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Nursing Admissions 2022-2023 in Pakistan [Latest news]

All public and private nursing colleges affiliated with NEBP & PMC are accepting applications for admission into their upcoming academic sessions beginning in 2022.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) programs prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to practice nursing. The program is designed to prepare clinically competent nurses. The program prepares nurses to provide holistic care by applying critical thinking and serving as change agents in nursing practice and education.

The Program consists of four years of academic study and a mandatory internship for one year. After five years, students are required to pass the PNC licensure exam. The PNC licensure exam will allow students to become Registered Nurses.

A nursing degree can improve your employment prospects. Admissions to nursing programs in Pakistan are generally open in October and November.

In this article, you will learn about the following:

  • Degree Programs in Nursing
  • BS Nursing (Generic 04 years program)
  • Post RN BSN/Post RN BSM
  • Masters in Nursing MSN
  • Diploma Programs in Nursing
  • Nurse Midwife/Post-Basic Speciality
  • Lady Health Visitors (LHV)
  • Community Midwife (CMW)
  • Family Welfare Workers (FWW)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • BS Nursing 04 years degree program Admission Notice 
  • BS Nursing (Generic) Punjab
  • FAQs

Let’s start with knowing the degree programs available for nurses in Pakistan.

Degree Programs in Nursing

Students interested in nursing can take admissions to the following degree programs offered by different nursing schools.

1. BS Nursing (Generic-04 Year Degree Program)

In this four-year program, nursing students are trained to provide safe, competent, and compassionate care following theory and professional standards. The curriculum emphasizes relational practice, leadership, critical nursing inquiry, and nursing ethics.

Eligibility Criteria

The following are the criteria for admission in BS Nursing (Generic).

Qualificationa. Matric Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology as compulsory subjects)
b. FSc (Pre-Medical) with 50% marks minimum (Physics, Chemistry & Biology as compulsory subjects)
Age14-35
Gender RatioOpen Merit

2. Post RN BSN/Post RN BSM ( 02 years Degree Program)

It is a two-year program designed to provide experienced registered nurses with the knowledge and skills to practice clinically competent nursing care.

Eligibility Criteria

The following are the criteria for admission in Post RN BSN/Post RN BSM.

QualificationMatriculation with Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
As per HEC notification, Matric Arts
b. A nursing diploma
C. Midwifery Diploma (or any post-basic specialty for men)
Experience01 year as a Registered Nurse (RN)

3. Masters in Nursing MSN ( 02 year Degree Program)

It is usually completed after a nurse obtains a bachelor’s degree in nursing or a related field.

The master’s degree in nursing opens up the possibility of working as a nurse educator, an administrator, or a health policy advisor, among other career options.

Eligibility Criteria

The following are the criteria for admission in Masters in Nursing (MSN).

Category-I
Qualificationa. Minimum of 10 years of schooling (Matric, FA, and F.Sc.)
b. Nursing Diploma, three years
c. A one-year diploma in midwifery or
A PNC-registered post-basic specialty diploma.
d. Two-year post-RN BSN/BSM degree program approved by PNC and Higher Education Commission
ExperienceA minimum of one year’s experience as an RN is required for admission to the Post RN BSN/BSM program.
After completing a post-RN BSN, one year of experience as a nurse
(Including primary and tertiary care inpatients and outpatients,
as well as teaching and research) for admission to an MSN degree.
Category-II
QualificationTwelve years of schooling (Matric + FSc Pre-Medical)
PNC registered generic BSN nursing degree(4 years).
ExperienceInternship (bedside care) for one year
One year experience as a registered nurse
(including inpatient and outpatient care in primary and tertiary care)

Diploma Programs in Nursing

Students interested in nursing can take admissions in the following diplomas offered by different nursing schools.

1. Nurse Midwife/Post-Basic Speciality

During the Post-Basic Midwifery Programme, a professional nurse midwife is equipped with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to deliver safe, effective, evidence-based health care and assume responsibility for their practice. It is a one-year diploma program.

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Eligibility Criteria

Only registered nurses (RN) are eligible to apply for this diploma.

