Nursing is a caring profession providing a wide spectrum of care in different healthcare settings. The rapid development in technology, knowledge explosion and the increased healthcare demands challenge nurses’ knowledge, clinical competence, interpersonal skills and commitment. Strong nurse leaders are required to meet the current and future demands with respect to human resource challenges; organizational restructuring and re-engineering to provide better, more efficient care; and the increasingly complex and diverse patient population needs.

The CUHK-UBC International Centre on Nursing Leadership (CUHK-UBC ICNL) is an initiative pioneered by the Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the School of Nursing, The University of British Columbia to address the immediate and projected needs for the development of effective nurse leaders in Hong Kong and its surrounding areas.