Sept 2024 Entry
116 (plus 35 clinical/field credits)
Dr Mak Yim-wah
PhD (HK), MSc (Health Care) (HK), BHSc (Nursing) (Australia), RN (HK), RM (HK), Tobacco Treatment Specialist (HK, USA), FHKAN (Education & Research - Education) and FHKAN (C&PH- Community Health)
Students will be awarded the following award upon successful completion of the graduation requirements:
- BSc (Hons) in Nursing
Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes
Our mission is to educate young people to pursue professional careers in nursing, one of the world’s most “caring” professions. This innovative academic programme develops students’ competency in delivering quality care, carrying out relevant research, and making significant contributions to the health of the community.
Students master skills in clinical reasoning, communication, and the use of technology. They also learn how to work efficiently alone and with other healthcare professionals to provide quality healthcare.
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 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 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 healthcare 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 properly balanced and comprehensive clinical experiences, students have opportunities to adapt to a variety of practicum locations, environments and rotating work schedules.
The programme is accredited 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 or further pursue specialist areas of study.
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 enrol in post-registration clinical training and education at local and overseas institutions.
Some graduates work overseas after obtaining the appropriate licences from foreign countries.
This is a five-year full-time programme leading to registration with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong as a Registered Nurse (General). The programme equips students to provide holistic care that encompasses safe, ethical, legal, and culturally sensitive nursing therapeutics delivered to clients of all ages and their families in various healthcare settings.
Students develop skills in critical inquiry, constantly acquiring new knowledge and using evidence to support their development of generic and all-round attributes such as critical thinking, problem solving and lifelong learning. The course is broad-based, with a strong emphasis on professional education and a flexible curriculum design. It has the following characteristics:
A continuous focus on the philosophical underpinnings of the concepts of person, environment, health, nursing and caring along with an emphasis on clinical reasoning and person-centred care. The programme embraces introductory and applied subjects, as well as biological, social sciences, and humanities subjects, to develop students’ understanding of the biological and psychosocial dimensions of the human condition and healthcare. Students gain comprehensive foundational knowledge of anatomy, physiology, psychology, sociology, caring concepts, clinical reasoning, and decision making in action.
Coverage of nursing therapeutics, child and adolescent health nursing, childbearing family nursing, adult nursing, mental health nursing, gerontological nursing, community health nursing, nursing therapeutics in Chinese medicine and nursing research.
- Supervised field studies allow students to integrate theory and practice.
An Honours project with capstone experience enables students to apply their knowledge of nursing research and engage in evidence-based practice.
A specific set of General University Requirement subjects, including Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Leadership Education and Development, Healthy Lifestyle, Language and Communication, Service Learning and Broadening subjects, provides our students with a broad knowledge base for holistic professional learning.
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained here.
Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.
For admission to the BSc(Hons) in Nursing, students must have Level 3 or above in at least two HKDSE elective subjects from Category A. Please refer to www.hkeaa.edu.hk/en/hkdse/assessment/subject_information/ for details on the HKDSE subject categories.
Please click here for the subject weightings for 2024/25.
There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):
Preference will be given to those who are fluent in written English and Chinese, and in oral English and Cantonese.
For applicants with the same admission score, preference will be given to those who have studied the Applied Learning subject, Health Care Practice.
Students must pass a health check before clinical training.
2023/24 Average Score: 4 Core + Best 2 Elective Subjects (with Subject Weighting) = 261.6
Please input your public examination results, such as HKDSE, HKCEE, HKAL, IGCSE, GCEAL, etc., by subject under the "Public Examination" section to your online application.
To evaluate the potential and interest of applicants in the programme, and to assess their language and communication skills and understanding of the nursing discipline.
About 1 hour
Suitable applicants may be invited to interviews.