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.

The University of Sydney is proud to offer the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration) to registered nurses in Singapore in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Management. This program has been developed, and is taught and awarded by the University of Sydney, and accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board. It is taught in Singapore at the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).

For twenty years, the partnership between the University of Sydney and SIM has allowed over 3500 of Singapore’s most talented health professionals to graduate with nursing and health science related degrees. 

The Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration) Singapore is open to registered nurses who want to extend their clinical practice and progress as a nurse leader in Singapore, or elsewhere in the world. It will equip you with critical thinking skills and an appreciation of how to use the latest research to inform your clinical decisions. 

The Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration) Singapore is offered part time over one or two years and is taught in the block mode with online support. 

At the beginning of each semester, leading academics from Sydney Nursing School deliver the face-to-face components of the course, including lectures and tutorials, in a two-week teaching block, with some units having additional face-to-face hours mid-semester. 

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 equipped 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.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Handbooks Online and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

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

For information on how to apply to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration) please visit the Singapore Institute of Management