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Undergraduate Programmes

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)
護理學學士(榮譽)學位課程

New Programme
5 years full-time
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Commencement : 02 SEP 2019
Application Deadline : 12 JUL 2019

Programme Features

The five-year full-time Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) Programme (BN) is accredited by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong (NCHK). Graduates will be eligible to obtain licence to practise as Registered Nurses (General) in Hong Kong. The programme prepares students to serve in a wide range of healthcare settings including acute, rehabilitation and community to help patients reach their greatest healing potentials. The programme’s distinctive features include:

  • First nursing honours degree programme awarded by HKBU
  • Experienced academic team with a wealth of clinical and teaching experiences
  • Strong student support services and facilities offered by HKBU and SCE
  • Design of the nursing laboratories with reference to private hospital specifications
  • Curriculum comprises Western and Chinese medicinal nursing elements
  • Well-equipped laboratories for practical training
  • Comprehensive clinical practice opportunities at public and private hospitals, clinics and community settings
  • Whole person education with wide-ranging of service-learning and experiential learning activities
  • Global exposure through ample student exchange opportunities

Students who have successfully completed the five-year Programme and fulfilled all graduation requirements will be awarded the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) by the Hong Kong Baptist University.

Graduates of the Programme are eligible to register as Registered Nurses (General) at the Nursing Council of Hong Kong upon completion of all Programme requirements.

In line with the HKBU Strategic Plan 2018-2028, the University offers its first full-time nursing degree programme, the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) Programme (BN), in 2019 under the Division of Nursing Education (DNE), School of Continuing Education (SCE).

 

DNE aims to provide quality nursing education through its well qualified academic team who are all PhD degree holders with at least 10 years’ clinical AND teaching experiences. The BN will equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to excel as competent, compassionate and ethical healthcare professionals.

Head (Nursing Education): Dr. Sharron S.K. Leung  
Lecturers: Dr. Angel C.K. Lee
Dr. Winnie L.Y. Tai
Dr. Alice K.Y. Wong

 

 

 

This programme consists of Major Required Courses (120 units), Elective Courses (6 units) and General Education Courses (31 units) per HKBU requirement, a total of 157 units.

 

Courses Units
Major Required Courses  
Basic Life Sciences 12

Behavioural and Social Sciences

6

Nursing Studies

60
Clinical Nursing Practice 33
Professional Nursing Development 9
Elective Courses 6
General Education Courses 31
  Total : 157

Course List

Major Required Courses  (31 courses, 120 units)

Units

Basic Life Sciences 

 

Anatomy

3

Microbiology

2

Pathophysiology

2

Pharmacology

3

Physiology

2

Behavioural and Social Sciences 

 

General Psychology

3

Sociology of Health

3

Nursing Studies 

 

Child, Adolescent and Family Nursing

4

Community and Public Health Nursing

4

Ethics and Legal Issues

3

Fundamentals of Nursing I

4

Fundamentals of Nursing II

3

Gerontological and Advanced Nursing

4

Health Assessment

4

Health Education and Promotion

4

Holistic and Safe Care

4

Mental Health Nursing

4

Nursing Care for Adult I

4

Nursing Care for Adult II

4

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing

4

Overview of Chinese Medicinal Nursing

3

Principles of Management & Leadership Skills

3

Specialty Nursing

4

Clinical Nursing Practice

 

Clinical Practicum I

1

Clinical Practicum II

9

Clinical Practicum III

10

Clinical Practicum IV

9

Clinical Practicum V

4

Professional Nursing Development 

 

Honours Project I

3

Honours Project II

3

Nursing Research

3

Elective Courses  (Any 2 courses, total 6 units)

Units

Applied Putonghua

3

Child Development: An Overview

3

Evidence Based Practice

3

Mobile Apps Development for Health Education and Promotion

3

Personal Growth and Development

3

Understanding Statistical Data

3

General Education Courses (11 courses, 31 units)                                                                       

