Master of Nursing


Reference No.: 412765


The Master of Nursing 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 Master of Nursing?


The School of Nursing's multidisciplinary programmes are designed to enable students to gain a postgraduate qualification while maintaining a full-time or part-time career in health care. The Master of Nursing degree is designed to prepare nurses for leadership roles in the health care system or further academic study in nursing at postgraduate level.


The programme is an accredited programme with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong.


We provide a dynamic environment for teaching, learning and research and aim to achieve standards of excellence in professional preparation for those wishing to enter the nursing profession and in continuing education for existing clinicians.


Close links with service providers ensure programmes meet the needs of nurses and the populations they serve.


The Master of Nursing is designed to prepare nurses for senior roles in nursing and in the health care system. It is a programme assessed by coursework. The aims of the programme are to prepare candidates with beginning competence in research methods and design and provide candidates with important current evidence based health care and nursing information. The main objectives are to provide an academic avenue for professional development, knowledge and comprehension of research methods and design and of evidence based practice.



What will you learn?


The Master of Nursing is designed to prepare nurses for senior roles in nursing and the health care system. The programme will provide you with increased awareness of the effects of cultural, social, economic, legal and ethical influences on the development of the nursing profession. You will also develop the skills that enable health professionals to accept responsibility for a more complex level of client management.



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 Master of Nursing offers possible promotion opportunities for Supervisory or Managerial roles or pathway to career opportunities in Advanced Practice or as a Nurse Researcher, Nurse Manager and Nurse Academic for example.



Entry requirements



Be eligible for registration with the Hong Kong Nurses Registration Board


Entry into the Master of Nursing Programme is based on:

A completed Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent qualification in related discipline. Admittance into the programme is at the sole discretion of UOW.


English Language Requirements

Students must satisfy English language requirements as specified on the UOW website at the date and time of the commencement intake at http://coursefinder.uow.edu.au/index.html and http://www.uow.edu.au/future/international/apply/english/index.html


Recognition of Prior Learning

Students with previous study, work experience and training may apply for credit which could count towards your degree. http://www.uow.edu.au/future/credit/index.html



Programme structure


The Master of Nursing requires the successful completion of 72 credit points of subjects in accordance with the table below. During this 72 credit point degree (generally 2.5 years) you will evaluate and apply concepts drawn from nursing theory and research to professional practice.


There are 48 credit points of core subjects that all students must complete. Students are required to undertake the subject SNPG988 Major Project which is worth 24 credit points. However you may be eligible to receive 12 credit points recognition for prior learning and as such may be awarded 12 credit points unspecified credit and complete the SPNG905 Minor project which is worth 12 credit points.


Subject Code Number Subject Name Credit Point


Effective Management in Health



Developments Nursing Care



Essential skills for health researchers



Legal and Professional Issues



Effective Leadership in Health



Promoting Clinical Excellence



Reflection for Practice



Tools for Practice Development



Major Project*



Minor Project**



* Students are required to complete this subject if there is no recognition of prior learning.


**Students are required to complete this subject if recognition of prior learning has been awarded. If the recognition of prior learning awarded is less than 12 credit points, please discuss this with your Programme Coordinator.


For subject descriptions for the Master of Nursing subject please visit: https://solss.uow.edu.au/apir/public_subjectview.call_main



Fees and Financial Assistance




Application Fee



Tuition Fee (whole programme)

HK$94,200, payable in 5 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. WONG Long Chi Rinna

Telephone: 3442 8820

Email: scrinna@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)