The School was opened in 1983 for the training of Enrolled Nurses (EN) with full recognition from the Nursing Council of Hong Kong. In 2003, same as other nursing schools in Hong Kong, the School temporarily suspended the training of Pupil Enrolled Nurses (PEN), but continued to be venue for clinical practicum of different nurse training programmes that was run by local universities.

In March 2007, the School resumed its operation and offered Diploma in General Nursing (Enrolled Nurse), in collaboration with the School of Professional and Continuous Education of the University of Hong Kong (HKU SPACE).

The School subsequently ran the programme for three cohorts on its own from 2009 to 2011. In 2012, the School was equipped with well-managed structure and systems with experienced educators as well as updated facilities and resources. The PEN Programme (the Programme) was then advanced from Diploma to the Higher Diploma (HD) in General Nursing (Enrolled Nurses). The School commenced its first cohort of HD education in Jan 2012 with 60 students.

The Programme is accredited by both the Nursing Council of Hong Kong and awarded QF 4 by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualification.

Warm and memorable Opening and Graduation Ceremonies are organized every year with the participation of family members of students and graduates. Highlights of the Ceremony include the capping ceremony, the passing of Nightingale’s Lantern from the Chief Nursing Officer, and the reading of the Nightingale’s pledge by all students.