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All you need to know about care and nursing management of older persons who may present with multiple co-morbidities and healthcare needs with guidance from our experienced lecturers.
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Acquire the knowledge and skills in health assessment and clinical decision, applied pathophysiology and pharmacology, principles and concepts of community gerontology nursing, primary, home healthcare and palliative care nursing.
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The course is suitable for in-service registered nurses with valid practicing certificate from the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB), and preferably with practice in the care of older adults in the intermediate and long term care settings, primary healthcare settings and community-based hospitals.
Course Information At A Glance

Course Date

Apr 2021

Class Time

(1) 9.00am to 5.00pm during study blocks in classroom (Thurs)
(2) AM / PM/ DAY shifts during clinical attachment blocks in selected clinical areas (Mon - Fri)

Application Period

15 Dec 2020 - 31 Jan 2021
(Application Outcome: 1 Mar 2021)

Course Fees For more info, please click here.
SkillsFuture Credit Eligible. For more details, please click here.


Ngee Ann Polytechnic (PDC 1)

Tsao Foundation (PDC 2)

Assessment (s) Continuous Assessments, Practical Tests and Written Examination

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme , modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

What You Will Learn
You are required to complete 2 post-diploma certificates within a two-year validity period to be awarded the Specialist Diploma qualification.
Community Gerontology Nursing 1

Learn to apply a holistic approach to assessment and understand pathophysiologic and pharmacologic considerations in gerontology.

Community Gerontology Nursing 2

Study the principles and concepts of community gerontology nursing, primary, home healthcare and palliative care nursing and attain consolidated clinical experience.

For course synopsis, please click here.
Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

  • Registered nurses with valid practising certificate from Singapore Nursing Board (SNB).

  • A local Polytechnic Diploma / Degree in Health Sciences (Nursing) or equivalent

    • Preference will be given to those who have worked with elderly patients.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): RPL is not applicable for this course.