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​Get hands-on practice in real-world environments with 32 weeks of clinical attachments




Secure a job before graduation and apply for a hospital sponsorship that comes with a monthly allowance



Pursue degree courses in nursing, medicine and allied healthcare at NUS, NTU and SIT




Gain admission into a two-year Bachelor of Science with Honours post-registration programme jointly offered by SIT and University of Glasgow​​

Course Overview



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What You'll Learn

Year 1

  • Clinical Practice 1.2

    (3 Credit Units)

    This module allows students to practice nursing care to meet patients’ basic health needs at a beginner’s level. Students will have opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills learnt at levels 1.1 and 1.2 into clinical practice in various healthcare settings. They will be assigned to medical/gerontology disciplines for 3 weeks.

  • Gerontology & Community Nursing

    (3 Credit Units)

    This module involves the systematic examination and application of nursing care of the elderly. The role of the community nurse will also be explored. In addition, the students will acquire the knowledge and skills to employ the nursing process to plan illness/disease preventive strategies for the individuals, families and the community at large. Students are encouraged to develop a reflective approach to nursing practice in caring for the elderly in various health care settings.

  • Human Biosciences 1.2

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module will provide students with knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous, reproductive, sensory, integumentary and endocrine systems of the human body. It will also introduce the basic principles of microbiology and principles of infection control.

  • Introduction to Pharmacology

    (2 Credit Units)

    This module serves as an introduction to the science of medicines and medication management. The principles for safe drug administration and use of the nursing process framework to avoid drug errors will be emphasised. This module will provide the theoretical framework for better understanding of drugs used in the integrated nursing sciences modules.

  • Nursing Skills Laboratory 1.2

    (6 Credit Units)

    This module involves the systematic examination and application of nursing care of the elderly. The role of the community nurse will also be explored. In addition, the students will acquire the knowledge and skills to employ the nursing process to plan illness/disease preventive strategies for the individuals, families and the community at large. Students are encouraged to develop a reflective approach to nursing practice in caring for the elderly in various health care settings.

  • Communication Essentials^

    (3 Credit Units)
  • Health & Wellness^

    (1 Credit Unit)
^ Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) modules account for 13 credit units of the diploma curriculum. They include modules in communication, innovation and world issues, as well as an interdisciplinary project. By bringing students from diverse diplomas together, the interdisciplinary project fosters collaboration to explore and propose solutions for real-world problems. IS aims to develop students to be agile and self-directed learners, ready for the future workplace.

For more details on Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) electives
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Year 2

  • Clinical Practice 2.2

    (6 Credit Units)

    This module allows students to provide preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative care in meeting patients’ health needs. Students will have opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills learnt at levels 1.1, 1.2 and 2.2 into clinical practice in specialised healthcare settings. They will be assigned to the mental health, paediatrics, obstetrics & gynaecology disciplines (female students only) or infectious diseases/medical discipline (male students only) for 2 weeks each (total 6 weeks).

  • Integrated Nursing Sciences 2.2

    (6 Credit Units)

    This module will provide students an integrated coverage of pathophysiology, medical and nursing care management, and pharmacological treatment of common neurological, hematologic, endocrine, immunological, integumentary and sensory disorders.

  • Mental Health Nursing & Palliative Care

    (3 Credit Units)

    This module provides students with the fundamental knowledge in nursing care for patient with mental health and palliative care issues. Treatment modalities, legal and ethical issues related to mental health nursing and the role of the psychiatric nurse in caring for patients and families in the hospital and community will be explored. In addition, the students will also learn to plan and deliver palliative care nursing and end-of-life care to patients requiring palliative care across the lifespan in both acute and community settings. Students are encouraged to develop a reflective approach to nursing practice in caring for these patients.

  • Nursing Skills Laboratory 2.2

    (6 Credit Units)

    This module aims to equip students with fundamental nursing knowledge and skills to provide preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative care in meeting patients’ health needs. These skills are necessary to enable students to implement timely interventions and care plans in caring for patients with common medical, obstetric and gynaecological, paediatric and mental health disorders. It also prepares students to perform Basic cardiac life support (BCLS) and automated external defibrillator (AED) according to the guidelines stipulated by the National Resuscitation Council. Singapore.

  • Women & Children Health

    (3 Credit Units)

    This module covers the comprehensive diseases processes and patient care management for patients in obstetrics, gynaecological and paediatric settings.

Year 3

  • Integrated Nursing Sciences 3.1

    (6 Credit Units)

    This module will be taught using scenario-based, interdisciplinary approach. It will allow students to integrate knowledge on the pathophysiology, medical and nursing management and pharmacological treatment of patients requiring emergency and perioperative care. In this module, students will also learn how to provide acute, transitional and long-term care for patients in the community.

  • Nursing Management & Professional Development

    (3 Credit Units)

    This module provides students with an understanding of the Singapore health care system, health informatics and organisation of nursing services. An overview of quality assurance, occupational health and risk management strategies in clinical practice will be covered. Effective managerial and leadership skills in the provision of nursing care will also be explored. Students will develop accountability through personal and professional development.