Units

University Core Requirements (5 courses, 13 units)

 

University English I

3

University English II

3

University Chinese

3

Healthy Lifestyle

2

Art of Persuasion

2

General Education Requirements (6 courses, 18 units)

 

Level 1 Foundational Courses (Any 1 course from each category, total 9 units)

 

C1. History and Civilization

3

C2. Values and the Meaning of Life

3

C3. Quantitative Reasoning

3

Level 2 Interdisciplinary Thematic Courses (2 courses, 6 units) 
(Mandatory course Theme 1: TCSC2500 plus any 1 course from Theme 2 or Theme 3)

 

T1. Science, Technology and Society:

TCSC2500 Rethinking Technology: Progress or Threat? [Mandatory]

3

T2. Sustainable Communities

3

T3. Culture, Creativity and Innovation

3

Level 3 GE Capstone (1 course, 3 units)

Units 

Issues of Life and Death (Service-Learning)

3

TOTAL:    157

 

The medium of instruction for classroom teaching is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption. All practicum courses will be conducted in Cantonese in order to prepare students for working with Hong Kong residents, the majority in local health care settings.

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Application Fee: HK$350 (non-refundable)
Tuition Fee:  HK$47,100 per instalment (total ten instalments)

(Tuition fee is subject to revision with website announcement as the latest version.)

Students can apply for Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) and Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) from the Student Finance Office (SFO) of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency.

 

Students attained satisfactory result in DSE are eligible to apply for either the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) Exemplary Performance Entrance Scholarship or the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) Entrance Scholarship. Students can also apply for HKSAR Government Self-Financing Post-Secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS).


Click here for more information on the financial assistance available.

  1. Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE)

(i) Level 3 or above in both Chinese Language and English Language; and

(ii) Level 2 or above in Mathematics, Liberal Studies and one elective subject from Category A*


Or

 

  1. Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) and Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)

(i) HKALE
Grade E or above obtained in any two sittings:

・AS Use of English; and

・AS Chinese Language and Culture; and

・Either two AL subjects or one AL subject plus two AS subjects

And

(ii) HKCEE
Level 3/ Grade D or above in English Language (Syllabus B) AND Level 2 / Grade E or above in at least five subjects^ including Chinese Language in a single sitting (^The total grades of these five subjects are no less than 8 points.)

 

Or

 

  1. Other qualifications deemed acceptable by the School as equivalent to the General University Admission Requirements

 

Or

 

  1. Applicants aged 25 or above with acceptable qualifications to justify admission

 

*  Category A subjects, please refer to the “Subject Information of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination” available on the website of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority at http://www.hkeaa.edu.hk/en/hkdse/assessment/subject_information/

In-person Application and On-site Interviews

In-person application and on-site interviews will be arranged on 11 and 12 July 2019. Details are as follows:

 

Date Time Venue
11 – 12 July 2019 9:00 am – 5:00pm Level 2, SCC#
(Madam Kwok Chung Bo Fun Sports and Cultural Centre)

SCC: Madam Kwok Chung Bo Fun Sports and Cultural Centre, 16 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

Application Deadline  12 JUL 2019 (FRI)
Student Orientation  Late AUG 2019
Course Commencement  02 SEP 2019 (MON)

(# Accept on-site applications and same-day interviews)

 

Date 11 MAY 2019 (SAT) 8 JUN 2019 (SAT) # 8 JUL 2019 (MON) #
Time 10:00 – 11:30 am 10:00 – 11:30 am 10:00 – 11:30 am
Venue  SCE709  SCE709  SCE709
Seat Reservation Please click here for seat reservation

SCE: Madam Chan Wu Wan Kwai School of Continuing Education Tower, Hong Kong Baptist University, 9 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

 

  1. How long will it take to complete this programme?

    This Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) programme takes five years to complete (in full time mode).

