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Bachelor of Nursing Programme (Part-Time) for Registered Nurses

Bachelor of Nursing Programme (Part-Time) for Registered Nurses
Programme Overview
This programme (in the generic or public health stream) is a conversion programme for registered nurses graduating from hospital-based higher diploma or professional diploma programmes who are currently working in local hospitals, the Department of Health, private clinics, and/or non-governmental organizations.
BNurs(PT) for RN Leaflet 
2 Years *

*Advanced standing credits may be granted to Professional Diploma holders who have successfully completed equivalent course(s) within 5 years before admission to this programme, subject to the University's approval.

This programme consists of eight core courses and two elective courses. The elective courses are provided according to the streams (generic / public health) students have selected. As first-degree baccalaureate nursing students, they must have to complete all core courses and the selected elective courses as required before they are able to graduate.

Teaching and learning strategies will normally consist of lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory sessions, presentations, case studies, audio-visual programmes, online learning, flipped classroom and self-directed learning.

The course assessment will be mainly based on course work assignments, seminar presentations, student projects and examinations.

Students will be provided with outgoing exchange opportunities for broadening their horizon and enhancing cultural and professional knowledge exchange.

Students who successfully complete the programme and pass all courses in Year I and Year II will be awarded a Bachelor of Nursing in one of the following five divisions: First Class Honours, Second Class Honours Division One, Second Class Honours Division Two, Third Class Honours and Pass. The grade point average obtained by candidates at the end of the programme determines the Honours Award.

Two prizes namely Lau Wing Kai Memorial Prizes and BL Wong Memorial Prize in Nursing Studies shall be awarded annually to the students who have attained the highest total aggregate of marks in the first year of studies and in the two years of studies respectively.

To be eligible for admission to this programme, an applicant

  1. shall comply with the University General Regulations;
  2. shall comply with the Regulations for First Degree Curricula;
  3. shall be registered as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong or hold recognized equivalent qualifications; and
  4. may be required to take a qualifying test of language ability and nursing knowledge.

    English Language Requirement:
    Chinese Language Requirement:

Application fee: HKD 450 (non-refundable)

Composition fee (subject to the University's approval):
HKD 1,725 per credit (60 credits) /
HKD 103,500 for the whole programme

Application can be submitted online via

The following documents should be submitted to the HKU School of Nursing as soon as you have completed the online application either by post i or in person:

  1. Originals or certified true copiesii of ALL public examinations, academic transcripts and graduation certificatesiii
    (sample of declaration form in Hong Kong);
  2. Certified true copiesii of HKID;
  3. Certified true copiesii of Certificate of Registration AND valid practising certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong;
  4. Two academic referee’s reports provided by an academic referee or supervisor of your work. (Download from here);
  5. Originals or certified true copiesii of TOEFLiii / IELTSiii official score report (if applicable); and
  6. Other documents which you would like to bring the attention of the University.


i  Please quote your application number and full name in all correspondence and supporting documents and ensure your mail items bear sufficient postage with return address.  

ii Please note that the University will only ACCEPT originals or copies of the documents that have been duly declared as true copies before a notary public. Copies of documents may be certified by the appropriate officials of your home institute if you are an overseas applicant.

No photocopies will be accepted.  Transcripts, diplomas, certificates and other relevant documents which are NOT in English should be accompanied by a formally certified translation in English. Certified translation may be provided by your home institution.

iii Only TOEFL / IELTS scores recorded in the two years before the date of application are considered.
TOEFL applicants should request the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send an official score report to the University (TOEFL code 9671) direct.

Application deadline:   March 24, 2023 (Friday)  
School of Nursing

5/F, Academic Building
3 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam
Hong Kong

Contact Information

Tel:        3910 2065
Fax:       2872 6079