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

Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-up)
Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-up)

Bachelor of Nursing in Singapore

SHN’s Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-up) post-registration degree– in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University, UK– is accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board. With the changes in today’s healthcare industry and the challenges that come with it, our nursing courses in Singapore are equipped to prepare you well for the profession. 

Combining theory with practical assessments, our nursing degree is designed to be feedback-positive so as to ensure that you receive valuable advice and insights for practising nursing in Singapore. As the service industry can be fast-paced, the feedback system is poised to develop you into a steady and poised healthcare professional. 

This programme is supported under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). 
For Union members below 40 years can enjoy course fee subsidy capped at S$250 per qualifying member per year. 
For Union members aged 40 years and above can enjoy higher course fee subsidy at S$500 per qualifying member per year. 
For more information, refer to here and here

Nursing Degree Programme Objective

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

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

Our Part-time Nursing Degree Course Methods of Assessment

The Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-Up) course uses various formative and summative assessment methods. Assessment methods include essays; projects; portfolios; reflective analysis, and practical assessments or Observable Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Each module is assessed on whether students have met its learning outcomes. Formative feedback informs you of your progress and provides constructive guidance for your development. The nursing degree course 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’. 

University Awards

  • Double award winners of the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize, which recognises the University for its Internationally Acclaimed Research
  • The Guardian University Guide 2017, which compares entry requirements with final degree awards, ranks ENU top in the UK for adding value to students
  • Scored five stars for teaching, employability and internationalism in the 2016 QS Stars
  • 95.1% of Edinburgh Napier University's undergraduate students and 92% of postgraduate students are in work or further education six months after graduation (HESA 2014/15)
  • More than half of Edinburgh Napier University's research was rated either "world-leading" or "internationally excellent" in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • Supported more than 350 student start-up companies, and a 2014 report by Biggar Economics named Edinburgh Napier University as the most successful university in Scotland for graduate enterprise and start-ups

Why Edinburgh Napier University Degree?

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 matter. Our Edinburgh University nursing degree and programmes are created in collaboration with the health and social care sector and industry. They 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 over 130 countries, we are one of Scotland’s largest universities. We are 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. 

The nursing degree awarded by Edinburgh University in MDIS is specially designed for the SNB registered nurses to progress to the next level in their career. 

Accreditation by Ministry of Education, People's Republic of China

Edinburgh Napier University has gained accreditation by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China for all programmes delivered in Singapore at MDIS. For more information, visit


MDIS School of Health and Nursing

Bruce Harper-Mcdonald from Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) gives an overview of the Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-Up) programme here at MDIS. This programme is awarded by Edinburgh Napier University, UK and accredited by Singapore Nursing Board.  It is fully taught by the ENU faculty, the largest School of Health and Social Care in Scotland.

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will have the knowledge and skills to gain graduate-level employment as a Nurse, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Nurse Manager, Nurse Educator or Nurse Researcher. Graduates can also further their studies by taking up a Master's Degree to pursue career prospects in more senior positions.

Professional Accreditation

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

Nursing Degree Course - MDIS Learning Outcomes

This part-time nursing degree course aims to develop your interest and knowledge in understanding contemporary health care in order to: 

  • Prepare you at the graduate level with the necessary critical abilities, knowledge and skills to support high-quality, safe and effective care within dynamic healthcare environments. 

  • Enhance your current knowledge and skills to enable you to develop your career in nursing further. 

  • Develop higher levels of competence in providing excellent care in a dynamic healthcare 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. 

Faculty and Staff 

The School of Health and Nursing faculty is made up of experienced and well qualified industry professionals.

Dr Liz Adamson
Associate Professor of Nursing
MDIS School of Health and Nursing

Dr Liz Adamson is an Associate Professor of Nursing and currently an integral team member on the BSc Nursing (Singapore) Programme. Liz has been involved with the programme for 15 years in a number of roles including both Programme and Module Leader. Liz has extensive experience in home and international education provision within clinical and Higher Education settings. Liz’s research interests include feedback for learning and development of compassionate caring skills amongst student nurses. Liz also led a collaborative multidisciplinary medical devices development programme which focused on finding practical solutions to healthcare problems. The work was acknowledged through a Lothian Health Innovation Award.

