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Nursing BSc

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Overview

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.

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

  • You will be studying at the No.2 Nursing Faculty in the UK and No. 5 in the world (2018 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

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Key information

Duration 2 years

Study mode Part-time

Course type Single honours

Further details

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.

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.


Teaching
You can expect 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.

Assessment
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.

Course accreditation

Ngee Ann Academy as a registered Private Education Institution in Singapore has been given an In-principle Approval to commence the Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours by the Singapore Nursing Board. Please see the Singapore Nursing Board website for confirmation of the In-principle Approval.  Accreditation will be fully granted once the routine second stage of the accreditation process is completed. For more information contact admissions@naa.edu.sg. 

King’s College London is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Ngee Ann Academy is regulated by the Committee for Private Education Singapore. Programme accreditation is via Singapore Nursing Board.

Structure

Year 1

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:
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.

Required Modules
Optional Modules

Entry requirements

 

Required subjects

Entry criteria for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours: 
  • 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.

King’s College London will make the final decisions for admission to the course. Applicants will normally be expected to have a grade point average (GPA) of ≥2.7 as a benchmark for admission.  In the case of an applicant without a GPA ≥2.7, King’s may evaluate, on a case by case basis, other academic achievements and employer’s recommendation presented by the applicant.  

 

Further information and other requirements

Language requirements:

  • ‘O’ level English or English, as detailed in King’s entry requirements
  • 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.

We reserve the right reject an applicant who does not meet King’s entry criteria.

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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