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Master of Science in Nursing
護理學理學碩士學位


Sept 2021 Entry
Programme code: 53070

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration & Credit Requirement


Stream Code

FTS (Full-time)
PT (Part-time)

Mode of Study
Mixed Mode
Normal Duration

2 years (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation

30

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

6

Tuition Fee

HK$3,600 per credit for local students
HK$4,835 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Dr Tse Mun Yee, Mimi
RN, PhD

Remarks
  • Nine specialisms are introduced in this programme: Cancer and Palliative Care; Community Health Nursing; Critical Care; Gerontological Nursing; Infectious Diseases and Infection Control; Maternity; Mental Health Nursing; Nursing Education; and Traditional Chinese Medicinal Nursing. Students can choose to graduate with a specialism upon fulfilment of the specialism requirements.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme aims to offer experienced registered nurses the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and competencies for advanced practice roles. Graduates are able to:

  • ​become Advanced Practising Nurses;
  • become Nurse Leaders in the changing healthcare system;
  • meet the demands of healthcare reform in Hong Kong;
  • critically analyse and evaluate ongoing professional practices; and
  • establish innovative projects to facilitate preventive, curative, and rehabilitative client care.

 

Characteristics

  • Allows students to develop their specialty areas in various specialties.
  • Allows students to choose the completion of either a dissertation or a practicum.
  • Optional provision of a Postgraduate Diploma as an exit award.
  • Offers conferences and overseas placement scholarships to outstanding students.
  • Offers overseas placement opportunities to students, giving them exposure to overseas nursing system overseas.
  • Subjects taken may be considered as relevant qualifications for meeting the theoretical hours required by the respective Colleges of the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing in the membership application**.
    (**in continuous negotiation with the Colleges)

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition & Prospects

No information is available at present.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Programme Structure 

The Master of Science in Nursing programme leads to specialisation and a leadership role in nursing.

 

Students can choose to graduate with the following awards/specialisms after completing the corresponding award/specialism requirements:

  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Cancer and Palliative Care)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Community Health Nursing)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Critical Care)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Gerontological Nursing)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Infectious Diseases and Infection Control)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Maternity)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Mental Health Nursing)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Nursing Education)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Traditional Chinese Medicinal Nursing)

 

Please visit here for details of the requirements and subjects offered.

 

Core Areas of Study

Please refer to the Programme Structure section for the subjects offered.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

  • ​A Bachelor's degree in nursing from PolyU or its equivalent;
    AND
  • Currently practising in a specialist field. 
     

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.

Other Information

Other Information

No information is available at present.

Enquiries

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office, School of Nursing
Tel: (852) 2766 4369
Fax: (852) 2364 9663 
Email: sn.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk 
Website: sn.polyu.edu.hk

Student Message

Student Message


Working as a full-time nurse while studying for a Master’s degree programme was challenging but rewarding. The Master of Science in Nursing programme at PolyU equipped me with the specialised knowledge, competencies, and skills I need to take the role of an advanced practice nurse. The study pattern is flexible. This allowed me to set my own study pace and choose the courses that I was interested in. With academic supervision and guidance by an experienced preceptor at my workplace, in the practicum, I initiated, implemented and led a quality improvement project in my serving unit. This was a valuable experience. I gained leadership and problem-solving abilities, time management skills, and learned more about statistical analysis. Looking back, I am glad that I overcame these challenges and earned a Master’s degree in nursing. I am sure that the learning and experience will take my career to the next level.


CHAN Kei Wai



I obtained my Bachelor of Nursing (conversion programme) at La Trobe University and pursued the Master of Science in Nursing programme at PolyU. The School of Nursing offers a flexible study option. Students can design the length of their study and choose from a wide variety of specialty electives. Online subjects are available to help employed students save commuting time. 

 

On the PolyU campus, the library and its workshops provide excellent research supporting services. I enjoyed participating in artistic and cultural activities, such as jazz funk dance, photography, traditional Chinese archery, Chinese painting and calligraphy courses.

 

During my study, I had many opportunities to broaden my horizons. For example, I joined the Guangzhou exchange trip in 2016 and was awarded the third prize at the Nursing Postgraduate Forum. This experience was amazing! In 2017, I was awarded the Ida Martinson Scholarship to undergo a placement in Florida, US. In 2018, I participated in the 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Pain Research and Management, held in Zurich, Switzerland, and presented a study entitled "Perspective on Pain Management Using Traditional Chinese Medicine: East Meets West".   

 

PolyU is a good study choice for students who are looking for professional exposure and development. It is undoubtedly a place that will enrich your life.


CHAN Tak Yin



Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required


Transcript / Certificate

  • ​Transcript of studies showing academic results of the nursing degree;
  • Graduation certificate of the nursing degree;
  • Certificate of Registration of the Nursing Council of Hong Kong; and
  • Practising Certificate of the Nursing Council of Hong Kong.

Info Seminar

Info Seminar

No information is available at present.

Programme Leaflet

Programme Leaflet

No information is available at present.