Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery

Introduction About Faculty

The Ziauddin University, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery is amongst a few institutes in Karachi that are recognised for providing exemplary education and skills in the field of nursing. Serving as the first academic unit of Ziauddin University, the establishment was previously known as the School of Nursing. It was established and recognised by the Pakistan Nursing Council in 1986.

In 2009, the School of Nursing was upgraded to the level of College. The college offers various programmes at an undergraduate and graduate level, and has enrolled students coming from varied ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds across Pakistan. The reputation of Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery has grown nationally and internationally owing to the competency, critical thinking and knowledge of the graduates.

Known to be one of the best nursing colleges in Karachi, the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery earned the status due to its educational objectives that include maintaining high quality programmes of learning that prepare graduates to meet the healthcare needs of individuals, families and the communities. The university also provides effective and efficient support for learning and teaching in order to instill critical thinking skills in the students who will be providing care to individuals, families and communities by using evidence-based literature and problem-solving skills. Moreover, engaging in knowledge, networking and emerging technologies related to nursing science aids in creating professionals that are at par with the international healthcare workforce.

Why Pursue a Degree in Nursing?

Nurses play an essential role in delivering healthcare all over the world and have always been in the forefront of the medical and wellness industry. They are the ones who heal those in need and provide aid to the patients and families to deal with illnesses encountered. Most importantly, nurses do more than just provide care to the patients, they also serve as the pillars of the healthcare industry who educate the patients and help provide emotional and mental support. If you have an interest in helping people on a daily basis and using your empathy to make a difference in the world, nursing is the correct profession for you.

The programmes offered at the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery include:

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Registered Nurse Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Post RN BSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Diploma in Nurse Midwifery
  • Paramedical technician courses
  • Certified Nursing Assistant 

Career scope/prospects

The following are the main career options and professionals for nursing graduates around the globe:

Hospital Sector Educational Sector Community Sector
 •Head Nurse
• Nursing Supervisor
• Deputy Nursing Superintendent
• Nursing Superintendent
• Nursing Director
• Matron
• Clinical Nurse Specialist
• Nursing Administrator
 • Nursing Instructor
• Assistant Professor
• Professor
• Head of the Department
• Researcher
• Nursing Administrator
• Clinical Instructor

 • Health Educator
• Community Health Officer
• School Health Nurse
• Maternal Care Nurse
• Community-Based Nursing Coordinator
• Director of Nursing
• Nursing Unit Manager


In summary, these are the top career paths that nurses pursue. The main role still remains the same. Importantly, they are health care facilitators. Additionally, public health scope in Pakistan is improving as well. Public health care system needs health care specialists. Furthermore, many private and public sectors hire nurses. Below are the top industries that recruit nurses:

  • Nursing homes
  • Medical institutes
  • Orphanages
  • Schools
  • Training institutes
  • Military
  • Factories
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics