BSc Nursing Singapore (Top-Up)

A part-time programme for nurses in Singapore to expand their knowledge and gain a critical approach to care provision.

Course summary

The BSc (Nursing) in Singapore is a significant programme within the School of Health and Social Care at Edinburgh Napier University. The University is well-established in the UK as a provider of pre- and post-registration nursing education across the four fields of practice, adult health, mental health, child health and learning disability.

This is a flexible programme of part-time study, which has been designed in consultation with practitioners, educationalists and profession leads in Singapore, to enable nurses to expand their knowledge whilst developing an inquiring, critical approach to care provision, and effective application of theory to practice.

During the 24-month programme the student will develop key communication and academic skills, critically reflect on their practice, and utilise the evidence base to evaluate care and implement innovative practice. The BSc is designed to be a cohesive and coordinated framework for learning, and has been developed to enhance the competence and graduate capabilities of nurses – thus enabling them to become more effective members of the multidisciplinary team in a dynamic healthcare environment.

The eight degree-level modules are designed to complement each other and provide a broad framework in which the student can develop their knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills to enable them to be able to lead and manage care across all care environments, from primary to tertiary. The modules have been developed with the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) domains for registered nurses very much at the core, while seeking to guide students to gain a graduate-level awareness of what it means to be a professional nurse in terms of regulation, ethical practice, professional standards and accountability. In this way, graduates are empowered to be effective advocates for their clients and patients, and ensure that the care they provide is safe, evidence-based and ethical. There is also a strong focus on collaborative working with other professions, patient-centeredness and compassionate care.  

This programme has been approved by the SNB and the Council for Private Education (CPE).

What you'll learn

Module Title: Advancing Practice through Research (Singapore/International)
SCQF Level: Level 9  
SCQF Credit Value: 20                                  
ECTS Credit Value: 10  
Module Code:  NMS09718

This module will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the different types of evidence that may be used to inform clinical practice. After completion of this module you will have the knowledge and skills to be able to understand the research process, appraise evidence and evaluate its appropriateness for implementation in your practice.

Module Title: Promoting Excellence in Older People’s Care (Singapore/International)
SCQF Level: Level 9  
SCQF Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credit Value: 10
Module Code: NUR09717

This module will help you 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 world-wide perspective and include exploration of the value of nursing theories when assessing, planning and evaluating nursing care.

Module Title: Management of Chronic Disease (Singapore/International)
SCQF Level: Level 9
SCQF Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credit Value: 10
Module Code: NUR09721    

You 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. You will focus your learning on a particular chronic disease that are health priorities globally and within Singapore. You will develop the knowledge and skills to adopt a person-centred, enabling role and work in partnership with patients/clients, carers and other professionals, within health, social and voluntary sectors.

Module Title: Leadership and Innovation: From Theory to Practice (Singapore/International)
SCQF Level: Level 9  
SCQF Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credit Value: 10  
Module Code: NUR09720

You will learn about the theory and application of change management and explore mechanisms of implementing innovative approaches to your nursing practice. You will explore the theory of leadership and consider your role in leading, managing and facilitating change activities in your nursing practice.

Module Title: Health and Physical Assessment in Nursing (Singapore/International)
SCQF Level: Level 9
SCQF Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credit Value: 10
Module Code: NUR09719

This module will give you the opportunity to learn how to comprehensively assess patients’ physical health, general health and well-being. Patient scenarios will be used to help you learn how to use diagnostics/health assessment tools, interpret objective and subjective clinical data from patients, and develop and initiate an evidence-based clinical management plan.

Module Title: Healthy Lives (Singapore) 
SCQF Level: Level 9  
SCQF Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credit Value: 10
Module Code: NUR09716

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.

Module Title:  Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Practice (Singapore/International)
SCQF Level: Level 9  
SCQF Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credit Value: 10
Module Code: NUR09714

This module will allow you to develop and demonstrate your knowledge of the assessment of learning in the clinical setting. 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.

Module Title:  Exploring the Theory and Application of Law and Ethical Reasoning in Nursing Practice (Singapore)
SCQF Level: Level 9  
SCQF Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credit Value: 10
Module Code: NUR09722

You will be invited to develop your understanding of the ethical theories and principles relevant to you as a person and in your professional nursing role. You will consider the relevant of principles, values, behaviours and ethical reasoning in nursing practice and explore the potential challenges and opportunities of continuing to develop integrity, self-awareness and reflective and reflexive practice in your nursing care.