2. Lady Health Visitors (LHV)

In Pakistan, lady health visitors (LHVs) have been a specific cadre of health care providers. Their services include basic nursing care, maternal child health services, and community worker training in urban and rural communities. It is a 2-year diploma program.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet one of the following academic levels:

QualificationMinimum 45% marks in FSc (Pre-Medical) (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are compulsory)
Matriculation (Science) with at least 45 % marks (Physics, Chemistry & Biology as compulsory subjects)
Age14-35 years

3. Community Midwife (CMW)

A community midwife is a type of midwife who provides care to women and their babies in their neighborhoods. After completing the CMW diploma program, you can practice as a Registered Midwife (RM). The CMW diploma program focuses on training rural women as midwives. It is an 18 months diploma program.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates interested in getting admission in Community Midwife must fulfill the following criterion.

QualificationMatriculation with 40% marks in the arts or sciences
Age Limit14-40 years

4.  Family Welfare Workers (FWW)

 Family health workers were put into operation as part of a neighborhood health center program. A local resident given requisite training as a multipurpose worker can perform in-home nursing and social advocacy. It is a 2 years diploma program.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet one of the following academic levels:

QualificationMinimum 45% marks in FSc (Pre-Medical) (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology).
Matriculation (Science) with a minimum of 45 % marks (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as compulsory subjects)
Age Limit14-35 years

5. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Diploma program is intended to provide students with the knowledge and skills to become certified nursing assistants and hands-on experience helping patients with daily activities at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.

Previously known as Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), this course is only for females. It is accredited by the Pakistan Nursing Council in Islamabad and affiliated with the Nursing Examination Board in Peshawar. 

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet one of the following academic levels:

QualificationMinimum 45% marks in FSc (Pre-Medical) (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
Matric (Science) with a minimum of 45 % marks (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are compulsory subjects).
Matric (Arts) with 50% mark,
FA with a 50% marks, or an equivalent
Age Limit14-35 years

BS Nursing 04 years degree program Admission Notice (2022-2025)

Admissions are open in the following colleges in KPK. Candidates can apply through this link www.phsa.edu.pk. The last date to apply is 24 October 2022.

  • Peshawar Government College of Nursing Lady Reading Hospital.
  • Government College of Nursing Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar. 
  • Government College of Nursing Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar. 
  • Government College of Nursing Ayub Teaching Hospital Abbottabad.
  • Government College of Nursing Bannu. 
  • Government College of Nursing Swat. 
  • Government College of Nursing Mardan. 
  • Government College of Nursing D.I Khan. 
  • Government College of Nursing Kohat. 
  • Post Graduate College of Nursing (PGCN) Hayatabad Peshawar

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BS Nursing (Generic) Punjab

Candidates can apply for BS nursing in the following colleges. The last date to apply is 24 February 2022.

  • College of Nursing, Mayo Hospital, Lahore
  • College of Nursing, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore
  • College of Nursing. Lahore General Hospital, Lahore
  • College of Nursing, Jinnah Hospital, Lahore
  • College of Nursing. Services Hospital, Lahore
  • College of Nursing, Children’s Hospital, Lahore
  • College of Nursing, Allied Hospital, Faisalabad
  • College of Nursing, Allama Iqbal Memorial Hospital, Sialkot
  • College of Nursing, Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi
  • College of Nursing, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi
  • College of Nursing, Nishtar Hospital, Multan
  • College of Nursing, Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur
  • College of Nursing, Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan
  • College of Nursing, DHQ Teaching Hospital. D.G.Khan
  • College of Nursing, DHQ Hospital, Muzaffargarh

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FAQs

Q. What is the last date to apply for BS Nursing (4 years) program in KPK nursing colleges.

Ans: The last date to apply for BS Nursing (4 years) program is 24 October 2022.

Q. What is the duration for the Certified Nursing Assistant Diploma.

Ans: The duration for the Certified Nursing Assistant Diploma is 2 years.

Q. What is the duration for the Lady health visitors diploma.

Ans: The duration for the Lady health visitors diploma is 2 years.

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