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What do nurses do?

The role of a nurse is to understand the dynamic health status of a person, to dialectically verify health concerns, and to devise interventions with the goal of assisting the person to master the appropriate health knowledge and skills for the attainment of optimal wellness in bio-psycho-social-spiritual aspects. As health professionals, nurses have four fundamental responsibilities: to promote health, to prevent illness, to restore health, and to alleviate suffering.

Nursing is a caring, client-focused and evidence-based profession. Nurses should be compassionate, innovative and have the competency to deliver quality care, carry out health-related scientific research, and make a significant contribution to the development of nursing professionalism and the well-being of mankind.


Where do nurses work?

Hong Kong's ageing population has led to a persistently high demand for registered nurses. Graduates can find employment in various health care settings such as hospitals, clinics, elderly homes, day care centres and community centres, or relevant government departments.


What are their career prospects?

Our graduates are eligible to become registered nurses in Hong Kong. Many of our graduates also choose to study postgraduate programmes to further develop their knowledge in specialised nursing areas through research and practice and to strengthen their competencies for advance nursing practice.


Further information

For more details, please visit the website of our School of Nursing at


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