Greetings and welcome to the Aga Khan University's School of Nursing and Midwifery.
For the past four decades, our School has attracted thousands of students who have now become integral to delivering quality healthcare and shaping the future of nursing as educators, practitioners and researchers in Pakistan and around the world.
Our undergraduate and graduate programmes are offered at the Karachi campus and feature state-of-the-art simulation centre – Centre for Innovation in Medical Education – that offers our nursing and midwifery students and faculty exceptional simulation experiences. Students learn in a blended learning environment that features contemporary and flexible teaching and learning methodologies and are assisted by nationally and internationally renowned faculty. Expertly arranged clinical placements within the campus at our University Hospital as well as community-based healthcare settings through our wide network of health centres across Pakistan enable students to prepare for a variety of roles in healthcare.
I have had the opportunity to be a student, alumna, faculty member and interim dean of this School. I am grateful for the valuable partnerships we have developed over the years with our academic and professional collaborators, donors, alumni and other healthcare leaders in Pakistan and globally. They are an integral part of our extended community and together with them, we adopt an evidence-based academic-practice model to narrow the gap in healthcare disparities and work on the global priority areas including women, child and adolescent health, acute and palliative care, mental health and maternal health. We strongly support advanced practice nursing and are working very closely with our partners to meet the growing healthcare needs. We have also led and supported multiple projects for sustainable capacity building in developing countries including East Africa, Afghanistan, Syria and Egypt.
As you explore this website, you will find various accomplishments and the historical milestones the School has achieved in the past 40 years. They are but just a glimpse of the tremendous hard work of the entire SONAM community that has helped multiply our reach.
We are devoted to fostering diversity, excellence in leadership and academia - and with the strength of our partners, we will continue to make an impact on healthcare, the nursing profession and the wellbeing of communities across the world.
Dr Tazeen Saeed Ali
Interim Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery,
Aga Khan University, Karachi