Bachelor of
Nursing (Conversion)


Reference No.: 412764


The Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion) is approved by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong for the period of 22 March 2017 to 21 March 2020.


This is an exempted programme under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance in Hong Kong. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualifications to which these programmes may lead.


This programme is delivered by faculty members of the School of Nursing at UOW to assure quality. UOW is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world for the quality of our graduates, ranking in the 151-200 band in the 2017 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.


Why study a Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion)?


The Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion) is designed as a top-up degree programme for Registered Nurses. The course aims to satisfy the need of academic advancement amongst registered nurses in Hong Kong.


Working in health requires real-world practical skills and contemporary knowledge. At UOW we’re committed to enquiry-based learning, encouraging students to seek out knowledge, analyse it and apply it in their chosen profession. We integrate technology into all of our learning and teaching to ensure that our graduates are equipped to excel in a constantly changing and technologically advanced world.


Professionals who are world-leading researchers and experienced clinicians teach our nursing courses. Our course structure enables students to continue working in healthcare, whilst gaining their qualification. The Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Board, Hong Kong, accredits our nursing degrees thus ensuring that each qualification is professionally recognised.



Course Learning Outcomes


Students graduating from the Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion) will be able to:


  • Evaluate knowledge, skills and behaviours for the provision of safe and effective nursing care for individuals, families and communities.
  • Employ knowledge and skills in application of leadership in the provision of person centered, culturally appropriate practice.
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of knowledge, skills and behaviours commensurate with improvements in practice.

Entry requirements



Applicants must be Registered Nurses, eligible for registration in their home country, and have obtained their initial qualification after 1972.


English Language Requirements

In addition to the academic requirements, applicants must meet the University of Wollongong’s English Language requirements. To find out more visit: uow.edu.au/future/international/apply/english


Recognition of Prior Learning

Students with previous study, work experience and training may apply for transfer of credits that may count towards their degree. Academic advice is required. uow.edu.au/future/credit



Course structure


The programme consists of two semesters taken on a part-time basis. Each semester comprises two subjects that are conducted as an intensive seminar block lecture schedule (on weekday evenings and weekends) that is fully taught by UOW School of Nursing staff.


There are four 6-credit point subjects in the degree, which constitute the total 24-credit point coursework program.


To access the subject descriptions please visit https://solss.uow.edu.au/apir/public_subjectview.call_main


Subject Code Number Subject Name Credit Point


Therapeutic Use of Self



Evidence Appreciation and Application in Health Care Practice



Leadership in Health Care Practice



Community Development Nursing: Theory and Practice




Fees and Financial Assistance




Application Fee



Tuition Fee (whole programme)

HK$69,200, payable in 2 installments


Administration Fee



Financial Assistance


Extended Non-Means Tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)


Successful applicants are eligible to apply for the Government’s ENLS administered by the Student Finance Office of Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA). The maximum financial assistance under the ENLS is equivalent to the total tuition fees payable for the program. Application forms can be obtained from District Offices and the WFSFAA. For enquiries, please call 2150 6222 or visit the website info.gov.hk/wfsfaa



Enquiries & Contact


For Programme information

Dr. CHEN Jinghan

Telephone: 3442 9782

Email: jchen272@cityu.edu.hk


For application

Telephone: 3442 9880 / 2707 9440

Email: college.office@cityu.edu.hk



Endorsement from Hong Kong

The programmes are designed to prepare nurses for nursing professional development and for senior roles in nursing and in the health care system. An experienced teaching team from the University will guide you how to make evidence-based decisions, enable you to provide the best care for clients and their relatives, and enhance your leadership skills in nursing. The programmes also offer a flexible and effective method of study and assessment supported by e-learning system with online collaboration tools.

Mr. TSANG Lap-Fung (曾立峰)
Advanced Practice Nurse
Nursing Quality & Safety,
Standard, Nursing Informatics
Evidence-based Practice Coordinator


UOW’s Nursing programmes have been specifically designed for nursing professionals as an academic pathway to advance their careers. UOW teaching staff are recognised researchers and qualified clinicians who will deliver the courses in Hong Kong. This will ensure our citizens are gaining specialized skills and knowledge in training for real-world scenarios. UOW is ranked 12th in the world by QS Top 50 under 50 rankings 2016. This ranking acknowledges the quality of the course design and the fact that the UOW programmes have strong links to current industry practices

Mr. Michael MAK Kwok-Fung (麥國風)
Registered Mental Nurse
Member of Legislative Council
(2000 - 2004)