The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) Programme is offered by the School of Health Sciences of the Institute. Academic staff members of the School have extensive professional and teaching experiences in the nursing and related disciplines, and have maintained good linkages with the professional sectors such that students are able to gain exposure to the current development in the relevant fields. A close teacher-student relationship is cultivated to foster a passion for lifelong learning and continuing professional development. Staff members of the School are committed to identifying the needs of students in their learning and to helping students to overcome the obstacles in their course of study. Graduates’ knowledge, skills, professional and caring attitudes as well as abilities to think critically and seek self-improvement are essential core values of the School that are reflected in the design and delivery of its study programmes.
The Programme prepares students to enter the nursing profession to provide quality patient care, improve the nursing practice and make contributions to the health of the company.
Accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) and the Nursing Council of Hong Kong (NCHK), and recognized by the HKSAR Government.
Pitched at Level 5 of the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework HKQF.
Eligible to apply for scholarship and financial support.
Mode of Study
5-year full time programme
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Graduates are eligible for registration as RN (General) with the NCHK.
Academic Advancement and Career Prospect
Registered nurses are generally served in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, day care centers, community centers or government health departments.
Excellent graduates can continue to study graduate or postgraduate diploma courses, through research and practice, increase specialist nursing knowledge, towards the development of nursing professional and specialist care in the direction of forward.
The tuition fee for the 2019-20 intake of the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) Programme as follows:
The tuition fee after the deduction of the $72,800 subsidy under the SSSDP is $36,050 per year.
The subsidy is only applicable to local students.
|Human Biological Sciences I||Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I|
|Human Biological Sciences II||Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II|
|Microbiology for Nurses|
|Aspects of Health Promotion||Mental Health Nursing|
|Child, Adolescent and Family Nursing||Nurses in Speciality|
|Chinese Medicinal Nursing and Complementary and Alternative Medicine||Nursing Elective I|
|Clinical Simulation Practice||Nursing Elective II|
|Community Health Nursing||Nursing Knowledge and Practice|
|Fundamentals of Nursing I||Nursing Service with Love|
|Fundamentals of Nursing II||Nursing Therapeutics I|
|Gerontological Nursing||Nursing Therapeutics II|
|Health Assessment||Nursing Therapeutics III|
|Maternal Nursing||Public Health and Infection Control|
|Behavioural and Social Sciences|
|Applied Psychology||Sociology of Health|
|Clinical Practicum I||Clinical Practicum III|
|Clinical Practicum II||Clinical Practicum IV|
|Evidence Based Practice||Management and Leadership in Health Care|
|Health Economics||Nursing Research|
|Honours Project||Professional and Ethical Issues|
|Language and Communication|
|Academic Reading and Writing I||English Communication I|
|Academic Reading and Writing II||English Communication II|
|Chinese Communication||English Usage|
|Critical Thinking||Global Citizenship|
|Ethics and Moral Issues||Integrated Seminar and Community Involvement|
|General Education Elective||Numerical and Information Technology Literacy|
- Have obtained Level 3 in Chinese Language, Level 3 in English Language. Level 2 in Mathematics, Level 2 in Liberal Studies and Level 2 in one elective subject from Category A (preferably Biology or Combined Science (with Biology)) in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE); OR
- Have obtained passes in Chinese Language and Culture, Use of English plus one AL Level subject or two AS Level subjects in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) AND
have obtained Grade C in Chinese Language, Grade D in English Language (Syllabus B) (or Grade B in English Language (Syllabus A)), and Grade E in three other subjects (Biology/ Human Biology/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Physics) in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) before 2007; OR
have obtained Level 3 in Chinese Language, Level 3 in English Language and Grade E in three other subjects (Biology/ Human Biology/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Physics) in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) in 2007 to 2011; OR
- Have obtained an equivalent qualification that meets the education standard stipulated by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong.
For the academic year of 2018-19, there are subsidized places under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)
Application for Subsidized Places under SSSDP
To seek admission to the subsidized places of the BN(Hons) programme, applicants are required to apply under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) via JUPAS, JUPAS Code: JSSA01).
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an admission interview. Only one interview will be arranged for each applicant.
Direct Application for SSSDP Places
(for Non-JUPAS Applicants Only)
The subsidized places of the BN(Hons) programme under the SSSDP are mainly allocated through JUPAS. JUPAS students can obtain a subsidized place only via JUPAS but not any other channels. Should there be unfilled intake places after all admission rounds of JUPAS, local non-JUPAS applicants will be admitted via direct admission of no more than 10% of the subsidized places of the programme (i.e., a maximum of 20 places).
2018 JUPAS Admission Score (HKDSE)
|JUPAS Code||Programme||Mean Score (4 core subjects plus the best elective subject)|
|JSSA01||Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)||
* The score is calculated according to the converted points for Category A HKDSE subjects that Level 2 = 2 points, Level 3 = 3 points,
Level 4 = 4 points, Level 5/5*/5** = 5/6/7 points.