Application is open for August 2023 intake! Registration will be via our admission partner, PSB ACADEMY.

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Started by SNA with La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia in October 1997, the Bachelor of Nursing (Top-Up)/(Post-registration) has graduated more than 1,000 registered nurses.  This Bachelor of Nursing (Top-Up) is designed to enable Registered Nurses (RNs) with a hospital or diploma qualification in nursing to expand their professional education to a bachelor’s degree.  The course consists of core studies and subjects relevant to the context of nursing practice in Singapore.

Students are assisted to expand their knowledge base in the discipline of nursing and apply this knowledge to nursing practice.  They are also provided with the opportunity to develop academic and practical skills, and the attitudes needed to comprehend and evaluate new nursing knowledge in the discipline of nursing.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing (Top-Up)/(Post-registration) course will have a strong discipline base and will be eligible to apply for entry into postgraduate studies

“We aim to transform students’ lives through learning. We provide students with a supportive and challenging learning environment in which they can develop their capabilities and skills to become effective, ethical graduates.”
~ Professor John Dewar Vice‑Chancellor and President


The broad educational aims of the program are to prepare graduates capable of:

  • Providing quality individual nursing care within a variety of healthcare contexts
  • Contributing to the development of new nursing knowledge
  • Acting as agents of change for healthcare reform.

On completion of the program, the LTU BN graduate will be able to:

  • meet the relevant national practice standards, codes of ethics and code of professional conduct for Registered Nurses
  • apply critical thinking frameworks and problem-solving skills to nursing practice
  • critically review and analyse clinical and other information to synthesise knowledge to inform professional practice
  • demonstrate and apply intra-professional and interprofessional collaborative practice for optimum healthcare outcomes
  • apply knowledge and skills with accountability for the scope of practice
  • plan, implement and analyse contemporary health care services and identify strategies to meet challenging societal needs
  • demonstrate ability to pursue ongoing professional learning and development through reflection and action.


The course is equivalent to the Bachelor of Nursing degree course conducted by La Trobe University in Australia and students who successfully complete the course will receive the same award.

The course is accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board.


24 months (Part-Time)

Date: 21st Aug 2023 to 29th Jun 2025


Singapore-based Students

Course Fee: $23,225.27

Singapore Nurses Association Members

Course Fee: $20,938.05

Payment Instalments

4 instalments

Application fee applies


Referral Reward scheme:


The program is offered in a part‑time mode over twenty-four months. This programme is equivalent to one year full time study and is designed to be completed in approximately 24 months over four semesters.

  • Transition to Bachelor of Nursing
  • Nursing and Midwifery Research
  • Healthcare Ethics and Law
  • Education in Health Professional Practice
  • Nursing Patients with Chronic Illness
  • Engagement in Professional Nursing
  • Nursing: Consolidation Reflective Clinical Practice
  • Academic Integrity Module (offered to enrolled students at no additional cost)


The program is conducted in block mode with face-to-face sessions for both lectures and tutorials, and is fully taught by academics from the La Trobe University. Students receive 164 hours of face-to-face teaching and is further supported by distance learning with study guides, required readings and activities, and assessment briefings for each subject.

Study guides and required readings will be provided.  Students will also receive on-going support from NLH and La Trobe University staff via the on-line Learning Management System (LMS) throughout the course.


**For Registered Nurses (RNs) Only**

  • Applicants must hold a nursing certificate or diploma from a recognised nursing school
  • Current nursing registration with the Singapore Nursing Board
  • Provide evidence of post-registration experience


English Proficiency requirements

  • Pre-registration nursing education in English; OR
  • IELTS Band of 6.5 with individual bands of at least 6.0; OR
  • 213 with a score of 5 in Essay Writing (computer-based); OR
  • 80 with no individual score less than 20 (internet-based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)


The programme uses both formative and summative methods.  Subjects are assessed by either class presentations, AV assignments, written work and/or clinical skills examination (usually conducted at the end of each subject).

Assignments must be submitted to the University via Learning Management System (LMS) online access.  Students will be informed of their results in writing.


Students who successfully complete the post-registration Bachelor of Nursing course will be eligible to apply for entry into postgraduate studies.

Testimonial from a graduate of the BN course:

The part-time programme offers great flexibility as each module only requires 3 full-day lectures. This is especially important when our line of work is often shift orientated and changes to the roster can be challenging. Lecturers are often engaging and challenges you to apply what you have learnt into context. Assignments and tests are manageable and lecturers are always available when help is required.

  Mr Sherman Lian, Research Nurse, Singapore General Hospital

***All registration, payments and classes for the new intake for this course will be referred to our education partner, PSB ACADEMY.***