Master of Nursing Programme

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The Award

This is a two-year part-time clinically-based programme leading to the award of a Master of Nursing degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Programme Description

The Master of Nursing Programme (MNurs) is a clinically-based programme aiming to equip graduate nurses with the knowledge and competencies to incorporate theories and concepts of nursing science and the leadership and management skills into advanced nursing practice in a clinical specialty. The programme emphasises on facilitating students to acquire and enhance:

evidence-based knowledge advanced clinical skills management and leadership skills

It also prepares students to pursue nursing career advancement or postgraduate studies at the doctoral level.
Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:

  • develop clinical reasoning skills and expertise in advanced nursing practice.
  • appraise evidence critically to guide practice and improve quality of care and health outcomes for individuals and populations.
  • design and evaluate models of care based on integration of theoretical and empirical knowledge to address complex health needs of individuals and populations.
  • acquire leadership, management, intra- and inter-professional collaboration and client-professional partnership knowledge and skills to develop innovative solutions to complex health problems.

Programme Structure

The programme curriculum is specifically designed to prepare students for advanced nursing practice in a selected clinical specialty. In addition to courses covering a range of issues related to management and leadership, clinical reasoning and advanced nursing practice, students are also required to complete a supervised scholarly inquiry project on a research or service innovation topic in a selected area of clinical specialty.

Core Courses (17 units)
Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Advanced Nursing Practice
(3 units)
Contemporary Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice
(3 units)
Healthcare Management and Leadership
(3 units)
Scholarly Inquiry
(3 units)
Scholarly Inquiry Project
(5 units)
Elective Courses (9 units)
(Select 3 courses from the following)
Applied Biological Science in Advanced Nursing Practice*
(3 units)
Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Investigation*
(3 units)
Health Information Systems and Patient Care Technology*
(3 units)
Transforming Health Care through Professional Collaborations and Client-professional Partnership*
(3 units)
Specialisation in Advanced Nursing Practice I
(3 units)
Specialisation in Advanced Nursing Practice II
(3 units)
Professional Skill Competency
(3 units)
Advanced nursing practice
Leadership and management
Scholarly inquiry project


*Graduates can apply for exemption from the course(s) concerned in the Doctor of Nursing Programme (subject to approval).

Awards & Scholarships

The programme offers various awards and scholarships to encourage students to strive for academic excellence.

Outstanding Academic Award for Master of Nursing Year 1
Outstanding Academic Award for Master of Nursing Year 2
Scholarship to Pursue Master’s Degree in Nursing
Y. K. Pao Foundation Awards & Scholarships
Goodwin Nursing Scholarship
Joyce Au’s Prize

Role Models

Over the years, the programme has nurtured numerous outstanding nurses who have made significant achievements and contributions to the nursing profession and the health care development in Hong Kong and beyond.

Dr. H.M. SO
Former Nurse Consultant, Hong Kong East Cluster, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

“I completed the MN Programme in 2001. With MN, I learned to think in a system approach and equip myself with the essential knowledge, skills and attitude to contribute to nursing career. The MN programme provided a strong foundation for nurturing my critical thinking, building up my capacity and confidence to face challenges and accept extra role responsibilities. This also supported my promotion to Nurse Consultant successfully.”


Ms Jasmine P.S. WONG
Nurse Manager, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong

“I enjoyed studying the MN programme, which enhanced my critical thinking, communication skills, and leadership skills. In additional, the program enriched my research knowledge.”


Ms. June W.H. LAM
Advanced Practice Nurse, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong

“I am graduated from CUHK BN in 2011 and MN in 2016. I had my development in PWH medical unit after 1-year rotation from surgery. Being experienced and well-trained shift IC, I had been equipped myself in evidence-based knowledge, advanced clinical skills and management and leadership skills by studying the Master of Nursing Programme in my fourth year of nursing field. It is honour for me to promote to Advanced Practice Nurse in 2019. Thus, I highly recommend this programme to graduates for further development in advanced nursing practice.”

Mode of Study

Part-time: 2 years

Admission Requirements

  • Have a bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class, or graduated from a recognised Bachelor of Nursing programme with an average grade of not lower than “B”; and
  • Be a registered nurse; and
  • Fulfil the English Language and other requirement stipulated by the Graduate School of CUHK (please visit for details); and
  • Attend an interview (if necessary).

Tuition Fee

HK$4,700 per unit (subject to adjustment)

Application Deadline

1st round: 28 February 2022 (Mon)

2nd round: 31 March 2022 (Thu) (*tentative)


Application Fee



Tel: 3943 6076