Bachelor of Science in Nursing​​

AKU's School of Nursing and Midwifery (SON​AM) is the first University-affiliated nursing school in Pakistan to offer ​a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) programme that started in 1997. ​

Our four-year BScN programme blends solid academic preparation, innovative teaching methods and hands-on clinical experiences to enable you to provide holistic care for individuals.

Upon completion, the graduates get an opportunity to enter the nursing profession as intern nurses. Following this one-year internship, they become eligible to appear in a mandatory licensure examination by the Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC)​, clearing which they qualify for a license to practice as professional nurses. ​​​


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At SONAM, we focus on producing leaders who are trusted to be the best in their field and are able to make an impact in the healthcare landscape. 

Our programmes are recognised for their internationally benchmarked quality, innovation and affordability. Our students learn in a blended learning environment with a combination of face-to-face and online teaching and learning modules. They also get simulator training at the University's Centre for Innovation in Medical Education and a chance to work in hospitals as well as community-based healthcare settings as part of their clinical rotations. ​​​​​

Curriculum Structure

​Our 4-y​​​ear BScN is a direct-entry
programme to start your 
career in nursing

Our students benefit from an impeccable academic environment, simulator training
and clinical experiences, topped with exciting and fulfilling campus life.

AKU's Centre for Innovation in 
Medical Education is the most advanced healthcare teaching and learning centre in the region.


Its state-of-the-art simulation labs enable our students to apply their knowledge, practice essential skills and become more confident in handling actual patients.

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"The decision to join AKU was life-changing for me. The School has groomed me in countless ways. Besides academics, being a member of many societies, especially the student-led NGO ‘Falah’ has boosted my confidence and leadership skills and increased in me the drive to work for others."

​Ali Hamza, BScN Class of '21

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Why Nursing at AKU?

Nurses are the underappreciated heroes of the healthcare world. As the world celebrates the 'Year of the Nurse and Midwife', AKU reaffirms its commitment and remains focused on producing nurse leaders who are trusted to be the best in their field and are able to create an impact.

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Admissions Process

Find out more about the eligibility criteria, English language requirements,
fee structure details, scholarships and all forms of financial assistance available.​