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 Master of Nursing degree is designed to prepare nurses for leadership roles in health care or for further academic study in nursing at postgraduate level.


The Master of Nursing program aims to prepare candidates with competence in research methods and design. The program provides students with important current evidence based healthcare and nursing information. The objective is to provide an academic avenue for professional development, knowledge and comprehension of research methods and design as well as evidence based practice.



Course Learning Outcomes


Students graduating from the Master of Nursing will be able to:


  • Demonstrate knowledge about recent developments in health and an appreciation of concepts and perspectives associated with nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methods pertinent to health in particular nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate advance skills in investigating, analysing and synthesising information, problems, concepts and theories.
  • Demonstrate advance skills in designing, applying, generating and evaluating theories, methodologies and concepts for professional practice or scholarship.
  • Demonstrate advance skills in critical thinking and reflection.
  • Demonstrate advance skills in justifying, interpreting and communicating propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions.
  • Promote and implement the application of advanced communication, problem solving and critical reasoning in professional nursing practice.
  • Articulate the application of knowledge and skills in planning and executing a substantial empirical based research-based initiative.
  • Demonstrate initiative and judgement using a professional, ethical and holistic approach advocating for excellence in nursing.

Entry requirements



A Bachelor degree in Nursing or a Graduate Certificate in Nursing from a recognised tertiary institution.


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: 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 transfer of credits that may count towards their degree. Academic advice is required. http://www.uow.edu.au/future/credit/index.html



Course structure


To obtain the Master of Nursing students must successfully complete 72 credit points of subjects in accordance with the table below.


The program consists of five semesters taken on a part-time basis. Each semester comprises two subjects, which 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 48 credit points of core subjects that all students must complete. Students are also required to undertake the subject SNPG998 Major Project worth 24 credit points. However, some students may be eligible to receive 12 credit points of recognition for prior learning. If students are awarded 12 credit points of recognition of prior learning, they are able to complete SPNG905 Minor project worth 12 credit points instead of the SPNG998 Major Project.


All assessments in the subjects are conducted through coursework.


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


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 Course Director.



Fees and Financial Assistance




Application Fee



Tuition Fee (whole programme)

HK$94,200, payable in 5 instalments


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)