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Bachelor of Science Nursing

  • Overview

  • About the Programme

    An education grant of S$2,180 is available to local applicants for the 2024 intakes of this programme. Please contact our Programme Consultant for more information.

    The Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-up) Degree programme encourages students to challenge their existing beliefs about healthcare and nursing from a national, international and global perspective, and to formulate and justify viewpoints as appropriate. 

    Students will locate, evaluate and apply evidence required to provide ethical, context-appropriate nursing practice and leadership to benefit patients and healthcare services. By being reflective and having a reflexive awareness, students will learn to share and debate different perspectives on healthcare with a community of practice and wider audiences through verbal and written communication methods. In addition, this programme promotes an ability to collaborate effectively and to support nursing peers by becoming members of a Learning Community within a multicultural study environment.

    At the end of the programme, graduates will be ready to extend this support as they will have developed the skills and knowledge equipping them to teach and support learners in practice. Graduates will be proficient as lifelong learners, and apply transferable knowledge and skills to progress their nursing practice and careers as graduate nurses.


    Salary Guide

    Fresh Graduates
    Enrolled Nurse | Starting total annual compensation: S$37,100
    Registered Nurse (Diploma qualification) | Starting total annual compensation: S$49,150
    Registered Nurse (Degree qualification) | Starting total annual compensation: S$65,150-S$71,750

    Mid-career entrants via Career Conversion Programmes*
    Enrolled Nurse | Starting total annual compensation: Up to S$44,500
    Registered Nurse (Diploma qualification) | Starting total annual compensation: Up to S$58,900
    Registered Nurse (Degree qualification) | Starting total annual compensation: Up to S$78,150

    Source: (accurate as of 23 February 2024)


    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Science Nursing from Northumbria University, United Kingdom.

    The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in the United Kingdom.

    Key facts
    24 months
    January & June
    Career Opportunities
    Chief Nurse
    Medical Care Manager
    Nurse Educator
    A combination of assignments and examinations

Ranking & Accreditation

Accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board
Fully taught by qualified and registered nurses from Northumbria University
2 weekend teaching blocks every 6 months
  • Intakes

    There are 2 intakes per year.

    • January
    • June

      Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedule.

    Minimum Class Size
    • 20 students

      Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.



Core Modules

Term 1

  • Research as Evidence for Nursing Practice (10 credits)
  • Innovations in Healthcare (10 credits)

Term 2

  • Teaching and Learning (10 credits)
  • Health Promotion (10 credits)

Term 3

  • Healthcare Law and Ethics  (10 credits)
  • Nursing Older People with Complex Needs (10 credits)

Term 4

  • Health Assessment and Clinical Decision Making (10 credits)
  • Leading and Developing Practice (10 credits)
  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements

    This Degree programme accepts a wide range of qualifications, which includes:

    • Nursing Diploma qualification awarded by an approved Higher Education Institution; AND
    • Registered Nurses with a valid practising certificate (full and conditional registration only) from the Singapore Nursing Board
    English Language Requirements
    • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent; OR
    • Completion of at least 2 years of study in English at a Higher Education level at any approved institutions; OR
    • Any English proficiency test approved by the University

    In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the University.

    Work Experience
    • Post-registration nursing experience (with evidence of continuing professional development)
  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
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      Part-time (Local Applicants) – Click here to apply online.

      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and main assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

      S$20,601 payable in 4 instalments
      (Nett programme fee listed above = Tuition fee of S$22,781 minus Education Grant of S$2,180^)

      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)

      Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*

      ^The Education Grant and amount specified is exclusive to selected programmes and not transferable to other programmes or another intake of the same programme. Terms and conditions apply.

      *Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers.

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)

      Student Development Fee

      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)

      *Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.

      The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services. More details can be found here.

      Mode of Payment

      Click here to learn about available payment modes.


      All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

      Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.

      Please refer to the following scenarios for how GST will be applied:

      Scenario 1

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered in 2023

      8% GST will apply.


      Scenario 2

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered on or after 1 Jan 2024
      • Payment collected on or after 1 Jan 2024 

      9% GST will apply.


      Scenario 3

      • Invoice generated on or after 1 Jan 2024

      9% GST will apply.

      Education Loan

      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.

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.

      Education Grant

      This Education Grant aims to provide financial assistance to Northumbria University students pursuing selected Degree programmes. For more information, please click here or contact our programme consultant.

  • Duration
    • 24 months
    Maximum allowed candidature period
    • Not applicable

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*From Career Conversion Programmes for Enrolled Nurses and Registered Nurses. Refer to WSG’s websites for more information: Career Conversion Programme for Enrolled Nurses (CCP-EN), Career Conversion Programme for Registered Nurses [CCP-RN(Diploma)] & Career Conversion Programme for Registered Nurses [CCP-RN(Degree)]