Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Conversion Program for Registered Nurses (Top Up)


Course introduction


Awarded by Curtin University, this post-registration program for nurses is also accredited by Singapore Nursing Board and is designed to build on the professional knowledge and experience you have developed as a registered nurse from a hospital-based course, taking the study of the biological and behavioural sciences underlying nursing to greater depth.

This course places emphasis on the maintenance and further development of your professional competencies and on enhancing your capabilities as a member of an inter-professional team in a changing health care system.

You will have the opportunity to study core concepts of nursing which are concerned with the wellbeing of the individual, family and community and which can be applied to any nursing situation. Utilisation of the problem solving approach will be stressed, with particular focus on the identification and assessment of health problems and nursing needs of individuals and their families. You will explore nursing research, ethics, professional practice, management, science and behavioural science.

Course units
Imagining Health in Social and Cultural Contexts
Clinical Education for Practice
Health Assessment
Inquiry for Evidence-based Practice
Inquiry for Professional Practice
Nursing and Midwifery Capstone
Applied Bioscience for Acute Conditions
Health and Wellbeing in Older People

Entry requirements
- Graduate of a 3-year Diploma in Nursing recognised by Curtin University and registered with Singapore Nursing Board; OR
- Parkway College nursing diploma graduates registered with Singapore Nursing Board; OR
- Nanyang Polytechnic nursing diploma graduates registered with Singapore Nursing Board; OR
- Ngee Ann Polytechnic nursing diploma graduates registered with the Singapore Nursing Board; AND
- Have at least 12 months relevant post-registration clinical experience

Cost, duration and intakes
S$19,344, payable in four trimester installments.
16 months, starting in March, July and November.

Fees & Funding

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