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Professional Certificate in Renal Nursing

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
13 May 2020 (Wed)
30 weeks
Course Fee
HK$12,500 +
Clinical practicum fee
Note: Students may purchase professional indemnity insurance on their own.
How to Apply
Deadline on 20 Apr 2020 (Mon)
2975 5688
2807 2054

This programme aims to prepare registered nurses taking on the specialty role of a renal nurse. It is designed to enhance nurses with specialised knowledge and skills in renal nursing. It focuses on the clinical knowledge of renal disorders, application of peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis, care management of a patient with acute and chronic renal failure in hospitals and/or home care settings.

Programme Objective

With the advanced technology in medical diagnostic and screening tests on renal disorders, registered nurses are expected to continue their clinical update. The programme will equip nurses with specialist knowledge and clinical skills in renal nursing with the aim of preparing them to take up the role of Advanced Practice Nurse in a general hospital setting or in community based renal centres.  The programme focuses on epidemiology, comprehensive and focused assessment of patients with renal condition, medical approach to treatment and care, handling and application of dialysis; clinical management of patients with different stages of renal condition in hospital, community- based renal centres and or home care.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. Acquire specialist knowledge on renal disorders in nursing practice ;

  2. Conduct nursing assessment on patients with acute and chronic renal disorders ;

  3. Implement evidence based nursing care to patients with renal disorders ;

  4. Coordinate with multidisciplinary teams and assist patients cope with problems arising from renal disorders; and

  5. Implement psychosocial care to patients with chronic renal disorders and their families.


Programme Structure

There are 2 major components:

Theoretical component

  1. Anatomy and Physiology

  2. Renal Disorders and Related Treatment

  3. Pharmacological Aspect in Renal Disorders

  4. Nursing Management of Patients with Renal Disorders

Clinical component

Students are required to spend a total of 80 hours on clinical observation during the clinical practicum. 



  1. A minimum of 70% attendance of the theoretical component and full attendance of the clinical component

  2. Individual presentation

  3. Written report based on the outcomes of health assessment

  4. Written examination



On successful completion of the programme, the students will be awarded a Professional Certificate in Renal Nursing within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.


Recommended CNE points: 124

Days / Time
  • Wednesday, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • 30 meetings

Registered Nurses (General) registered with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong with at least 1 year of post-registration experience.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HK$12,500 +
    Clinical practicum fee
    Note: Students may purchase professional indemnity insurance on their own.
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Professional Certificate in Renal Nursing
COURSE CODE 41K107770 FEES $12,500 ENQUIRY 2975-5688
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Professional Certificate in Renal Nursing

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4])

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

Please return the completed application form together with the application fee and relevant documents in the form of a crossed cheque made payable to HKU SPACE to Attn.: Iris Chiu, Food, Nutrition and Healthcare, HKU SPACE, 13/F Fortress Tower, 250 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong.

Payment Method

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, crossed cheque or VISA at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

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