The Programme​

The Post-RN BScN progra​​​​mme 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 professional 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.​

​​​​​Admissions are currently​​ open for 2018-2019 cycle. The last date to submit the application is May 28, 2018. Candidates are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application form, applicants are​ advised to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Understand the Online Process

Only in situations where the online application is not accessible, candidates may request for a paper based application form by emailing at ​sonadmission.query@aku.edu​.​​​​​​​ The last date for acceptance of application is ​May 28, 2018​​.​

Eligibility Criteria​

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete Secondary School Certificate SSC (Science Group with biology)

  • Complete RN diploma

  • Hold current/valid registration/license in their country of residence. Overseas applicants must be eligible for registration with the Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC)

  • 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

  • Documentary evidence of minimum two years of clinical experience by January 1, 2019. (PNC website date: April 03, 2017)

  • Complete RM diploma or any post basic speciality; candidates writing their final exams in 2018 may apply provisionally. Ad​missions will be confirmed upon receipt of the RM diploma/specialisation with a minimum second division by January 1, 2019. Overseas applicants must have RN & RM/ Specialisation equivalence in Pakistan

  • All Registered Nurses (RN) must submit a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Institution where RN has been completed. The NOC must clearly state that the institutions and/or affiliated Hospital has No Objection if the candidate pursues higher education at the Aga Khan University for the academic session 2018

  • Have completed mandatory courses of English, Pakistan Studies and Islamic Studies/Ethics and Religion at BSc level in line with Higher Education Commission (HEC)

For further information please review the Programme Information Booklet​ and How to Apply​ page. You can also reach us via the following contact details:

Office of the Registrar
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Aga Khan University​
Stadium Road, Karachi 74800
Tel: +92 21 3486 5454 / 5406

Email: sonadmission.query@aku.edu