The Bachelor of Nursing (Top-up) programme provides an opportunity for registered nurses in Singapore and surrounding countries who hold registration with the Singapore Nursing Board as registered nurses to upgrade their qualifications and skills. This programme has had 30 successful intakes and over 1,100 graduates and students since 2003. The programme adopts a student-oriented approach and reorients the existing knowledge and experience base of registered nurses towards proactive problem solving practices.
Degree requirements: Students who started Trimester 1 – 2019
For the award of the Bachelor of Nursing (BN) and recognition by the Singapore Nursing Board, you must successfully complete 80 credit points as specified in the course list.
This degrees may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum programme GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words ‘This award was achieved with Distinction’ will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type
The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 – Bachelor Degree.
Programme Learning Outcomes
Programme Learning Outcomes communicate the value of the Griffith educational experience to the community, as benchmarked against national qualification standards.
Programme Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of the knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith programme of your choice.
Course list: Students starting Trimester 1 – 2019
Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this programme.
Part-time structure (for recognition by the Singapore Nursing Board)
You must complete the following courses:
|Trimester||Course code||Course title||CP|
|Tri 1||1100NRS||Contemporary Nursing||10|
|Tri 1||3977NRS||Leadership and Management Concepts for Health Professionals||10|
|Tri 2||1202NRS||Health Law and Ethics||10|
|Tri 2||1203NRS||Understanding Research in Practice||10|
You must complete the following courses:
|Trimester||Course code||Course title||CP|
|Tri 1||2201NRS||Clinical Health Assessment||10|
|Tri 1||1101NRS||Professional Communication for Nurses||10|
|Tri 2||3928NRS||Clinical Teaching for Health Professionals||10|
|Tri 2||2204NRS||Care of Older Persons||10|
This degree is accredited by Singapore Nursing Board.
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- *Successful completion of an approved Singaporean Diploma in Nursing or nursing qualification equivalent to an Australian Diploma, and
- *Registration with the Singapore Nursing Board as a registered nurse.
- *Other nursing qualifications may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
- The final admission to the programme rest with the University.
English Language Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this programme are as follows:
- A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0; or
- Minimum score of 575 on TOEFL; or
- Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19); or
- No score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only); or
- Minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE); or
- Minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE); or
- Overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
Applicants should refer to the following University policy for further information:
Students who successfully complete the Direct Entry Programme (DEP) will satisfy the English Language requirements for this Griffith Degree.
A Trimester is a 16 week period covering 2 modules of study. The completion of 8 modules would require 4 Trimesters across a minimum duration of 24 months.
Each module consists of 29 hours to 33 hours of Lecture and tutorials.
Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structures will be awarded the Bachelor of Nursing from Griffith University. The Degree awarded will be the same as that to the on-campus graduates.
The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, Degree (if earned) and transcript.
- Programme fee: S$20,972.00 (8 modules) payable in 4 instalments.
- Receive S$400 Referral Bursary1 when you recommend your friend to join our Degree programme. T&Cs apply.
This programme is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit2 up to S$500.
|Programme Title:||Bachelor of Nursing (Top-up)|
|Programme Reference Number:||MOH_011|
(before SkillsFuture Credit)
|S$19,600.00 (w/o GST)|
|Funding Validity Period||1 Jan 2017 – 31 Dec 2019|
|Programme Objectives:||The programme aim and goals are based on the values, and philosophies of the University, Health Group and School of Nursing and Midwifery, and provide structure for the curriculum development process. The aim of the programme is to produce graduates who provide caring, person-centred nursing care driven by evidence-based practice that demonstrates safe and quality practices, and enacts the principles of equity, social justice and access.|
With effect from 19 May 2017, SkillsFuture Credit used for a programme at Kaplan (subject to SkillsFuture’s approved list of programmes) will be paid directly to Kaplan Higher Education Academy.
If you wish to use your SkillsFuture Credit, you can make your claim up to 60 days before the start of the programme till the day of programme commencement (with effect from 21 April 2017). According to SkillsFuture Singapore, this window period is sufficient for individuals to make claims to facilitate earlier programme registration.
When making a claim, you should inform your Programme Consultant on the intention to use your SkillsFuture Credit and to request for the relevant amount to be offset against the qualifying programme fees. After which, you can then submit the claim via the SkillsFuture Credit Portal for the relevant amount to be paid to Kaplan Higher Education Academy for your registered programme.
For more information, please visit http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit
- Students who utilise SkillsFuture Credit or SkillsFuture Singapore subsidies are not eligible, in accordance with SkillsFuture Singapore’s Marketing Guidelines for Training Providers.
- Terms and conditions apply. All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.
Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs
- Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
- Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
- Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years
Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
- Application fee: S$181.90
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support, capped at S$250 each year under Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). Conditions apply. For more information, please visit http://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown. *Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 18 Jan 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant. Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers
There are 2 intakes per year. Please contact our consultants to obtain a copy of the class schedules
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