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Bachelor of Nursing (Part-Time)

Provided by: Kaplan Singapore
Awarded by: Griffith University

Course Introduction

Since its opening in 1971, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia Pacific region. Griffith is renowned for excellence in health research.

In 2014, Griffith achieved its best year in National Health and Medical Research Council funding outcomes, amounting to $11.1 million, including the award of 10 project grants, a senior fellowship, an early career fellowship and a Centre of Research Excellence grant.

Source:  https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/griffith-university?ranking-dataset=128777

Graduation and Degree
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structures will be awarded the Bachelor of Nursing from Griffith University. The degree awarded will be the same as that to the on-campus graduates.


Curriculum Overview

The Bachelor of Nursing programme provides an opportunity for registered nurses in Singapore and surrounding countries who hold registration with the Singapore Nursing Board as registered nurses to upgrade their qualifications and skills. This programme has had 14 successful intakes and over 350 graduates and students since 2003. The programme adopts a student-oriented approach and reorients the existing knowledge and experience base of registered nurses towards proactive problem solving practices. Professional Accreditation This degree is accredited by Singapore Nursing Board.

 Semester 1  1100NRS Contemporary Nursing
 3977NRS Leadership and Management for  Health  Professionals
 Semester 2  1202NRS Health, Law and Ethics
 1203NRS Understanding Research in  Practice
 Semester 3  2201NRS Clinical Health Assessment
 2204NRS Care of Older Persons
 Semester 4  3928NRS Clinical Teaching for Health Professionals
 2202NRS Psychosocial Health Across the Lifespan

Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of an approved Singaporean Diploma in Nursing or nursing qualification equivalent to an Australian Diploma, and
  • Registration with the Singapore Nursing Board as a registered nurse.
  • Other nursing qualifications may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
    - A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
    - OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
    - OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
    - OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
    - OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
    - OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
    - OR an overall score of 61 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with a minimum of 54 in all Communicative Skills.
  • English test results must be no more than two years old.
  • For the purpose of admission, the University recognises the following English language admission pathway as consistent with the English language entry requirements stipulated above, satisfactory completion within the past 5 years of the following:
  • At least the final two years of a senior secondary or postsecondary qualification with English as the language of instruction and assessment/examination. Applicants must supply a letter from the Principal or Registrar of the institution at which he or she studies, confirming successful full-time study and assessment was conducted in English.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, degree (if earned) and transcript.
  • Programme fee: SGD 19,260.80 (8 modules) payable in 4 instalments. Applicable to students who register by 16 September 2016
  • Programme fee: SGD 19,837.80 (8 modules) payable in 4 instalments. The new fee will take effect from 17 September 2016 onwards.
  • Receive SGD 300 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our degree course. T&Cs apply.
Education Loan

Education loans are available, subject to meeting the bank's loan requirements.

Non-tuition fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
  • Application fee: SGD 181.90
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support, capped at $250 each year under Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). Conditions apply. For more information, please visit http://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown. *Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 18 Jan 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.

Study Mode & Duration

Delivery Method

A semester is a 16 week period covering 2 modules of study. The completion of 8 modules would require 4 semesters across a minimum duration of 24 months. Each module consists of 30 to 32 hours of lecture and tutorial.

Assessment Methods

Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.
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