Established in 1980, the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Pakistan has the honour of being the founding academic entity of the University and a benchmark for nursing education in Pakistan. ​The school is committed to excellence in the fields of education, practice, research and administration. The school caters to students from all over Pakistan as well as from East Africa, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Syria and Egypt.

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Submissions from 2024

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Oral health of chemotherapy patients before and after provision of oral hygiene instructions at a tertiary care hospital: Pre-post design, Mashal Amin, Farhan Raza Khan, Rubina Barolia, and Iqbal Azam Syed

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The prevalence of stress and stressors among pediatric oncology nurses working in pediatric oncology units in Pakistan - An analytical cross-sectional study, Shenila Anwarali

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Integrated disaster nursing response for public healthcare settings in Pakistan: A sequential mixed method approach, Saleema Gulzar, Zohra Asif Jetha, Zulekha Saleem Tharwani, Tazeen S. Ali, Huba Atiq, Syed Humera Qutb, Sharifa Bashir Lalani, Sumia Andaleeb, Shah Muhammad, Ahad Salman, and Rimsha Hirani

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Predictors of uptake of rotavirus vaccination amongst disadvantaged communities in Pakistan, Maryam Huda, Tazeen S. Ali, Fauzia Basaria Hasnani, Saleem Sayani, and Shehla Zaidi

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Assessing association between socio-demographic variables and contraceptive usage in married men residing in Korangi District, Karachi, Pakistan, Fahmida Khawaja, Gloria Noble Khan, Alia Nasir, and Kiran Khowaja

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The effectiveness of nurse assistants training programme on safe motherhood: A study on Bhutanese nurse assistants, Jureerat Kijsomporn, Nualyai Pitsachart, Phayong Thepaksorn, Ling Shing Wong, Vinodhkumar Ramalingam, and Voon Wan Niu

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Integrated course assessments in an undergraduate nursing program, Ambreen Merchant, Zahra Tharani, Shagufta Iqbal, Khairunnisa Mansoor, and Shanaz Hussein Cassum

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Promoting adolescent suicide prevention programmes in Pakistan: An insight into challenges and opportunities, Yasmin Nadeem Parpio, Mehreen Aslam, Anosha Essani, Ahmed Akber, and Sonia Ijaz Haider

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Thirty-year trends of triple burden of disease in the adult population of Pakistan, Ahmed Raheem, Salman Muhammad Soomar, Ali Issani, Komal Abdul Rahim, Zeyanna Dhalla, Sarmad Muhammad Soomar, Asad Mian, and Nadeem Ullah Khan

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No healthcare coverage, big problem: Lack of insurance for older population associated with worse emergency general surgery outcomes, Komal Abdul Rahim, Namra Qadeer Shaikh, Noreen Afzal, Asma A H. Merchant, Maryam Pyar Ali Lakhdir, Adil H. Haider, Saad Bin Zafar Mahmood, Mushyada Ali, Z Samad, and Dr Saqib Kamran Bakhshi

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Menstrual hygiene amongst school Girls: Still a messy business, Naghma Rizvi, Saleema A. Gulzar, Tazeen S. Ali, Syeda Aleena Fazal, Alishah Aziz Gulzar, Yasmin Parpio, and Rimsha Hirani

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Effect of customer incivility and emotional exhaustion on job satisfaction and turnover intentions in nurses at a tertiary care cancer hospital in Pakistan, Saima Rubab

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Counseling of oral cancer patients, Salima Shams

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Promoting mental wellbeing in pregnant women living in Pakistan with the Safe Motherhood-Accessible Resilience Training (SM-ART) intervention: A randomized controlled trial, Shireen Shehzad, An-Sofie Van Parys, David Arthur, Nicole Letourneau, Gail Wagnild, and Olivier Degomme

