Abbreviation FT / PT
MNurs PT

Programme information of 2017/18 is listed below. (Detailed information for 2018/19 will be updated soon.)

The Master of Nursing [MNurs] programme provides opportunities for nursing graduates to prepare for advanced nursing practice in keeping with the rapid changes in healthcare in Hong Kong. The curriculum 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 objectives of the programme are:

  1. to apply competently the advanced knowledge and skills in order to become more autonomous and independent in their practice;
  2. to contribute to the advancement of nursing knowledge and practice through research and evidence-based practice;
  3. to reflect on their own practice so that they can construct, articulate and evaluate their own philosophy, self-reflection and professional ethics in healthcare practice;
  4. to internalise an awareness of the importance of a commitment to lifelong learning and the responsibilities and obligations of being a nursing leader;
  5. to lead, collaborate in and coordinate multidisciplinary teamwork; and
  6. to provide leadership in the healthcare profession.
Mode of Attendance

Part Time (two years)

Medium of Instruction
English
Programme Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the curriculum leading to the degree of Master of Nursing, candidates shall:
(a) comply with the General Regulations; and
(b) comply with the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula; and
(c) 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
(d) be eligible for active nursing registration with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong, or its equivalent;  and
(e) satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination if required.

Advanced standing of up to 12 credit units may be granted to a candidate who has successfully completed equivalent course(s) subject to approval by the Faculty Board. Candidates seeking advanced standing should submit a written application accompanied by academic transcript and relevant course syllabus to the School before commencement of the study.  Such course(s) should be completed no more than 5 years prior to the candidate's commencement of the Master of Nursing.

Programme Admissions Advisor
Dr Kelvin Wang
Tel:  3917 6636
Fax: 2872 6079
Email: mpwang@hku.hk

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