Aga Khan Schools of Nursing & Midwifery Admission open for Session 2020-2021

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Schools of Nursing & Midwifery at Aga Khan University
Schools of Nursing & Midwifery at Aga Khan University Admission open for Session 2020-2021

Aga Khan University is among the country’s finest institutions for Medical Sciences and nursing, founded in 1983 was among the very first private universities of the country and have since pioneered and set precedent for the field of Medical Sciences and Nursing; Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery was the first institution to offer the majority of Nursing courses in Pakistan which include Post Registered Nurse Bachelors of Science in Nursing (Post-RN BScN), Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BScN), Masters of Science in Nursing (MScN) and the first to offer a Ph.D. in Health Sciences. The Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery now operates in many countries such as Pakistan, Kenya Uganda, Tanzania, and Afghanistan. Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery has also partnered with various other reputable universities such as the University of John Hopkins, the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, and the University of Washington. Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery offers three undergraduate and two graduate programs.

Undergraduate Programs

  • Post Registered Nurse Bachelors of Science in Nursing (Post-RN BScN)
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BScN)
  • Post-RM Bachelor of Science in Midwifery​

Graduate Programs

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MScN)

Undergraduate Programs.

Post Registered Nurse Bachelors of Science in Nursing (Post-RN BScN)

The Post RN-BScN program is a two-year program designed to give experienced registered nurses an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge and skills needed to practice nursing care as clinically competent professional nurses

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery requires students to fulfill the conditions as stated: they must have cleared their SSC examinations, they need to have obtained their three year RN diploma, have a current and valid registration card (CNIC), or license of their country of residence, must have achieved at least Second Division of their Provincial Nursing Board Examination, evidence of one year of clinical experience as an RN, completed RM diploma, and a No Objection Certificate from the departments where RN/RM has been completed.

  • SSC Certificate
  • Three Year RN Diploma
  • Registration/License
  • Second Division in Provincial Nursing Examination
  • One year of clinical experience as an RN
  • RM Diploma
  • NOC (No Objection Certificate)

Fee Structure

The fee structure for the program of Post Registered Nurse Bachelors of Science in Nursing (Post-RN BScN) can be broken down to include one-time fees of Rs.6800 for the application, an admission fee of Rs.60,000, a graduation fee of Rs.18,500, a physical examination fee of Rs12800.

Annual charges will include tuition fees of Rs.636,000, student activity fee of Rs.3100, student health fee of Rs.15,600.

Security deposit which will be refundable will cost around Rs.2500 and if a student opts to stay in a hostel room he will be charged a further Rs.22,500 per month.

Admission FeeRs.60,000One Time Payment
Application FeeRs.6000One Time Payment
Graduation FeeRs.18,500One Time Payment
Physical Examination FeeRs.12,800One Time Payment
Tuition FeeRs.636,000Annual Payment
Student Health FeeRs.15,600Annual Payment
Student Activity FeeRs.3100Annual Payment
Security DepositRs.2500One Time Payment (Refundable)
Hostel FeeRs.22,500Monthly
   

Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BScN)

This program is a four-year degree with one year of mandatory internship that brings up the total time for the degree to 5 years; it aims to equip students with capabilities to become a professional nurse. After these 5 years, students will be able to give their PNC license exam and become a registered nurse.

Eligibility Criteria

To enroll in the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BScN) a student needs to clear his HSSC examinations with at least 50% from the pre-medical group which means physics, chemistry, and biology must be included as compulsory subjects. If a student has the equivalent qualifications from a foreign education system such as A-Levels will need an equivalency certificate from IBCC (Inter Board Chairman of Committee), which must state that the marks equal to at least 50% the pre-medical group.

  • HSSC (or equivalent from IBCC) with at least 50% marks
  • Bio, Phys, and Che is Mandatory

Fee Structure

The fee structure for the program of Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BScN) can be broken down to include one-time fees of Rs.6800 for the application, an admission fee of Rs.60,000, a graduation fee of Rs.18,500, a physical examination fee of Rs12800.

Annual charges will include tuition fees of Rs.468,000, student activity fee of Rs.3100, student health fee of Rs.15,600.

Security deposit which will be refundable will cost around Rs.2500 and if a student opts to stay in a hostel room he will be charged a further Rs.22,500 per month.

Admission FeeRs.60,000One Time Payment
Application FeeRs.6000One Time Payment
Graduation FeeRs.18,500One Time Payment
Physical Examination FeeRs.12,800One Time Payment
Tuition FeeRs.468,000Annual Payment
Student Health FeeRs.15,600Annual Payment
Student Activity FeeRs.3100Annual Payment
Security DepositRs.2500One Time Payment (Refundable)
Hostel FeeRs.22,500Monthly
   

Post-RM Bachelor of Science in Midwifery​

This 2-year program seeks to give students the knowledge and skills to become proficient at pregnancy, childbirth postpartum care, neonatal care, and family planning.

The program offers admissions every alternate year. The admissions are not being offered in 2021.

Accommodation.

Hostels are available for all students at an additional cost of Rs.22,500.

