Bachelor of Nursing Post Registration (Singapore)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

Sydney Nursing School's Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration) reflects the changing nature of health care needs and nursing work, taking into account the increasing and inevitable sophistication of nursing’s clinical repertoire, education and research. The course recognises students prior learning experiences as a registered nurse and provides them with a framework with which they can enhance their professional practice.

Inherent Requirements for Nursing courses

Course outline

Unit of Study information on faculty page

Study plan

Students complete the requirements for award of the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration) degree according to the basis for admission. Off-shore students will complete 48cp of further study to be awarded the degree.

The Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration)¿s first semester will focus on nursing knowledge and practice, examining the historical background and current debates in nursing. Students will also study the advanced clinical abilities required for nursing assessment and explore the issues of clinical and patient education. In second semester, students will develop their knowledge of international concepts of health care and clinical governance and professional leadership. Students can undertake study in the area of research in nursing and its importance to nursing practice and undertake a minor thesis or practice project. The assessments of all units of study involve assignments and examinations. There are no clinical requirements for this course.

Further course information

Course opportunities


Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

Completing the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration) will upgrade students' qualifications to be more competitive in the workplace. It then provides the opportunity to complete postgraduate study that can lead to a broader range of senior and management roles across the healthcare sector.

Further study

Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration) are equiped with a strong foundation in the discipline of nursing and are eligible to progress to the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) or postgraduate studies. Sydney Nursing School offers a range of advanced learning postgraduate courses a range of nursing specialty areas, including cancer and haematology nursing, clinical nursing, clinical trials practice, emergency nursing, intensive care nursing, mental health nursing and nurse practitioner. Outstanding graduates may pursue a higher degree by research in the courses of Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy.

About honours

Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration) are equiped with a strong foundation in the discipline of nursing and are eligible to progress to the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).


Admission requirements

Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration) off-shore program in Singapore requires: (a) O level English or satisfaction of the English language proficiency requirements detailed in the faculty resolutions; and (b) a Diploma in Nursing from Nanyang Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic Singapore; or (c) an approved Diploma in Nursing from an approved institution; or (d) a Certificate in Nursing from the Singapore School of Nursing, or its equivalent; and (e) current employment as a registered nurse in Singapore, with a minimum of 12 months experience.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

This course is not offered to domestic students

Assumed knowledge

Admission to the program requires current registration with the Singapore Nursing Board.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants who wish to study in Singapore should apply through the Singapore Institute of Management. On-time applications close on 31 October.