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"If the food is finished after my brother eats then we (girls) sleep hungry." Food insecurity and dietary diversity among slum-dwelling adolescent girls and boys in Pakistan: A mixed methods study, Sana Sheikh, Rubina Barolia, Atif Habib, Iqbal Azam Syed, Rahat Qureshi, and Romaina Iqbal

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Editorial – July 2024, Edwin Van Teijlingen, Abeer Musaddique, and Rafat Jan

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The intersection of gender and mental well-being among adolescents in Pakistan: Challenges, strategies, and future recommendations, Ambreen Tharani, Zahra Tharani, Sharifa Bashir Lalani, Razia Bano Momin, and Shireen Shehzad Bhamani

Submissions from 2023

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Incorporating patient safety and quality course into the nursing curriculum: An assessment of student gains, Fasih Ali Ahmed, Roha Ahmad Choudhary, Hamza Khan, Farwa Ayub, Syed Sabih Ul Hassan, Tahir Munir, Fozia Asif, Khairulnissa Ajani, Mehtab Q. Jaffer, Zahra Tharani, Adil H. Haider, and Asad Latif

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Stress and its associated factors in mothers with preterm infants in a private tertiary care hospital of Karachi, Pakistan, Salima Akbar

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Mentoring in research and academia is a faculty life saver: Theoretical and practical evidence, Elishba Khalil Akhtar and Tazeen Saeed Ali

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Nurses' compliance with central line maintenance (Handling) guidelines at a tertiary care setting in Karachi, Pakistan- A descriptive cross-sectional study, Alina Amir Ali

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Nurses’ compliance with handover practices in adult medical surgical units at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Amber Qasim Ali

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Cut-off scores of the depression anxiety stress Scale-8: Implications for improving the management of chronic pain, Amira Mohammed Ali, Rana Ali Alameri, Tiffany Brooks, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Nashwa Ibrahim, Haitham Khatatbeh, Annamaria Pakai, Abdulmajeed A. Alkhamees, and Saeed A. Al-Dossary

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Concept of health-related quality of life among people with heart failure in Karachi, Pakistan, Anny Ashiq Ali

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Evaluating the symptoms and treatment-related knowledge of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy in a tertiary care hospital, Kiran Nawaz Ali

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Exploring the patients’ and family members’ perspectives on home-based palliative care, Nadia Sultan Ali

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Nurse-led culturally relevant smoking reduction intervention among cardiovascular and respiratory patients in Pakistan, Naheed Feroz Ali, Rubina Barolia, Khairulnissa Ajani, Faris Khan, Jenifer Anastasia, and Sajid Iqbal

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The effect of cotton dust exposure as a longterm impact on lung function changes: A short narrative review, Naureen Akber Ali, Noshaba Akber, and Adeel Khoja

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Assessment of preoperative anxiety, its contributing factors, and impact on immediate postoperative outcomes among cardiac surgery patients - A cross-sectional study, Naveen Nizar Ali

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Safe motherhood: A hidden reality in Pakistan, Shahnaz Shahid Ali, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Farzana Adnan, Nimira Asif, Zahid Memon, Samina Barkat, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Anum S. Hussaini, and Rozina Karmaliani

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Midwives' perspectives on perinatal mental health: A qualitative exploratory study in a maternity setting in Karachi, Pakistan, Shahnaz Shahid Ali, Nicole Letourneau, Armaan Rajan, Simran Jaffer, Farzana Adnan, Nimira Asif, and Tazeen Saeed Ali

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Family needs of patients admitted to intensive care units at a tertiary care hospital, Karachi, Pakistan an analytical cross-sectional study, Tariq Ali

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Dowry-related abuse and dowry death, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Zohra Asif Jetha, Shagufta Parveen, Parveen Ali, and Michaela M. Rogers

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Swaddling a newborn promotes sleep and keeps the baby calm: A truth or a myth?, Ateefa Al-Noor and Anshara Merchant

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Labor companionship: A concept of doula care: A commentary paper, Arisha Amin and Rabab Vadivala

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Hip healthy swaddling: A commentary, Mehreen Aslam

