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Entrance Year Sept 2022

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 2022

Non-Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2022

Tuition Fees

For local students
HK$2,500 per credit for undergraduate subjects and HK$4,600 per credit for postgraduate subjects (Subject to approval)

For non-local students
HK$4,835 per credit for all subjects (Subject to approval)

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, that of a registered nurse, and an academic credential, that of 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 healthcare 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.

This is a collaborative programme run by the School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital.

  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was the first university in Hong Kong to offer a pre-registration degree programme in nursing for graduates from other disciplines.
  • The School of Nursing at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital was established in 1927.  Historically, the Hospital was the only private hospital in Hong Kong to offer Registered and Enrolled Nurse programmes in the School of Nursing.
  • The motto of the School of Nursing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is "To Excel in Nursing for the Well-being of Mankind", and that of Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital is "Quality in Service and Excellence in Care".
  • The collaboration of the two institutions ensures the high-quality preparation of future registered nurses and will raise the profile of the nursing profession in Hong Kong.
  • The collaboration of the two institutions offers strong support for learning and teaching, and students can enjoy the resources from both institutions.
  • The scholarships offered by the clinical partner not only provide financial support for students in need, but also give recognition and encouragement to outstanding students.
  • The programme combines basic preparation for a professional qualification with advanced preparation to enable students to become competent reflective practitioners in the nursing profession.

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