Mrs. Nasim Rafique

Welcome to the Shalamar College of Nursing website. We hope it helps you discover how our long tradition of preparing the country’s finest advanced practice nurses offers exciting opportunities for advancing your career.
At a time when nursing education and practice is transforming before our eyes – with the Affordable Care and the PNC 20/20 Vision on the Future of Nursing providing context and a blueprint – we are determined to prepare nurses who will continue to shape health care and promotion in this evolving environment.

Yet what truly distinguishes us is our unwavering commitment to our students and their careers.

Our accredited BSN programme offers a wide array of specialty training. Through coursework and superb preceptors, our graduates leave fully prepared to assume roles as nurse practitioners clinical nurse specialists or in primary and acute care, across the lifespan.

Yet there is much more. We strongly encourage and support diversity in both our faculty and student body. Inter-professional training is alive and well on one of the region’s finest nursing campus which include a state-of-the-art simulation center, a highly technical Informatics laboratory and  a Language Centre and fully equipped Teaching Hospital in the premises for students clinical placement. Our faculty members practice and precept in clinical settings that include Punjab Institute of Mental Health, Social Security Services Hospital, Lady Wellingdon Hospital and  Human Foundation Development and we are still trying to get more affiliation with other hospitals in Lahore to ensure that our students are able to bridge the gaps between theory and practice

We teach and conduct research and attract student nurses. Our students have developed some innovative approaches to interacting with each other, with our patients and families. Our relationship-based care model helps nurses work as a team to provide better care to patients, our shared governance encourages input from our students and staffs, helping to advance nursing at all levels of the institution.

We also keep a keen eye on the future. We have now expanded our programme and have started the Post Basic Diploma in ICU/CCU and hopefully if permitted by the Pakistan Nursing Council will offer next year Post RN Two years Diploma in Nursing and Post Basic Diploma in Paediatrics. Hopefully we would be able to start the web-blended learning programme on Master’s in Nursing to be affiliated with an International University in the coming next year, where we aim to incorporate the latest trend in educational technology and research methods. We have a highly engaged Advisory Board and alumni who provide input into program review and development, as well as a faculty that is at the forefront of our profession and the broader clinical and scientific community. All of this is critical to keeping a vibrant tradition alive at a time of dramatic change.

As a nurse myself, I understand what drives individuals to choose this profession- the passion for caring, the desire to help others and the need to make a difference. The key to a successful career is finding the right home for your expertise- an environment that is challenging, yet rewarding. We believe we just have the right balance at Shalamar Nursing College.