​Ou​r Mission​ and Objectives

“The School of Nursing’s primary mission is to raise the standards and standing of the profession itself so that it is accorded the recognition and prestige earned and deserved by the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the demanding and honorable task of caring for the sick. The key to the School’s philosophy is excellence."

His Highness The Aga Khan, February 16, 1981.


AKU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery aims at making a major contribution to enhancing the quality of nursing education in East Africa by ensuring that current and future programmes:

  • Facilitate curriculum reforms to transform nursing education to meet the health care challenges of the 21st century
  • Promote student-centered pedagogies through practice and faculty professional development opportunities
  • Follow model clinical best practices
  • Employ a variety of learning resources, including modern technologies such as e-learning