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There are 6 Committees formed under the Council of the HKAN to carry out specific functions for the Academy as below:

Accreditation Committee
  • To set, monitor and enforce the standards of Academy Colleges.
  • To recommend to the HKAN Council, the criteria for the accreditation of professional organizations to be Academy Colleges.
  • To recommend to the HKAN Council the procedures, documentations and fees payable for accreditation of Academy Colleges.
  • To conduct accreditation processes for Academy Colleges and make recommendations to the HKAN Council.
  • To make policy recommendations to the HKAN Council in respect of the standard of specialist nursing practice and education. To keep under review the existing policy and process of accreditation, and to make recommendations to the HKAN Council for improvements when necessary.
Community and Fund Raising Committee
  • To strengthen community networking through community activities;
  • To organize activities to raise funds for HKAN.
Education Committee
  • Coordinating and monitoring the programs of postgraduate education and training and continuing nursing education of the Colleges to ensure that they are of the standards set by the Academy;
  • Ensuring the proper organization and conduct of examinations; and
  • Advising the Academy Council on education and training policy of the Academy, and on any other matters concerning postgraduate education and training and continuing nursing education.
Professional Development Committee
  • To review the domain of specialist nursing practice.
  • To develop the Code of Professional Conduct and Code of Ethics for specialist nursing practice in accordance with international standard.
  • To identify the trends in specialist nursing practice and education.
  • To identify the overall cross-specialty continuing educational needs of nursing specialists and to organize courses/programs for related continuing specialist nursing education and research in collaboration with concerned parties.
  • To identify strategies to prepare for future developments including healthcare services delivery and professional development needs
  • To advise and recommend to the Council on guidelines, frameworks and policies relevant to advanced nursing practice and advanced practice nurses.
Promotion and Public Relations Committee
  • To organize activities to promote and publicize the HKAN.
  • To establish networks with external parties/stakeholders.
  • To promote image of HKAN through publications or other communication strategies.
Registration and Membership Committee
  • To assess the applications for entering the Institutional Membership, Ordinary Membership and Fellow Membership and to recommend approval or rejection of these applications
  • To assess the applications for recertification into the Institutional Membership, Ordinary Membership and Fellow Membership and to recommend approval or rejection of these applications
  • To assess the applications for the restoration of names to the Institutional Membership, Ordinary Membership and Fellow Membership and to recommend approval or rejection of these applications
  • To assess the applications for the removal of names from the Institutional Membership, Ordinary Membership and Fellow Membership and to recommend approval or rejection of these applications
  • To keep and update the Specialist Registry of all Academy’s membership
  • To consider the various matters relating to the issuing of the specialist practicing certificate

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