Programmes

Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs)




The Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs) programme is a five-year, full-time, honours degree programme, which helps students achieve professional excellence by providing them with a comprehensive and holistic nursing education.

Our credit-based, wide-ranging, and multi-disciplinary curriculum is designed to introduce the biopsychosocial aspects of health and nursing care. It provides a balance between the broad areas of nursing, biological, behavioural and social sciences. Through the study of different disciplines, our students are able to obtain essential knowledge and skills, develop an inquiring mind, interpersonal skills, and an understanding of the socio-cultural context in which nursing is practiced in Hong Kong. The curriculum also integrates different nursing components in order to prepare nurses to work in a range of health care settings.

The nursing programme emphasises the integration of theory and practice and to that end our students are exposed to a variety of clinical environments and are able to develop their clinical skills under the supervision of experienced teaching staff. Our teaching staff and nursing academics in The HKU Medical Faculty, have a wide range of expertise and teaching is supported by the excellent facilities on campus.

Curriculum Structure
The BNurs curriculum includes various types of courses in each year, so as to prepare students to be capable of working in different settings. The main areas covered are Nursing Core Courses, Nursing Care of Specialised Populations, Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Practice, Foundations in Nursing Research, Nursing Electives, Nursing Practica, Life Sciences and Behavioural Sciences. This curriculum structure allows maximum longitudinal and lateral correlations between courses. Innovative and advanced technological elements, e.g., VR CAVE, 360 VR and 3D graphic VR videos and robots have been incorporated in the nursing curriculum. The teaching and learning strategies facilitate integration of theoretical knowledge and application to nursing practice.

With effect from the academic year 2019-20, there are a total of 44 courses running throughout the five years. Among these courses, 26 belong to core courses and 7 are practicum courses which aim at preparing students to become competent practitioners. There are also 1 "Life Enrichment Learning" Course, 1 nursing elective course, 3 language courses and 6 common core courses, which altogether constitute 303 credits to be taken for the entire curriculum (subject to the University's approval).

 

Allocation of Credits

Field of Study

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Basic / Medical and Surgical Nursing

24

18

-

-

-

Health Psychology and Sociology

-

12

-

-

-

Life Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology

6

12

12

-

-

Ethics, Law and Professional Issues

-

-

9

-

-

Specialty Nursing

-

-

-

24

12

Chinese Medicine and Nursing

-

-

-

6

-

Community and Global Health Nursing

-

-

6

-

-

Health Informatics and Management

-

-

-

-

6

Life Enrichment Learning

-

-

6

-

-

Nursing Elective

-

-

-

-

6

Nursing Research/Statistics

-

-

-

12

-

Clinical Reasoning in Practice

-

-

-

-

6

Clinical Practicum

-

6

18

18

30

Chinese Language

6

-

-

-

-

English Language

6

6

-

-

-

Common Core Curriculum

24

12

-

-

-

Total

66

66

51

60

60


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Contact for further queries or information
E-mail: bnft@hku.hk
Phone: +852 3917 6600
Website: http://nursing.hku.hk