Objective To compare the community nursing employment intention of nursing students between Guangzhou and Macau, so as to provide references for the teaching reform of community nursing education for undergraduates. Methods From June to July 2017, a questionnaire investigation on community nursing employment intention of nursing students was conducted in 136 nursing undergraduates of Grade 2014 in Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine and 33 nursing undergraduates of Grade 2014 in Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau. Results 52.9% of the nursing undergraduates in Guangzhou were willing to work as a community nurse because of ＂High degree of freedom of community nursing and no night shift＂, while 45.5% of the students in Macau would like to be engaged in community nursing because of ＂Conforming to personal character and interest＂. There was significant difference in the expectation of individual career development between the students in the two areas （χ^2=10.708, P〈0.05）. The percentage of nursing undergraduates who were willing to engage in community nursing work in Guangzhou and Macau was 71.3% and 75.8% respectively. Conclusions Compared with Macau, the nursing undergraduates in Guangzhou have more negative community nursing employment intention, whose vocational values are not mature, and they are easily affected by their parents when making employment decisions. The teaching reform of undergraduate community nursing education should focus on the school-hospital-community ＂trinity＂ practice teaching mode establishment, carrying out the community curriculum and practice as soon as possible, reforming the practice teaching methods, increasing the construction of practice bases in community, and strengthening the construction of community nursing faculty.