The Postgraduate College of Nursing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was established in March 1988. It was engaged in partnership with school of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Sheffield (UK) for twelve long years. Under this partnership programme, the curricula of 13 specialty diploma courses of one year duration were developed. Initially, it started functioning at the School of Nursing, Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) Peshawar. The present building of Postgraduate College of Nursing was inaugurated on 31st August, 1999 funded by Ministry of Women Development & Youth Affairs Government of Pakistan and then taken over by the Government of KP in July, 1999. Since 2012, this college also initiated two degree programmes; 2 year Post RN BSN and 4 years Generic BSN degree programmes.

This College is equipped with all the latest teaching learning resources, enthusiastic faculty and supporting staff. The Postgraduate College of Nursing is a platform for nurses to achieve the desired outcomes for higher education. The students of PGCN also provided with the opportunity to learn clinical skills in three tertiary care hospitals; Khyber Teaching Hospital, Hayatabad Medical Complex, and Lady Reading Hospital.


People are individuals of innate worth and dignity. They have physical, psychological, spiritual, and social needs, and they have right to maintain the highest level of health and quality of life. The graduates of this college will enable them to prevent from disease and achieve optimum health. People acquiring health care facility have different cultural backgrounds. Our graduates will be able to provide them culturally appropriate care.


The Postgraduate Nursing College is committed to be a center of excellence for nursing education, training, research and leadership at local, national and international levels.


Postgraduate College of Nursing is pioneer in higher nursing education. It has updated library, well equipped skills lab and qualified human resource. Its mission is to produce nurse professionals, nurse educators, leaders, administrators,  advocators, and researchers through offering Post RN BSN (2 Years) and Generic BSN (4 Years) degree programmes and also post basic (1 year) specialties.


  • To provide education and training for a lifelong learning continuum, enabling individuals to realize their full potential and satisfy the needs of a wide range of health and social care professionals locally, regionally and internationally.
  • To produce nurses who can provide safe and culturally appropriate care to the patients, families and communities.
  • To facilitate and supervise students’ learning in skills performance.
  • To facilitate safe, holistic and effective patient/family centered care through use of evidence-based practice to promote and maintain health, prevent disease, and manage illnesses.
  • To enhance therapeutic communication skills and build character, professional ethics and moral values.
  • To equip nursing graduates for ready adaptation to technological advances in healthcare delivery system.
  • To provide guidance to students for research activity and continue to build collaborative research links locally, nationally and internationally.
  • To enhance leadership and management skills in order to improve the quality of nursing care.
  • To pay particular attention in maintaining the high quality standards required by the Professional Statutory Bodies.