Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-Up)

Provided by: MDIS
Awarded by: Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Course Introduction

Programme Aims and Objectives

The programme will enable you to develop the required critical, enquiring approach to nursing that supports the high quality, safe, evidence based and effective care across dynamic, contemporary healthcare environments. Graduates of this programme will possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to practice collaboratively across health care settings and communities and within the context of the Singapore Nursing Board’s Domains of Practice and the global perspectives of health.

This programme aims to develop your interest in - and knowledge and understanding of -contemporary health care, in order to:

Prepare you at graduate level with the necessary critical abilities, knowledge and skills to support high quality, safe and effective care within dynamic health care environments
Enhance your current knowledge and skills to enable you to further develop your career in nursing
Develop higher levels of competence in providing excellent care in a dynamic health care environment
Develop the leadership and evidence based, decision-making skills to enhance your practice and work co-productively within services and communities
Enhance the development of advanced communication and interpersonal skills

Methods of Assessment

A variety of formative and summative assessment methods are used in the programme. Each module is assessed on whether students have met its learning outcomes. Formative feedback is provided to inform you on how you are progressing and to provide you with constructive guidance to inform your development. The Programme has a set of evidence-based standards around student feedback, which will help ensure that you receive the highest quality formative feedback and ‘feed-forward’. Assessment methods include the use of essays; projects; portfolios; reflective analysis and practical assessments or Observable Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-Up) programme is accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB).

Edinburgh Napier University, UK

About Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University is an ambitious and innovative university with strong links to the health and social care sector and industry.  Our University Vision is to be an enterprising and innovative community, renowned internationally, with an unrivalled and excellent student learning experience.

Our Key Values are to be professional, ambitious, innovative and inclusive.  We create and support personalised learning opportunities to develop talent and solutions that really matter.  Our programmes are created in collaboration with the health and social care sector and industry and are taught by academics and industry professionals who are experts in their fields, giving students the best chance of academic and career success. We are double award winners of the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize, which recognises the University for its Internationally Acclaimed Research.

With around 19,500 students from more than 130 countries, we are one of Scotland’s largest universities. We are also the largest UK provider of higher education in Hong Kong and have further transnational education partnerships in Singapore, China, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and Thailand.

Ranked in the World Top 5%
We are an international university with global acclaim. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings puts us in the top 5% of universities, while the QS Stars awarded us five stars for employability, teaching and internationalisation.

Number 1 in the UK for Nurturing Student Talent
The Guardian University Guide 2017, which compares entry requirements with final degree awards, ranks us top in the UK for adding value to students.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Curriculum
  • Healthy Lives
  • Promoting Excellence in Older People’s Care
  • Advancing Practice through Research
  • Health and Physical Assessment in Nursing
  • Leadership and Innovation: From Theory to Practice
  • Management of Chronic Disease
  • Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Practice
  • Exploring the Theory and Application of Law and Ethical Reasoning in Nursing Practice

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements
Registered nurses with Singapore Nursing Board who hold a certificate or diploma in nursing and a current practicing certificate (full and conditional registration only) issued by SNB.

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS with a minimum overall band of 6.0 (with no component less than 5.5)
  • C6 in English at GCE ‘O’ Levels
  • C in GCSE
  • iGCSG (1st or 2nd Language)
  • Grade 6 or above in SPM
  • Medium of Instruction Confirmation

Fees & Funding

Application Fee:         S$32.10
Tuition Fees:              S$19,260.00
Non-Tuition Fees:       S$1,462.43
Total Fees:                 S$20,722.43

All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, CGC Workshop, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and fee protection scheme.
The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.


Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Tel : 1800 747 7000
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666
Bank of China Tel : 1800 669 5566

Study Mode & Duration

Structure and Duration

Part-Time Programme
  • 8 modules
  • Duration: 24 months
Class Commencement for 2017 and Completion Date

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
Part-time May 2017 May 2019
  Sep 2017 Sep 2019

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University Partners

University Partners of MDIS
Southern Cross University (CRICOS Provider: 01241G)