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Undergraduates Studies

Bachelor of Nursing Programme (Full-time)

The Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs) is a five-year full-time programme leading to an honours degree of the University. Its objective is to provide comprehensive and holistic nursing education for students to achieve professional excellence.

The credit-based curriculum is broad-based and multi-disciplinary, and is designed to introduce the bio-psycho-social aspects of health and nursing care. It provides a balance between the broad areas of nursing, biological, behavioural and social sciences. The learning outcomes enable students to obtain the essential knowledge and skills through the study of different disciplines, and to develop an inquiring mind, interpersonal skills and an understanding of the socio-cultural context in which nursing is practised in Hong Kong. The curriculum also integrates different nursing components in order to train generic nurses who can work in different health care settings.

The degree programme emphasises the integration of theories and practice. Students are exposed to a variety of clinical environments throughout the study. Experiential learning of clinical skills is under the supervision of experienced teaching staff. The process of teaching and learning is directed by nursing academics in the Faculty with a wide range of expertise, supported by the excellent facilities in various departments of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and clinical settings.

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

The Faculty also offers one undergraduate part-time Bachelor of Nursing Programme (Part-time) for Registered Nurses. For more details, please refer to the following link: