Bachelor of Nursing (Griffith University)


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Program Description

Griffith University

Structure and Content

The Bachelor of Nursing (Top-up) programme provides an opportunity for registered nurses in Singapore and surrounding countries who hold registration with the Singapore Nursing Board as registered nurses to upgrade their qualifications and skills. This programme has had 14 successful intakes and over 350 graduates and students since 2003. The programme adopts a student-oriented approach and reorients the existing knowledge and experience base of registered nurses towards proactive problem-solving practices.

Professional Accreditation

This degree is accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board.

  • Contemporary Nursing
  • Leadership and Management Concepts for Health Professionals
  • Health, Law and Ethics
  • Understanding Research in Practice
  • Clinical Health Assessment
  • Professional Communication for Nurses
  • Clinical Teaching for Health Professionals
  • Care for Older Persons

Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of an approved Singaporean Diploma in Nursing or nursing qualification equivalent to an Australian Diploma, and
  • Registration with the Singapore Nursing Board as a registered nurse.
  • Other nursing qualifications may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
    • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
    • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
    • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
    • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
    • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
    • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
    • OR an overall score of 61 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with a minimum of 54 in all Communicative Skills.
  • English test results must be no more than two years old.
  • For the purpose of admission, the University recognises the following English language admission pathway as consistent with the English language entry requirements stipulated above, satisfactory completion within the past 5 years of the following:
  • At least the final two years of a senior secondary or postsecondary qualification with English as the language of instruction and assessment/examination. Applicants must supply a letter from the Principal or Registrar of the institution at which he or she studies, confirming successful full-time study and assessment was conducted in English.

Delivery Method

A Trimester is a 16 week period covering 2 modules of study. The completion of 8 modules would require 4 Trimesters across a minimum duration of 24 months.

Each module consists of 29 hours to 33 hours of Lecture and tutorials.

Assessment Methods

Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.

Graduation and Degree

Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structures will be awarded the Bachelor of Nursing from Griffith University. The Degree awarded will be the same as that to the on-campus graduates.

Programme Fees

The total fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

Last updated November 2019

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