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Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-Up) Awarded by Edinburgh Napier University, UK

About the Course
Course Curriculum
Local Application

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-Up) programme is accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB).


Programme Aims and Objectives

The programme will enable you to develop the required critical, enquiring approach to nursing that supports the high quality, safe, evidence based and effective care across dynamic, contemporary healthcare environments. Graduates of this programme will possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to practice collaboratively across health care settings and communities and within the context of the Singapore Nursing Board’s Domains of Practice and the global perspectives of health.

This programme aims to develop your interest in - and knowledge and understanding of contemporary health care, in order to:

  • Prepare you at graduate level with the necessary critical abilities, knowledge and skills to support high quality, safe and effective care within dynamic health care environments
  • Enhance your current knowledge and skills to enable you to further develop your career in nursing
  • Develop higher levels of competence in providing excellent care in a dynamic health care environment
  • Develop the leadership and evidence based, decision-making skills to enhance your practice and work co-productively within services and communities
  • Enhance the development of advanced communication and interpersonal skills

Methods of Assessment

A variety of formative and summative assessment methods are used in the programme. Each module is assessed on whether students have met its learning outcomes. Formative feedback is provided to inform you on how you are progressing and to provide you with constructive guidance to inform your development. The Programme has a set of evidence-based standards around student feedback, which will help ensure that you receive the highest quality formative feedback and ‘feed-forward’. Assessment methods include the use of essays; projects; portfolios; reflective analysis and practical assessments or Observable Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

Edinburgh Napier University, UK

About Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University is an ambitious and innovative university with strong links to the health and social care sector and industry.  Our University Vision is to be an enterprising and innovative community, renowned internationally, with an unrivalled and excellent student learning experience. 

Our Key Values are to be professional, ambitious, innovative and inclusive.  We create and support personalised learning opportunities to develop talent and solutions that really matter.  Our programmes are created in collaboration with the health and social care sector and industry and are taught by academics and industry professionals who are experts in their fields, giving students the best chance of academic and career success. We are double award winners of the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize, which recognises the University for its Internationally Acclaimed Research. 

With around 19,500 students from more than 130 countries, we are one of Scotland’s largest universities. We are also the largest UK provider of higher education in Hong Kong and have further transnational education partnerships in Singapore, China, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and Thailand.

Ranked in the World Top 5%
We are an international university with global acclaim. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings puts us in the top 5% of universities, while the QS Stars awarded us five stars for employability, teaching and internationalisation.

Number 1 in the UK for Nurturing Student Talent
The Guardian University Guide 2017, which compares entry requirements with final degree awards, ranks us top in the UK for adding value to students.


Module Descriptions



This module will provide you with the opportunity to learn about health promotion within the general population and within and through the nursing workforce. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and improve their health. The module will focus on the factors that influence health, such as sexuality and sexual practices; spirituality; psychological factors, loss and bereavement; mental health and wellbeing; etc.


This module will help students to explore the theories of ageing from a physical, psychological, social and cultural aspect. Older people and health care will be contextualised from a local and worldwide perspective and include exploration of the value of nursing theories when assessing, planning and evaluating nursing care. Students will be encouraged to use healthcare related policies, legislation and strategies; both local and international, to examine the importance of individualised approaches to meeting the often complex healthcare needs of older people within communities and globally - as well as examine the impact of the ageing population on health related services.


This module will provide students with the opportunity to learn about the different types of evidence that may be used to inform clinical practice. Specifically, students will explore different approaches to undertaking the research process, research methods and will have the opportunity to develop your skills to critique research and its relevance to practice. Students will learn how to interpret statistical analyses and qualitative data analysis. Students will reflect on the ethical and professional implications of research and students will also consider factors which promote or hinder the implementation of evidence to practice. This will enable students to focus on dissemination and communication of evidence in practice. After completion of this module, students will have the knowledge and skills to be able to understand the research process, appraise evidence and evaluate its appropriateness for implementation in the practice.



