Phasing out the General Nursing Diploma Programme at Aga Khan University School of Nursing Karachi, Pakistan
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan
Aga Khan University was established as medical complex in 1980 and in 1983 received charter as first private university in Pakistan. Thus nursing education moved under the umbrella of a university which allowed starting under graduate and graduate degree education and in light of global trends in nursing profession and staffing and financial impact of nursing education, 2010 was the last intake of university's founding programme; general nursing diploma. Concerns; male vs female nurses and taking nursing education as an easy route to enter in higher education resulting in unattained staffing require deliberations by stake holder including Pakistan Nursing Council.
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Rattani, S. A.,
Ali, L. A.,
Velji, S. S.,
(2011). Phasing out the General Nursing Diploma Programme at Aga Khan University School of Nursing Karachi, Pakistan. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 15, 3046-3049.
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