Bachelor of Nursing Programme
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The programme prepares students for registration as general registered nurses with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong. Graduates of the programme are qualified to provide quality patient care and promote the health of people in today’s increasingly technological and complex healthcare environment. The main subjects of study include biological and behavioural sciences, health promotion and maintenance, nursing practice and theory, nursing research and information technology. Students also gain experience in the care of clients in both community and hospital settings.
The programme is well designed and integrated across five study years to prepare students to become professional nursing practitioners with a strong foundation in theory and knowledge. Beginning with knowledge- and skill-based training, the programme covers all aspects of nursing, from basic nursing to nursing care for individuals with complex health problems.
Students are required to take four courses in the Faculty Package and 40 major courses (112 credit units in total) in the programme.
For JUPAS Admissions
The minimum programme requirements for applicants undertaking the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) are as follows:
- Level 3 in Chinese Language and English Language; and
- Level 2 in Mathematics (Compulsory Part) and Liberal Studies; and
- Level 3 in two electives (one of which is preferably Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Integrated Science or Physics).
For non-JUPAS Admissions
Applicants shall be eligible to apply for admission if they possess knowledge of Chinese and be fluent in Cantonese, and with any of the following qualification:
- GCE-AL/International-AL (passes 3AL/2AL+2AS in one sitting); or
- International Baccalaureate Diploma; or
- Other high school qualification: A recognised non-local qualification which qualifies them for admission to a university in the country/region where such qualification is originated; or
- Post-secondary qualifications.
(For details, please visit http://admission.cuhk.edu.hk/non-jupas-yr-1/requirements.html)
The Nethersole School of Nursing, CUHK has nurtured over 5,000 graduates in the past quarter century. Graduates of our undergraduate nursing programme are qualified to work as Registered Nurses (General) in community and hospital settings, for example but not limited to surgical nursing, medical nursing, pediatric nursing, oncology nursing, orthopaedic nursing, emergency nursing, and primary health care. Graduates may pursue specialty training such as midwifery nursing. Those with good results may also pursue postgraduate studies, leading to career promotion as nurse specialists, nurse consultants, clinical managers, administrators or educators. Over the years, our graduates have enjoyed good prospects and demonstrated excellence in the advancement of their nursing career. Many of them are now outstanding leaders in their respective areas, making important contributions to the nursing and healthcare development in Hong Kong.
In celebrating the School’s Silver Jubilee, the ‘CUHK Nethersole School of Nursing 25th Anniversary Outstanding Alumni Awards’ were presented to recognize our alumni’s outstanding achievements in health or social care or other particular fields as well as their notable contributions to the society.
Find out more about the CUHK Nethersole School of Nursing 25th Anniversary Outstanding Alumni Award recipients HERE.
The Nethersole School of Nursing, CUHK is dedicated to nurturing healthcare professionals with compassion. Students from the Bachelor of Nursing Programme have actively participated in a wide range of voluntary and community services. Some students will also take the lead to organise community projects.
Community Services by Nursing Society
The Nursing Society is committed to providing various voluntary service opportunities to the nursing students. Each year, they organise community services such as community health check, visit to children’s home and elderly centre, etc.
Highlights from recent voluntary services:
CU CHAMPION (Community Health And Medication-safety Promotion Inter-school Outreach Network)
Launched in 2013, the CU CHAMPION is an inter-professional service learning programme which aims at promoting health and medication safety in the community. As of October 2017, the CU CHAMPION has served over 13,000 citizens in Hong Kong. We are delighted to have two nursing students who have participated in the CU CHAMPION to share with us their memorable volunteer experiences, and what they have learned from voluntary work.
