Curtin Singapore
Curtin Singapore


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

Bachelor of Science (Nursing) - BSc(Curtin) - B-NURSCON

Admission is open for 30th intake starting July 2018 – Apply today!

Commenced 28 intakes since 2005 with more than 2300 graduates in Singapore.

Curtin University is ranked 24th in the world in ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2017.

This course is only available to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents or applicants with a valid working pass in Singapore.

Enhance your skills

This course 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 well-being 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.

Professional Recognition

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 Recognised Learning

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.

Course structure

Credits needed to graduate: 700.
Each unit is 25 credits unless stated otherwise.

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4


Units are not necessarily shown in the order studied. Units are subject to change.

Hear it from our student and lecturer:
The Straits Times August 2015 - Nursing
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2018 Entry requirements:

  • 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 registered with Singapore Nursing Board; OR
  • Parkway College diploma graduates registered with Singapore Nursing Board; OR
  • Nanyang Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic diploma graduates registered with 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)
Writing 6.5
Speaking 6.5
Reading 6.5
Listening 6.5
Overall band score 7.0
94 overall Internet based (Reading-20 Listening-20 Speaking-20 Writing-24)
GCE (General Certificate of Education)
O level C6

Results from IELTS and TOEFL are valid for two years.

These are only some of the ways you can prove your English competence. View the full list of English language entry requirements


Curtin Singapore campus


February and July






This course is equivalent to 3.5 years full-time study. However, due to Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) arrangements, the course can be completed in 24 months (4 semesters) part-time.


This course is eligible for SkillsFuture credit claim.
Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Conversion Program for Registered Nurses (Top-up)
Per unit fee (25 credits) S$2418
Total course fee S$19344
Payable over four semester instalments

*All fees are inclusive of 7% GST. Fees listed are indicative and subject to annual increases. View our fees and charges page for full details.

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In exceptional circumstances units and/or courses may be discontinued. In these instances Curtin will use its best endeavours to accommodate students affected by any discontinued courses or units