Part time BSc Nursing degree

Why study for our SNB Accredited Nursing degree?

Are you a Nurse or a Midwife looking to advance your educational qualifications in Nursing? Our part-time degree in nursing, accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB), will challenge your understanding of nursing & health academically, and provide you with a solid foundation in evidence-based practice. 

Also, get 90% course fee funding for our SNB accredited nursing degree (Terms and conditions apply)

Part-time nursing degree in Singapore has gained prominence in recent times, especially with the onset of COVID-19, where the work of our Nurses is highly recognised.

Our SNB accredited nursing degree in Singapore not only prepares you for serving the healthcare industry better with advanced knowledge and skills but also for your personal growth and career advancement as a Singapore Registered Nurse.

Our part-time degree in nursing Singapore aligns with global trends towards nursing as a graduate profession and prepares you to be future-ready. You may wish to pursue postgraduate study upon completing this SNB accredited nursing degree in Singapore.

 

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. (see rankings in next page). 

The curricula went through professional input from the Singapore healthcare industry to ensure relevancy for Singapore Registered Nurses and thus gets 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.

 

Delivery Mode – Part-Time:

This SNB accredited part-time nursing degree 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 who fly in to provide the face to face tutorial. 

Course Learning Objectives

This SNB accredited nursing Singapore programme 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

Delivery Mode

This SNB, accredited nursing degree is delivered part-time. Lecturers are from the University of Dundee, where they are flown into Singapore at the beginning of the semester for the face-to-face intensive lectures. (2 full days & 1 evening).

The lecturers will be in Singapore for continued support during mid-semester. As this is augmented by online learning to provide a holistic blended learning model that is 24/7, 365 days online support by the lecturers of the University of Dundee.

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

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.

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 programme 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!

This SNB accredited part-time nursing degree course for registered nurses consists of eight nursing units and will be conducted at CSM Academy International.

Part-time: Minimum 24 months

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 aims to enhance knowledge and understanding of quality improvement and patient safety in healthcare. Students will reflect upon their own experiences of quality improvement in the context of their nursing practice and consider how they impact on patient safety. 

Students will also be encouraged to think about areas of their clinical practice where there can be improvements. In doing so, they will learn, in greater detail about the range of currently established quality improvement methodologies and the context used. They will 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. Additionally, students will participate and reflect on conversations about death and dying and learn to recognise who this may impact on 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 aims to enable students to develop an understanding of the evidence-based practice, qualitative research approaches, quantitative research methods and statistics to address health priorities in Singapore. Students will 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. Research ethics and professional considerations will also 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 aims to equip students with knowledge and skills in health and physical assessment of the body systems in the deteriorating adult. This module 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 applicable in practice. It will also support students to understand the legal implications of their professional practice. 

This module aims to assist graduate nurses in becoming proficient in ethical decision making within the multidisciplinary team. And working within a pluralistic health society, this module will 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 also dovetails with other modules being offered as part of the BSc in Nursing and Health to students in Singapore. An example would be the Evidence-based practice modules as being key to ethical decision making.

Managing the Complexities of Older People’s Healthcare

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

Students will learn how 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. 

This module sets in the context where 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 programme is designed for registered nurses (local & foreign) who have obtained the following:

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

For students whose first language is not English, are to have an IELTS score of 6.0 and above in any category or 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$2,200 per module and S$17,600 (before GST) for 8 Modules

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

SkillsFuture Credit information: 

    1. You can submit your SkillsFuture claim 60 days before commencement of the programme, or 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. Please inform the Programme Consultant on the usage of SkillsFuture Credit and advise the appropriate amount to be offset against the qualifying programme fees.
    3. You can then 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.sg/credit.

EDUCATION LOAN

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

Please click here for more information.

Referral Fee:

From 07 Aug’20 – 07 Sep’20 receive S$888 for every 3 students referred to our nursing degree programme and validated. T&Cs apply.

Other Subsidies:

You can click here to 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.

All local and international students must purchase medical insurance that is valid throughout their course of studies with the CSM Academy International. Domestic students (Singaporeans, PRs & Non-student’s Pass holders) may opt-out for this scheme if they can provide the proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.*

Note:

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

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