School of Health Sciences

Why HS?

Be equipped for the digital future of healthcare

Be equipped for the digital future of healthcare when you learn with the latest innovative educational technology such as AI tutors, AR, VR, virtual simulation, gamification, e-textbooks and other tools!

USP2

With immersive learning in real-world environments and hands-on practice in top-notch facilities, you will be career-ready!


Amanda HS

Excellent prospects for further studies, with many alumni gaining admission and credit exemption in local and overseas universities

USP4

Expand your world view and develop the skills to thrive in the global healthcare system through overseas immersions and Service-Learning trips to countries like Australia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and India.


About the School

Have great empathy for people and a strong desire to improve the lives of others? At the School of Health Sciences (HS), you will find fulfilment as a healthcare professional and lead in the transformation of the healthcare industry. Here, you will learn in acute and community-based settings, and be equipped with clinical skills and knowledge to overcome the health issues of tomorrow.

As a HS student, you will learn from the industry’s best by attending off-campus lessons. You will get to go on clinical practice with leading healthcare institutions such as SingHealth Group, National Healthcare Group and National University Health System. Similarly, our Optometry students will attend classes co-delivered by our industry partners such as Carl Zeiss Vision Singapore Pte. Ltd, EssilorLuxottica, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, OWNDAYS Singapore PTE.LTD and Stan Isaacs: Myopia Specialist Centre.

HS also provides the best learning environment to prepare you for the rigours of work and industry demands. Our top-notch facilities include the Patient Simulation Centre and the Optometry Centre, as well as fully equipped operating theatres, intensive care units, optometry and nursing laboratories. That means that even before you go on your clinical practice, you’ll already get hands-on experience in real-world environments.

At HS, you will be exposed to the latest technologies in nursing and be better prepared to deliver healthcare services in the era of digital innovation. For example, you can look forward to using the latest innovative educational technology such as virtual simulation, gamification, virtual and extended reality and other productivity tools tailored to enhance your learning. You will learn from a highly qualified team of professionals with many years of experience in teaching and working in hospitals and the private sector.

 

Full-time Courses

Part-time Courses

What Students/Alumni Say

Natalie Yeh

I was inspired to join the medical profession by the nurses who helped care for my godfather during his final moments. The heart they put in their work made me realise my calling. That’s why I am truly grateful for all the opportunities the school has provided to help me realise my passion.

Jordan Tan

It’s taken a tremendous amount of sacrifice to juggle both my nursing studies with my sporting passion, but it’s definitely worth every effort to not only realise my dreams of representing Singapore as a national athlete, but also keeping to my commitment of helping others in the nursing profession.

Phua Shi Yong

The OPT course prepared me well for the industry as an optometrist. It also gave me the confidence and skills to put myself in leadership positions. Once travel restrictions are lifted, I look forward to volunteering in overseas ICARE community service events as a way of paying it forward for the opportunities I’ve had.

Highlights

Innovative Telehealth Solution

Telehealth Project
Telehealth Project
Telehealth Project

Nursing graduate Natalie Yeh was selected to join a multidisciplinary team from NP to partner the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Finland and Hovi Care Singapore to develop an interactive game to aid the rehabilitation of patients with dementia. The digital game, which was created during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, allows patients who were cooped up at home to continue their rehabilitation activities.

Internships

Glennys Beh

My greatest takeaway from my internship as a student optometrist was the chance to observe the entire process of ortho-k fitting and after-care for young kids. I also had ample opportunities to conduct eye examinations and engage parents in caring for their child’s eyesight. The experience has sharpened my clinical and people skills, and prepared me well for a career in optometry.

As a Nursing student, I was given the opportunity to serve others and experience the intricacies of the healthcare system. I hope to use my knowledge and experiences to deliver better care to patients in the future.

Accolades

Muhammad Afiq Nabil bin Atiman, 
Nursing graduate, Class of 2022

Muhammad Afiq Nabil bin Atiman is one of the two NP Nursing graduates to secure a place in the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2022. Inspired by the dedication and care that nurses and doctors showed to his family when his family members when they were hospitalised. During his time at NP, Afiq completed attachment stints at three hospitals, and even did a final-year research project was on the mental resilience of students and staff at the polytechnic during the Covid-19 pandemic. These experiences left him wanting to delve further into the study of medicine.

Kelvin Koh

Dr Kelvin Koh, 
Health Sciences (Nursing)* graduate, Class of 2007

NP Nursing graduate Kelvin Koh firmly believed that his nursing background will make him a better doctor. Armed with this motivation, Kelvin decided to pursue medicine. He subsequently graduated from the University of Western Australia with a medical degree, and is currently working in Melbourne as a palliative care physician.

 

*Renamed the Diploma in Nursing

USP4

Jovian Nigel Brandon, 
Optometry graduate, Class of 2017

After completing the NITEC in Opticianry at ITE College East, Jovian promptly enrolled in the Diploma in Optometry, graduated and found employment at the Eagle Eye Centre to obtain his license with the Optometrists & Opticians Board. He is currently an assistant manager at EssilorLuxottica’s Philanthropy division. Jovian also volunteers with Non-Governmental Organisations like Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) and Sight to Sky, and has provided eye care services to people in Nepal and Ladakh, India.

Ng Wei Xin

Ng Wen Xin,
Optometry graduate, Class of 2017

After graduating from NP in 2017, Wen Xin then furthered her studies at Aston University and graduated with a First Class Honours in Bachelor in Optometry & Clinical Practice in 2020. Currently the Senior Optometrist at Stan Issacs Optometrists and a clinical researcher at I & Vision Research Centre, Wen Xin runs commercial research projects for lens companies to enhance eye care standards for practitioners. She has also been invited to speak at various local conferences to share her experience and knowledge with other optometrists.

Video Showcase

Hospital-Standard Facilities

Scenario-based learning through simulations

Take a virtual tour of our state-of-the-art facilities

Contact

Blk 81, Level 7, 535 Clementi Road
Singapore 599489

(+65) 6797 8861

Contact_HS@np.edu.sg

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