The Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours (Top-up) programme is taught by staff from the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care and other Faculties at King’s College London. The teaching will be delivered in a combination of classroom lectures and the King’s e-learning online platform, KEATS.
The programme will equip you with the advanced, specialist knowledge to provide the best possible care, to pioneer innovation and deliver improved outcomes for patients and their families.
Graduating students will hold a degree from the No.1 Nursing Faculty in the UK and No. 2 in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019).
The programme uses a blended approach to teaching and learning so that employment and other demands can be better accommodated. We use a comprehensive range of face to face and online teaching and learning methods, each tailored to the current area of study.
Student-centred learning is pivotal to our philosophy, and our teaching and support methods encourage self-development and awareness through reflection on experience. We utilise practitioners, researchers and lecturers to deliver high-quality research-based teaching.
The programme will consist of six 15-credit modules and one 30-credit dissertation, designed to be completed by a student studying part-time over two years. Face-to-face classes in Singapore will be delivered in one intensive block per module. Each block normally consists of two weekday evenings, Saturday and Sunday.
|Module name||Credit value||Pre-requisite|
|Research methods, critical appraisal and statistics||15||None|
|Legal and ethical issues for professional practice||15||None|
|Teaching, learning and assessing for nurses||15||None|
|Advanced assessment skills and clinical decision making||15||None|
|Dissertation||30||Four core modules|
|Module name||Credit value||Pre-requisite|
|Palliative and end of life care foundations OR||15||None|
|Fundamental knowledge and skills in older person’s care||15||None|
|Leadership and clinical governance in healthcare OR||15||None|
|Team-based healthcare practice and decision making||15||None|
This list of elective modules is indicative and may change each year. The degree is completed by an in-depth dissertation project, normally related to a practical issue within the student’s own organisation.
Award and graduation
Students who successfully complete all academic requirements of the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours by King’s College London, which is accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board. Graduating students have a choice to attend the degree-awarding ceremony in London or in Singapore.
There are four entry points to the programme throughout the year: January; April; July; October.
Students must satisfy the following entry requirements:
- A diploma in Nursing from Nanyang Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic; or an approved institution OR
Nursing overseas qualification from an approved Higher Education Institution (equivalent to 120 Level 5 credits)
- Current registration with the Singapore Nursing Board.
- GPA of ≥ 2.7 as a benchmark for admission. In the case of an applicant without a GPA of ≥ 2.7, King’s may evaluate, on a case-by-case basis, other academic achievements and employer’s recommendation presented by the applicant.
- Language: ‘O’ Level English or English, as detailed in King’s entry requirements OR
An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6 in each band/skill or equivalent score in another recognised test if they obtained their qualification from countries where English is not the standard medium of instruction and/or their first language.
Total Programme Fee: S$28,000
Application Fee: S$100
Administration Fee: S$200
All fees are subject to prevailing GST. Programme fees are payable on a per module basis.
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Learning support and online student resources: Resources for learning support will be provided through King’s online learning platform, KEATS. This will include handbooks and online learning materials. Students will have access to the King’s library catalogue of electronic resources such as eBooks, eJournals, bibliographic databases and other literature sources.
Teaching staff: Students will be taught by staff from the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care at King’s College London. Full details of the lecturing staff can be found here.
Assessment: We will assess your progress and attainment on all modules you take on the course through a range of techniques, which includes essays, portfolios, presentations and dissertations. For some modules there are unseen written and/or clinical examinations.
Access to Results: Student may access results through the university’s online student records system.
Academic Appeal Policy and Process: Students may appeal against decisions made by an Assessment Board on matters such as module results, progression and reassessment decisions. For more details, refer to the King’s College London website.
Minimum Class Size: The minimum class size for the programme to run is 12 students. In the event that the class cannot commence due to low take-up rate, applicants will be informed at least 2 weeks before programme commencement and refunded their application fee.
Personal Statement: Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours requires all applicants to furnish a 500-word personal statement in support of your application. You may refer to the links below for guidance on writing a strong personal statement.