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19 July 2018

King's launches Nursing BSc in Singapore

King's welcomes the first students on its degree course to be taught fully outside of the UK.

Group of students
King's students on the Nursing BSc course at Ngee Ann Academy, with course lead, Dr Julia Philippou (centre)

King's welcomes the first students onto its Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours course, which is being delivered by the Faculty in partnership with Ngee Ann Academy in Singapore.

This is first King's degree course to be taught fully outside of the UK and is being hosted by the Ngee Ann Academy in Singapore. While King’s has been offering educational opportunities to people across the globe for some time, teaching degree courses in this new way - on the ground in another country - can offer many additional benefits. There are more opportunities for meaningful interactions with peers and experts, which in turn help develop a community of people working together championing what they have learnt and effecting change for the better.

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nursing with Honours course will further develop the skills of qualified nurses. As enhancing the skills of qualified nurses to degree level is associated with lower mortality rates and better patient care, the course stands to improve medical care for large numbers of people across the world.  The course is a mixture of classroom sessions and online learning – taught by experts in the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care and delivered in the classrooms of Ngee Ann Academy. Nurses will be taught how to transform bedside care by developing critical, analytical and evidence-based practice skills to lead improvements in health care quality, safety, access and value.

This course takes an innovative approach to learning, enabling high calibre nurses in Singapore to learn together with our experts and also from each other. It is an opportunity to experience King’s unique education and research culture, and to interact and draw inspiration from our leading nursing and healthcare figures. With this degree, King’s is developing an international community of nurses able to respond and champion change in their local healthcare settings. This contemporary and flexible approach to education is part of our ambition to deliver significant international impact and change people’s lives for the better.

Julia Philippou, lecturer at King’s and leads the BSc in Nursing

Study on the course is undertaken part-time, a design which allows nurses the flexibility to balance their learning with their work commitments. You can find out more about the programme in our online prospectus.