Sharing from Jing Tsi Law (BN Year 5 student) & Yan Lok Wong (BN Year 3 students)
Student Exchange Programme is one of the major elective courses in the Bachelor of Nursing programme. Nearly half of the final year students are able to participate in a 2- to 3- week exchange programme to visit universities outside Hong Kong. This course aims to provide students with opportunities to learn about nursing and healthcare systems in Mainland China and overseas as well as to gain cross cultural insights for better understanding of different approaches to nursing education and practice. The School sponsors 75% of the airfare and accommodation expenses and all the fees for scheduled lectures and clinical visits during the exchange.
For sharing from students, please click HERE.
The Nethersole School of Nursing always treasures students as the most important members and resources of the School. In order to maintain a closer connection with students and to enhance their leadership potentials, the School introduced a Student Ambassador Programme in September 2008. The main objectives of this Programme are:
- To promote understanding and partnership between students and the School;
- To develop students' enthusiasm and capability in promoting the School and the nursing profession;
- To explore students' leadership potentials and strengthen their self-confidence;
- To enhance students' communication and presentation skills as well as their abilities in organising promotional events; and
- To help students widen their views and understanding of nursing, education and society.
Every year more than 20 enthusiastic and highly motivated students are recruited from the five study years of the Bachelor of Nursing Programme as student ambassadors of the School. Training activities are organised to promote academic and professional development of the ambassadors and to encourage their active participation in the Programme.
For sharing from student ambassadors, please click HERE.
CHAN Hau Yee, Zita (President of Nursing Society)
Hello! I am Zita, the President of the 27th Nursing Society. In 2021, the pandemic is raging. New challenges are waiting ahead of us.
Although I only met my committee members a few months ago, we hit it off with one another immediately. With your continuous support, I believe we could get through the challenges together and learn from the experience to strive for betterment in the future. I would like to thank my committee members for being so considerate and encouraging. It is my pleasure to be the President of Minursva. The days we buried ourselves in work are still imprinted on my brain. It is definitely one of the most precious memories in my university life.
I hope all students will join our nursing family which is overflowing with love, enjoy our activities and have an unforgettable year!
SZE Ki Ki, Karry (President of Chung Chi College Nursing Society)
Hi! I am Karry, the President of the Nursing Society of Chung Chi College.
This year has been a really challenging one. With COVID-19 continuously spreading, most lessons were conducted online. It was quite a pity that we could not enjoy face-to-face lessons which made us feel like we were not a university student. Luckily, our professors were really nice. They gave us lots of support and guidance so we could adapt to this new mode of learning.
Besides studying, I think I have made another wise choice: running a society. It really made my first year of university life which was originally meant to be boring to become more fruitful!
Although many of our activities were cancelled in face of the pandemic, I still feel glad that at least some of them were conducted smoothly, such as our Valentine’s Day Sale.
Behind our success, my committee members and I have been spending days and nights on preparing all the materials, promotion strategies and financial budget. That was once a nightmare to all of us, but later we all felt delighted as the activities strengthened our bond and we got closer to one another.
Running the society has boosted not only my leadership but also my event planning skills. Above all, the greatest gain is my beloved committee members. We study together and share our happiness and sorrows. I am so blessed to have them all in my university life!
“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” Just pluck up your courage and chase your dreams. We all look forward to seeing you in our nursing family!
NG Tung Hin, Felix (President of New Asia College Nursing Society)
Hi, I am Felix, the President of the New Asia College Nursing Society.
Being the President of the Society is an opportunity for me to empower myself to become a responsible person.
It has been a tough year with extraordinary arrangements when we come together in running the NA Nursing Society. Most of the activities and meetings were conducted via Zoom, particularly during the promotion period. Even though the suspension of face-to-face lessons caused inconvenience, we cherish every moment we spent together.
Fortunately, the Charity Sale on Valentine’s Day this year was held as usual. It is beyond dispute that my teammates’ participation and efforts were significant to the event’s success. Besides, our professors, former committee members and other students gave us lots of encouragement and support. Without their dedication and commitment, the event could not have been so successful.
