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Nursing Study and Job Scope In Pakistan

Nursing Study and Job Scope In Pakistan : Why should you choose nursing as a profession?

Nursing is an important component of healthcare delivery system of a country. Nurses are usually the first people that see a patient and have the most interaction with the patient in the hospital care system, therefore it is integral for the smooth operation of a hospital that there be highly qualified and efficient nurses as much as there are doctors and physicians. Lets talk about Nursing Study and Job Scope In Pakistan.

Nurses Responsibilities

A nurse is responsible for the treatment, safety and quick recovery of acute and chronically ill patients as well as taking care that there is no relapse in recovery. A nurse is responsible for patients who are dismissed from surgery and monitors there condition to know if the patient is indeed recovering post op. It is a widely accepted knowledge that a career in nursing provides a job that is secure, mobile, gives a sense of purpose and satisfaction in serving humanity along with the opportunity to provide for one’s family.

Nursing Job Scope

nursing carrer in pakistan

As long as people fall sick and are physically harmed or in distress there will always be need of medical care, physicians and doctors. And Doctors will always require nurses because no doctor has time to give to a single patient, which is when nurses come in. While a doctor deals with a single patient or more (but still less then nurses) a nurse is usually in charge of an entire ward and will note anomalies in stat charts, the patient’s condition, his symptoms and his post medical recovery. In the event that the patient is not recovering well, then the nurses call the doctors otherwise from drug administration to general care, everything is usually handled by nurses.

 070113_1910_NursingStud1.pngNursing Pay scale

Between October 2009 and January 2010, a cross sectional survey was conducted in female nurses working at Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital (GTTH), Lahore, Pakistan. A total of 77 female nurses participated in this study using a non-probability convenience sampling technique. The results of the pay scale are as such.

Nursing Schools In Pakistan

There are many teaching organizations dedicated in teaching students how to pursue a career in nursing. Here are some of the finest institutions in Pakistan.

​School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan​​​​​

Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Established in 1980, the School of Nursing has the honor of being the founding academic entity of the University and a benchmark for nursing education in Pakistan.

They offer the following programs:

  • Post RN Bachelor of Science in Nursing (for Diploma certified Nurses)
  • Four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing​​

College of Nursing at PIMS:

College of Nursing at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad has been in existence since February 1987 and was initiated through friendly cooperation between the Japanese and Pakistan Governments with funds from JICA.  Total covered area of the college is 70,000 sqft.  The College of Nursing imparts post basis training in the specialized field of nursing with at least 5years experience after being qualified nurse.

They offer the following programs:

  • Qualified from all over the country are selected/nominated for various training program for one year like;
  • Anesthesia Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Intensive Care Unit/Coronary Care Unit
  • Operation theatre Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Ward Administration
  • Teaching Administration (for 2 years)


  • 3 years general nursing Diploma
  • 1 year midwifery diploma OR 1 year any specialized diploma for male nurses for admission in Ward administration
  • Current registrations with the Pakistan nursing council
  •  Minimum 2 years of clinical experience in a recognized hospital.

(Note: eligibility criteria may differ from organization to organization)

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