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The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Nursing 護理學


Short Description

The five-year Bachelor of Nursing Programme prepares students for registration as a general registered nurse with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong. Graduates of the Programme are qualified to promote health of people and provide quality care for patients in today’s increasingly technological and complex health-care field. The main subjects of study include biological and behavioural sciences, health promotion and maintenance, nursing practice and theory, nursing research and information technology. Students also gain experience in the care of clients in both community and hospital settings.

The Programme offers the following advantages:

  1. Internationally-recognised reputation
  2. Full clinical supervision by teachers from the University and clinical mentors from hospitals
  3. Strong theory-practice link through integrated clinical block practice
  4. Shared teaching by internationally renowned medical experts and clinical nurse specialists of the Faculty of Medicine
  5. Support from territory-wide hospitals and community agencies

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the programme, students are able to:

  1. provide evidence-based care that supports physical and homeostatic functioning, promotes psychosocial functioning and life-style changes, protects against harm, recognizes the patients as a member of the family unit and community, and leverages on effective use of the health-care delivery system.
  2. apply appropriate clinical and nursing therapeutic techniques unsupervised.
  3. apply the principles of health promotion in meeting the health needs of individuals, groups, families and communities.
  4. demonstrate effective skills in communicating with patients, carers, peers and the health care team.
  5. coordinate the care of clients in hospital and community settings.
  6. apply technology in the processing of information for nursing practice and research.
  7. provide patient-centred care using the nursing process as a problem solving approach.
  8. recognize, explain and manage health problems using basic social, behavioural, clinical sciences and managerial principles.
  9. display appropriate professional attitudes and apply relevant ethical and legal principles in the practice of nursing.
  10. demonstrate competent decision-making, clinical reasoning and judgment skills to make decisions and take actions.
  11. demonstrate understanding of self and engage in ongoing lifelong personal development.
  12. recognize the roles of nurses within a health service institution and their influences on its development, and engage in the development of nursing as a health-care profession.
  13. uphold the professional code of conduct.
  14. incorporate cultural factors into the practice of nursing.

Course Titles:

  1. Anatomy
  2. Application of Behavioural and Social Sciences in Nursing
  3. Application of Public Health and Epidemiology in Nursing
  4. Clinical Practice I
  5. Clinical Practice II
  6. Clinical Practice III
  7. Clinical Practice IV
  8. Clinical Practice V
  9. Clinical Practice VI
  10. Clinical Practice VII
  11. Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  12. Coordinating Nursing Practice
  13. Culture and Nursing
  14. Development of Nursing
  15. Disaster Nursing
  16. Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing
  17. Fundamentals of Nursing I
  18. Fundamentals of Nursing II
  19. Fundamentals of Nursing III
  20. Health Promotion
  21. Infectious Diseases and Their Control
  22. Introduction to Behavioural and Social Sciences
  23. Microbiology
  24. Nursing for Complex Health Needs
  25. Nursing in the Community
  26. Nursing in the Hospital I
  27. Nursing in the Hospital II
  28. Nursing in Clinical Specialties I
  29. Nursing in Clinical Specialties II
  30. Nursing in Clinical Specialties III
  31. Nursing Research
  32. Physiology
  33. Scholarly Inquiries in Nursing
  34. Student Exchange Programme
  35. The Hong Kong Health Care System
  36. Traditional Chinese Medicine Nursing
  37. Trends and Professional Issues in Nursing


Programme Website


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
(1) The two subjects may include:
  (i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects; or
  (ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.
(2)  One of which preferably be Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics/ Combined Science/ Integrated Science.

The programme accepts specific Applied Learning course(s) with "Attained with Distinction I/II" as an extra elective subject.
Please refer to for details.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Note 1
Applicants with very special circumstances may be granted waivers of this requirement on a case-by-case basis. For details, please click here.

Note 2:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects#; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.    

#Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling (i) above.

Note 3:

"Attained with Distinction I/II" in Applied Learning subjects will be accepted by some programmes as an extra subject for awarding bonus points. For details, please click here.     

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Most programmes offered by CUHK consider the best results in the same subject taken by a candidate in more than one sitting of HKDSE.  Some programmes may have specific arrangements and the admission scores of candidates seeking admission on the strength of results from more than one sitting of HKDSE may be adjusted.  Details of calculation of scores in more than one sitting of HKDSE for the 2021-22 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100




Tel: 39436220


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 805 665 888 845 690 3893
2019 736 604 848 864 710 3762
2018 732 646 954 948 785 4065
2017 802 626 978 985 817 4208
2016 887 588 984 1039 933 4431
2015 1003 730 1157 1285 1166 5341
2014 1060 893 1287 1512 1338 6090
2013 1370 930 1295 1517 1461 6573
2012 1548 1001 1622 1932 1621 7724

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 204 0 0 0 0 204
2019 192 0 0 0 0 192
2018 166 0 0 0 0 166
2017 162 0 0 0 0 162
2016 173 0 0 0 0 173
2015 174 0 0 0 0 174
2014 181 0 0 0 0 181
2013 184 0 0 0 0 184
2012 198 0 1 0 0 199

(1) For latest information on interviews for 2021 entry, please visit