Master of Nursing
Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 53081
Duration & Credit Requirement
96 (30 Postgraduate credits plus 66 Undergraduate credits, including 30 clinical field credits)
For local students
HK$2,500 per credit for undergraduate subjects and HK$3,000 per credit for postgraduate subjects
For non-local students
HK$4,000 per credit for all subjects
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital has agreed to donate scholarships to students enrolled in the programme. Scholarships will be granted yearly to students based on academic merits.
Dr Simone Ho
RN, MPhil, PhD
Aims & Characteristics
This pre-registration nursing programme prepares Master entry-level Registered Nurses. The admitted students are Bachelor’s degree holders in any discipline. The programme prepares students for registration with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong as Registered Nurses and to acquire the attributes to become future leaders in the profession.
- To equip students for holistic care that encompasses safe, ethical, legal, 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 appraisal and translation of new knowledge in advancing nursing practice.
This is a collaborative programme of the School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital.
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is 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, and it is the only private hospital in Hong Kong with a school offering a curriculum for registered nurses.
- The motto of the School of Nursing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is "To Excel in Nursing for the Well-being of Mankind", whilst that of Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital is "Quality in Service and Excellence in Care".
- The collaboration of the two institutions ensures the quality preparation of future registered nurses and will raise the profile of the nursing profession in Hong Kong.
- The programme combines basic preparation for professional qualification with advanced preparation to enable students to become competent reflective practitioners in the nursing profession.
Recognition & Prospects
The programme is accreditated by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong and graduates are eligible to apply for registration as Registered Nurses (General).
This programme embraces all of the theoretical components required for registration with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong. These include the introductory and applied subjects, plus subjects on biology, social sciences, professional studies and humanities that develop students' understanding of the biological and psychosocial dimensions of the human condition and health care.
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 in research in a clinical nursing focus. Supervised field practice is organised throughout the study to integrate theory and practice.
Core Areas of Study
Nursing Arts and Sciences (10 subjects)
- Fundamentals of Nursing Therapeutics
- Nursing Therapeutics I
- Nursing Therapeutics II
- Nursing Therapeutics III
- Child & Adolescent Health
- Family Nursing with Childbearing Families
- Mental Health Care
- Community Nursing
- Nursing Older People
- Traditional Chinese Nursing
Life Sciences (3 subjects)
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Clinical Microbiology for Nurses
- Pathophysiology & Pharmacology for Nurses
Humanities and Professional Studies (7 subjects)
- Professional Nursing Concepts
- Applied Psychology in Health Care
- Social & Cultural Dimensions of Health
- Ethics & Law in Clinical Practice
- Clinical Research Methods
- Clinical Research Project
- Quality Management of Nursing Services in Health Care
- 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.
- Fluency in written English and Chinese, and in oral English and Cantonese.
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 University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.
- Applicants are required to submit documents as listed below:
- Academic results in university including GPA calculated on a 4.0 scale;
- Results of public examination or the equivalent (Form AS811); and
- A minimum of TWO letters of recommendations (Form AS812).
- Suitable applicants may be invited to attend interviews.
- Students must pass a health check before clinical training.
Additional Documents Required
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