The Hong Kong College of Education and Research in Nursing was established on 6 March 2012 with the following objectives:
To promote the advancement of nursing education and research;
To promote excellence in nursing and health care in Hong Kong through regulating standards and practice of nursing education and research;
To promote integrity, ethical conduct and standards in the practice of nursing education and research;
To promote the improvement of health care for Hong Kong citizens through nursing education and research;
To foster the development of education and research in different nursing specialties;
To foster a spirit of collaboration and exchange of information and ideas in education and research among nursing and healthcare practitioners.