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​​ssional 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 thinking in providing holistic nursing care and play a role as change agents in nursing practice and education in any health care setting. Nurses may enrol as full-time or part-time students.​​​​​​

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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​​

To be eligible to apply, candidates should have met the following requirements and criteria:

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

  2. Have obtained the three-year RN Diploma.

  3. Hold current/valid registration/license in their country of residence. 

  4. 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.

  5. Documentary evidence of minimum one year of clinical experience as RN by January 1, 2022. (PNC website date: September 6, 2019).

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

  7. 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 2022. 

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, please go through the Admission Information​ booklet. You can ​also reach us at​:

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

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.