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Spirituality and COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative inquiry of real time experiences in Pakistan, Rubina Barolia, Khairulnissa Ajani, Sajid Iqbal, Muhammad Abdullah, Sumera Danish, Sehrish Sajjad, Ambreen Gowani, Mehak Barolia, and Pammla Petrucka

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Nurse-led newborn parent education program – A qualitative study to explore nurses' experiences as newborn parent educators, Shelina Bhamani, Zaibunissa Karim, Ceemal Khan, Amina Lakhani, Khairunnissa Hooda, and Lumaan Sheikh

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Social aspects of violence: Cultural dowry practices and intimate partner violence (IPV) in Pakistan, Shireen Shehzad Bhamani, Ambreen Merchant, Zohra Asif Jetha, and Tazeen Saeed Ali

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Integration of human papillomavirus associated anal cancer screening into HIV care and treatment program in Pakistan: Perceptions of policymakers, managers, and care providers, Muslima Ejaz, Anna Mia Ekström, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Mariano Salazar, Alyan Ahmed, Dania Ali, Ayman Haroon, and Sameen Siddiqi

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Prevalence of depression in patients with cardiovascular diseases, Faryal Ghafoor

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Perception of students as partners in learning among students and faculty members of SONAM Karachi, Pakistan, Anum Shiraz Gujrati

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Health related quality of life in adults after late repair of tetralogy of fallot: experience from a low-middle income country, Maha Inam, Laila Ladak, Mahin Janjua, maarij malik, Fatima Ali, and Mahim Akmal Malik

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The scope of practice for primary cardiovascular disease prevention expanded to advanced practice providers: What does the data show?, Sajid Iqbal, Naheed Feroz Ali, Laila Akbar Ladak, Rozmeen Shivji, Mehak Zulfiqar, and Rubina Barolia

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The experiences of nurses regarding practice change in maintaining nine months CLABSI-free medical intensive care unit: A qualitative study at a tertiary care hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, Safia Islamuddin

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A step to improve maternal health in mountain region of Pakistan, Rafat Jan, Farzana Yameen, Marina Baig, Sadia Karimi, Kiran Mubeen, and Arusa Lakhani

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Factors associated with Genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder in women: A review article, Kiran Karim Jivani, Tazeen S. Ali, Arusa Lakhani, and Fauzia Basaria Hasnani

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Exploring the final year nursing students’ anticipatory expectations related to the transition to nursing interns and challenges faced by nursing interns during transition, Madrika Mirza Kanjiani

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Father’s role in family planning: A case study, Inara Muhammad Karim

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The knowledge, experiences, and barriers associated with male involvement in family planning at Lal Qila, District Dir (Lower), KPK, Pakistan: A descriptive exploratory study, Jalal Khan

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Nurses’ perceptions regarding the use of the nursing process; a descriptive qualitative study at Hayatabad medical complex, Peshawar, Pakistan, Kashif Khan

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Association between patient safety culture and missed nursing care among nurses at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Zaifullah Khan

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Flood in Pakistan and infectious diseases - The way forward, Adeel Khoja, Naureen Akber Ali, and Fizzah Kazim

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Workplace violence and bullying faced by health care personnel at the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital of Karachi, Pakistan: A cross-sectional study, Pardeep Kumar, Uzma Rahim Shah, Salman Muhammad Soomar, Zohra Asif Jetha, and Tazeen Saeed Ali

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International Day of Midwives: Honoring midwives' dedication and zeal in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan, Arusa Lakhani, Rafat Jan, Sadia Karimi, and Mehreen Aslam

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Nursing faculty perspective on simulation based education: A qualitative exploratory study at public and private nursing schools in Karachi, Pakistan, Saira Mehboob Ali Lalani

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Individual and collective contribution of antenatal psychosocial distress conditions and preterm birth in Pakistani women, Sharifa Bashir Lalani, Shahirose Sadrudin Premji, Kiran Shaikh, Salima Sulaiman, Ilona S. Yim, Ntonghanwah Forcheh, Neelofur Babar, Sidrah Nausheen, and Nicole Letourneau

