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General Enquiries

  1. What is the Structure of Nursing Programme?
  2. Is there any double degree programme?
  3. Do you focus on theory teaching or clinical practice?
  4. How many hours of clinical practicum are there for the programme?
  5. In which hospitals are the clinical practicum being conducted? Are students required to follow the A/P/N shift system?
  6. Are there any student exchange opportunities?

Admission enquiries

  1. What is the admission requirement for JUPAS applicants? / Is it necessary to have science background for admission?
  2. Do candidates who attended the interview have better chance of admission, and what is the weighting of the admission interview?
  3. How to apply via the Sport Scholarship Scheme?

Admission scores and selection criteria

  1. What is the average admission score in the previous admission round?
  2. Will you consider students who do not put Nursing in A1?
  3. If I take one more elective subjects, will you consider it?
  4. How will the Nursing Programme selection committee choose between students who have the same HKDSE scores?

Interview arrangements

  1. Is there an interview for JUPAS students applying for the 5-year curriculum? / Is an admission interview mandatory for all JUPAS applicants?
  2. When will the interview be held?
  3. Are the interviews conducted in the form of individual or group interview? What kind of questions will be discussed?
  4. What languages will be used during the interview?

 

General Enquiries

  1. What is the Structure of Nursing Programme?

The Bachelor of Nursing programme comprises 45 courses undertaken over five years and prepares students for registration as general registered nurses with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong. The programme includes six common core courses, twenty-eight core courses, seven practicum courses, three language courses and one elective course.

  1. Is there any double degree programme?

Sorry we do not offer double degree programme for Nursing. However, students can apply to study the Intercalated Programme in Master of Public Health in the 4th year.

  1. Do you focus on theory teaching or clinical practice?

Both nursing theory and clinical practicum are of equal importance to our School.

  1. How many hours of clinical practicum are there for the programme?

There are 1400 hours of clinical practicum for the 5-year BNurs programme.

  1. In which hospitals are the clinical practicum being conducted? Are students required to follow the A/P/N shift system?

Our main teaching hospital is QMH and students are required to practice as A/P shift. In Year 4/5, they may need to do the “N” shifts as well.

Clinical placements will be arranged in

-Community Centres;

-Aged care Centres;

-Outpatient clinics;

-and Specialties in hospitals, including Medical and Surgical Units, Paediatrics Unit, Obstetrics Unit, Accident and Emergency Unit, Operation Theatre, and many more.

  1. Are there any student exchange opportunities?

Over the last few academic years, our students have been given opportunities to attend short term student exchange programmes in different countries, such as the UK, Sweden, USA, China, Singapore and Taiwan. We will be extending our reach to Australia, South Korea and Japan in the near future.

Admission enquiries

  1. What is the admission requirement for JUPAS applicants? / Is it necessary to have science background for admission?

Candidates shall satisfy the following minimum requirements in HKDSE:

Level 3 in Chinese Language and English Language

Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies

Level 3 in two Category A* or Category C elective subjects

Candidates without a science background will also be considered for admission. The School of Nursing will provide Biology Enrichment course to support students without science background. Also, an Academic Advisor will be assigned to every student in order to support their study and academic planning. 

* excluding Mathematics Extended Modules 1 and 2

  1. Do candidates who attended the interview have better chance of admission, and what is the weighting of the admission interview?

The admission interview is only one of the admission criteria. All candidates who placed our BNurs as their band A choice will be invited to the interview. Both their interview scores and HKDSE result will be taken into consideration. Candidates are also recommended to provide other sources of supporting documents, such as, your personal statement, referee's report, for the School's reference.

  1. How to apply via the Sport Scholarship Scheme?

The Sports Scholarship Scheme offers an alternative admission path to the University for outstanding young men and women whose pre-university experience includes a significant commitment to the pursuit of sporting excellence as well as to their formal academic studies. To be eligible for the Sports Scholarship Programme applicants must have (i) satisfied the minimum University entrance requirements for the year of admission, (ii) demonstrated exceptional sporting prowess and (iii) met the entrance requirements for the particular academic programme of study as specified by and/or modified by the relevant Faculty.

Admission scores and selection criteria

  1. What is the average admission score in the previous admission round?

For the 2016/17 admission exercise, the lowest score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects was 23.

  1. Will you consider students who do not put Nursing in A1?

We do consider students who do not put our Nursing programme in A1, but those who put us in A1 will have priority.

  1. If I take one more elective subjects, will you consider it?

We will consider the 2 electives with the best grades first.

  1. How will the Nursing Programme selection committee choose between students who have the same HKDSE scores?

When considering students with the same HKDSE results, we will take into consideration of other factors, such as their performance in interviews, OEA, the level of their third best elective, their sub-scores in English or Chinese languages and so on.

Interview arrangements

  1. Is there an interview for JUPAS students applying for the 5-year curriculum? / Is an admission interview mandatory for all JUPAS applicants?

Yes. The admission interview is only one of the admission criteria. Priority for interview will be given to JUPAS applicants who placed HKU Nursing as their Band A.

  1. When will the interview be held?

Interviews for the JUPAS applicants will be held in June and July.

  1. Are the interviews conducted in the form of individual or group interview? What kind of questions will be discussed?

Multiple Mini Interview, which includes both individual and group interviews, will be conducted.  Various kinds of questions and scenarios which may or may not be relevant to the nursing profession will be discussed.

  1. What languages will be used during the interview?

The interview will be conducted in both English and Cantonese.