Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nursing (53455)

JUPAS Programme Code : JS3648
Mode of Study : Full-time
Normal Duration : 5 years
Credits Required for Graduation : 116 (plus 35 clinical/field credits)
Fund Type : Government-funded
Intake Number : 193
Programme Leader : Dr Mak Yim-wah
PhD (HK); MSc (Health Care) (HK); BHSc (Nursing) (Australia); RN (HK); RM (HK); Tobacco Treatment Specialist (HK, USA), FHKAN (Education & Research - Education) and FHKAN (C&PH- Community Health)
Programme Aims

Our mission is to educate young people for professional careers in nursing, one of the world's most caring professions. This innovative academic programme develops the students' competency to deliver quality care, carry out relevant research and make significant contributions to the health of the community.

Students will master the skills of clinical reasoning, communication and the use of technology. They will also learn how to work efficiently alone, or with other health care professionals, in providing quality health care.

Programme Characteristics

PolyU was the first university in Hong Kong to provide a pre-registration degree programme in nursing. Our innovative approaches to learning and teaching enhance our students' critical thinking and clinical decision-making. Our graduates would become the preferred graduates/leaders for the nursing profession and responsible global citizens.

Our modern facilities include Nursing Therapeutics Laboratories (equipped and furnished as virtual clinical wards with simulation laboratories# and other latest technologies) , Mental Health Nursing Laboratories, The Yuen Yuen Institute Chinese Medicinal Nursing Laboratory, the Dorothy Wong Intensive Care Laboratory, Gerontological Nursing Laboratory, the Integrative Health Clinic, the Herbal Medicine Learning Centre, the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Community Health Services, and The Yuen Yuen Institute Learning Resources Centre.

Field practice is arranged in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, old age homes, day care centres and other community centres. We also offer a wide range of overseas student exchange programmes. To obtain the properly balanced and comprehensive clinical experiences, students have opportunities to adapt to a variety of practicum locations, environments and rotating work schedules.

#Simulation laboratories are equipped with the Wireless Patient Simulators and scenario-based computer programmings such as BabySim and PediaSim to replicate nursing care in real patient conditions. Through these facilities and related approaches, students are able to identify, develop and implement patients’ care needs, as they immerse themselves in a realistic, dynamic, hands-on situation requiring critical thinking, clinical reasoning and decision-making capabilities. This approach provides opportunities for students to enhance clinical competence and confidence without the potential to harm the patients.

Programme Structure


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at here.

Career Prospects

Graduates are eligible to become Registered Nurses in Hong Kong. They can find employment in the Hospital Authority, government departments and nongovernment organizations.

Graduates may also pursue further studies. They can continue to study in a Master of Nursing programme and other postgraduate programmes offered by the School.

Graduates may also undertake research work or work overseas.

Professional Recognition

The programme is accreditated by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong and graduates are eligible to apply for registration as Registered Nurses (General).

Entrance Requirements

For Entry with HKDSE Qualifications:

Applicants will be required to have satisfied the following:

1) 4 Core subjects


2) 2 Elective subjects

Level 3 in any two elective subjects from Category A*, subjects from other categories will not be accepted;

*Please refer to for details of the HKDSE subject categories.

Preferred Subjects

Preferred subjects with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include:

Candidates without the above preferred subjects will also be considered in the selection process.

Alternative Entry Route

There are no specific requirements other than the General Entrance Requirements of the University.

Other Information
Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for this full-time programme is HK$42,100 per academic year, payable by two equal instalments before the start of the first and second semesters of the academic year, unless otherwise specified. This fee is subject to revision.


For further information on admission matters, please contact:
General Office, School of Nursing
Tel: (852) 2766 4369
Fax: (852) 2364 9663

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