As shared by His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the Aga Khan University on February 16, 1981 at the inauguration ceremony, the School's vision is:
“To raise the standard and standing of the profession itself, so that it is accorded the recognition and prestige earned and deserved by the women whose working lives are dedicated to the demanding and honourable task of caring for the sick."
The major goals of the School are to:
- Educate nurses to provide exemplary nursing care appropriate to the health needs of urban and rural population in hospitals and communities.
- Provide leadership in nursing education, practice, administration and research.
- Graduate nurses with the capability of pursuing higher education at institutions of learning throughout the world.
- Provide opportunities of continuing education to meet the needs of nurses, institutions, and communities in Pakistan.
- Respond to identified needs for nursing in the developing countries and regions which it serves.
- Promote partnership and networking across the Aga Khan Development Network and with other national and international institutions.