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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 53081

Stream Code


Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

3 years

Fund Type Self-Financed

Credits Required for Graduation

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

Initial Registration Credits


Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024 * Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30

Non-Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024 * Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30

Tuition Fees

For local students
HK$3,800 per credit for undergraduate subjects (66 credits) and HK$5,600 per credit for postgraduate subjects (30 credits) 

For non-local students
HK$5,500 per credit for all subjects (96 credits)

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 Leaders

Dr Patrick Pui Kin KOR
RN (HK), BN (CUHK), MSc (CUHK), PRegCert (ICU, IANS), PhD (PolyU)

Aims and 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 as a registered nurse, and an academic credential, namely, a Master’s degree. 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 health care 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.



Our innovative approaches to learning and teaching enhance our students’ critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills, and our graduates are both 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 new 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 Organisation 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 balanced and comprehensive clinical experiences, students have opportunities to adapt to a variety of practicum locations, environments and rotating work schedules.


A new Global Leadership Scheme is embedded in the programme which aims to nurture future nursing leaders with global vision. Students joining the scheme can apply the Global Leadership Scholarship to participate in oversea clinical attachment and other scholarly activities.

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