This module will give students the opportunity to learn how to comprehensivelyassess patients’ physical health, general health and well-being. To enhance the knowledge of patient assessment, students will be asked to consider theory related to patient assessment and the evidence-base that aligns with this. For example, students will explore how to systematically and comprehensively assess patients’ health. This module will use student’s existing knowledge of anatomy, physiology and some disease pathophysiology and will develop your skills and knowledge in history taking, general examination, interpretation of patient data and planning care.


In this blended module, students will learn about the theory and application of change management and explore mechanisms of implementing innovative approaches to your nursing practice. Students will explore the theory of leadership and consider their role in leading, managing and facilitating change activities in their nursing practice. Module learning will encompass a person centred approach throughout within the context of local and cultural determinants that influence health care organisations.


In this module, students will learn about the consequences that living with a chronic disease (or diseases) has on the individual, as well as the impact on family, friends, and carers. Students will focus their learning on a particular chronic disease that are health priorities globally and within Singapore. They are diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia and cancer. Key areas of current chronic disease strategies and policies will be addressed and students will learn the principles of self-care, care management, compassionate care, telehealth care and anticipatory care. Understanding of service users and carer perspectives will be gained and students will be able to explore specific issues related to patients and carers.


This module will allow students to develop and demonstrate their knowledge of the assessment of learning in the clinical setting, taking cognisance of the Singapore Nursing Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. The module content aligns with the learning outcomes and includes strategies for evaluating learning and assessment, models of teaching, facilitation and supervision and effective relationship building, as well as discussing the context of ethical and legal frameworks to clinical learning in Singapore. The leadership and advocacy skills required to create an appropriate learning environment and manage change effectively as well as the application of evidence to learning and assessment are included. The module content also includes exploration around working with the underachieving student. As well as face-to-face teaching the content is supported by online webinars. The module will require you to consider potential professional, ethical and legal issues which may be encountered when dealing with a practitioner who is failing to meet the required nursing standards and outcomes of their programme.


Students will be invited to develop their understanding of the ethical theories and principles relevant to you as a person and in your professional nursing role. Students will consider the relevance of principles, values, behaviours, ethical reasoning and the law in nursing practice, and explore the potential challenges and opportunities of continuing to develop integrity, self-awareness and reflective and reflexive practice in their nursing care. Students will consider the influence of cultures, sub-cultures society and the law on health and well-being and explore mechanisms of supporting diversity in all aspects of patient care in a way that reflects respect, compassion and dignity in every patient’s journey.



Course Rebates available*
*Terms and conditions apply


Structure and Duration

Part-Time Programme

  • 8 modules
  • Duration: 24 months


Class Commencement for 2018 and Completion Date

Course Commencement Date Completion Date

Jan 2018

May 2018

Jan 2020

May 2020

  Sep 2018 Sep 2020



Application Fee:         S$32.10

Tuition Fees:              S$19,260.00

Non-Tuition Fees:       S$1,462.43

Total Fees:                 S$20,722.43 


  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, CGC Workshop, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and fee protection scheme.
  • The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

Entry Requirements

Registered nurses with Singapore Nursing Board who hold a certificate or diploma in nursing and a current practicing certificate (full and conditional registration only) issued by SNB.

Applicants must be of age 18 & above.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS with a minimum overall band of 6.0 (with no component less than 5.5)
  • C6 in English at GCE ‘O’ Levels
  • C in GCSE
  • iGCSG (1st or 2nd Language)
  • Grade 6 or above in SPM
  • Medium of Instruction Confirmation


Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.



Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265




For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Tel : 1800 747 7000
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566


For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225



Duration of Course | 24 months
Award | DEGREE


Class Intakes for 2018

For Part-time Programme

Jan, May & Sep


MDIS Dhoby Ghaut  :+65 6372 1000
MDIS Main Campus :+65 6247 9111


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