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STUDENT LIFE / DEC. 27, 2012
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Obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in Pakistan

Trained and qualified nurses in Pakistan are required to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN). This qualification can be obtain from an accredited and government recognized educational institution in Pakistan. The primary educational institutions for nursing include:

  • The Institute of Nursing at Dow University of Health Science Karachi

  • The Aga Khan University School of Nursing

  • The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences School of Nursing

  • Shifa College of Nursing Islamabad

Registered nurses are in demand in Pakistan, which means that careers are readily available for qualified nurses. Nursing is considered to be a major element of the healthcare system in Pakistan, and for that reason, the importance of nursing professions is taken very seriously.

Nurses, once qualified, are encouraged by the government to obtain certification in a specialized area, in order to ensure a broad range of health care services is available in Pakistan.

To be eligible to study for a BSN, candidates must satisfy the below requirements:

  • Applicants must be under the age of 45 years

  • Must hold a Diploma in RN and RM, and possess at least 3 years of practical clinical experience

  • Hold a valid PNC license

  • Hold a DWA and DTA with at least 5 years of teaching experience

Candidates that are eligible for the nursing degree must also obtain a minimum of 70% in the entrance exam.

Students enrolled in the BSN course will study a wide range of nursing subjects, and upon successful completion of the degree, will be able to:

  • Teach in diploma or undergraduate midwifery and nursing

  • Work in collaboration with health officials and team members

  • Perform psychomotor skills

  • Demonstrate academic management administration

BSN graduates should possess the following skills and competencies following the completion of the BSN course:

  • Critical thinking

  • Problem solving skills

  • Effective communications

  • Leadership skills

  • Team work

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