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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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Overview

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.

Subject areas
Shared pool

Admission, fees and how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

Your fee

How to apply

This course is not offered to domestic students.

Starting date

Semester 1 (January) and Semester 2 (July)

For information on how to apply to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration) please visit the Singapore Institute of Management

Please refer to the Singapore Institute of Management for further details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (January) and Semester 2 (July)

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:

  • O level English or satisfaction of the English language proficiency requirements detailed in the faculty resolutions; and
  • a Diploma in Nursing from Nanyang Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic Singapore; or 
  • an approved diploma in nursing from an approved institution; or
  • a Certificate in Nursing from the Singapore School of Nursing, or its equivalent; and
  • 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

Credit for previous study

For more information about the University’s credit policy, please see the Credit for Previous Studies page.

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.

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International students

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount

The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only 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.

Annual review and fee increase

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

Domestic Higher Degree by Research Student fee information

Commencing 1 January 2017, the Research Training Program (RTP) has been introduced by the Australian Government to support postgraduate research scholarships. The RTP enables the University to award eligible domestic and international Higher Degree by Research students (RTP Students) with a RTP Fees Offset, which is a type of RTP Scholarship. This RTP Scholarship is to assist with tuition fees that would otherwise be payable by students. The University's allocation of funding under the RTP is governed by the Higher Education Support Act 2003 and the Commonwealth Scholarship Guidelines (Research) 2017 (as may be amended or replaced from time to time) and relevant Conditions of Grant prescribed by the Government (Relevant Laws).
A student's continued eligibility is subject to Relevant Laws and University rules, policies and procedures (as may be amended or replaced from time to time). A RTP Fees Offset entitles a student (depending on their course) to a period of tuition fee support for either up to a maximum of four years full-time equivalent study for a Doctorate by Research, or up to a maximum of two years of full-time equivalent study for a Master's by Research from the course of study commencement date. Different periods of support apply for a part-time student as set out in University policy and procedures. Please note that, when a student has exhausted the maximum period of support under this RTP Scholarship, or they do not comply with a requirement of the RTP Scholarship as set out in University policy and procedures, the University must terminate the Scholarship. If the student wishes to continue their candidature in the same degree (and they are approved to do so), they will be transferred to a domestic fee paying place and may be liable for tuition fees at a rate determined by the University at the time.
Please note that a student's award of, and continued entitlement to, the RTP Scholarship is subject to change consistent with Relevant Laws and University rules, policies and procedures (as may be amended and replaced from time to time). The University determines the allocation of this Government support and the processes by which this support is managed.
Please consult the Australian Government's website at: https://www.education.gov.au/research-training-program for information on RTP Scholarships and eligibility requirements.

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

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: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students

The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only 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.

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 https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. 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 https://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/living-costs/health-insurance.html.

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: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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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