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Higher Diploma in Nursing (SSSDP)
2 years full-time


Programme Objectives
The Higher Diploma in Nursing (HD(N)) programme aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to meet the statutory requirements for enrollment as Enrolled Nurse (EN) with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong (NCHK). The objectives are:
  1. To develop students’ competence in health promotion, maintenance and restoration, and prevention of illness through the delivery of primary, secondary and tertiary health care in hospital and community settings;
  2. To equip students with effective communication skills for providing individualized care and for fostering teamwork;
  3. To develop student’s understanding of psychosocial, cultural and environmental dimensions of health and illness;
  4. To equip students with critical, creative and analytical problem-solving skills; and
  5. To foster the development of students' general qualities for all-roundness, such as the capacity for lifelong learning, independent and reflective learning, and professionalism-related values.

Mode of Study
Medium of instruction
English supplemented with Cantonese
Total no. of credits
86 credits

Programme Leader
Ms. Alice CHAN
MSc in Management (HSM), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BSc, University of Paisley, United Kingdom
Fellowship of the Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives (FHKCHSE)
Fellowship of Australasian College of Health Service Management (FACHSM)
Registered Nurse (Hong Kong)

Tuition Fee
Tuition Fee (HK$)
Year 1
Year 2
Programme Total
  • Tung Wah College will adjust the tuition fee of its programmes based on the Composite Consumer Price Index to be announced by the Government annually.
  • Tuition fees are normally charged by two instalments per annum and are payable before the commencement of each semester.  New students are required to settle the balance of the tuition fee for the first semester (i.e. after deducting deposit) upon programme registration in August.
  • Students are required to pay additional fees for all retake/additional courses which would be charged at the rate of the normal cohort and be calculated by the number of credits to be taken. Please refer the details in the College’s Fees Regulation at https://www.twc.edu.hk/en/Administration_Units/fo/our_service/student-area.
  • The tuition fee for the programme under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) is the net fee paid by a student after deduction of subsidy from the Government. In 2024/25 academic year, the annual subsidy under the SSSDP is $39,890 for laboratory-based sub-degree programmes . The annual subsidy amount may vary in each academic year subject to the decision by the Education Bureau. 
  • All fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • For more details about the College's tuition fee payment schedule and fees regulation, please refer to the "Tuition Fee Payment Schedule" and "Fees Regulation" at https://www.twc.edu.hk/en/Administration_Units/fo/our_service/student-area.

Application Period
The SSSDP places of the HD(N) programme are subject to the approval of The Nursing Council of Hong Kong (NCHK).  Applicants will be able to apply for the programme via the TWC Admission System or E-APP when NCHK’s approvals are obtained. Please pay attention to this website for the most updated re-accreditation status and applicants' official admission status for 2024 entry.

QF Information
QF level
QR registration no.
Registration validity period
01/09/2016 to 31/08/2024

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