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 the development and utilisation of evidence-based knowledge, advanced clinical skills and 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.

This course (Master of Nursing) is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6]).
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

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)

Elective Courses (9 units)
Students are required to select 3 elective 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)
  • Professional Skill Competency (3 units)
  • Specialisation in Advanced Nursing Practice I (3 units)
  • Specialisation in Advanced Nursing Practice II (3 units)
  • Transforming Health Care through Professional Collaborations and Client-professional Partnership (3 units)

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$4,500 per unit (subject to adjustment)

Application Deadline

1st round: 28 February 2021
2nd round: 31 March 2021

Application Fee



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