Development of basic nursing education in China and Hong Kong

Sally Chan, Kam Yuet Wong

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Hong Kong returned to the sovereignty of the People's Republic of China in July 1997. In the past, Hong Kong has been greatly influenced by the British system of nurses' training, which was very different from that in mainland China. As Hong Kong is now a part of China again, there is an increased opportunity for the exchange of experience and ideas among nurse educators. The First China-Hong Kong Nursing Education Conference has provided opportunities for the authors to gain a deeper understanding of the development of nursing education in China and Hong Kong. The authors believe that it is also important for China and Hong Kong to increase networking with the international nursing community. This paper has been written largely based on the information gathered from papers presented in the Conference and the discussion with nurse educators who attended the Conference, together with a review of literature. This paper focuses on comparing the history and present development of basic nursing education in both places. The future direction for the development of nursing education in these two places will also be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1300-1307
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1999


  • China
  • Development
  • Hong Kong
  • Nursing education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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