About College of Nursing

• Introduction of NICH

  • In 1962, the first children’s ward was established in Karachi within the premises of the present Basic Medical Science Institute at Jinnah Hospital.
  • In 1973, the construction of a six-story building was completed, and it was subsequently occupied.
  • In 1979, the late President of Pakistan, Gen. Zia-ul-Haq, officially designated the hospital as the “National Institute of Child Health,” making it the first children’s hospital in the country.
  • In April 1990, NICH underwent a separation process from Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) and was integrated as an attached department of the Federal Ministry of Health.
  • NICH is a 500-bedded hospital, operating under the administrative jurisdiction of the Federal Ministry of Health.

After the 18th amendment in Pakistan’s constitution, it is mentioned that NICH is now functional under the administrative control of the Government of Sindh, indicating a shift in governance and oversight.

Introduction of College of Nursing

  • The College of Nursing is an integral part of the National Institute of Child Health in Karachi.
  • Initially, it was established as a school of nursing as part of the Prime Minister’s Karachi Package in 1999.
  • It received recognition from the Pakistan Nursing Council in 2001.
  • The school was subsequently upgraded to the status of a college of nursing in 2022, officially declared as such by the relevant authorities.
  • For its degree programs, the examination authority is Jinnah Sindh Medical University, while for diploma programs, it is governed by the Sindh Nurses Examination Board Karachi.

The college maintains affiliations with NICH, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), and the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in Karachi for the clinical studies of its students.