Programme Aims and Intended Learning Outcomes

Programme Aims

In order to prepare students to be competent, caring and professional nurses, the PDN Programme aims to:

  1. develop students with contemporary theory and knowledge foundation for providing holistic nursing care in various levels and healthcare settings;
  2. equip students with mastery skills and clinical competency in providing holistic nursing care to clients from all ages and their families across the lifespan in primary, secondary and tertiary levels;
  3. nurture students with caring attitude, generic attributes and competencies for making reasoned decision in a variety of health care settings;
  4. prepare students for registration with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong (General) as Registered Nurses.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Programme, students should be able to:

  1. Integrate and apply the nursing process as a clinical reasoning approach for holistic and individualised client-centred care appropriate to the client’s physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual contexts.
  2. Apply ethical and legal principles and uphold professional standards in provision of nursing care.
  3. Develop an empathetic and caring attitude and facilitate therapeutic communication to the individuals, families, aggregates and the community.
  4. Demonstrate effective communication and work collaboratively with clients, and their families and the multidisciplinary team.
  5. Act as client advocate and provide health education and promotion in meeting the health needs of individuals, groups, families and communities.
  6. Integrate leadership and management skills in the provision of quality client care.
  7. Formulate care plan by utilising research findings to support evidence-based nursing practice.
  8. Develop all-rounded attributes in the areas of life-long learning, global outlook, critical and creative thinking, social responsibility, cultural appreciation, team work and leadership.

Credit-based System

The Schools conduct the credit-based programme comparable to university requirements. It comprises subjects which have values expressed in terms of credits. Subjects are inferred at different levels indicating the intellectual demand and study effort of students.

For graduation, students are required to attain 145 credits, have satisfactory performance including all clinical assessments and acquired the number-hours of the clinical practice as specified by the NCHK.

There is no special admission policy (e.g. credit exemption, advanced standing, credit accumulation and transfer, recognising prior learning) in this Programme.