The University of Hong Kong

Master of Science in Nursing

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Course Information

Registration period
18 Jan 2023 (Wed) - 28 Apr 2023 (Fri)
Course Level
Study Mode
3 Year(s)

Course Overview

The Master of Science in Nursing [MSc(Nurs)] Programme admits Bachelor's degree holders from non-nursing disciplines and prepares them for registration with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong as a Registered Nurse. The Programme provides a comprehensive and holistic nursing education which strives to achieve professional excellence in nursing. Students will develop the capacity to become a transformative nurse, making a positive impact on the outcomes of patients and healthcare systems, with the capacity to become a future leader in the profession.

Programme Entrance Requirements :

To be eligible for admission to the curriculum leading to the degree of MSc(Nurs), candidates shall:

a. comply with the General Regulations;

b. comply with the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula;

c. hold a Bachelor's degree in a non-nursing discipline of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose in recent 5 years normally;

d. meet the 'Minimum entry requirements for training of Registered Nurses' from the Nursing Council of Hong Kong;

e. have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese (Cantonese); and

f. satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination if required.

What You’ll Learn

The curriculum consists of 29 courses (204 credits) including 24 professional core courses and 5 practicum courses, which focuses on quality care, clinical skills, leadership and is designed to be both research-intensive and research-informed.

Upon completion of the programme, graduates are able to:

1. implement comprehensive professional knowledge in nursing practice;

2. apply the scientific evidence to advance health education and nursing care across diverse settings;

3. use ethical principles in decision making and apply the relevant legal parameters within their practice;

4. demonstrate cultural competency and nursing leadership to facilitate interprofessional collaborations and to enhance healthcare outcomes;

5. develop transferable skills required for independent reflective learning and research for continuing professional development; and

6. develop the ability to evaluate personal scholarship, professional growth and excellence in practice.

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