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International Journal of Nursing Education
Year : 2015, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 94) Last page : ( 98)
Print ISSN : 0974-9349. Online ISSN : 0974-9357.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-9357.2015.00142.7

Reported Medication Errors Committed by Undergraduate (Four Year BScN) Students at AKU-SoNaM, Karachi, Pakistan

Tabassum Nishat*Senior Instructor, Allana Saleema, Assistant Professor, Saeed Tanveer, Assistant Professor, Dias Jacqueline Maria, Assistant Professor

Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery

*Corresponding author: Nishat Tabassum, The Aga Khan University, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Stadium Road, P.O. 3500, Karachi 74800, Pakistan. Contact No. +9221-34865428 (office) Mobile: +92 345 6794383, Email: nishat.tabassum@aku.edu


Medication administration is an important part of the baccalaureate nursing curriculums. Medication errors by undergraduate nursing students have been frequently reported at faculty meetings at the study setting. As per researchers’ knowledge, no study has been conducted in the local context so as to identify the medication errors committed by nursing students. A retrospective study was done to identify the reported medication errors, their types and associated factors, through a document review, for the enrolled four year BScN students at Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery (AKU-SoNaM) for 2010 to 2013.

This study was the first of its kind, which explored medication errors among nursing students in South Asia. The findings will be of importance for nursing students, educators and service providers.



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