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

BSc(Curtin) - B-NURSCON Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
Location Curtin Singapore campus
Study method On-campus
Study mode Part-time
Intake February, July
Duration 23 months - 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 23 months (4 semesters) part-time.

Admission is open for 35th intake starting March 2021 – Apply today!

Commenced 34 intakes since 2005 with more than 3000 graduates in Singapore.

Curtin University is ranked in the world’s top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 – 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.

Download the Nursing sample timetable

Admission criteria


  • Nanyang Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic nursing diploma graduates registered with Singapore Nursing Board; OR
  • Parkway College nursing diploma graduates registered with Singapore Nursing Board; OR
  • Graduate of a 3-year nursing diploma recognised by Curtin University and as comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma level 5 and 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)    
Overall band score7.0

Other notes

Depending on your qualifications, you may not need to provide proof of English proficiency. Please contact us for more information.

View the full list of entry requirements.


Tuition fee  
Total tuition feeS$20,080
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.

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 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.

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.