Why School of Medicine Nazarbayev University?

Teaching staff:

Our faculty includes local and world-renowned international experts, which conducted research and taught at world’s leading academic medical centers, medical schools and nursing schools.


Opportunity to learn in a dynamic, innovative and fast growing city, Astana, in the new university, created in June 2010 on initiative of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh:

Leader in nursing education, research and practice. Pitt School of Nursing is internationally recognized for the quality and success of its curriculum

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center:

Leader in the development of nursing clinical practice and among the top ten providers of medical services in the United States.

Nursing Professional Development Program (PDP)

Nursing Professional Development Program (PDP)


 Full-time Course: Eight-week curriculum divided into 1 week modules and 1 day testing period, for a total of 260 hours of lecture and learning activities. Each day: 6 hours (8.30am – 2.30pm).

 Part-time Course: Six-month curriculum divided into eight 3-week modules and 1-week examination, for a total of 260 hours of lecture and learning activities. Each day: 2 hours (12pm – 14pm).

You will learn:

  • Fundamentals of science underlying nursing practice, including anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, microbiology, genetics;
  • Fundamental of nursing skills with review of scientific rational, including a physical examination of the patient;
  • Evidence-based Practice, learning terminology, concepts, structure of a systematic review article and research article;
  • Professional issues on patient care, values, ethics, laws, rules, team practice, leadership and communication in nursing practice;
  • Disease prevention, learning nutrition guidelines, patient education, behavioral change strategies;
  • Management of the hospitalized patient, post-surgical management, management of chronic conditions;
  • Safety and Quality standards, effective monitoring of the results, based on scientific data.
  • Nursing as delivered around the world, scope of nursing practice, nursing education, licensure, health challenges.