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Master of Nursing
護理學碩士學位


Sept 2021 Entry
Programme code: 53081

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration & Credit Requirement


Stream Code

-

Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

3 years

Credits Required for Graduation

96 (30 postgraduate credits plus 66 undergraduate credits, including 30 clinical field credits)

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

9

Tuition Fee

For local students
HK$2,500 per credit for undergraduate subjects and HK$3,800 per credit for postgraduate subjects

For non-local students
HK$4,835 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.

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Programme Leader(s)

Dr Rick Yiu Cho KWAN
RN (HK), BN (CUHK), MSc (Clinical Gerontology, CUHK), PRegCert (ICU, IANS), PRegCert (Renal Nursing, SPACE-HKU), PhD (PolyU)

Remarks
No information is available at present.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims & Characteristics

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.

  1. ​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.
  2. 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

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).

Curriculum

Curriculum

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.

 

Core Areas of Study

Nursing Arts and Sciences (10 subjects)

  • ​Fundamentals of Nursing Therapeutics
  • Nursing Therapeutics I
  • Nursing Therapeutics II
  • Nursing Therapeutics III
  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Family Nursing with Childbearing Families
  • Mental Health Care
  • Community Nursing
  • Nursing Older People
  • Traditional Chinese Nursing

 

Life Sciences (3 subjects)

  • ​Anatomy and Physiology
  • Clinical Microbiology for Nurses
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nurses

 

Humanities and Professional Studies (7 subjects)

  • ​Professional Nursing Concepts
  • Applied Psychology in Health Care
  • Social & Cultural Dimensions of Health
  • Ethics and Law in Clinical Practice
  • Clinical Research Methods
  • Clinical Research Project
  • Quality Management of Nursing Services in Health Care

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

  • ​In accordance with the University Regulations Governing Professional Master Degree Awards, the prerequisite for admission is the 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.
     
  1. ​​English Language (Syllabus B) at Grade D or above, or English Language (Syllabus A) at Grade B, or English Language at Level 3;
  2. Any one science subject from the following at Grade E or above: Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Mathematics, Physics;
  3. Any three other subjects at Grade E (or Level 2 for Chinese Language) or above; and
  4. 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 the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination, applicants are required to have satisfied the following or the equivalent.
 

  1. 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
  2. 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.

Other Information

Other Information

  • ​Applicants are required to submit the documents listed below.
    • Academic results at university, including GPA calculated on a 4.0 scale;
    • Result slips for public examinations or the equivalent; and
    • TWO recommendation forms (Form AR812) [For details, please refer to "Additional Documents Required"].
  • Suitable applicants may be invited to attend interviews.
  • Students must pass a health check before receiving clinical training.

Enquiries

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).

Student Message

Student Message


I have gained more from this programme than I expected. The programme not only focuses on academic and skill training, but also gives students new experiences. In the second year of my study, I took up the role of a teaching assistant, and it was challenging. I gained a sense of satisfaction from my students when they told me that they had become more confident in performing certain skills. The experience has helped me to become more confident in caring for patients in real-life situations.
 

I also joined the student ambassador scheme and the overseas exchange programme, which helped me to learn more about nursing and my career pathway. I believe that the three-year programme has equipped me to be a competent nurse and a life-long learner, ready to face any challenges that may lie ahead.


Lee Shuk Ying

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required


Others

Applicants are required to submit the following additional documents.

  • Academic results at university, including GPA calculated on a 4.0 scale;
  • Result slips from public examinations or the equivalent; and
  • TWO recommendation forms (AR812) are required for your application. Please fill in Part A and then invite two recommenders to fill in Part B.
    • For submission, the recommenders are invited to return the completed and signed recommendation forms to the Academic Registry
      by email: ar.tpg@polyu.edu.hk
      or by post:
      The Academic Registry Service Centre
      Room M101, Li Ka Shing Tower
      The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
      Hung Hom, Kowloon
      Please remind the recommenders to quote your application no. with programme code (53081) in the email or on the envelope.
  • All personal data of unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed.

Info Seminar

Info Seminar

No information is available at present.

Programme Leaflet

Programme Leaflet

No information is available at present.