“Life is like a multiple-choice question.” Joining the NA Nursing Society is one of the proudest decisions that I have ever made. Moreover, I appreciate having this chance to work with my committee members and support each other.
LO Tsz Yin, Natalie (President of Shaw College Nursing Society)
Hello! This is Natalie, the President of the Nursing Society of Shaw College. This year has been a tough one for all of us with our masks on all the time. We have got so many plans and yet so many cancellations.
I am truly glad that my committee members are staying with me during this difficult time. It is amazing to form tight bonds between the nine of us within a short period of time. Being the President of the Society is never an easy task as there is a myriad of duties and responsibilities. However, going through all these with the members certainly improved my leadership and communication skills. It was challenging to prepare for the consultation day, practice dem beat and get ready for the activities. Nevertheless, we could learn from the experience. Undoubtedly, there were ups and downs within the society and diverse opinions often occurred. We managed to wrestle with the challenges and achieved unity and success. I cherish the chances we had and the friendship we made very much.
I never regret joining the Society as it was such a rewarding experience. Please come and join our Nursing Society to carry on the passion for serving our students!
AU Hei Man, Hesper (President of United College Nursing Society)
I am deeply honoured and grateful to be given the opportunity to be the President of the Nursing Society of United College this year. In such a difficult time, everything becomes a challenge for us as the virus has affected our communication and led to cancellation of the proposed events. However, we have been taught not to focus on the loss but rather to learn from the scarce experience we had. For me, it is all about connecting with my committee members given the limited time we spent together.
As the President of the Society, I would like to see a harmonious relationship among us. I figured out that we had to settle disputes, make compromises and respect each other in order to establish a strong bond. In fact, after the consultation days, I realised that we had to work fast, stop arguing and reach a consensus as soon as possible in the face of questions and challenges. Working under pressure is definitely beneficial to teambuilding. I felt more confident in leading my team knowing that we could overcome any hurdle in front of us. There is a lot I can learn from each of our committee members and they all help me become a better person and a better leader. We are learning and growing together as a team.
I am truly lucky to be part of the Society this year. The global pandemic cannot stop us from moving our life forward.
CHENG Ching Long, Sunny (President of Lee Woo Sing College Nursing Society)
Hello! I am Sunny, the President of the 7th Nursing Society of Lee Woo Sing College. For me, this year was full of inspiring and fruitful experience, which has significantly promoted my personal development. I believe that every one of us would treasure all these unforgettable memories.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we have still tried our best to promote the Society during Zoom lectures and organise different activities, such as the Valentine’s Day Sale and the Medical Supplies Order Service. While we were organising these activities, we might have different opinions and face tough challenges sometimes. However, these ideas or experiences have helped us to have more detailed planning and know more about each other, hence fostering a stronger and closer bond among us. I believe these will be memorable experiences when we look back years later.
Being the President of the Society is definitely fruitful and rewarding. It not only offers me an opportunity to serve the nursing students in the Lee Woo Sing College but also boosts my confidence and promotes my personal development. I have become a more responsible person and felt more determined to deal with difficulties. I have also learned to lead and work with people of different personalities. Through organising activities, I have equipped myself with many practical knowledge that might be useful for organising activities in the future.
Above all, I am really thankful for meeting my committee members. Undoubtedly, it has been more difficult than previous years for us to make new friends. Luckily, I can meet and be friends with them through joining the Society. We accompany and support each other all the time; we experience ups and downs together; we never abandon anyone in this journey.
We will continue to devote ourselves and make the best effort to serve our nursing students. We sincerely hope that all nursing students will enjoy their university life in this tough year. We also look forward to having you as our schoolmates and spreading happiness together in the future!
LAM Ka Chun (President of Wu Yee Sun College Nursing Society)
This photo was taken when we were practicing our society beat. It was memorable for all of us as it was our first time to ‘dem beat’ and we enjoyed it so much. It was quite challenging for us to create our own beat and design the postures and actions but we still managed to tackle all the difficulties in the end.