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)?


UOW’s Nursing programmes are designed to enable students to gain a qualification while maintaining a full-time or part-time career in health care. Our professional nursing degrees are accredited by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong, so the qualification you earn will be recognised and highly sought after when you graduate.


The Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion) is designed as a conversion programme for Registered Nurses aiming to satisfy the needs of academic advancements among registered nurses in Hong Kong.


Our subjects are taught by professionals who are world-leading researchers and experienced clinicians, so the skills and knowledge you acquire can be applied to real-world challenges today and in the future. Working in health requires real-world practical skills and contemporary knowledge and the Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion) has been designed so that when you graduate you’re equipped to excel in a constantly changing and technologically advanced world.



What will you learn?


The Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion) aims to broaden and deepen your knowledge and skills as a health care professional. You will expand your knowledge, skills and behaviours in the provision of safe and effective nursing care for individuals, families and communities. In addition, you will build capacity in your knowledge and skills in application of leadership in the provision of person centred, culturally appropriate practice, as well as developing critical awareness appropriate with improvements in practice.



Career opportunities


The programme is an accredited programme with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong and the programme allows sufficient amount of points to maintain your Nursing registration in Hong Kong.


The Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion) offers possible promotion opportunities for Supervisory or Managerial roles or pathway to career opportunities as a Nurse Researcher, Nurse Academic and Health Administrator for example.



Entry requirements



For entry to the programme, applicants must be a Registered Nurse in Hong Kong SAR and must have completed a Diploma in Nursing, or equivalent.


English Language Requirements

In addition to the academic requirements applicants must satisfy English Language requirements of UOW. Applicants must achieve an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all bands. To find out more about the satisfying the English language requirements of UOW at: http://www.uow.edu.au/future/international/apply/english/index.html


Recognition of Prior Learning

Registered Nurses with a Diploma of Nursing and a minimum of 1 year recent clinical practice may be eligible to be granted 24 credit points of prior learning.



Programme structure


The programme consists of two (2) semesters on a part time basis. Each semester which covers two (2) subjects will be conducted through an offshore Intensive Seminar block lecture schedule fully taught by UOW School of Nursing staff.


The Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion) is designed as a top-up programme for Registered Nurses. It is a 24 credit point programme that consists entirely of coursework. Each subject is 6 credit points.


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, will only be refunded in full to a student if the course to which the Tuition Fees relate is cancelled by CCCU and/or UOW for any reason prior to the commencement of the course. In all other circumstances, any and all Tuition Fees will be non-refundable in whole or in part.


To accept an offer of admission, the applicant is required to pay an Acceptance Fee for the course (usually the first installment) by the deadline stated in the offer package. The Acceptance Fee is not refundable or transferable, except under the following circumstances:

  • When the applicant fails to meet the condition(s) of admission resulting in a withdrawal of offer by UOW; or
  • When the course for which an offer is made is subsequently cancelled by UOW or the College.


Graduation Fee

Students will be charged a graduation fee of HK$400 upon enrolment in a programme. The graduation fee will be refunded to a student who subsequently withdraws before graduation or whose studies are terminated by the College.



Financial Assistance

Successful applicants are eligible to apply for Government’s Extended Non-Means Tested Loan Scheme (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 programme.


Enquiries: 2150 6222
Website: http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/schemes/nlss.htm


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)