Healthy Lives

Promoting Excellence in Older People's Care

Advancing Practice Through Research 

Assessing Health and Planning Care 

Leadership and Innovation: From Theory to Practice

Management of Chronic Disease

Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Practice

Exploring the Theory and Application of Law and Ethical Reasoning in Nursing Practice



The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 90 (Lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 30 (Tutorial)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 15 (Practical)

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Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-Up) – Duration & Intakes

Duration  Commencement  Completion
24 months May 2024 May 2026
September 2024 September 2026

Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-Up) – Fees & Structure

Structure Tuition Fees (inclusive of 9% GST) Non-Tuition Fees (inclusive of 9% GST)
Part-time S$19,620.00 S$700.00 - S$1,900.00

Application fees: S$163.50


# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST at the prevailing rate.

# Local:

  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.

# International:

  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.

# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.


Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 18 and above and possess one of the following entrance 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.

Note: All applications are subject to University approval. Graduates of the Healthcare Professional Conversion Programme, the 2-year Diploma in Nursing (Accelerated) by Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), are eligible to apply to the Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-up) programme.   


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




Grade 6 or above in SPM


Approved Edinburgh Napier University admission equivalents


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.


Study Loans

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 TCC Limited  +65 - 6319 3700
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111
 Maybank  1800 629 2265


For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000
 Maybank  1800 968 2265
 UOB  1800 226 6121
 OCBC  1800 363 3333
 DBS  1800 111 1111
 POSB  1800 339 6666
 AMEX (Only 24 Months)  -

For any programme enquiries, contact 6247 9111 (between Mon-Fri)

A nursing degree is an academic programme that prepares individuals to become registered nurses (RNs) or advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The degree typically requires coursework in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, nursing theory, patient care, and medical ethics, as well as clinical rotations in healthcare settings to gain hands-on experience.  

Nursing degrees provide individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to provide patient-centred care, manage patient health, and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to promote positive health outcomes. 

At MDIS, we offer the Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-Up) programme in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University, UK.  Accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board, the nursing course focuses on teaching students relevant knowledge and skills to practice collaboratively across health care settings both locally and internationally. The course duration for the ENU nursing degree is 24 months and has a part-time intake to cater to working professionals. 

Studying a nursing degree can offer you a rewarding career, job security, and a range of diverse career paths. With many different types of schedules and work environments available, nursing also offers a great deal of flexibility. As a nurse, you can make a real difference in people's lives, providing emotional support and advocating for your patients' needs. Additionally, the demand for nurses is expected to continue growing, which means there will be plenty of job opportunities available. Overall, pursuing a nursing degree can provide you with a fulfilling career and the chance to positively impact the lives of others. 

There are several educational institutes in Singapore offering nursing courses with certification in NITEC, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. However, you may want to first narrow down to your preferred course before looking for an educational institute to enrol in.  

At MDIS, we partner with globally recognised UK universities such as Edinburgh Napier University and Teesside University to offer a range of healthcare courses, such as diplomas, advanced diplomas undergraduate degrees and postgraduate degrees to cater to the needs of all students. 

The average cost of a nursing degree in Singapore can vary depending on several factors, including the institution and programme you choose, your residency status, and other expenses such as textbooks and accommodation.  

The fees for the Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-up) degree programme at MDIS awarded by Edinburgh Napier University is S$19,440.00. 

The Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-up) degree course awarded by Edinburgh Napier University has two intakes, in May and September. It is only available to local applicants. 


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Quick Information

Duration of Course
Part Time: 24 months

Commencement Dates

Part Time Programme

Contact Details

Local students:

+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline:

+65 6278 8000

+65 6796 7005

+65 6796 7009