Nursing Degree

 

BEHIND EVERY PATIENT THERE IS SOMEONE WHO GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY IN PATIENT RECOVERY

If you are a Registered Nurse or Midwife looking to extend your educational qualifications, this BSc Nursing & Health Degree will be sure to challenge you academically and provide you with a solid foundation in evidence-based practice the University of Dundee is an international leader in developing healthcare graduates who influence improvement in health outcomes through education and research. This post-registration degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference, locally and globally.

University of Dundee | Academic Partners - CSM Academy International

Why the University of Dundee?

The University of Dundee is an international leader in developing healthcare graduates (nurses). The University of Dundee is one of the top-ranking universities in the UK. 

The curricula went through professional input from the Singapore healthcare industry to ensure relevancy for Singapore Registered Nurses and thus get SNB accreditation. Nursing graduates will gain the knowledge, attributes, and care skills that are valued by the health and social care industries around the world.

Course Learning Objectives

This SNB accredited nursing Singapore program aims to facilitate the development of lifelong learning skills of Singapore registered nurses. This BSc Nursing and Health degree upgrade the qualifications for registered nurses in Singapore and other countries who hold the Singapore Nursing Board registered nurse status. 

As a registered nurse, the ability for critical reflection, critical thinking, problem-solving, and implement evidence-based practice will enhance your nursing professional and academic skills.

Course Structure

There are a total of 8 modules for this part-time nursing degree.

Course Duration

The part-time nursing degree (top-up) for post-registration nurses, will be located at the University’s Singapore partner facilities at CSM Academy.

Part-time: Minimum 24 months

Course Commencement

Intakes: January, May, and September

  • A minimum of 50 students for the commencement of the class
  • Students will be informed two weeks before the start of the class

Delivery Mode – Part-Time

This SNB accredited part-time nursing degree in Singapore is taught 100% by flown-in faculty from the University of Dundee. Mid-term tutorial after the initial intensive lectures is also by University of Dundee lecturers and local lecturers who will provide the face to face tutorial. 

Assessment Methodology

Students’ understanding of the nursing degree modules assessed from a theoretical and clinical perspective. Assessments comprise problem-based learning via essays, care studies, classroom discussions, and student presentations.

Graduation Requirements and Awards

To graduate, the nursing student must complete and pass all eight modules and will be awarded by the University of Dundee.

Career Opportunities

This SNB accredited Nursing Degree, gives the Singapore Registered Nurses graduates enhanced career opportunities in a wide variety of health care organisation settings. 

The foundation of the degree in nursing Singapore program spans professional nursing issues, such as ethics, law, quality improvement, personnel & budget management, performance management, strategic & operational business planning, principles of research methodology, written communications, nursing science, health assessment, nursing theories, and accountability.

This affordable part-time Nursing Degree in Singapore is one of its kind, accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB), and is sure to give you a head-start to a successful career in Nursing!

Course Module & Synopsis

Learning and Teaching for Practice

This module aims to enable students to explore the underpinning evidence for learning and teaching in practice and apply this to their clinical setting. The professional and regulatory frameworks inform this module for Singapore, such as the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB).

Standards for Clinical Education and Standards for Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical Education to support and facilitate learning, teaching and evaluation of healthcare professionals in clinical practice, within different settings. 

This SNB accredited degree will also allow students to recognise and exercise their accountability in assessing the performance of ‘future-ready’ nurses.

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

This module enhances the knowledge and understanding of quality improvement and patient safety in healthcare.

Students reflect upon their own experiences of quality improvement in the context of their nursing practice and consider how they impact patient safety, encouraging them to think about areas of clinical practice for any improvements.

Learn in greater detail about the range of currently established quality improvement methodologies and the context used and identify the strengths and limitations of each method and the potential impact of these.

Leadership in Practice

This module aims to enable students to explore leadership theories and styles and develop leadership skills, through critical reflection on theory and practice. Students will explore various leadership theories and techniques as they relate to their area of practice. 

They will develop an understanding of the impact of organisational structure and culture on approaches to leadership and consider these in the context of their clinical setting.

Students will also focus on the administrative, conceptual and interpersonal skills required for effective leadership, using this approach to identify their own leadership needs.

Contemporary Practice in Palliative Care

These module enhances students’ knowledge of societal, national, cultural & professional attitudes to death and dying.

We are equipping students with skills to enable them to provide a human-centred approach to palliative & end of life care for patients. The module will explore how early identification of palliative care needs can ensure holistic person-centred care across hospital and community settings.

Students will examine strategies to help identify those who require or would benefit from a palliative approach to their care. Students are to participate and reflect on conversations about death and dying.

Learn how to recognise who this may impact patients and their families. This module will also explore advance care planning and its necessity for a person-centred approach to palliative and end of life care.

