Developing nursing leaders through graduate education in Pakistan

Document Type



School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan


Advanced practice is the conceptual focus for the first Master’s of Science in Nursing (MScN) program in Pakistan. Initiated at the Aga Khan University School of Nursing (AKUSON) in October 2001, this full time two-year program aims to prepare nurses who are leaders in nursing practice with advanced knowledge and skills for their roles in either urban, rural, tertiary-care or community settings. The significance of the progress must be emphasized in a country where most nursing education takes place at diploma level and relatively few opportunities exist for nurses seeking a baccalaureate degree. Other countries developing graduate nursing programs may benefit from the expereince in Pakistan.

Publication (Name of Journal)

International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship