SCN - The Right Choice

Located in the capital, the most scenic city of Pakistan, Shifa strives to be a center of excellence and rigor. Moreover, the latest educational and clinical technologies, integration with state of the art Shifa International Hospital (SIH) and Shifa College of Medicine (SCM), well reputed faculty members blended with national and international linkages make Shifa just a right choice.

Shifa College of Nursing is recognized by Pakistan Nursing Council for its BSN and Post RN BSN degree programs. The college is a constitute body of Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad which is a new, private, not-for-profit university chartered recently by the Government of Pakistan.

Campus Facilities

The Shifa College of Nursing is a part of the Shifa Family which consists of Shifa International Hospital (SIH), Shifa College of Medicine (SCM) and Shifa Foundation (SF).

Classrooms and Laboratories

All the class rooms are equipped with on-line satellite based internet access, over - head projectors, multimedia and white board. Class rooms are air-conditioned to provide necessary comfort to make the environment conducive to attentive learning. In addition to the classrooms, there are separate lab facilities for  its students which are:

  • Skill Laboratory
  • Bio-Chemistry Laboratory
  • Anatomy Laboratory
  • Computer Laboratory
  • Microbiology

Dr. Shahina Qazi Memorial Center for Medical Informatics

In order to inculcate the culture of self- learning the College houses a spacious and well – stocked library where text books and  periodicals have been placed for the use of faculty and students. The library also houses workstations connected to the internet, a  good number of CDs and audio visual material on topics of clinical and basic health sciences. To access the available digital and audiovisual resources, TVs and VCRs are available within the library premises. 

The library provides Inter library loans and the online public access catalogue.

Learning Resource Centre                                                                                              

Learning Resource Centre is equipped with the Audio-Visual Aids  (AVAs). Its main focus is on English Language learning and facilitate students learning in many aspects. The learners utilize a number of resources during their college hours to improve  their English. They use Internet, Computer, Cassette Players, all genres of English literature and linguistics as well as the nursing resources for their professional development.


Computing and Informatics                                         

For all computer related work students utilize SCN computer lab, additionally students can also access computer lab facilities located at Shifa College of Medicine.


Clinical Based Facilities

For the clinical practice SCN students mostly utilize the facilities of the following hospitals:

  • Shifa International Hospital
  • Shifa Foundation Community Health Center (SFCHC).
  • Bilal Hospital                                                                                                   
  • Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Federal Government Hospital Services
  • Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Hospital (RGH)
  • Armed Force Institute of  Mental Health

These hospitals provide the students exposure to a number

of clinical disciplines related to all areas of medical and surgical nursing, mental health nursing, leadership & management, pediatric, gynae & obstetrics. Custom built outpatient and inpatient wings have high tech ICU, CCU, NICU, Dialysis unit and fully functional operation theaters.

In addition, based on the clinical requirements, students utilize various hospital and health care settings throughout Rawalpindi and Islamabad.


Community Based Facilities

In order to promote the vision of versatility in the training of its students, SCN is linked to some of the primary health care centers in and around Islamabad-Rawalpindi area: 

  • Regional Training Institute                                                                   
  • Ratwal Village
  • Tameer-e-Millat City of Education (Ratwal)
  • Under Privileged Areas of Islamabad ( Kachi Abbadi )
  • Dar-e-Ali bin Abi Talib School
  • Shifa Rotary Clinic (Noorpur Shahan)  
  • Ali pur Farash town
  • Capital Development Authority Hospital

In addition, students also rotate through different local sites of interest like slaughter house, pharmaceutical companies, Edhi Center, Lokvirsa, Museums & Factories etc.


Student Affairs Office

Student Affairs Office is students’ contact from the time before admission (through Admission Office) to the times after their graduation as alumni of the college. This office is students’ advisor, friend, record keeper and information source. Student Affairs Office manages:

  • Admissions related procedures & processes
  • Verification of students’ original document from concerning educational boards.
  • Liaison with Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) and University’s Registrar Office.
  • Students’ Records
  • Merit Awards, College Awards with collaboration of Academic Committee SCN
  • Communication with parents about results of examinations, attendance issues and other matters
  • Guidance and non academic Counseling
  • Reference Letters and Transcripts
  • Graduation and Alumni Affairs

Formal letters regarding different matters relevant to students, are mailed to parents regularly, students and parents are requested to keep their mailing addresses, phone contacts, and email IDs updated with the Student Affairs Office at all times.


Student Health Care

Students are registered with the Shifa Foundation Community Health Center during the first week of admission for a full health assessment & vaccinations. In addition, during the entire program span, students are entitled to avail themselves of the facilities of Shifa Foundation Community Health Center at nominal charges.


Recreational Facilities       

SCN has different recreational facilities such as tennis, basket and volley ball courts, cricket ground, walking/jogging tracks etc. Female students are also provided with equal opportunities in games like table tennis and badminton. SCN arranges picnics and recreational trips for all students once a year.


Cafeteria & Tuck-shop

The premises have cafeterias and several tuck shops where students and faculty can get food items.


Airline / Railway Concession Forms

SCN provides concession forms to students wishing to utilize Air and Rail services. These forms can be attested at the Student Affairs Office, a week before traveling. Demand for “on the spot service” should be avoided.