NOTE: An additional amount of Rs. 5,900 will be charged for students living in the on-campus hostel as air-conditioning charges. In addition, students will be billed for the actual utilization of the air conditioning.

Graduate Programs.

Master of Science in Nursing  (MScN)

The MScN is a two-year program to prepare advanced practice nurses capable of developing innovative and practical solutions to complex health problems from a scientific perspective. Moreover, they will be able to utilize existing theories and research findings in providing care to individuals, families, and communities. The program will also provide nurses with the necessary skills to conduct research that will contribute to the body of knowledge defining the discipline of nursing.

Eligibility Criteria

A student must have completed 16 years of education. There are two ways a student can be eligible for the MScN program depending on whether the prospective student has completed Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) or Post RN-BScN.

Student from Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BScN) would be required to have an SSC (Secondary School Certificate) from the science group or equivalent, an HSSC (Higher Secondary School Certificate) or equivalent, four years of BScN degree attested by the HEC, valid PNC license, and 2 years of clinical experience including one year of internship.

Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BScN)

  • Secondary School Certificate (SSC)
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)
  • BScN Degree attested by HEC
  • Valid PNC License
  • 2 years of clinical experience

Post-RN-BScN students would need to have an SSC, three-year diploma (RN), one-year diploma (RM), or any post basic specialty for male in lieu of midwifery, Completion of three compulsory courses, English, Islamic Studies/Ethics, and Pakistan Studies at BA/BSc- level, as required to HEC, Two-years’ Post-RN BScN Degree with a minimum of 60 credit hours, Two-years’ clinical experience (One-year before Post-RN BScN and One-year after Post-RN BScN), Valid PNC License.

Post-RN-BScN

  • SSC (Secondary School Certificate)
  • Three Year Diploma (RN)
  • One Year Diploma (RM or any in lieu for males)
  • English, Islamiat, Pakistan Studies at BA/BSc
  • Post RN BScN Degree
  • Two years of clinical experience
  • Valid PNC License
  • 16 years of education

Fee Structure

The fee structure for the program of Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BScN) can be broken down to include one-time fees of Rs.6800 for the application, an admission fee of Rs.50,000, a graduation fee of Rs.18,500, a physical examination fee of Rs12800.

Annual charges will include tuition fees of Rs.600,000, student activity fee of Rs.3100, student health fee of Rs.15,600.

Security deposit which will be refundable will cost around Rs.2500 and if a student opts to stay in a hostel room he will be charged a further Rs.22,500 per month.

Admission FeeRs.50,000One Time Payment
Application FeeRs.6000One Time Payment
Graduation FeeRs.18,500One Time Payment
Physical Examination FeeRs.12,800One Time Payment
Tuition FeeRs.600,000Annual Payment
Student Health FeeRs.15,600Annual Payment
Student Activity FeeRs.3100Annual Payment
Security DepositRs.2500One Time Payment (Refundable)
Hostel FeeRs.22,500Monthly

How to apply?

Candidates can apply at the online portal available at Apply Online

In case the online portal is unavailable students may contact sonadmission.query@aku.edu

To request a paper application which would then need to be sent to the admissions office in The Aga Khan University. Candidates are directed to follow the instructions printed on the paper application for payment procedures for the application fee.

Admission Process.

Undergraduate Programs:

The admission process for undergraduate programs is divided into three stages. The first stage includes the submission of the application to The Aga Khan School of Nursing and Midwifery and then the students are invited to give an admission test.

The admission test for BScN is based on English language, Mathematics Reasoning, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Meanwhile, the test for Post RN BScN will include sections from English language and Nursing knowledge, both these tests are MCQs.

In the second stage, candidates will be shortlisted based on the admission test and will then be required to submit the required documents and then be required to attend a panel interview.

Stage three will be when the final selection of candidates takes place.

Graduate Programs:

 The admission process for the graduate program can be broken down into three stages.

The first stage includes the submission of the application and the students then must give the admission test. The admission test will include a section for English language, quantitative reasoning, and subject-specific exam.

The second stage is when candidates are shortlisted based on their admission tests; the students shortlisted must provide relevant academic documents including work experience certificates and references.

The third stage involves the university making a final selection of candidates.

Scholarships and Financial Aid.

For students who are selected and are unable to pay for the cost of education, the University operates a needs-sensitive Financial Assistance Programme. Through this program, the University extends financial support, to the extent possible, to students who secure admission to University programs but are not able to pay tuition and other fees.

The continuation of financial assistance is conditional upon a yearly assessment of the financial needs of the student. Financial assistance is awarded as a combination of grant-in-aid and student loans depending on the socio-economic profile of the student as assessed by the University. Students are not required to repay the grant-in-aid portion of the assistance awarded. The student loan portion of financial assistance is interest-free with only an administrative charge of 5% per annum levied from the time of the student loan award. The loan portion of financial assistance becomes payable one year after graduation.

For University graduates who continue to work or study at AKU after graduation, the University offers a 50% waiver of the loan amount payable in that particular year provided all payment conditions have been met.

Applications for financial aid can be found on: Financial Aid

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