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Bachelor of Nursing Post Registration (Singapore)

Take the next step in your career in nursing

The Bachelor of Nursing Post Registration (Singapore) is open to registered nurses who want to extend their clinical practice and progress as a nurse leader in Singapore, or elsewhere in the world.

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The University of Sydney is proud to offer the Bachelor of Nursing Post Registration to registered nurses in Singapore in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Management. This program has been developed, and is taught and awarded by the University of Sydney, and accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board. It is taught in Singapore at the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).

For twenty-five years, the partnership between the University of Sydney and SIM has allowed almost 3000 of Singapore's most talented nurses to graduate with a related degree.

Who should study this course?

The Bachelor of Nursing Post Registration (Singapore) is open to registered nurses who want to extend their clinical practice and progress as a nurse leader in Singapore.

Why study this course?

Upgrade from a nursing diploma to a degree level qualification by studying the Bachelor of Nursing Post Registration. This course will enhance your knowledge and skills in nursing by advancing your critical thinking and clinical decision making.

How will you study this course?

The Bachelor of Nursing Post Registration (Singapore) is offered part time over one or two years and is taught in the block mode with online support.

At the beginning of each semester, leading academics from Sydney Nursing School deliver the face-to-face components of the course, including lectures and tutorials, in a two-week block, with some units having additional face-to-face hours mid-semester.

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What you'll study

Students will complete 48 credit points of further study to be awarded the post-registration degree.

During your first semester in the Bachelor of Nursing Post Registration you will focus on nursing knowledge and practice, examining the historical background and current debates in nursing. You will also study the advanced clinical abilities required for nursing assessment and explore the issues of clinical and patient education.

In second semester, you will develop your knowledge of international concepts of health care and clinical governance and professional leadership. Students can undertake study in an area of research in nursing and its importance to nursing practice and undertake a minor thesis or practice project. The assessments of all units of study involve assignments and examinations. There are no clinical requirements for this course.

Download the 2020 sample study plan (pdf, 100KB)

Units of Study

Applying for honours

Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing Post Registration are equipped with a strong foundation in the discipline of nursing and are eligible to progress to the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).

Assumed knowledge

Admission to the program requires current registration with the Singapore Nursing Board.

Admission criteria

Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing Post Registration (Singapore) off-shore program in Singapore requires:

(a) O level English or satisfaction of the English language proficiency requirements detailed in the faculty resolutions; and

(b) a Diploma in Nursing from Nanyang Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic Singapore; or

(c) an approved diploma in nursing from an approved institution; or

(d) a Certificate in Nursing from the Singapore School of Nursing, or its equivalent; and

(e) current employment as a registered nurse in Singapore, with a minimum of 12 months experience.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements are the essential tasks and activities necessary to be able to achieve the core learning outcomes of a course. They are specific to a particular course or discipline. To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the inherent requirements for this course

Course opportunities

Completing the Bachelor of Nursing Post Registration (Singapore) will upgrade students' qualifications to be more competitive in the workplace. It then provides the opportunity to complete postgraduate study that can lead to a broader range of senior and management roles across the healthcare sector.

Future study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing Post Registration (Singapore) are equiped with a strong foundation in the discipline of nursing and are eligible to progress to the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) or postgraduate studies. Sydney Nursing School offers a range of advanced postgraduate courses in specialty areas, including cancer and haematology nursing, clinical nursing, clinical trials practice, emergency nursing, intensive care nursing, mental health nursing and nurse practitioner. Outstanding graduates may pursue a higher degree by research in the courses of Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy.

Career pathways

Upgrade your degree and:
  • become more competitive in the workplace
  • gain access to a broader range of career options including senior and management roles across healthcare sector.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students

The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through a government approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government. Further information is available from

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at:

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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