CSM Academy International

Bachelor of Science (Nursing), Edinburgh Napier University

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BSc Nursing Degree Programme delivered in Singapore is equitable with the education offered to registered nurses by Edinburgh Napier University within the United Kingdom and Europe and is accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board.


Nurses are required to be professional, knowledgeable; self reliant and resourceful in their care approaches. The completion of this programme will enable individuals to develop theory and practice skills that together, reflect the essential components of a professional registered practitioner.


The 16-month part-time degree course for registered nurses consists of eight nursing units and will be conducted at the University’s Singapore partner facilities at CSM Academy.


Module Synopsis


Evaluating Practice Through Theories and Models NUR09113 (20 Credits @ Level 9)

In this modules you will learn to develop your knowledge and skills in evaluating an aspect of care management using theories and/or models to develop and enhance care. You will make recommendations to develop and enhance care for an individual or group of service users.


Health Promotion HLT08102 (20 credits @ Level 8)

You will look at a broad overview of health promotion principles with a particular focus on inequalities. There will be discussions on why some people have fewer possibilities in life and why others have better access to health and health services. You will also examine why it is important to do health improvement work in key settings, such as schools, with examples supported by guest speakers. This will allow you to see how theory relates to real world examples. In class discussions you will develop your understanding of how health promotion seeks to reduce inequality. There will be some choice of the focus you take in the assignments to allow you to apply what you study.


Innovation and Change NMS09101 (20 Credits at Level 9)

This module will prepare you to understand the process of innovation and change. The ability to understand the factors which influence strategic change, which is then made operational at care level, will equip you to contribute to the management of the change process.


Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Practice NUR09114 (20 Credits @ Level 9)

In this module you will learn about the best available evidence in creating a clinical learning environment for learners within your own area of practice. Using a case study, you will be able to apply this evidence based on your own area of practice.


Pharmacology NUR09100 (20 Credits @ Level 9)

In this module you will further develop knowledge and understanding of the principles of pharmacology and you will be able to apply them to groups of drugs used within their clinical practice. Using a biological, systems-based approach, the module will address the groups of drugs which affect selected systems and will address additional areas, such as antibiotics and the effects of pharmacological intervention across the lifespan.


Principles of Research and Evidence-Based Practice NMS09100 (20 Credits @ Level 9)

This module will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the different types of evidence that may be used to inform practice. Specifically, you will explore different approaches to undertaking research and will have the opportunity to develop your skills to critique research and its relevance to practice. You will also consider factors which will promote or hinder the implementation of evidence to practice. After completion of this module, you will have the knowledge and skills to be able to appraise evidence and evaluate its appropriateness for implementation in your practice.


Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues in Health Care ADN08102 (20 Credits @ Level 8)

This module will enable you to examine professional, ethical, and legal issues relevant to healthcare and will provide you with the opportunity to apply relevant theory to your own day-to-day clinical practice. You will be encouraged to take a person-centered approach to healthcare provision and to examine the values that underpin your practice in terms of delivering compassionate care. You will be required to actively engage with the subject matter of the module and to review, reflect upon and refine future practice.


Health Assessment of Acute Illness & Deterioration NUR09115 (20 Credits @ Level 9)

The module will teach you how to assess acute physical illness and deterioration through studying theoretical, research-based content on WebCT and applying to practical skills stations and to scenarios utilising medium fidelity simulators and actor patients within the clinical skills laboratory. Following each scenario, there will be the opportunity to “debrief” and critically reflect on your actions. The theoretical content and skills stations are all developed to emphasise a systematic approach to person-centred care, patient assessment and clinical decision making.


Important Notes:

  • Part time students may be offered 2 modules per semester.
  • In case of failure of a module, student is allowed to take up to 1 supplementary assessment with payment of the appropriate fee.
  • Course commences when the minimum required number of students is met. Students are notified 2 weeks in advance should course not commence
  • Deadline for Application: One month before commencement (Application is on a first-come-first-serve basis, and will close when the class is full.)


To graduate, a student must complete and pass the following :


  • For Students who enter the programme with an Advanced Diploma in Nursing from Polytechnics in Singapore: – Must complete and pass 6 modules to be awarded the BSc Nursing
  • For Students who enter the programme with a Diploma in Nursing from Polytechnics in Singapore : – Must complete and pass 7 modules to be awarded the BSc Nursing
  • For Students who enter the programme with a Certificate in Nursing from School of Nursing in Singapore or Diploma of Nursing from other Countries : – Must complete and pass all 8 modules to be awarded the BSc Nursing.


Application Fee: S$ 321 (inclusive of 7% GST)

Insurance Fees

  • Fee Protection Scheme ***: Subject to prevailing market rate
  • Medical Insurance Fee ****: Subject to prevailing market rate


***The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect students’ paid fees.


****It is compulsory for all local and international students to purchase medical insurance which is valid throughout their course of studies with the CSM Academy International. Local students (Singaporeans, PRs & Non-student’s Pass holders) may opt-out for this scheme if they can provide the proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.


Note: • Payment of fee is in Singapore dollars. • Payment method only by Cheque/ Nets/ Telegraphic Transfer

Entry Requirements

  • Registered nurses (local/foreign) who are registered with the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) as a registered Nurse (RN) and hold a current Practicing Certificate issued by SNB.
  • English Language requirements International English language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall band of 6.0 to 6.5 British Council, GCE ‘O’ level or GCE ‘A’ level pass in English or equivalent

Delivery methods

  • Classroom

Assesment Methods

  • Examination

Graduation and Degree

  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

Commencement date

Jan May Sept

Full/part time

Part Time

Length of course

16 Months

Course Price

$ 13,600.00


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