Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration)

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Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Bachelor's Degree, single major

Awarded by
Awarded by

The University of Sydney, Australia

Programme type
Programme type

Part-time, 1 to 2 years

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Headquarters

Application Dates
Application Dates

3 Aug 2022 to 5 Dec 2022 (for Jan 2023 intake)

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$26,065.20

* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Programme Outline

Awarded and developed by: The University of Sydney, Australia

Building solid tertiary foundation in nursing 

The programme is for state-registered nurses (holding a certificate or diploma) who wish to upgrade their qualification to Bachelor level. It is developed to equip you with critical thinking skills and research understanding. 

The main objective of the programme is to enable you to be more confident in your role as a nurse in a healthcare team and in the provision of excellence in nursing care. 

  • The Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration) programme is accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board. 

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will… 

  1. Gain greater understanding of the role of nursing in healthcare globally. 
  2. Gain greater appreciation of the value of research to practice and an ability to translate research into practice. 
  3. Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in relation to nursing practice. 
  4. Develop greater leadership skill in clinical and professional nursing. 

Further Studies & Career Prospects

This programme provides students with a strong foundation in the discipline of nursing and equip them to progress to the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours), postgraduate coursework study and doctoral work.  

A Bachelor’s degree is the springboard for further study and the pursuit of a career in advanced nursing practice, research, education, or ward management. 

Hear from our students
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May Leh Khaing

Having served mainly as a Registered Nurse at Intensive Care Units (ICUs), May Leh Khaing decided to take a leap of faith by venturing into community nursing after being inspired by her lecturer at SIM-University of Sydney (USYD). Currently an Acting Manager at Metta Welfare Association, she shares how the Bachelor of Nursing programme has spurred her to greater heights in her career.

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The programme is taught by leading academics, clinicians and researchers who are experts in their respective fields. 
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Intake Dates (2-year programme)

Jan 2022 intake

PROGRAMME DURATION

Jan 2022 to Dec 2023

APPLICATION PERIOD

13 Jul 2021 to 24 Jan 2022

Jul 2022 intake

PROGRAMME DURATION

Jul 2022 to Jun 2024

APPLICATION PERIOD

24 Jan 2022 to 30 Jun 2022

Intake Dates (1-year programme)

Jul 2022 intake

PROGRAMME DURATION

Jul 2022 to Jun 2023

APPLICATION PERIOD

24 Jan 2022 to 30 Jun 2022

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Candidature Period:

Part-time 1-year: Students are required to complete the programme in 2 years.

Part-time 2 years: Students are required to complete the programme in 4 years.

There will not be any refund should the student fail to complete the course within the maximum allowed period.

Students who exceed their candidature period will not be allowed to remain in the programme, unless an extension to the candidature period is approved by the University.

Curriculum

Structure

  • The programme is delivered in Singapore in a block mode. Face-to-face teaching hours for lectures and tutorials are supported by online learning. 
  • Students require access to the Internet on a regular basis for eLearning.  
  • The programme is fully taught by University of Sydney’s Sydney Nursing School academics. 
    View a list of lecturers’ teaching modules (PDF 415 KB)
  • Each lecture is typically 3 hours held on weekdays late afternoon and/or evenings. Each tutorial or clinical laboratory session is typically 2 to 3 hours. 
  • Minimum class size to commence: 90 students 
    In the event that the minimum number is not met, the intake may not commence. The student shall be informed within one month before programme commencement. 
  • Average teacher-student ratio: 
    • (1-year programme) 1:41 
    • (2-year programme) 1:40 

Assessment & Attendence

  • Each unit of study has a number of assessments. These include individual / group assignments, essays, presentations, case studies, formal reports, online activities / quizzes, worksheets, research activities and exams.  
  • Exams are usually held during the University’s allocated examination periods. All examinations are normally held on weekdays. 
  • Students are required to achieve an overall minimum pass of 50% for each study unit; however, the minimum pass mark may vary in some units. 
  • To achieve a minimum grade of pass, students are required to: 
    • submit all assignments and attend exams; 
    • meet any eLearning participation requirements where applicable; 
    • achieve the stated overall minimum pass mark in each unit of study; 
    • comply with on-campus attendance requirements; and, 
    • comply with assignment submission requirements including presentation and academic honesty 
  • Attendance requirement: 90% 

Requirements to Graduate

  • Students who successfully complete all academic requirements of the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Nursing by the University of Sydney, Australia.
  • A degree conferral ceremony will be held in Singapore.

Modules

Semester 1
Knowledge for Contemporary Nursing
Comprehensive Nursing Assessment
Clinical and Patient Education
Primary Healthcare and Community Nursing
 

Semester 2
Inquiry and Research in Nursing
Clinical Leadership in Healthcare
Law and Ethics in Health Care
Professional Practice Project

Year 1 Semester 1
Clinical Leadership in Healthcare
Inquiry and Research in Nursing

Year 1 Semester 2
Comprehensive Nursing Assessment
Knowledge for Contemporary Nursing
 

Year 2 Semester 1
Law and Ethics in Health Care
Professional Practice Project

Year 2 Semester 2
Clinical and Patient Education
Primary Healthcare and Community Nursing

Year 1 Semester 1
Knowledge for Contemporary Nursing
Comprehensive Nursing Assessment

Year 1 Semester 2
Clinical Leadership in Healthcare
Inquiry and Research in Nursing


Year 2 Semester 1
Clinical and Patient Education
Primary Healthcare and Community Nursing

Year 2 Semester 2
Law and Ethics in Health Care
Professional Practice Project


View list of modules and descriptions (PDF 308 KB) 

The above modules are subject to changes by the university and subject to availability.

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Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

The following qualifications are accepted:

  • Diploma in Nursing from Nanyang Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore; OR
  • Diploma in Nursing from an approved institution; OR
  • Certificate in Nursing from the Singapore School of Nursing or equivalent

Applicants must also:

 
Applicants with international qualification are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English Language, reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

The University of Sydney undertakes selection for admission to the course. Applicants for the 1-year course are advised not to attempt to maintain full-time employment while completing the course. Sydney Nursing School considers a full-time workload will preclude students from satisfactorily meeting the academic requirements of the course. However, the level of employment a student wishes to maintain during the course is at the student’s discretion.

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Fees & Financial Aid

First term semester payable upon acceptance of offer. Subsequent term semester payable before commencement of the semester.

Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques. 
 

Programme Fees

Fee per module: S$3,258.15

Total programme fee: S$26,065.20 payable for 8 modules, over 2 semesters (Part-time 1-year) or 4 semesters (Part-time 2-years)

  • Fees quoted are valid for the July 2022 intake only. For subsequent intakes, please visit this page nearer to the application period for updated information.
  • Above fees exclude textbooks and repeat fees of failed module. Not all modules will be offered in every semester.
  • All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Mandatory One-time Fees

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Application fee

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed.

S$96.30