Diploma in Nursing
- Course Description
The Diploma in Nursing course provides students with professional skills and knowledge to prepare for a career in nursing. The course provides students with an educational experience that would enable them to serve patients with quality care and compassion. Students are trained to adapt to different clinical environment and to be clinically competent upon graduation.
- Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students will gain an educational foundation in Behavioural, Biological and Nursing Sciences that is geared towards developing students into well-rounded and intuitive healthcare professionals. The three-year course also train students in leadership, teamwork, nursing management, research and evidence-based practice that leads to improved patient care.
- Course Code
- Course Structure
1. Duration: 36 months on full-time basis
2. Total curriculum hours: 3500
3. Course delivery: Delivered over 6 semesters
4. Mode of delivery: In campus lectures, tutorials, case-study discussions/presentations, role plays, collaborative learning, problem-based learning, student-led discussions, quizzes, concept mapping, videos, practical lab sessions, simulated laboratory practices, reflective learning, self-directed/e-learning and virtual classroom learning.
Clinical Practice: Clinical rounds, problem-based learning, reflective learning, demonstration and return demonstration.
5. Course commencement date : To be Confirmed
*Sponsorship may be available for Singaporeans. Please indicate your interest to apply for sponsorship when making an application. Terms & Conditios apply.
- Course Outline
The course curriculum (2020) consists of 41 modules:
- • BHS1101 – Behavioural Science I
- • BLS1101 – Biological Science I
- • NSG1101 – Communication in Nursing Practice
- • NSG1102 – Fundamentals of Nursing
- • NSG1103 – Nursing Skills I
- • NSG1104 – Clinical Practicum I
- • BHS1201 – Behavioural Science II
- • BLS1201 – Biological Science II
- • NSG1208 – Law and Ethics in Nursing
- • NSG1207 – Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
- • NSG1209 – Nursing Skills II
- • NSG1205 – Clinical Practicum II
- • BLS2101 – Biological Science III
- • BLS2103 – Pharmacology
- • NSG2102 – Nursing Science I
- • NSG2103 – Health Assessment
- • NSG2104 – Nursing Skills III
- • NSG2105 – Clinical Practicum III
- • NSG2106 – Community and Family Health Nursing
- • BHS2201 – Behavioural Science III
- • BLS2201 – Biological Science IV
- • NSG2201 – Nursing Science II
- • NSG2202 – Women & Children’s Health Nursing
- • NSG2203 – Nursing Skills IV
- • NSG2204 – Clinical Practicum IV
- • NSG2205 – Nursing Research I
- • BLS3101 – Biological Science V
- • NSG3101 – Nursing Science III
- • NSG3102 – Nursing Science IV
- • NSG3103 – Mental Health Nursing
- • NSG3108 – Nursing Research II
- • NSG3105 – Gerontology and Transitional Care
- • NSG3106 – Nursing Skills V
- • NSG3107 – Clinical Practicum V
- • NSG3208 – Nursing Science V
- • NSG3202 – Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
- • NSG3203 – Perioperative Nursing
- • NSG3209 – Nursing Management
- • NSG3210 – Nursing Skills VI
- • NSG3206 – Clinical Practicum VI
- • NSG3207 – Pre-Registration Consolidated Placement
* Please download Module Synopsis for the synopsis of each module.
- Who Should Attend
Individuals with a strong desire to help others in improving their quality of life.
- Entry Requirements
• School Leavers
Secondary school leavers with a minimum of 5 GCE “O” level credits:
- • English Language (Grade 1 to 7)
- • Elementary or Additional Mathematics (Grade 1 to 6)
- • One of the following science subjects (Grade 1 to 6)
- • Additional Combined Science
- • Additional Science
- • Chemistry
- • Combined Science
- • General Science
- • Human Biology
- • Human and Social Biology
- • Physical Science
- • Physics
- • Science (Biology and Physics)
- • Science (Biology and Chemistry)
- • Science (Physics and Chemistry)
- • Science (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics)
- • 2 other subjects (Grade 1 to 6)
The results attained from GCE “O” level examinations can be combined from no more than 2 attempts.
