Master of Nursing Programme
- Programme Overview
- The Master of Nursing (MNurs) programme provides opportunities for nurse graduates to prepare for advanced practice nursing in keeping with the rapid changes in health care in Hong Kong.
- Study mode and duration
- The Master of Nursing Programme offers a part-time study mode, which consists of six semesters spread across two academic years which begin in September each year.
The programme consists of 3 compulsory core courses (18 credits), 3 track core courses (18 credits), 3 elective courses (18 credits) and a capstone experience which includes a Translational Nursing Research course (6 credits) and a Dissertation (9 credits), making a total of 69 credits. The assessment is based on a combination of practical examinations/tests (0-60%) and continuous assessments (40-100%). Candidates are also required to submit a dissertation to the satisfaction of the examiner(s).
A variety of teaching and learning methods will be employed to provide the best learning environment for students. Examples of teaching and learning methods are lectures, seminars, tutorials, problem-based learning (PBL) and clinical work.
Students may join one of the following tracks:
- Advanced Surgical Nursing
- Critical Care Nursing
- Health Services Development and Planning
- Infection Control
- Paediatric Nursing
- Primary Health Care Nursing
- Public Health
- Women’s Health
A study track will only be offered upon sufficient registration. Tracks in bold fonts were offered in 2016-2017.
Further information on the programme can be found in the programme's Regulations and Syllabuses. (Note: not all elective courses on the syllabuses will be offered in any given year, it is subjected to the availability of teaching resources and sufficient interest in the course.)
To be eligible for admission to the curriculum leading to the degree of Master of Nursing, candidates shall:
- comply with the General Regulations; and
- comply with the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula; and
- be a Registered Nurse holding a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from this University, or from another university, or comparable institution accepted for this purpose; and
- be eligible for active nursing registration with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong, or its equivalent; and
- satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination if required.
The BL Wong Prize in Nursing Studies (Master of Nursing) and the Lau Wing Kai Memorial Prizes have been established for awarding students who have outstanding performance in the Master of Nursing programme.
School of Nursing
4/F, William WM Mong Block
Tel: 3917 6683
Application can be submitted online via http://www.aal.hku.hk/tpg/programme/master-nursing
Closing Date for Application: 12:00 nn, 15 March 2017
*This information has been translated into Chinese. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail.