Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration) offshore (Singapore)

Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration)

This degree has two intakes per year and can be studied over one year full-time or two years part-time. The full-time attendance pattern is only available for students commencing in Semester 2 (July).
Students must complete 48 credit points of core units of study set out in the relevant table below.

One year full-time commencing Semester 2 (July)

SNGP3001 Comprehensive Nursing Assessment

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Practical field work: Clinical laboratory sessions Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study focuses on the advanced clinical capabilities required by a registered nurse for the assessment of patients. Students will further develop their skills in comprehensive physical and mental health assessment, and their understanding of the related biological and psychosocial determinants of health and wellbeing. Students will be instructed in processes for analysis of assessment data to facilitate evidence-based nursing practice decisions.
SNGP3012 Knowledge for Contemporary Nursing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study explores nursing knowledge from a variety of perspectives and in doing so allows students to develop the knowledge and skills required for nursing in contemporary health care settings. Students will examine the important contribution of knowledge to evidence-based nursing practice and will develop the skills required to search for, retrieve and critically evaluate literature. Students will also develop and refine skills needed to demonstrate their own knowledge and understanding in academic work.
Students will have the opportunity to explore the historical background and current debates relevant to nursing knowledge and practice. This will be achieved through the study of ideas and seminal literature from discrete periods in time including the Nightingale era, the scientific age and the technological period. Students will also critically analyse current issues affecting nurses and healthcare in Singapore including the ageing population, socio-political issues, technology and globalisation and the impact that these are having on nursing knowledge.
SNGP3003 Clinical and Patient Education

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
The field of clinical and patient education is addressed in the context of the healthcare environment with emphasis on continuing changes in technologies, information and evidence bases for practice. The unit involves a study of the literature on the nature of learned and performed skills and what impact they may have on the delivery of effective education in clinical settings. The unit also explores the role of the registered nurse in relation to patient education, staff education and student supervision.
SNGP3011 Primary Health Care and Community Nursing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study examines the major concepts and principles of community health nursing including self-care, continuity of care, primary health care, health promotion/illness prevention, community assessment, family assessment, and home care. Approaches to the provision of nursing care for people in settings where they live will be critiqued. Particular attention is given to the home visit process: its therapeutic nature, communication skills and safety issues. The nurse's role in health promotion and disease prevention within a developmental life stage approach will be explored. Students will learn the nurse's role in situations as diverse as participating in national efforts to reduce the population's disease vulnerability to efforts to support a successful palliation in a community setting. Epidemiological concepts and methodologies integral to community health nursing are also explored. Students will also gain insight into the challenges that face practitioners who need to translate population health information into appropriate individualised healthcare plans.
SNGP3005 Clinical Leadership in Healthcare

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study provides a forum for registered nurses to enhance their knowledge and skills of nursing management and to develop a framework for their implementation. The structure of the unit will enable participants to explore and critique issues surrounding management and clinical governance in the context of health care provision, organisational climate and culture, quality and safety, clinical and professional leadership and financial responsibility. This unit of study utilises a better practice (continuity of care/quality/cost/utilisation and health outcomes) framework.
SNGP3007 Inquiry and Research in Nursing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study builds on the tenet throughout this course that research is integral to all aspects of nursing theory, education, application and practice. Nursing research and its application in practice will be the focus of examination and critique. A critical analysis of various modes of inquiry will be used to investigate aspects of nursing practice and relevant nursing issues. A variety of perspectives, methodologies and methods that constitute modes of inquiry will be included. This unit will assist students to develop research knowledge that will assist them to critique the literature relevant to their practice and determine its value for practice (viz-a-viz evidence based nursing or evidence based practice). As well the unit will begin to prepare them for future research activities. Opportunities will be provided to experience the inquiry process with reference to clinically related situations or to areas that have an implication for nurses and their practice.
SNGP3004 Professional Practice Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Prerequisites: 12 unspecified credit points Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Students undertake advanced work on an area of practice, or a particular practice in nursing. The project will involve articulating an argument for thorough examination of a nursing practice and culminate in a literature review formulated as a journal manuscript suitable for submission to a specified journal for publication. The project has three stages: first, conducting an integrative review of the available research literature; second, commencing a draft manuscript addressing specified elements, and third, composing the final written journal manuscript. This project will be highly valuable to currently practising nurses whose professional responsibilities and interests may include clinical leadership or practice enhancement and/or the use of evidence in practice.
SNGP3010 Law and Ethics in Health Care

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study explores the legal and ethical dimensions in health and social care, with a particular focus on nursing. This module will enable students to gain a critical understanding and applied appreciation of health-related law and ethics, whilst exploring its application and affect on nursing practice. Topics covered in this unit include government regulation of health care, including resource-allocation and professional practice, as well as legal issues relating to professional liability (consent, negligence, confidentiality and autonomy). This unit of study also considers traditional and contemporary ethical theory, moral decision making, articulating moral arguments, critiquing arguments, and exploring values in ethical decision-making. In doing so, this unit of study also explores the values held by professionals, as the concepts of rights and responsibilities increasingly impact on professional nursing practice.

Two years part-time commencing Semester 2 (July)

Year 1
SNGP3001 Comprehensive Nursing Assessment

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Practical field work: Clinical laboratory sessions Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study focuses on the advanced clinical capabilities required by a registered nurse for the assessment of patients. Students will further develop their skills in comprehensive physical and mental health assessment, and their understanding of the related biological and psychosocial determinants of health and wellbeing. Students will be instructed in processes for analysis of assessment data to facilitate evidence-based nursing practice decisions.
SNGP3012 Knowledge for Contemporary Nursing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study explores nursing knowledge from a variety of perspectives and in doing so allows students to develop the knowledge and skills required for nursing in contemporary health care settings. Students will examine the important contribution of knowledge to evidence-based nursing practice and will develop the skills required to search for, retrieve and critically evaluate literature. Students will also develop and refine skills needed to demonstrate their own knowledge and understanding in academic work.
Students will have the opportunity to explore the historical background and current debates relevant to nursing knowledge and practice. This will be achieved through the study of ideas and seminal literature from discrete periods in time including the Nightingale era, the scientific age and the technological period. Students will also critically analyse current issues affecting nurses and healthcare in Singapore including the ageing population, socio-political issues, technology and globalisation and the impact that these are having on nursing knowledge.
SNGP3005 Clinical Leadership in Healthcare

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study provides a forum for registered nurses to enhance their knowledge and skills of nursing management and to develop a framework for their implementation. The structure of the unit will enable participants to explore and critique issues surrounding management and clinical governance in the context of health care provision, organisational climate and culture, quality and safety, clinical and professional leadership and financial responsibility. This unit of study utilises a better practice (continuity of care/quality/cost/utilisation and health outcomes) framework.
SNGP3007 Inquiry and Research in Nursing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study builds on the tenet throughout this course that research is integral to all aspects of nursing theory, education, application and practice. Nursing research and its application in practice will be the focus of examination and critique. A critical analysis of various modes of inquiry will be used to investigate aspects of nursing practice and relevant nursing issues. A variety of perspectives, methodologies and methods that constitute modes of inquiry will be included. This unit will assist students to develop research knowledge that will assist them to critique the literature relevant to their practice and determine its value for practice (viz-a-viz evidence based nursing or evidence based practice). As well the unit will begin to prepare them for future research activities. Opportunities will be provided to experience the inquiry process with reference to clinically related situations or to areas that have an implication for nurses and their practice.
Year 2
SNGP3003 Clinical and Patient Education

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
The field of clinical and patient education is addressed in the context of the healthcare environment with emphasis on continuing changes in technologies, information and evidence bases for practice. The unit involves a study of the literature on the nature of learned and performed skills and what impact they may have on the delivery of effective education in clinical settings. The unit also explores the role of the registered nurse in relation to patient education, staff education and student supervision.
SNGP3011 Primary Health Care and Community Nursing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study examines the major concepts and principles of community health nursing including self-care, continuity of care, primary health care, health promotion/illness prevention, community assessment, family assessment, and home care. Approaches to the provision of nursing care for people in settings where they live will be critiqued. Particular attention is given to the home visit process: its therapeutic nature, communication skills and safety issues. The nurse's role in health promotion and disease prevention within a developmental life stage approach will be explored. Students will learn the nurse's role in situations as diverse as participating in national efforts to reduce the population's disease vulnerability to efforts to support a successful palliation in a community setting. Epidemiological concepts and methodologies integral to community health nursing are also explored. Students will also gain insight into the challenges that face practitioners who need to translate population health information into appropriate individualised healthcare plans.
SNGP3004 Professional Practice Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Prerequisites: 12 unspecified credit points Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Students undertake advanced work on an area of practice, or a particular practice in nursing. The project will involve articulating an argument for thorough examination of a nursing practice and culminate in a literature review formulated as a journal manuscript suitable for submission to a specified journal for publication. The project has three stages: first, conducting an integrative review of the available research literature; second, commencing a draft manuscript addressing specified elements, and third, composing the final written journal manuscript. This project will be highly valuable to currently practising nurses whose professional responsibilities and interests may include clinical leadership or practice enhancement and/or the use of evidence in practice.
SNGP3010 Law and Ethics in Health Care

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study explores the legal and ethical dimensions in health and social care, with a particular focus on nursing. This module will enable students to gain a critical understanding and applied appreciation of health-related law and ethics, whilst exploring its application and affect on nursing practice. Topics covered in this unit include government regulation of health care, including resource-allocation and professional practice, as well as legal issues relating to professional liability (consent, negligence, confidentiality and autonomy). This unit of study also considers traditional and contemporary ethical theory, moral decision making, articulating moral arguments, critiquing arguments, and exploring values in ethical decision-making. In doing so, this unit of study also explores the values held by professionals, as the concepts of rights and responsibilities increasingly impact on professional nursing practice.

Two years part-time commencing Semester 1 (January)

Year 1
SNGP3005 Clinical Leadership in Healthcare

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study provides a forum for registered nurses to enhance their knowledge and skills of nursing management and to develop a framework for their implementation. The structure of the unit will enable participants to explore and critique issues surrounding management and clinical governance in the context of health care provision, organisational climate and culture, quality and safety, clinical and professional leadership and financial responsibility. This unit of study utilises a better practice (continuity of care/quality/cost/utilisation and health outcomes) framework.
SNGP3007 Inquiry and Research in Nursing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study builds on the tenet throughout this course that research is integral to all aspects of nursing theory, education, application and practice. Nursing research and its application in practice will be the focus of examination and critique. A critical analysis of various modes of inquiry will be used to investigate aspects of nursing practice and relevant nursing issues. A variety of perspectives, methodologies and methods that constitute modes of inquiry will be included. This unit will assist students to develop research knowledge that will assist them to critique the literature relevant to their practice and determine its value for practice (viz-a-viz evidence based nursing or evidence based practice). As well the unit will begin to prepare them for future research activities. Opportunities will be provided to experience the inquiry process with reference to clinically related situations or to areas that have an implication for nurses and their practice.
SNGP3001 Comprehensive Nursing Assessment

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Practical field work: Clinical laboratory sessions Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study focuses on the advanced clinical capabilities required by a registered nurse for the assessment of patients. Students will further develop their skills in comprehensive physical and mental health assessment, and their understanding of the related biological and psychosocial determinants of health and wellbeing. Students will be instructed in processes for analysis of assessment data to facilitate evidence-based nursing practice decisions.
SNGP3012 Knowledge for Contemporary Nursing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study explores nursing knowledge from a variety of perspectives and in doing so allows students to develop the knowledge and skills required for nursing in contemporary health care settings. Students will examine the important contribution of knowledge to evidence-based nursing practice and will develop the skills required to search for, retrieve and critically evaluate literature. Students will also develop and refine skills needed to demonstrate their own knowledge and understanding in academic work.
Students will have the opportunity to explore the historical background and current debates relevant to nursing knowledge and practice. This will be achieved through the study of ideas and seminal literature from discrete periods in time including the Nightingale era, the scientific age and the technological period. Students will also critically analyse current issues affecting nurses and healthcare in Singapore including the ageing population, socio-political issues, technology and globalisation and the impact that these are having on nursing knowledge.
Year 2
SNGP3004 Professional Practice Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Prerequisites: 12 unspecified credit points Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
Students undertake advanced work on an area of practice, or a particular practice in nursing. The project will involve articulating an argument for thorough examination of a nursing practice and culminate in a literature review formulated as a journal manuscript suitable for submission to a specified journal for publication. The project has three stages: first, conducting an integrative review of the available research literature; second, commencing a draft manuscript addressing specified elements, and third, composing the final written journal manuscript. This project will be highly valuable to currently practising nurses whose professional responsibilities and interests may include clinical leadership or practice enhancement and/or the use of evidence in practice.
SNGP3010 Law and Ethics in Health Care

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study explores the legal and ethical dimensions in health and social care, with a particular focus on nursing. This module will enable students to gain a critical understanding and applied appreciation of health-related law and ethics, whilst exploring its application and affect on nursing practice. Topics covered in this unit include government regulation of health care, including resource-allocation and professional practice, as well as legal issues relating to professional liability (consent, negligence, confidentiality and autonomy). This unit of study also considers traditional and contemporary ethical theory, moral decision making, articulating moral arguments, critiquing arguments, and exploring values in ethical decision-making. In doing so, this unit of study also explores the values held by professionals, as the concepts of rights and responsibilities increasingly impact on professional nursing practice.
SNGP3003 Clinical and Patient Education

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
The field of clinical and patient education is addressed in the context of the healthcare environment with emphasis on continuing changes in technologies, information and evidence bases for practice. The unit involves a study of the literature on the nature of learned and performed skills and what impact they may have on the delivery of effective education in clinical settings. The unit also explores the role of the registered nurse in relation to patient education, staff education and student supervision.
SNGP3011 Primary Health Care and Community Nursing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online Assessment: Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline Campus: Singapore Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study examines the major concepts and principles of community health nursing including self-care, continuity of care, primary health care, health promotion/illness prevention, community assessment, family assessment, and home care. Approaches to the provision of nursing care for people in settings where they live will be critiqued. Particular attention is given to the home visit process: its therapeutic nature, communication skills and safety issues. The nurse's role in health promotion and disease prevention within a developmental life stage approach will be explored. Students will learn the nurse's role in situations as diverse as participating in national efforts to reduce the population's disease vulnerability to efforts to support a successful palliation in a community setting. Epidemiological concepts and methodologies integral to community health nursing are also explored. Students will also gain insight into the challenges that face practitioners who need to translate population health information into appropriate individualised healthcare plans.