Fatima Memorial Hospital (FMH) established in 1977, by Begum Saida Waheed as a non-profit community hospital for women and children to support and augment services provided by the government. Realizing the acute shortage of nurses and midwives, she established a school of midwifery in 1978, which was upgraded to a school of General Nursing in 1995 and a College of Nursing offering post-basic diploma courses in 1999.
In 2007, it was expanded and renamed into Saida Waheed FMH College of Nursing. The nurses graduating from SWCON are among the best in the nation, as reflected by the 53 UHS positions and 673 UHS distinctions secured so far in the UHS. Both our Degree and Diploma programs lead to professional nurse registration equally divided between academic study and practical experience.
Experienced members of faculty teach nursing programs at SWCON from a variety of disciplines. To ensure seamless links between theory and practice, all staff works very closely with experts in local healthcare institutions and related services. We have nationally recognized nursing leaders and researchers, and all our teaching staff is committed in ensuring that you have the best possible experience, enabling you to emerge as confident, competent professionals.
You are allocating clinical placement/training in various hospitals in and around Lahore. You will, therefore, benefit from consistent support from registered nurses qualified to be student mentors. They will guide your learning on a day-to-day basis, helping you to achieve your learning targets. Very positive experiences in practice and lead many of our students to obtain employment in their hospitals at the end of the program.
The single largest issue faced by the health care systems worldwide is the increasing demand for nurses. The Saida Waheed FMH College of Nursing feels this sense of urgency and serves communities’ health care needs.
With this endeavor, we not only hope to fulfill 30% of the critical shortage of nurses faced by the Punjab province but also to export trained nurses to other countries in the region to help earn foreign exchange for Pakistan. Further, to empower women through professional education, as well as to catapult hundreds of families above the poverty line, while at the same time lowering the maternal and child mortality rate through their services.