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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Scheme in Nursing - Nursing
護理學(榮譽)理學士組合課程-護理學(榮譽)理學士

Sept 2022 Entry


Programme code: JS3648

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
School of Nursing
Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

5 years

Credits Required for Graduation

116 (plus 35 clinical/field credits)

Fund Type Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications No

Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Dr Mak Yim-wah
PhD (HK); MSc (Health Care) (HK); BHSc (Nursing) (Australia); RN (HK); RM (HK); Tobacco Treatment Specialist (HK, USA), FHKAN (Education & Research - Education) and FHKAN (C&PH- Community Health)

Remarks

  • This programme does not consider second choice applications.
  • Applicants should check with the professional bodies in their own countries for licensing requirements.
  • To facilitate the selection, please input your public examination results, such as HKDSE, HKCEE, HKAL, IGCSE, GCEAL, etc., by subject under the "Public Examination section" in eAdmission.  You may refer to the equivalent of Chinese and English for details.
  • Students will be awarded the following award upon successful completion of the graduation requirements:
    • BSc (Hons) in Nursing

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

Our mission is to educate young people to pursue professional careers in nursing, one of the world’s most “caring” professions. This innovative academic programme develops students’ competency in delivering quality care, carrying out relevant research, and making significant contributions to the health of the community.

 

Students master skills in clinical reasoning, communication, and the use of technology. They also learn how to work efficiently alone and with other healthcare professionals to provide quality healthcare.

 

Programme Characteristics

PolyU was the first university in Hong Kong to provide a pre-registration degree programme in nursing. Our innovative approaches to learning and teaching enhance our students’ critical thinking and clinical decision making skills, and our graduates are both leaders in the nursing profession and responsible global citizens.

 

Our modern facilities include nursing therapeutics laboratories (equipped and furnished as virtual clinical wards with simulation laboratories and other new technologies), mental health nursing laboratories, the Yuen Yuen Institute Chinese Medicinal Nursing Laboratory, the Dorothy Wong Intensive Care Laboratory, Gerontological Nursing Laboratory, the Integrative Health Clinic, the Herbal Medicine Learning Centre, the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Community Health Services, and the Yuen Yuen Institute Learning Resources Centre.

 

Field practice is arranged in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, old age homes, day care centres, and other community centres. We also offer a wide range of overseas student exchange programmes. To obtain properly balanced and comprehensive clinical experiences, students have opportunities to adapt to a variety of practicum locations, environments and rotating work schedules.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

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

 

Career Prospects

Graduates are eligible to become Registered Nurses (General) in Hong Kong. They can find employment in numerous clinical and community settings or further pursue specialist areas of study.

 

The majority of graduates work in the health sector, either under the Hospital Authority or in private organisations such as private hospitals or old age homes. Some graduates undertake research work.

 

Other graduates pursue further studies. Many enrol in post-registration clinical training and education at local and overseas institutions.

 

Some graduates work overseas after obtaining the appropriate licences from foreign countries.

Curriculum

This is a five-year full-time programme leading to registration with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong as a Registered Nurse (General). The programme equips students to provide holistic care that encompasses safe, ethical, legal, and culturally sensitive nursing therapeutics delivered to clients of all ages and their families in various healthcare settings.

 

Students develop skills in critical inquiry, constantly acquiring new knowledge and using evidence to support their development of generic and all-round attributes such as critical thinking, problem solving and lifelong learning. The course is broad-based, with a strong emphasis on professional education and a flexible curriculum design. It has the following characteristics:

  • A continuous focus on the philosophical underpinnings of the concepts of person, environment, health, nursing and caring along with an emphasis on clinical reasoning and person-centred care. The programme embraces introductory and applied subjects, as well as biological, social sciences, and humanities subjects, to develop students’ understanding of the biological and psychosocial dimensions of the human condition and healthcare. Students gain comprehensive foundational knowledge of anatomy, physiology, psychology, sociology, caring concepts, clinical reasoning, and decision making in action.
  • Coverage of nursing therapeutics, child and adolescent health nursing, childbearing family nursing, adult nursing, mental health nursing, gerontological nursing, community health nursing, nursing therapeutics in Chinese medicine and nursing research.
  • Supervised field studies allow students to integrate theory and practice.
  • An Honours project with capstone experience enables students to apply their knowledge of nursing research and engage in evidence-based practice.
  • A specific set of General University Requirement subjects, including Leadership and Intra-personal Development, Freshman Seminar, Healthy Lifestyle, Language and Communication, Service Learning and Broadening subjects, provides our students with a broad knowledge base for holistic professional learning.

 

Information on the subjects offered can be found here.

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.

 

Other Information

  • Preference will be given to those who are fluent in written English and Chinese, and in oral English and Cantonese. (For clinical placement, applicants are expected to communicate in Cantonese, including speaking and listening.)
  • Students must pass a health check before clinical training.

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact
the General Office, School of Nursing
(tel.: 2766 4369; fax: 2364 9663; email: sn.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk; website: sn.polyu.edu.hk)