Understanding Research and Statistics

This module enables students to develop an understanding of the evidence-based practice, qualitative research approaches, quantitative research methods and statistics to address health priorities in Singapore.

Develop a further understanding of researching, how it is quality assessed and how to implement it as an evidence-based practice.

Consideration of the way that quantitative and qualitative research designed will help students to see the link between the health priorities of Singapore and research.

The research ethics and professional considerations in this module form part of this module as the protection of people is a crucial aim in all nursing and healthcare research.

Health and Physical Assessment

This module equips students with knowledge and skills in health and physical assessment of the body systems in the deteriorating adult. It includes a holistic approach, incorporating a structured physical evaluation of the unwell client.

This module also presents acutely or with a long-term health condition, and consideration of the mental health and well-being impact of this. 

Life expectancy in Singapore continues to rise with 13% of the resident population aged over 65.

Upskilling nurses can offset the increasing needs of the changing community in preparing them for the future needs of the healthcare population across a range of health settings.

Healthcare Ethics and Law

This module aims to extend students’ understanding of fundamental concepts in healthcare ethics, including how they are applied in practice and support students understanding of the legal implications of their professional practice. 

Assisting graduate nurses in becoming proficient in ethical decision making within the multidisciplinary team, working within a pluralistic health society and provide essential tools to assist in making ethical and legal, clinical decisions. 

Registered nurses in Singapore are facing an increasing number of ethical dilemmas in clinical practice, due to the advances in healthcare science, and the multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multi-religious nature of society. 

This module along with other modules are offered as part of the BSc in Nursing & Health to students in Singapore. 

Managing the Complexities of Older People’s Healthcare

This module enables students to develop the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills in promoting successful ageing and enhance the healthcare experiences of older people with complex co-existing physical, mental health and social needs across the healthcare sector. 

Students are to ensure that the needs of Singapore’s older people meet inappropriate care settings. The module develops nurses’ capacity to implement therapeutic interventions for older people across the healthcare sector landscape. 

Globally, people are living longer with an increased risk of developing co-existing conditions associated with ageing. 

Health care responses in Singapore encourages healthy ageing, enhancing geriatric capability in hospitals and community settings and improve services to support older people in their communities. 

This module enables nursing students to develop their understanding and knowledge of optimum healthcare delivery for older people.

This SNB accredited part-time nursing degree program is designed for Singapore registered nurses who have obtained the following:

  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Singapore registered nurse status and is currently in nursing practice.

Students whose first language is not English, an International English Language Testing (IELTS) score of 6.5 with no lower than 6.0 in an individual category (or equivalent test).

GCE “O” or GCE “A” level pass in English Equivalent

Application Fee (Non-Refundable and non-transferable)

Local students: S$300 (before GST)*

*Local student refers to Singaporeans/PRs/Employment Pass/Dependant pass holders

Course Fee

Local students: The Course fee is S$2,650 per module and S$21,200 (before GST) for 8 Modules

Bachelor of Nursing programme is eligible for S$500 SkillsFuture Credit.

SkillsFuture Credit information: 

    1. Submit SkillsFuture claim 60 days before commencement of the programme, or at the start of the course (w.e.f 21 April 2017). According to SkillsFuture SG, this window period is sufficient for individuals to make claims to facilitate earlier programme registration.
    2. Inform the Programme Consultant on the usage of SkillsFuture Credit and advise the appropriate amount to be offset against the qualifying programme fees.
    3. Submit the claim via the SkillsFuture Credit Portal for the appropriate amount to be paid to CSM Academy International for your registered programme.

For more information, please visit http://www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/credit.

EDUCATION LOAN

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

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Referral Fee:

S$200 for every student referred to our nursing degree programme and validated. T&Cs apply.

Other Subsidies:

Find out how you can get more subsidies from various organisations such as NTUC & UTAP.

Insurance Fees

  • Fee Protection Scheme***: Subject to prevailing market rate
  • Medical Insurance Fee****: Subject to prevailing market rate

***The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect students’ paid fees.

Local and international students are to purchase medical insurance valid throughout their course of studies with CSM Academy International.

Domestic students (Singaporeans, PRs & Non-student’s Pass holders) may opt-out of this scheme if they can provide proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.*

Note:

  • Payment of fees is in Singapore Dollars.
  • Payment method only by Cheque/ Nets/ Telegraphic Transfer/PayNow

Please contact us for assistance on the online application via CSM Portal.

Please also submit the following documents below:

  • Passport/Birth Certificate/NRIC
  • Certificate of Registration issued by SNB
  • Diploma in Nursing, Certificate & Transcript
  • Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Certificate & Transcripts where applicable)
  • English Language Competency Certificates
  • Digital Passport-sized Photograph
  • Application Fee