  • Nursing Skills Laboratory 3.1

    (8 Credit Units)

    This module aims to equip students with fundamental nursing knowledge and skills to provide preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative care in meeting patient’s health needs. These skills are necessary to enable students to co-ordinate and manage patient care in a variety of health care settings. This module also equips students with skills to care for patients requiring emergency and perioperative care, and providing acute, transitional and long-term care for patients in the community setting.

  • Project ID: Connecting the Dots^

    (4 Credit Units)
^ Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) modules account for 11 credit units of the diploma curriculum. They include modules in communication and innovation and world issues, as well as an interdisciplinary project. By bringing students from diverse diplomas together, the interdisciplinary project fosters collaboration to explore and propose solutions for real-world problems. IS aims to develop students to be agile and self-directed learners, ready for the future workplace.

For more details on Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) electives
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  • Clinical Practice 3.2

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module allows students to provide holistic patient care in meeting patients’ health needs. Students will have opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills learnt at levels 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2 and 3.1 into clinical practice in various healthcare settings. This module will prepare the students for their Pre-registration Consolidation Practice. They will be assigned to the medical discipline for 4 weeks.

  • Clinical Practice (Specialised)

    (5 Credit Units)

    This module allows students to provide primary, emergency, perioperative and rehabilitative care in meeting patients’ health needs. Students will have opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills learnt at levels 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2 and 3.1 into clinical practice in various healthcare settings. Students will be assigned to specialised settings, i.e., primary health for 1 week, emergency department for 1 week, operation theatre for 1 week and community health for 2 weeks (total 5 weeks).

  • Healthcare Career & Professional Preparation (Nursing)

    (1 Credit Unit)

    This module allows students to provide care to individuals with diseases and illnesses across a lifespan in a hospital setting. Students should apply the knowledge and skills learnt to clinical practice. The students are required to complete a two weeks in-campus intensive preparation program and a 12 weeks Pre-Registration Consolidation Practice (PRCP) in a Medical or Surgical discipline. This module provides an opportunity for students to consolidate and refine their skills and knowledge gained over the three years of study.

  • Pre-Registration Consolidation Practice

    (14 Credit Units)

    This module allows students to provide care to individuals with diseases and illnesses across a lifespan in a hospital setting. Students should apply the knowledge and skills learnt in clinical practice. The students are required to complete a two weeks in-campus intensive preparation program and a 12 weeks Pre-Registration Consolidation Practice (PRCP) in a Medical or Surgical discipline. This module provides an opportunity for students to consolidate and refine their skills and knowledge gained over the three years of study.


Career Options & Further Studies

Upon graduation, you can apply for registration with the Singapore Nursing Board to be a registered nurse and practice in both government and private healthcare settings.

Your diploma will open doors for you to pursue degrees in varied fields at accredited universities both locally and abroad. You can apply for a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) which is jointly offered with the University of Glasgow (UofG). Close to 50 NP Nursing graduates were successfully enrolled in this degree programme last year.

Alternatively, you can choose to further your knowledge in a particular field by taking up an Advanced Diploma in areas such as Perioperative Nursing, Chronic Disease Management and Critical Care Nursing, or a Specialist Diploma in Palliative Care Nursing or Community Gerontology Nursing.​



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Entry Requirements

FOR STUDENTS WITH O-LEVEL EXAMINATION RESULTS

AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-C

Candidates must have the following GCE 'O' Level examination (or equivalent) results.

  • English Language

    1 - 7
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

    1 - 6
  • Science

    (with Physics, Chemistry or Biology component)
    or Biotechnology
    or Food & Nutrition
    or Human & Social Biology
    or Physical Science
    1 - 6

You must also fulfil the aggregate computation requirements for the ELR2B2-C Aggregate Type.

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Due to the special requirements of the healthcare professions, all applicants applying for N69 (Diploma in Nursing) have to pass a medical examination and be certified to have the following abilities to perform patient care activities in a safe and effective manner:

• Mental ability (interpersonal ability and behavioural stability) to provide safe care to populations, as well as safety to self, and demonstrate self-control and behavioural stability to function and adapt effectively and sensitively in a dynamic role.

• Physical ability to move around in clinical environment, walk/stand, bend, reach, lift, climb, push and pull, carry objects and perform complex sequences of hand eye coordination.

• Auditory ability to hear faint body sounds, auditory alarms and normal speaking level sounds (i.e. blood pressure sounds, monitors, call bells and person-to-person report).

​• Visual ability to detect changes in physical appearance, colour and contour, read medication labels, syringes, manometers, and written communication accurately​.​


FOR STUDENTS WITH OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Find out more on entry requirements and admissions exercise periods for qualifications such as N(A)-Level, A-Level, ITE, IP, IB and more.

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Application Information

  • Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2021 JAE

    4 to 26
  • Planned Intake (2021)

    600

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