Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Conversion Program for Registered Nurses (Top-up)
|Location||Curtin Singapore campus|
|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 37th intake starting February 2022 – Apply today!
Commenced 36 intakes since 2005 with more than 3,000 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.
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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.
|Total tuition fee||S$20,080|
|Payable over four semester instalments|
All fees are inclusive of 7% GST. 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.
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.