What will I learn?

Programme Aims

This pre-registration nursing programme provides a chance for Bachelor's degree holders in any discipline to simultaneously earn a professional credential, that of a registered nurse, and an academic credential, that of a Master's degree, simultaneously. The programme prepares students for registration as Registered Nurses with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong and to acquire the attributes to become future leaders in the profession. Its aims are as follows.

​To equip students for holistic care that encompasses safe, ethical, legal, and culturally sensitive nursing therapeutics provided to clients of all ages and their families in various healthcare settings.
To prepare students to acquire the attributes of future nurse leaders through the appraisal and translation of new knowledge in advancing nursing practice.

Characteristics

This is a collaborative programme run by the School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was the first university in Hong Kong to offer a pre-registration degree programme in nursing for graduates from other disciplines.

The School of Nursing at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital was established in 1927. Historically, the Hospital was the only private hospital in Hong Kong to offer Registered and Enrolled Nurse programmes in the School of Nursing.

The motto of the School of Nursing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is "To Excel in Nursing for the Well-being of Mankind", and that of Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital is "Quality in Service and Excellence in Care".

The collaboration of the two institutions ensures the high-quality preparation of future registered nurses and will raise the profile of the nursing profession in Hong Kong.

The collaboration of the two institutions offers strong support for learning and teaching, and students can enjoy the resources from both institutions.

The scholarships offered by the clinical partner not only provide financial support for students in need, but also give recognition and encouragement to outstanding students.

The programme combines basic preparation for a professional qualification with advanced preparation to enable students to become competent reflective practitioners in the nursing profession.

Recognition & Prospects

The programme is accredited by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong and graduates are eligible to apply for registration as Registered Nurses (General).

Programme Structure

This programme embraces all of the theoretical components required for registration with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong. These include introductory and applied subjects, plus subjects relating to biology, social sciences, professional studies, and the humanities, which develop students' understanding of the biological and psychosocial dimensions of the human condition and healthcare.

The structure runs from simple to complex, covering child and adult care, maternal care, mental health nursing, community nursing, gerontological nursing and nursing research. Students are required to complete a clinical research project in the final year to consolidate their knowledge through research with a clinical nursing focus. Supervised field practice is organised throughout the study to integrate theory and practice.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
HK$154,720.00 (14,78,705) per year
HK $4,835 per credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected April 2022

More details

Start date

September 2021

Venue

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an institution that is recognized by PolyU. In addition, you must meet the entrance requirements that are specified by individual programmes. PolyU may accept equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

In accordance with University Regulations Governing Professional Master Degree Awards, the prerequisite for admission is completion of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised university. To be eligible for registration with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong, applicants are required to have satisfied the following in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, or the equivalent.

  • English Language (Syllabus B) at Grade D or above, or English Language (Syllabus A) at Grade B, or English Language at Level 3;
  • Any one science subject from the following at Grade E or above: Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Mathematics, Physics;
  • Any three other subjects at Grade E (or Level 2 for Chinese Language) or above; and
  • Any one of the subjects listed in (1) to (3) must be at Grade C (or Level 3 for English Language or Chinese Language) or above.

For Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination, applicants are required to have satisfied the following or the equivalent.

  • 4 Core Subjects, with English Language and Chinese Language at Level 3 or above, and Mathematics and Liberal Studies at Level 2 or above; and
  • 1 Elective Subject from Category A - New Senior Secondary Subjects at Level 2 or above.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose, unless otherwise specified by individual programmes concerned:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR

An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ranking 75th worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2021),6th in the QS Top 50 under 50 Rankings 2021 and 25th in QS Asia University Rankings 2020.

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