Hong Kong Nurses’ Hierarchy
1. Enrolled nurses
Nurses who completed a nursing training programme which lasts for two years in a recognised training school and have enrolled with the HKNC.
2. Registered nurses
Nurses who completed a three-year nursing training in a recognised training school and have registered under the HKNC.
3. Advanced practice nurses
After working for several years, nurses can take a postgraduate course in advanced nursing practice in order to apply for the position of advanced practice nurse.
4. Nurse consultants
Nurses possessing a master’s degree in a clinical specialty. They should have achieved clinical excellence in a clinical specialty and a high level of professional standing.
(Sources: HKNC and Association of Hong Kong Nursing Staff)