The perception of generic capabilities and learning environment among undergraduate nursing students after the implementation of a senior intake scheme

C.W.H. Chan, Yin Ping Leung, D.T.F. Lee, S.Y. Chair, W.Y. Ip, J.W.H. Sit

Research output: Journal article publicationLiterature reviewAcademic researchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


© 2016 UCU.Hong Kong has introduced a senior intake admission scheme which is similar to the US model of credit transfer from community college programmes to university bachelor programmes. The study aimed to assess the outcomes, in terms of generic capabilities, of introducing a senior intake articulation scheme to a bachelor of nursing curriculum in Hong Kong. One hundred and seventy-four nursing students completed and returned the Student Engagement Questionnaire. The senior intake students reported significantly higher scores in creative thinking, active learning, teaching for understanding, feedback to assist learning, and relationship between teachers and students than the mainstream students. Self-managed learning and relationship with other students were positively and significantly related to academic performance. The senior intake students appeared to adjust well in university education. Greater effort should be made to nurture their relationship with other students and a review of the denseness of the mainstream curriculum is warranted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-165
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Further and Higher Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Generic capabilities
  • senior intake students
  • student engagement questionnaire
  • teaching and learning environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

Cite this