The Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-up) Degree programme consists of 8 modules and may be completed in a minimum of 24 months in Singapore.
This 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.
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.
After graduation, students may choose to pursue the following roles, including, but not limited to:
- Chief Nurse
- Medical Care Manager
- Nurse Educator
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This programme may be completed in a minimum of 24 months on a part-time basis. The following modules are covered in the programme:
|Research as Evidence for Nursing Practice||10 credits|
|Innovations in Healthcare||10 credits|
|Teaching and Learning||10 credits|
|Health Promotion||10 credits|
|Healthcare Law and Ethics||10 credits|
|Nursing Older People with Complex Needs||10 credits|
|Health and Physical Assessment||10 credits|
|Leading and Developing Practice||10 credits|
Kaplan Higher Education Institute is given an In-principle Approval to commence the course. Accreditation will be granted when the course meets all accreditation standards and criteria of the Singapore Nursing Board.
The programme accepts the following qualification:
- 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 Requirement
- 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
- Post-registration nursing experience (with evidence of continuing professional development)
In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the University.
A typical term is an approximately 20-week period covering 2 modules per term over 4 academic terms. Classes are conducted on weekday evenings and weekends.
The actual cycle may vary depending on the nature of the programme and the lecturers’ availability. The University and Kaplan reserve the right to alter the learning cycle, days and timings of the classes, if necessary.
Assessment & Exams
Each module is assessed by any combination of examinations, presentation, projects or written assignments. Assessment methods may vary according to individual module requirements.
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.
|Fee inclusive of 8% GST
(applicable until December 2023)
|Fee inclusive of 9% GST
(applicable on or after 1 January 2024)
payable in 4 instalments
(Nett programme fee listed above = Tuition fee of S$22,572 minus Education Grant of S$1,080)
payable in 4 instalments
(Nett programme fee listed above = Tuition fee of S$22,781 minus Education Grant of S$1,090)
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1The 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.
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|Fee inclusive of 8% GST
(applicable on or after 1 January 2023)
|Non-Refundable Application Fee||S$205.20|
|Student Development Fee||S$280.802|
2Payment 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.
All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate. The prevailing GST rate from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023 is 8%. From 1 January 2024, the GST rate will increase to 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.
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Northumbria University 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.
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.
The upcoming intake for this programme will commence in January 2023.
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.
Maximum allowed candidature period: Not applicable.
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