• Enrolled nurses with GPA of 3.0 or higher OR
• Enrolled nurses with 3 years post-enrolment work experience and a bridging course certificate acquired from Nanyang Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
• Nitec in Applied Food Science – with GPA 3.5 or higher
• Nitec in Community Care and Social Services – with GPA 3.5 or higher
• Nitec in Opticianry – with GPA 3.5 or higher
• Higher Nitec from ITE:
- • Higher Nitec in Paramedic & Emergency Care – with GPA 3.0 or higher
- • Higher Nitec in Biotechnology – with GPA 3.0 or higher
For those applying with International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) obtained in Singapore school system / Cambridge / overseas, the minimum qualifications are:
- • English: minimum Grade C
- • Mathematics: minimum Grade C
- • Science: minimum Grade C
- • 3 other relevant and / or best subjects: minimum Grade C
- • Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least Grade C
- • English must be taken as a First Language
- • Provisional results are not acceptable
For those applying with International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma:
- • English: minimum Grade 5
- • Mathematics: minimum Grade 5
- • Science: minimum Grade 5
- • 2 other relevant and / or best subjects: minimum Grade 5
- • Overall aggregate score for 5 subjects should be at least 25
Please refer to the Minimum Academic Qualification Table v17 for more information.
Applicants with overseas educational qualifications will be assessed by the Academic Board of Parkway College.
• Similar requirements as for Singaporeans except they must have at least 5 SPM credits (this excludes Moral studies).
• Minimum successful completion of at least 10 years of primary and secondary school education with 5 credit passes – English, Mathematics, Science and 2 other subjects or any valid equivalent.
• If the prior education was not conducted in English or they have failed the English subject, the following assessments are acceptable:
- • IELTS assessment must be undertaken with a minimum overall score of 6.0.
Please refer to the Minimum Academic Qualification Table v17 for more information.
• Must be certified fit by a medical practitioner
• Must not have the following conditions:
- • Active tuberculosis
- • Uncontrolled diabetes
- • Uncontrolled hypertension
- • Legal blindness
- • Uncontrolled asthma
- • Hepatitis B
- • Psychiatric conditions
- • Uncontrolled epilepsy
- • HIV
- • Hepatitis C
- • Any other medical conditions listed under
- Ministry of Health (MOH) restrictions
• Must provide proof of immunity to Hepatitis B
The above list is not exhaustive and other medical conditions shall be considered on a case by case basis.
- Course Assessment
• Group Presentations
• Theory Tests
• Assignment Writing
• Written Examination
• Phase Tests
• Clinical Competency Assessments
- Graduation Criteria
Parkway College shall award the Diploma in Nursing certificate when the student has met the following requirements:
- • achieve at least a Grade D for all examined subjects
- • pass the Pre-Registration Consolidated Practice (PRCP)
- • achieve a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above, and achieve 207 module credits
- • met all financial and administrative obligations to the College; and
- • met any other requirements specific to the course.
- Certificate Awarded
Diploma in Nursing awarded by Parkway College of Nursing and Allied Health
- How To Apply
- Course Fees
• Course fees: S$9,000 (Singaporeans)
• Course fees: S$18,000 (Singapore Permanent Residents)
• Course fees: S$31,200 (International Students)
• Application fee: S$214
• Enrolment fee: S$321
- 1. Application fee is payable upon submission of Application form.
- 2. Enrolment fee is payable upon signing of PEI Student Contract.
- 3. Fees are inclusive of prevailing Government Goods & Services (GST) Tax.
- 4. For all other related fees, please refer to student policies on our website.
- 5. Parkway College reserves the right to postpone or cancel the course if minimum enrolment is not met.
- ADVISORY NOTE
This note is for a prospective student of the Diploma in Nursing offered by Parkway College.
1. SNB requires all graduates of the Diploma in Nursing Course to pass a 6-month Competency Assessment on Provisional Registration in an in-patient clinical setting after graduating from the programme.
2. The clinical setting can be a hospital, community hospital or nursing home with acceptable nursing supervision.
3. Upon passing the competency assessment, graduates will be granted Full Registration. Graduates must have an offer of employment before SNB will accept an application for their registration.
- SEE WHAT OUR GRADUATES SAY!
“The clinical attachments during my time at Parkway College really provided me with ample opportunities to be exposed to different hospital environments. I enjoyed learning how to interact with patients and gaining first-hand experience in communicating with them.”- To Man Ki, Graduate
“I really enjoyed the hospital postings part of the course where I had the chance to visit many hospitals, I found it inspiring and eye-opening experience especially interacting with the patients.”
- Lau Wing Chi, Graduate
“My lecturers seemed to be able to sense when I was stressed out over schoolwork, and were always very supportive and there to help us, even when I was doing my attachment in the different hospitals. I am thankful to them for teaching and mentoring me throughout the course.” – Grace Su, Graduate
“The most enjoyable thing about the course was that I got to put theory into practice during practicum – that gave me a real sense of purpose. Listening to my lecturers share their on-the-job experiences also gave me an insight into what working life would be like.” – Altai Erdenetsolmon, Graduate
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