Professional Diploma Programme in Advanced Nursing Practice
(Management and Leadership / Perioperative Nursing / Oncology Nursing)
Application Deadline for admission in September 2018: 7 May 2018 (Monday)
Specialty nurses in different clinical settings have assumed an increasingly significant role in the provision of high quality nursing care and the enhancement of healthcare outcomes. The programme is designed to equip bachelor’s-prepared registered nurses with a foundation for advanced practice in specialty nursing or healthcare management. The emphasis is placed on the development of specialty knowledge and skills that are necessary to the provision of healthcare management or therapeutic nursing interventions at an advanced level. Students are also expected to further develop their competencies in clinical or management decision-making and evidence-based evaluation in their relevant clinical specialty or healthcare management area.
Study Streams of the Programme
Students admitted in 2018-19 may choose to study in one of the following study streams:
- Management and Leadership
- Perioperative Nursing
- Oncology Nursing
Who Should Apply
Bachelor's-prepared registered nurses who would like to pursue specialty nursing education at a postgraduate level offered by a recognised university.
The applicant should:
- be a registered nurse with a valid practising certificate;
- have a bachelor’s degree in nursing or related discipline;
- have at least 2 years' post-registration work experience in healthcare; and
- be currently practising in a specialty area related to the chosen study stream.
Students are assessed in every course through a combination of examination, assignment, presentation, case study report, project, coursework, and/or laboratory demonstration.
For graduation, students are required to have an overall attendance of at least 80% and pass all the courses with an overall GPA not lower than 2.0.
This programme leads to the award of a Professional Diploma in Advanced Nursing Practice from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
Transfer of Units
Graduates from the programme with an average result of not lower than ‘B’ may apply for unit exemption when studying the Master of Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Programme offered by our School.
Recognition of the Programme
The programme is recognised by the respective College of the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing as quotable qualification.
The curriculum consists of six modules offering in three terms over the academic year of 2018-19.
An Introduction to Specialty Nursing Practice (34 hours)
Specialisation in Advanced Nursing Practice/Management I (50 hours)
Specialisation in Advanced Nursing Practice/Management II (50 hours)
Practice Innovations and Change Management (38 hours)
Clinical Leadership and Contemporary Roles of Specialty Nursing (34 hours)
Professional Skill Competency in Specialty Nursing (42 hours + supervised clinical learning)
To enrich students' professional clinical experience under supervision
Professor Iris LEE
Mode of Study and Duration
1-year part-time (from September to June)
Teaching and Learning Strategies
- Teaching and learning strategies include lectures, tutorials, online learning activities, laboratory demonstration and practice, student-led presentations, discussions, case studies, projects, forums, workshops, visits, clinical mentoring and reflective activities as appropriate.
- Guided and supported professional learning experience in the specialty area of practice (250 hours out-of-class professional activities).
Medium of Instruction
English supplemented with Cantonese
Classes will usually be held in two weekday evenings or on Saturday per week in the CUHK campus. Tentative class schedules can be found on the programme website (http://www.nur.cuhk.edu.hk/PDANP) in early March 2018.
HK$37,000 (For September 2018 intake)
Career Prospects and Further Studies
- Advancing nursing excellence in a specialty area of practice
- Assuming leadership and management roles in wards, hospitals or other healthcare settings
- Pursuing postgraduate studies in nursing or other health-related disciplines
The Nethersole School of Nursing of the Faculty of Medicine, CUHK has a proud and successful history of providing undergraduate and postgraduate nursing education at par with international standards.
Director and Professor
Professor Sek Ying CHAIR
Advantages of Studying at The Nethersole School of Nursing
- Obtaining a professional diploma in nursing from an internationally renowned university;
- Studying in an established school of nursing with national and international links;
- Teaching by academic staff who are experienced in various clinical areas and in research;
- Studying in a friendly and stimulating environment conducive to effective learning and personal growth, with the support of helpful academic staff; and
- Opportunities to attend seminars given by international scholars in nursing and other disciplines.
- 3 Mar 2018 (Sat), 11 am, LT4, Esther Lee Building, CUHK
- 11 Apr 2018 (Wed), 7 pm, LT1, Esther Lee Building, CUHK
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Online Application: https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=4506773
Important Notes For Applicants: Click here
Application Deadline: 7 May 2018 (Monday)
Application Fee: HK$200 (Non-refundable)
7/F, Esther Lee Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3943 3512
Fax: (852) 2603 6041