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Developing a global community of nurses to improve patient care

Developing a global community of nurses to improve patient care

While King’s has been offering educational opportunities to people across the globe for some time, teaching degree courses on the ground in other countries 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.

King’s has now launched their first degree course to be taught fully outside of the UK. In partnership with the Ngee Ann Academy in Singapore, 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 at King’s and delivered in the classrooms of Ngee Ann Academy in Singapore. 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.


Singapore nurses

Study on the course is undertaken part-time, a design which allows nurses the flexibility to balance their learning with their work commitments.

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

‘This course takes an innovative approach to learning, enabling highcalibre 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.’

The course welcomes its first group of students in July 2018.

Read more about King’s Strategic Vision to 2029.