The primary objective of SANN Institute of Nursing (SION) is to provide quality nursing education and experience to Nepalese as well as youths (both male and female) from the SAARC region at a reasonable cost. Beginning January 2003, the institute will offer courses in Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and in 2004 a Bachelor of Science in Nursing will also be offered. Both of these will be US university based programs. Most of the training will be in Nepal to reduce the cost of training and to make adjustment gradual. The last part of the training will take place in the US.
For the ADN program the institute will follow Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) curriculum and educational standerds. The students admitted in the program will attend three semesters of theoretical and clinical classes in Nepal. For the fourth semester students will proceed to America and attend classes at EKU.