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Entrance Year Sept 2022

Programme Code 53070

Stream Code

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

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

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

Fund Type Self-Financed

Credits Required for Graduation


Initial Registration Credits


Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2022

Non-Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2022

Tuition Fees

HK$4,000 per credit for local students
HK$4,835 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leaders

Dr Shirley Ching Siu-yin
PhD, BSc(Hons) Nursing, Dip Epi App Stat, RN, FHKAN(Education)


  • 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 and 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.


  • 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.
  • 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)

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