post-RN Bachelor of Science in Nursing​ is a two-year programme designed to give experienced Registered Nurses an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge and skills needed to practice nursing care as clinically competent profe​​ss​ional nurses. Graduates will be able to provide leadership and influence the development of the nursing profession in Pakistan.​​

Upon completion of the programme, nurses are able to utilise critical thin​king in providing holistic nursing care and play a role as change agents in nursing practice and education in any health care settin​g. Nurses may enrol as full-time or part-time students.​​​


Admissions for the 2024-2025 cycle have closed for new applicants.

For candidates who have already started their application and have not been able to submit the same, the online application portal will remain open until 5:00 pm PST - March 19, 2024.​

Eligibility Criteria​​​

To be eligible candidates should meet following requirements and criteria:

  • Have obtained the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) (any group) or equivalent

  • Have obtained three-year RN Diploma

  • Hold current/valid registration/license in their country of residence

  •  Have achieved at least a second division in the Provincial Nursing Board examination. Overseas applicants must submit evidence of successfully passing their national nursing registration/licensure examination

  • Completed RM Diploma (any post-basic specialty for male in lieu of midwifery)

  • All Registered Nurses holding an RN/RM must submit a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Institution where RN/RM has been completed. The NOC must certify that the institution and/or affiliated Hospital has No Objection if the candidate pursues higher education at the Aga Khan University for the academic session 2024

  • Candidates applying with foreign qualifications are required to submit 14 years of equivalence from Pakistan​ Nursing Council (PNC)

In line with Higher Education Commission (HEC) requirements, candidates should have completed the mandatory courses of English, Pakistan Studies and Islamic Studies/Ethics and Religion at BA/BSc level. 

​​For further information you can reach us using contact details provided below. 


W​hy 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​​