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The Nethersole School of Nursing



Ranking 1st in Hong Kong, 2nd in Asia, and 26th in the world in QS World University Rankings 2019, the Nethersole School of Nursing - Hong Kong’s first university nursing department - has been offering world-class nursing education since its inception in 1991 and gerontology education since 2012. We now have over 1,800 students enrolled in our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes.

The School plays an active role internationally, collaborating with mainland and overseas universities while hosting international conferences. Following the success of the 6th Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference (2016) and the 8th Nursing Symposium on Cancer Care (2018), we will host the First Cochrane Hong Kong Symposium in May 2019.

Our cutting-edge research, executed through our four research theme groups and four research centres, promotes evidence-based nursing practices and nursing leadership on cardiovascular, metabolic and stroke care, gerontology and long-term care, cancer and palliative care, and mental health care. With the Croucher Laboratory for Human Genomics, we can investigate genetic factors, bio-behavioural markers and psychosocial factors to advance our research in biomedical areas and strengthen the basic science elements in our nursing research.