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HKU School of Nursing Establishes Academic Elite Scholarship in Nursing

09 July 2018

The School of Nursing (the School) of Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), is dedicated to nurturing the new generations of nursing professionals. 

To motivate high calibre nursing students to maintaining an outstanding level of academic excellence over their 5-year study, the School has recently established the “Academic Elite Scholarship in Nursing” (the Elite Scholarship).

Starting from the academic year 2018-19, students who have obtained a HKDSE score of 28 or above (best 5 subjects) would be awarded a scholarship of the value equivalent to the full tuition fees of their first year of study.  If the student continues to achieve outstanding academic performance in subsequent study years (i.e., Years 2 to 5), he/she will also be awarded a scholarship of the value equivalent to the tuition fees of the prevailing year.

Concurrently, awardees of the Elite Scholarship will also be awarded HK$21,000 under the “Entrance Scholarship in Nursing” (Entrance Scholarship) established since 2016.  Students who have obtained a HKDSE score of 27 (best five subjects) will be awarded HK$10,000.  Students will be awarded a scholarship value of up to a maximum of HK$231,500 (including the Entrance Scholarship awarded at the time of entrance) if he/she is able to demonstrate academic excellence throughout their study.

To align with the latest technological trends in nursing education internationally and to better equip our nursing students to be technological competent in nursing practice, the School will also set up a virtual reality (VR) cave automatic virtual environment (CAVE) and integrate innovative technological elements in its Bachelor of Nursing (Full-time) programme. The VR CAVE, 3D graphics, 360-degree videos and robots will be used in different courses for all students of the Bachelor of Nursing (Full-time) programme from September 2018.

 

The VR CAVE, 3D graphics, 360-degree videos and robots will be used in different courses for all students of the Bachelor of Nursing (Full-time) programme from September 2018.

To align with the latest technological trends in nursing education internationally, HKU School of Nursing set up innovative technological elements to better equip the nursing students to be technological competent in nursing practice.

 

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