Master of Nursing Science (Pre-registration) Programme
This is a three-year full-time credit-based programme leading to the award of a Master of Nursing Science degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
The programme is designed to prepare those with a bachelor s degree in any discipline for a career in nursing. This is a master s entry programme in nursing, which aims to provide graduate students with the opportunity to study the art and science of nursing from different perspectives and to develop their skills in critical thinking and problem solving. Upon successful completion of the programme, the students will be eligible to register as Registered Nurses (General) with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong.
The programme comprises eight terms four clinical blocks across a three-year study period.
Mode of Study
Full-time: 3 years
- A bachelor s degree in any discipline from a recognized university, normally with honours not lower than Second Class (or equivalent); and
- Fluency in written English and Chinese, and in oral English and Cantonese; and
- Fulfill the English Language Proficiency Requirement of the Graduate School.
HK$115,000 per annum (subject to adjustment)
Priority Round: 28 February 2017
Final Round: 30 April 2017
Scholarships and Student Fellowship Schemes
Thanks to the generous donations from various donors, the Master of Nursing Science (Pre-registration) (MNSP) Programme offers a number of scholarships and fellowship schemes to recognize the outstanding academic performance of its students. In the academic year of 2014/15, a total of 48 students received the scholarships (HK$1.08 million in total).
Career Prospects and Further Study
Graduates of the programme are eligible to register as Registered Nurses (General) with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong.
The programme has its first cohort of students graduated in 2012. All graduates of the programme have entered the nursing profession as registered nurses in Hong Kong. The employment rate is 100%. About 90% of the graduates are currently working in public hospitals, while the rest in private hospitals or non-government organizations.
We have kept track of the employment trends of our graduates over the past few years in order to ensure that the courses in this programme meet with the healthcare needs of our society and the career development needs of our graduates. Some courses in the programme have a stronger emphasis on clinical components; some have a broader coverage of nursing art and science; and some focus more on evidence-based practice and research advances. Graduates with good academic results may pursue further studies in nursing, such as Doctor of Nursing Programme or Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing.
Career Ladder for Nursing Profession
Graduates of the programme with cumulative clinical experiences will subsequently lead to career promotion as nurse specialists, clinical managers, administrators or educators.