Mission and Achievements

The mission of the Nethersole School of Nursing is to excel in research so that nursing knowledge can be generated to inform nursing practice. Our research effort has been synergized through the establishment of four research theme groups: cardiovascular, metabolic and stroke care, cancer and palliative care, gerontology and long-term care and mental health and behavioural science. With the support from the University, our Nursing Research and Basic Science Laboratory was established in 2015 with the aim of infusing basic science knowledge into nursing research.

During the period from 2014 to 2018, the School has obtained external competitive research grants amounting to about $78 million from various funding sources including Research Grants Council General Research Fund, Health and Medical Research Fund, Health Care and Promotion Fund, Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund Board Research Fund, Community Investment and Inclusion Fund, and AIDS Trust Fund. The results have been widely published in top ranking international refereed journals, such as Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, International Journal of Cardiology, International Journal of Nursing Studies, and Psycho-Oncology, etc. The School has also published more than 90 invited and peer-reviewed conference papers.
Our academic staff have repeatedly received scholarly research awards from various professional organizations in cardiology, gerontology and oncology, which reflects the School’s research excellence and significant contributions to improving the health of the community and advancing the development of nursing sciences.
Besides, our academic staff have been frequently interviewed by the media to disseminate their research outputs and healthcare knowledge to the public to promote community health.