Diploma of Nursing
Nursing Assistant Program
Diploma in Nurse Midwifery
Generic BSCN Program
Post RN Program
Masters of Science in Nursing
Specialization Program in Nursing
GENERAL NURSING PROGRAM
Basic Nursing education in Pakistan is provided in a tree-year educational program me.
Development plans of the government of Pakistan emphasize the need for primary health care as part of a three-tiered system for basic health services.
This system is designed to provide comprehensive, preventive and curative health services to rural communities and to link these communities to
large urban hospitals.
Students in the basic nursing program enter with the minimum requirement of a secondary school leaving certificate (10th class). These students are predominately female, ranging in age from 16-35 years, who have come from urban areas where the education of women is encouraged.
Nursing focuses upon the care of people in pursuit of optimal health throughout the life cycle.
The 1978 Alma Ata declaration of the World Health Organization “Health for all by the Year 2000” provides an important guide for the
development of nursing and its role in the field. The World Health Organization has adopted primary health care as the strategy to promote the
achievement of the goal of 2000.
Midwife is one of the most important Mid Level workers in the Health Delivery system of our country. She successfully completed the prescribed courses
of the subject and acquires diploma which is recognized by Pakistan Nursing Council. In her duties, she must be able to give supervision, c are and advice
to the women during pregnancy, labour, and to conduct, deliveries on her own responsibilities and to give care for the newborn.
This includes preventive measures, deduction of abnormal condition in mother and child and the procurement of medical cover for them. In this
connection her most important task is to arrange emergency measures in the absence of any medical assistance. Her involvement in antenatal education
and preparation for parenthood, certain areas of Gynaecology, Family Planning and Child Care are most important.
The Pakistan Nursing Council keeping all the above in view and the requirement of both urban and rural areas of the country appointed a sub-committee for the revision of existing curriculum which worked hard in evolving the revised syllabus for training midwives in lectures in various subjects.
This syllabus covers all the modern requirement in the enhancement of knowledge of the students.