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BSc Nursing Studies (post-registration)

This is a full-time programme for qualified nurses from outwith Singapore who wish to upgrade their qualifications to a degree. The programme is based on the BSc Professional Practice offered in Edinburgh, but is for nurses only. It includes some modules from the Edinburgh programme and some modules developed specifically to meet the requirements of the Singapore context.

This programme aims to provide a high quality flexible curriculum which enables qualified nurses to deepen their knowledge and develop a critical approach to integrated care in their application of theory to practice. During this process they will develop, implement and evaluate innovative, reflective research based nursing practice.

Entry Requirements:

All applicants must be qualified nurses holding current registration with their own country and would normally have a minimum of 3 year post registration experience.

All applicants must hold a Diploma in Nursing from their own country or those who hold a certificate or an equivalent will be assessed on an individual basis.

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate evidence of English language ability. Suitable evidence includes attainment of an undergraduate level qualification taught and assessed in English or an IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent in other testing systems).

Outcomes:

At the end of the programme the students will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the evidence base for practice, through the selection and analysis of theories and concepts which inform current practice
  • Demonstrate and document a comprehensive, systemic and accurate nursing assessment and application of critical knowledge of pathophysiology through problem solving approaches to manage the signs and symptoms and to integrate patient centered care.
  • Develop leadership skills that will enable them to manage nursing practice with effective implementation of strategy in a changing healthcare environment.
  • Analyse the situations and reflect upon the learning and practice through professional judgement and critically discuss the decision made in practice
  • Practice in a professional and ethical way through valuing and respecting the diversity of others to deliver patient centered care.
  • Integrate the skills of inquiry, critical analysis and synthesis and creative thinking to investigate problems and propose solutions
  • Critically reflect on their own development needs and formulate appropriate personal and professional plans.

Duration:
12 months

Start Date:
There are normally three intake dates a year, April, July and October.

Location/Attendance:
East Asia Institute of Management, Ah Hood Road, Singapore

Delivery:
full-time, face-to-face

Fees:
see www.easb.edu.sg

Application:
Contact East Asia Institute of Management

Professional Registration:
The programme is for qualified nurses and does not lead to any additional registration.

Course Details:
The main areas of content include; research, teaching in the clinical setting, clinical judgement and decision making, nursing the ill adult, leadership, ethical issues, and pharmacology. These subjects not only meet the programme objectives they allow the development of thinking and reasoning abilities in line with the philosophy of the programme and the facilitation of learning for adults through the learning and assessment approaches.

Structure:

Module title

Credit

Research for Practice

20

Teaching and Learning in Practice

20

Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare 20

Applied Pharmacology

20

Perspectives of Nursing – the ill adult 20
Leading in Healthcare 10

Making Judgements & Decisions in Practice

10

Further information:
Enquiries about this programme may be directed to Sheila Adamson, Partnership Development Manager


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