Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

/Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)
Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) 2019-02-28T11:59:34+00:00
Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)
Other Programmes

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.

Programme Features


  • 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

Media coverage of Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) by (9 September 2018)

Click here to view the story

Click here to learn more about why you should study our nursing programme at CIHE 

Professional Recognition

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.


BN career path

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for the 2019-20 intake of the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) Programme as follows:

  Local Student
Year 1 $108,850
Year 2 $108,850
Year 3 $108,850
Year 4 $108,850
Year 5 $108,850

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.





Basic Sciences
Human Biological Sciences I Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I
Human Biological Sciences II Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II
Microbiology for Nurses  


Nursing Study
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 Practice
Clinical Practicum I Clinical Practicum III
Clinical Practicum II Clinical Practicum IV


Professional Development
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


General Education
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)

[BN(Hons)] programme offered by Caritas Institute of Higher Education.


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).


Admission Interview

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.