Sept 2021 EntryProgramme code: 53455-SY
116 (plus 35 training credits)
The exact credits required for each AD/HD holder will depend on the approved credit transfer.
Dr Kin Cheung
BSc(N) (Alta.), MN (Alta.), PhD (Calf.), Dip(N) (H.K.G.H.S.G.N.), RN(Alta.), RN (H.K.), PgD (OH)
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 the students' competency to deliver quality care, carry out relevant research and make 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 health care professionals, in providing quality health care.
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 for 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 health care 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 the 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 the Wireless Patient Simulators and scenario-based computer programmings 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 clinical competence and confidence without the potential to harm the patients.
Sub-degree graduates are admitted to the 5-year BSc(Hons) in Nursing programme and must complete all of their subjects in 3 years to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. The programme equips students for holistic care that encompasses safe, ethical, legal and culturally sensitive nursing therapeutics to be provided to clients of all ages and their families in various healthcare settings.
Students develop abilities in critical inquiry, constantly acquiring new knowledge and using the evidence to support opportunities to develop generic and all-rounded attributes, such as critical thinking, problem solving and life-long learning. Broad-based with strong fundamentals in professional education and a flexible curriculum design with study options, the programme has the following characteristics.
* Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the undergraduate degree Language Communication Requirements (LCR) based on their previous studies in AD/HD programmes and their academic performance will be required to take additional credits (6 in English and 3 in Chinese) on top of the programme's normal credit requirements.
Work-Integrated Education (35 training credits)
1,440 hours of clinical placement must be undertaken in Hospital Authority's hospitals or private hospitals in Hong Kong.
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.
Satisfy the General Entrance Requirements of the University (non-JUPAS Local Senior Year Admissions) and the following specific requirements of this 3-year senior year degree programme:
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To apply for PolyU programmes, you are required to fulfil the English language and academic requirements. Please find out the details from here.
All applicants are required to pay a HKD $450 application fee. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please submit your scholarship application with your university application. Submit your application online here.
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Successful applicants will receive their admission offer online. Admission results are usually announced from late January to May. Scholarship results will be announced at the same time.