Sept 2021 EntryProgramme code: JS3648
116 (plus 35 clinical/field credits)
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)
Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes
Our mission is to educate young people for 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 the skills of clinical reasoning, communication and the use of technology. They also learn how to work efficiently alone, or with other healthcare professionals, to provide quality healthcare.
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. Our graduates become the preferred graduates/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 latest 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.
# Simulation laboratories are equipped with Wireless Patient Simulators and scenario-based computer programs such as BabySim and PediaSim to replicate nursing care in real patient conditions. Through these facilities and related approaches, students are able to identify, develop and implement patients’ care needs, as they immerse themselves in a realistic, dynamic, hands-on situation requiring critical thinking, clinical reasoning and decision-making capabilities. This approach provides opportunities for students to enhance their clinical competence and confidence without the potential to harm the patients.
The programme is accreditated by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong and graduates are eligible to apply for registration as Registered Nurses (General).
Graduates are eligible to become Registered Nurses (General) in Hong Kong. They can find employment in numerous clinical and community settings, and develop the specialist areas of study that they choose.
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 of our graduates have been accepted for post-registration clinical training and education in local and overseas institutions.
Some graduates work overseas after obtaining the proper licences from foreign countries.
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 for 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 strong fundamentals in professional education and a flexible curriculum design. It has the following characteristics:
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained here.
Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.
For admission to the BSc(Hons) in Nursing, students must have Level 3 or above in at least two HKDSE elective subjects from Category A. Please refer to www.hkeaa.edu.hk/en/hkdse/assessment/subject_information/ for details of the HKDSE subject categories.
There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):