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Mothers’ perspectives on the use of social media for receiving professional support in enhancing their lactation self-efficacy: A qualitative descriptive exploratory study, Mehtab Lalwani

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Because breastfeeding is never done alone, Mehtab Lalwani and Kiran Nawaz Ali

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A mixed methodological approach to study the feasibility of an end-of-life care pathway, Noureen Azizullah Mistry

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A pilot study of offering a positive disciplining module for public school teachers in Hyderabad, Pakistan: A quasi-experimental study, Farida Mughal, Rozina Karmaliani, Nargis Asad, and Shireen Shehzad

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Exploring the experiences of mothers who attended the kangaroo mother care facility in a tertiary care hospital in Swat, Pakistan: A descriptive qualitative study, Muhammad Nasir

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In the name of Riwaj: An ethnographic study to explore the notion of women empowerment among BISP recipients in rural Sakhro-Sindh, Pakistan, Qurratulain Nasiruddin, Rozina Karmaliani, Nasim Zahid Shah, and Tazeen Saeed Ali

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Assessing medication compliance and the usage of complementary therapies effecting hba1c among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Neelam Nasruddin

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The knowledge and attitude regarding pubertal changes among adolescent males in urban Karachi, Pakistan, Sabah Muhammad Nazim

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Using simulation to assess knowledge and attitude amongst healthcare provider regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan- A pre and post test qausi experimental study, Nausheen Barkat Ali Noorani

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School-based study to assess the nutritional status (BMI based) of adolescents of Gojra city of district Toba Tek Singh, Punjab, Pakistan, Shagufta Perveen, Rozina Karmaliani, Rubina Barolia, and Rozina Mistry

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Behavioral change communication tool kit to promote hygiene among school children, Nousheen Akber Pradhan, Naseem Hashmani, Tazeen Saeed Ali, and Rozina Karmaliani

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Intimate partner violence through the lens of gender, finance, and ethics, Nasreen Rafiq, Zahra Tharani, Zohra Asif Jetha, and Tazeen Saeed Ali

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Leveraging the vantage point - exploring nurses' perception of residents' communication skills: A mixed-methods study, Komal Abdul Rahim, Maryam Pyar Ali Lakhdir, Noreen Afzal, Asma Altaf Hussain Merchant, Namra Qadeer Shaikh, Ali Aahil Noorali, Umar Tariq, Rida Ahmed, Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, Saad Bin Zafar Mahmood, Muhammad Rizwan Khan, Muhammed Tariq, and Adil H. Haider

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Seeds of trust ripe as luscious fruits: Faculty mentorship forum at Aga Khan University Medical College, Rehana Rehman, Rahila Ali, Saira Khalid, and Tazeen Saeed Ali

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Progression of dyad mentorship to work driven model: Is this a value addition?, Rehana Rehman, Tazeen Saeed Ali, and Rahila Ali

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Parents’ emotional and psychological perspective of caring children with oncological disorders: A descriptive qualitative study, Ambreen Navroz Ali Salyani

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Fostering patient safety: Importance of nursing documentation, Shamsa Samani and Salma Amin Rattani

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Recognizing early warning signs (EWS) in patients is critically important, Shamsa Samani and Salma Amin Rattani

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Association between self-esteem and perceived social support in patients with facial burn scars at burn and Plastic Surgery Centre Peshawar, Pakistan, Rafiullah Shafiullah

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Prevalence of type A and type B personality among undergraduate nursing students at private school of nursing Karachi Pakistan: A cross-sectional analytical study, Farhana Shaheen

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Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding menstrual hygiene among girls in Ghizer, Gilgit, Pakistan, Sanober Fazal Shah, Neelam Saleem Punjani, Syeda Naghma Rizvi, Sana Sadiq Sheikh, and Rafat jan

