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3.2.2.2    Curriculum Structure and Requirements

Educational Objectives

On completion of the BSc (Nursing) / BSc (Nursing) (Honours) programme, a graduate will be a:

  • Competent registered nurse who provides safe, compassionate and informed care based on current knowledge, theory and research evidence.
  • Critical thinker able to question, interpret, apply, analyse and evaluate knowledge to make independent decisions.
  • Coordinator of primary, secondary, and tertiary healthcare resources to meet patients’ needs.
  • Effective communicator who collects, uses, and disseminates information to optimise care outcomes.
  • Advocate for the promotion and maintenance of good health, and for the rights of patients in the healthcare system.
  • Exemplary professional nurse role model committed to the learning of self and others.
  • Leader and researcher in nursing and related healthcare fields.

Curriculum Structure for BSc (Nursing)* / BSc (Nursing)(Honours)

Year 1 Semester 1 NUR1110A Communication and Cultural Diversity
NUR1113A Healthy Ageing and Well-being ~
NUR1114A Fundamentals of Care
NUR1123 Anatomy, Physiology and Physical Assessment I
NUR1107B Clinical Practice: Community Care I
Semester 2 NUR1124 Anatomy, Physiology and Physical Assessment II
NUR1125 Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Nursing Practice I
NUR1127 Psychology for Nurses
Special Term 1 NUR1108A Clinical Practice: Medical/Surgical I
Year 2 Semester 1 NUR2113 Mental Health Nursing
NUR2120 Professional Nursing Practice, Ethics and Law
NUR2204C Women and Children Health
Dec Vac/ ST 1&2 NUR2106B Clinical Practice: Medical/Surgical I (year-long)
NUR2107B Clinical Practice: Specialty Care (year-long)
Semester 2 MIC2000 Infection and Immunology
SC2211 Medical Sociology
NUR2120 Professional Nursing Practice, Ethics and Law
NUR2124 Healthy Community Living~
NUR2125 Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Nursing Practice II
Year 3 Semester 1 NUR3114 Leadership and Management
NUR3117A Public and Community Health
NUR3119 Palliative and End-of-Life Care
NUR3120 Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Nursing Practice III
NUR3202C Research and Evidence-based Healthcare
Dec Vac/ ST 1&2 NUR3105B Clinical Practice: Community Care II (year-long)
NUR3106B Clinical Practice: Medical/Surgical III (year-long)
Semester 2 NUR3116B Transition to Professional Practice Experience#
Honours NUR4101B Evidence-based Health Care Practice
(Sem 1)
NUR4102B Consolidated Clinical Practice (Sem 2)
NUR4103B Applied Research Methods
(Sem 1)
NUR4104B Honours Project in Nursing (Sem 1 & 2)
Unrestricted Elective (Any Sem)

*Students have to take 2 Unrestricted Elective Modules to make up 120MCs for the BSc (Nursing) programme requirement.
~Also offered to non-Nursing students as unrestricted elective module.
# NUR3116B Transition to Professional Practice Experience comprises 12 weeks of clinical posting to meet SNB minimum requirements of clinical placement.

Assessment

Both formative and summative assessments are used to ensure the desired learning outcomes are achieved and will drive students’ learning in a positive way.

Grading of Assessment and Cumulative Average Points (CAP)
Grade Grade Point Grade Grade Point
A+ 5.00 C+ 2.50
A 5.00 C 2.00
A- 4.50 D+ 1.50
B+ 4.00 D 1.00
B 3.50 F (Fail) 0.00
B- 3.00