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Nursing (for qualified nurses in Singapore) BSc

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours at King's College London offers a flexible opportunity for qualified nurses in Singapore to study for a degree qualification part-time. The course can be taken by experienced and newly qualified registered nurses.


  • You will be studying at the top nursing faculty in the UK, ranked second in the world (2020 QS World University Rankings)
  • Our study courses are delivered by internationally renowned clinicians and academics.
  • Offered on a blended learning basis, the course provides students with a King's College London nursing degree, taught in Singapore and online

Key information

Application status Open

Duration 2 years

Study mode Part-time

Credit value UK 120/ ECTS 60

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Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

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Course detail

Description

The course aims to enable nurses to transform bedside care by developing critical, analytical and evidence-based practice skills to lead improvements in health care quality, safety, access and value.

 

Course purpose

  • The course aims to enable nurses to transform bedside care by developing critical, analytical and evidence-based practice skills to lead improvements in health care quality, safety, access and value.
  • The course will provide you with knowledge and understanding of the following:
  • Client assessment and clinical decision making in the context of a healthcare setting.
  • Implementing, co-ordinating and evaluating a range of relevant therapeutic interventions.
  • Research methods for healthcare.
  • Promoting quality care by utilising and evaluating available evidence.
  • Accountable practice in contemporay healthcare.
  • National, organisational and local policies/guidelines shaping healthcare.
  • Personal, professional, inter-professional, ethical and legal responsibilities.

Course format and assessment

Assessment

  • Essays
  • Dissertation

We will assess your progress and attainment on all modules you take on the course through a range of techniques, which includes essays, portfolios, dissertation projects and clinical examinations. For the research based module, there is an unseen written examinations.

Structure

Year 1

You can expect up to 50 contact hours for each module of the study course, and this will include both online and face to face lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. Some areas of the course are designed to promote independent study supported by individual or group supervision. Contact hours for these modules will be adjusted accordingly.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Required Modules
Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

Required modules:
You are required to take the following modules:
• Research Methods, Critical Appraisal & Statistics (15 credits)
• Legal & Ethical Issues for Professional Practice (15 credits)
• Teaching, Learning & Assessing for Nurses (15 credits)
• Advanced Assessment Skills & Clinical Decision Making (15 credits)
• Dissertation (30 credits)

 

Optional Modules

Optional modules:
You are required to take a further 30 credits from the group of elective modules indicated below:

Group A
Palliative & End of Life Care Foundations (15 credits)

or

Fundamental Knowledge & Skills in Older Person’s Care (15 credits)

Group B
Leadership & Clinical Governance in Healthcare (15 credits) 

or

Team-Based Health Care Practice & Decision Making (15 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up to date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest to keep an eye in the course finder on our website for updates.

Entry requirements & how to apply

Students must satisfy the following entry requirements:

  • A diploma in Nursing from Nanyang Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic; or an approved institution OR
    Nursing overseas qualification from an approved Higher Education Institution (equivalent to 120 Level 5 credits)
  • Current registration with the Singapore Nursing Board.
  • GPA of ≥ 2.7 as a benchmark for admission. In the case of an applicant without a GPA of ≥ 2.7, King’s may evaluate, on a case-by-case basis, other academic achievements and employer’s recommendation presented by the applicant.
  • Language: ‘O’ Level English or English, as detailed in King’s entry requirements OR
    An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6 in each band/skill or equivalent score in another recognised test if they obtained their qualification from countries where English is not the standard medium of instruction and/or their first language.

Application procedure

Personal statement and supporting information

Application closing date

We have four intakes each year. Intake months for the coming academic year are October, January, April and July

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

The course fee payable to Ngee Ann Academy is SG$28,000.00 per student (excluding GST), payable on a per module basis. 

Ngee Ann Academy manages the invoicing and collection of course fees according to the terms set out on their website.

Additional costs

In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for an administration fee (SG$214) and an application Fee (SG$107). Other additional costs may be:

• course resumption fee (for students returning back to study with more than one year of leave of absence)
• late tuition fee payment fine
• re-print/certification of official receipt
• books if you choose to buy your own copies
• students may need to provide their own study materials such as computers
• library fees and fines
• personal photocopies
• printing course handouts
• stationery
• graduation costs.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.


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