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Predictors of presenteeism among nurses working at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan: A cross-sectional analytical study, Farhan Shahzad

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Exploring experiences of alarm response and alarm fatigue among nurses working in the ICU of a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan: A qualitative study, Shenila Shamsuddin

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Factors hindering the care of geriatric patients admitted in a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Muhammad Shoaib

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Identifying factors to develop and validate a heat vulnerability tool for Pakistan – A review, Salman Muhammad Soomar and Sarmad Muhammad Soomar

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"Women are again unsafe": Preventing violence and poor maternal outcomes during current floods in Pakistan, Sarmad Muhammad Soomar, Abir Arefin, and Salman Muhammad Soomar

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Experiences of undergraduate medical, nursing students and faculty regarding flipped classroom: A mixed method study at private medical university in Pakistan, Amber Shahmim Sultan, Rahila Ali, Nida Zahid, Rozmeen Akbar, Mehdia Ali, Syeda Sadia Fatima, Kulsoom Ghias, Russell Seth Martins, Muhammad Tariq, and Khairulnissa Ajani

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Exploring midwives’ challenges and strategies to provide care in maternity settings during the harsh winter weather in the northern areas of Pakistan: A qualitative study, Sana Sultan

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Exploring midwives' challenges and strategies to provide care in maternity settings during harsh winter weather in northern areas, Pakistan: A qualitative study protocol, Sana Sultan, Rafat Jan, and Marina Baig

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Editorial - Summer 2023, Edwin van Teijlingen, Rafat Jan, Kiran Mubeen, and Abeer Musaddique

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Editorial 2023 - Another exciting year of progress and fulfilment, Edwin van Teijlingen, Rafat Jan, and Abeer Musaddique

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Perspectives on self-management of individuals living with chronic illnesses: A qualitative study in the Asian context, Ambreen Tharani, Ann Van Hecke, Tazeen Saeed Ali, and Veerle Duprez

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Burnout and its impact on nurses and doctors, Zahra Tharani, Abeer Musaddique, and Syeda Humera Qutb

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A peculiar case of dengue hemorrhagic fever: A case report of radical outcomes: A case study, Neelam Ubaid-ur-Raheem

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Comparison of physical activity levels among school-age adolescents in the rural and urban areas of district Swat KPK, Pakistan- An analytical cross-sectional study, Imran Uddin

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Experiences of indigenous women with maternal nutrition in climate change (Cold weather) in rural Bajaur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: Implications for maternal-infant health, Ihsan Ullah

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Harvesting health: Indigenous mothers’ resilience in the face of climate change and maternal nutrition challenges in rural Bajaur, Pakistan: A study protocol, Ihsan Ullah, Rafat Jan, Dilshad Begum, Kiran Mubeen, and Laila Amir Ali Lalji

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Perceptions of intensive care nurses and physicians regarding interprofessional collaboration in intensive care unit of a tertiary care hospital in Karachi: An exploratory qualitative study, Waheed Ullah

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An unaddressed role of nurses: Barriers in promoting reproductive health in Pakistan: A commentary paper, Rabab Vadivala, Arisha Amin, Sahar Jessani, and Sara Hudani

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Home-based cardiac rehabilitation: Development, implementation and outcome evaluation in patients with coronary artery diseases in Lahore, Pakistan - a mixed-methods study protocol, Adnan Yaqoob, Rubina Barolia, Laila Ladak, Asif Hanif, Aamir Hameed Khan, and Wajeeha Sahar

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Qualitative research exploring perceptions about umbilical cord care practices among mothers/caregivers of neonates admitted at a children hospital managed through a public-private partnership, Ruqia Yasmeen

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Experiences of sexual and reproductive health among women undergoing haemodialysis in Pakistan: A descriptive phenomenological study, Misbah Zafar

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Is it safe to have sexual intercourse during pregnancy? A commentary paper, Misbah Zafar and Mehreen Aslam