  2. What is the programme delivery mode?

    This curriculum will be taught face-to-face with classes arranged during Monday to Saturday from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM. It also includes annual clinical placement at various institutions for learning hands-on clinical practice, with clinical collaborating partners such as Hong Kong Baptist Hospital (private hospital setting) and the Hong Kong Hospital Authority (public hospital setting).

  3. When will the curriculum begin?

    Our curriculum starts annually at the beginning of September.

  4. How can I submit the enrolment application?

    This programme accepts application via online, by post, as well as submission in person.

  5. Is there any acknowledgement reply for application received?

    Applicants shall receive an acknowledgment email from the School.

  6. Will this programme accept applicants who have completed with other academic qualifications (such as overseas degree holder, Diploma Yi Jin, or sub-degree / associate degree / higher diploma programmes)?

    Applicants with other academic qualifications will be accepted in equivalence to meet one of the following accreditations:

    • HKDSE
      (i) Have obtained Level 3 or above in Chinese Language and English Language; and
      (ii) Have obtained Level 2 or above in Mathematics and Liberal Studies and one elective subject from Category A*

      *Category A subjects, please refer to the “Subject Information of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination” available on the website of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority at http://www.hkeaa.edu.hk/en/hkdse/assessment/subject_information/

      Or

    • HKALE
      (i) Have obtained Grade E or above in AS Use of English and AS Use of Chinese language and Culture, plus two AL subjects, OR have passes in one AL subject and two AS subjects in any two sittings;
      and
      HKCEE
      (ii) Have obtained Level 3/Grade D or above for English Language (Syllabus B) and obtained Level 2/Grade E or above in at least five subjects^ including Chinese language in a single sitting (^The total grades of these five subjects are no less than 8 points).

  7. Is there any equivalent qualifications to replace the requirement for English Language, such as fulfillment in GCE, GCSE, IGCSE or TOEFL?
    Yes, by fulfilling ANY of the following examinations with a designated level or an “attained” grade is recognised by HKBU as comparable to Level 3 in English Language in HKDSE:

    • Obtained TOEFL at 550 or above scores (paper-based) or 79 or above scores (internet-based); or

    • Obtained IELTS Academic Level (overall) 6.0 or above; or

    • Obtained Grade C or above in GCE O-Level/GCSE/IGCSE English; or

    • Obtained Grade E or above in GCE AS-Level or AL-Level English; or

    • Obtained Grade E or above in AS Use of English in HKALE.

  8. If I do not have the academic qualification of Level 3 in Chinese Language in HKDSE, am I still eligible to apply for HKBU programme?
    Under normal circumstances, applicants with the following two alternative qualifications in Chinese Language will be accepted by the HKBU:

    • For those learning Chinese Language for less than six years during their primary and secondary education period, particularly for cases of learning Chinese in later years (for example those who have passed the schooling period when coming to Hong Kong for residency), or learning Chinese on-and-off while staying in Hong Kong; or
    • For those students learning Chinese Language for six years or more for a moderated elementary course level, which is not applicable to local school students;
    • The following examinations with the designated attained level or grade will be recognized as equivalent to fulfilling the Level 3 or above in Chinese Language in HKDSE:
      (i) Obtained Grade E or above in GCE A/AS Level of Chinese Language; or
      (ii) Obtained Grade C or above in GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-Level in Chinese Language; or
      (iii) Obtained the Grade “Attained” in the Applied Learning Chinese.

      • In general, other language courses in the category C of HKDSE will not be recognised as equivalent to Chinese Language admission requirement.
  9. Will there be any schedule for admission interview?
    Yes, the admission interview will be scheduled during June and July.
  10. How would I know if I will be arranged for an admission interview?
    You will receive an email invitation or a phone call to inform you about an admission interview for the programme.
  11. When will the programme announce for official acceptance?
    Notification of admission result will be announced by July through email. Please find the latest information by referring to this programme webpage.

The above information is for reference only. The School reserves the right to make alterations or to cancel any class/programme without prior notice. Students are advised to follow the requirements listed in the course information distributed on admission.