Abbreviation FT / PT
DNurs PT

The Doctor of Nursing (DNurs) programme is a professional doctorate with coursework and research components that aims to equip nurses with competencies in theoretical, methodological and analytical approaches for knowledge discovery and translation of knowledge to practice. The curriculum consists of four DNurs core modules, with 26 contact hours per module totaling 104 contact hours; three DNurs track modules, with 26 contact hours per module totaling 78 contact hours; a module on Research Ethics featuring 12 contact hours; and a thesis featuring 104 contact hours. Students are required to complete a thesis of 50,000 to 60,000 words that represents an original scientific study grounded in practice and contains material worthy of publication; students are also required to participate in thesis seminars which will serve as forums for presenting their work in progress on a regular basis and hone their research skills.

Mode of Attendance

Part Time (four years)

Medium of Instruction
English
Programme Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the programme leading to the degree of Doctor of Nursing, candidates must:
1. comply with the University General Regulations;
2. hold a bachelor's degree and master's degree in nursing or an equivalent discipline from this University, or a comparable university accepted for this purpose;
3. currently hold a Registered Nurse Licence;
4. have English proficiency as specified by the University's admission requirements; and
5. satisfy the application evaluators with (i) a statement of overall career goals and specific research interests, and (ii) an oral justification of their suitability for doctoral education;
6. satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination if required.

Programme Admissions Advisor
Dr William Li
Tel: 3917 6634
Fax: 2872 6079
Email: william3@hku.hk

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