The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) received formal notification from the
Nursing Council of Hong Kong today that accreditation has been granted to its
two full-time nursing programmes, namely the Bachelor of Nursing with Honours in
General Health Care and the Bachelor of Nursing with Honours in Mental Health
Care, which were launched in 2005 and will graduate their first batch of
students in 2009.
OUHK President Professor John C Y Leong says, "We submitted the application
for accreditation of these two new full-time programmes in June 2005. Following
a three-year stringent accreditation process, we finally have the result today.
The accreditation of the programmes not only testifies to their high academic
and professional standards, but also reaffirms our status as a provider of
professional nursing education."
The Bachelor of Nursing with Honours in General Health Care has about 260
students, while the Bachelor of Nursing with Honours in Mental Health Care has
about 120 students. The OUHK has teamed up with Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital,
Baptist Hospital and Union Hospital to offer the Bachelor of Nursing with
Honours in General Health Care, and with Castle Peak Hospital to offer the
Bachelor of Nursing with Honours in Mental Health Care. The University is now
enrolling first-year students to these two 4-year programmes for the 2008/09
academic year. Those interested may join activities such as 'A Day of Being a
Nurse' on 2 July or an admission seminar on 24 July, both to be held at the
University's Ho Man Tin campus. For enquiries, please call 2768 6658 / 2768
6205, visit the website at
http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/FTP or email to
The OUHK has been providing high quality nursing education for more than 14
years, and has been appointed as a gazetted nursing school for Registered Nurse
training. The University has launched a number of professional and undergraduate
nursing programmes in response to society’s demand for nursing professionals as
well as the education and training needs of the nursing profession. It has
produced over 1,000 nursing graduates who are now serving as professional nurses
in various health care sectors in Hong Kong or overseas. More than 1,500
students are currently enrolled in the University's distance learning and
full-time nursing programmes. Enrolled nurses can become registered nurses by
completing the University's Higher Diploma in Nursing or Higher Diploma in
Mental Health Nursing programmes.
The OUHK's $11-million Clinical Nursing Education Centre was opened in May to
provide advanced computer-simulated training to nursing students. It is the
first local simulation centre for holistic nursing learning.