Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Conversion Program for Registered Nurses (Top-up)
|Location||Curtin Singapore campus|
|Duration||This course is two years part-time study. This course consisted of 700 credits and eligible students are entitled to 500 Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL). Students may complete the remaining 200 credits in 24 months (4 semesters) part-time.|
Admission is open for 40th intake starting July 2023 – Apply today!
Curtin University is ranked in the world’s top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 – Nursing.
This course is designed to build on the professional knowledge and experience you have developed as a registered nurse in a hospital-based course, taking 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 the study core concepts of nursing: the wellbeing of the individual, family and community, which can be applied to any nursing situation. A 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.
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- Nanyang Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic diploma and a Registered Nurse with a valid practising certificate (full and conditional registration only) from the Singapore Nursing Board; OR
- Parkway College diploma graduate and a Registered Nurse with a valid practising certificate (full and conditional registration only) from the Singapore Nursing Board; OR
- Graduate of a 3-year Diploma in Nursing recognised by Curtin University and as comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma level 5 and a Registered Nurse with a valid practising certificate (full and conditional registration only) from the Singapore Nursing Board.
- Other nursing diploma level qualifications are assessed on an individual basis.
Minimum English language entry requirements
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||7.0|
Depending on your qualifications, you may not need to provide proof of English proficiency. Please contact us for more information.
|Tuition fee||Fee before 8% GST||Fee including 8% GST|
|Total tuition fee||S$19,600||S$21,168|
|Payable over four semester instalments|
Fees listed are indicative and subject to annual increases.
This course is designed to meet the regulations of the Singapore Nursing Board. This post-registration program for nurses is accredited by Singapore Nursing Board.
Credit for previous study
Applicants who are registered with the Singapore Nursing Board as Registered Nurse may be eligible for the Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Conversion Program for Registered Nurses (Top-up) and may receive exemption to the value of 500 credits.
Credits needed to graduate: 700.
Each unit is 25 credits unless stated otherwise.
Units are not necessarily shown in the order studied. Units are subject to change.