The Hong Kong Academy of Nursing (HKAN), incorporated in October 2011 , is an independent institution committed promoting excellence in advanced nursing practice and fostering advanced practice nurses through education, striving for a statutory status to regulate advanced nursing practice that can benchmark with international standards, and safeguarding the public’s right in receiving safe and quality nursing and healthcare services that they deserved.
Over the years, HKAN and her 14 specialty colleges have been closely working together to establish the systems required for examination and certification of the advanced practice of the nursing specialties. As of today, more than 3,000 specialty nurses had been conferred as Fellows.
Hong Kong as a world city is globally well-known for its high-quality health services that are on a par with international standards. The dedicated work and efforts of HKAN contribute to not only enhancing the quality of nursing services in Hong Kong, but also ensuring our nursing services highly comparable to those in other developed countries.
The Hong Kong Academy of Nursing is committed to strive for excellence in achieving safe and quality healthcare that can benchmark with international standards, through regulating advanced nursing practice.
- To establish a statutory credentialing system to protect the safety of the public and to legitimize advanced nursing practice;
- To increase the visibility and professional impact of advanced nursing practice;
- To shape health policy and in anticipating public interest and concerns;
- Foster transdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration to enhance care quality in achieving efficient, effective and best care for the community;
- Networking with global partners to foster advanced practice nursing development within and outside Hong Kong.
- To advance the art and science of nursing;
- To foster the development of research and continuing education for advanced nursing practice;
- To assure professional and ethical conduct and standards in the practice of advanced nursing;
- To shape health policies for the wellbeing of the public;
- To promote and protect the health of the community;
- To foster intersectoral and transdisciplinary collaboration as well as to network with global partners in matters concerning healthcare delivery and advanced nursing practice.