The Post Graduate College of Nursing (PGCN) was established in 1988 with the vision to offer Post Graduate Educational Programs in various disciplines of nursing to bring the nursing profession at par with international standards so that nurses of this college can move and work comfortably in any diverse culture nationally and across the boarder.
Federal Ministry of Women Development and Youth Affairs very generously provided financial assistance (Rs 3.062 million) to have such a prestigious institute in KP along with building and other infrastructure for the growth of nursing profession and for the improvement of health care delivery system. In July 1991 the College was taken over by the Provincial Government.
Its foundation was laid in March 1988 with the inception of Post-registered Nurses Diploma Course in the field of Ward Administration and Diploma in Teaching in subsequent year with the enrolment of ten students in each discipline. Further development rest upon affiliation of this college with the University of Sheffield UK for award of thirteen specialties clinical courses in different clinical courses. From 1990, under this partnership program thirteen teachers were trained and on their return they started various courses at PGCN. It was the driving force of the Mrs. Faiz Alam Zeb whose untiring efforts brought the dream into reality, the PGNC, a symbol of nurse’s identity and was appointed as the first principal of the college.
Initially, PGCN started functioning at building of School of Nursing attached with Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar. On 13th August 1999 it was shifted to its own newly constructed building at Hayatabad, having thirteen independent suits with all modern teaching learning resources. The college is financially and administratively maintained by the Health Department of KP.
Looking forward toward its vision, the college is proud to initiate first ever B.Sc. Nursing Degree programs. One is a Two Year Post R.N for in service nurses, and the second is Four Year B.Sc. as new induction, affiliation with of Khyber Medical University Peshawar. This will lead to higher education parallel to any other education in respect of knowledge, skills and above all professional dignity, respect and career development.