Established in 1980, the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Pakistan has the honour of being the founding academic entity of the University and a benchmark for nursing education in Pakistan. ​The school is committed to excellence in the fields of education, practice, research and administration. The school caters to students from all over Pakistan as well as from East Africa, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Syria and Egypt. ​​​​

History and Vision

The School of Nursing was the first operational academic unit of the Aga Khan University and the first nursing school in the country to be affiliated with a university.​ 

The School of Nursing and Midwifery aspires to become a centre of excellence in the region. It provides the highest level of education, promoting and disseminating knowledge and technology, and providing education, research and service with particular relevance to the development of Pakistan and developing nations.

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Our faculty has published several articles in indexed journals on the following themes: maternal, neonatal and child health; nursing education; healthcare systems; and, issues of nursing management.

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The Aga Khan University and McMaster University have had a historic partnership that dates back to 1983, when the first cohort of nurses from AKU's School of Nursing went to McMaster University to undertake BScN study and participate in 6-month long work-study placements.

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