Master of Science in Nursing (MScN)​

The Aga Khan University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery (AKU-SONAM) is the first institution in Pakistan to offer the MScN programme. 

Since its inception in 2001, the School has graduated about 140 students, many of whom are leading and driving success for the ever-evolving health care landscape around the globe. Our graduates are clinical nurse leaders, research strategists, nurse academicians and health care policy makers; and they are prepared to adapt and rapidly respond to the constantly evolving technological, regulatory and procedural changes in the health care industry. 

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Stepping to the Forefront of Health Care

MScN at SONAM is a two-year programme that prepares practising nurses to move a step ahead and develop innovative, practical solutions to complex health problems using modern scientific approaches.

The curriculum for the programme is designed to have three different components: core courses; speciality track courses; and thesis writing and speciality practicum. 

The core courses are offered to form the foundation and are consistent for all the MScN students alike irrespective of their chosen speciality track. The speciality track courses are offered to develop the required expertise and enhance individualized capacity in the selected area of interest. Students can opt for either of the two speciality tracks that the School offers: Clinical Track and Education Track. The last component of thesis writing and speciality practicum requires students to do practicum and complete a thesis in their chosen area of interest. 


At SON​AM, our focus is on enriching and expediting the nursing experience of our students; from education to practice. The curricula for all our undergraduate and graduate programmes are benchmarked internationally and are designed to feature our state-of-the-art simulation lab, blended learning or e-learning methodology, clinical practice (in-house and in various community settings) and local and international internship opportunities. Our students have got it all under one roof!

How to Apply

For details on applying to our MScN programme, visit our Admissions Section


MScN Students' Theses 2018​​

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