Programme Overview

Singapore Institute of Technology
4 Years 8 Months
Total credits
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2024
Next intake
Campus location

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre-registration and Specialty Training) – Master of Science in Nursing is a five-year integrated programme offered by SIT, with curriculum developed in collaboration with SingHealth.

With an ageing population and a growing complexity of healthcare conditions, training a pool of specialist nurses is vital. SIT is the first Autonomous University in Singapore to offer an integrated Bachelor’s to Master’s pathway that adopts a combination of the Term-In-Term-Out and Work-Study approaches.

The Integrated BSN-MSN programme aims to nurture a practice-ready nursing workforce through an innovative and contemporary curriculum, focused on equipping them with future-ready and digitally enabled skillsets to pursue different nursing pathways that will not only meet the emerging needs of the sector, but also empower nurses to develop implementable solutions to enhance the quality of healthcare in Singapore.

The programme emphasises leadership, quality, safety, and evidence-based education. Students will learn from a framework that integrates the humanities, physical science, implementation science and organisational sciences into nursing practice. Graduates will be able to:

  • Lead and succeed in a complex and dynamic healthcare system.
  • Have a global and evidence-based perspective when making health care decisions.
  • Lead and advance nursing science through research and innovation to improve nursing care decisions and outcomes.
  • Function effectively in inter- and trans-disciplinary healthcare teams of the future.

Do note that the healthcare staff guidelines and requirements that apply to healthcare institutions also apply to Health Sciences students. Non-compliance with these guidelines may affect your ability to meet course requirements, graduating, obtaining registration or employment, and fulfilling bond obligations. It is crucial to adhere to these guidelines to ensure the successful completion of your studies and future professional opportunities in the healthcare field.

Curriculum Highlights for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre-Registration and Specialty Training)

  • Life sciences (e.g. anatomy and physiology, pharmacology)
  • Behavioural, social, and health sciences (e.g. psychological and sociological perspectives)
  • Nursing studies (e.g. clinical reasoning, health promotion, population health, and professionalism)
  • Foundations of nursing practice (e.g. general medical-surgical, palliative care, community health, mental health, maternal and child health)
  • Implementation science
  • Social and design innovation
  • Research methods and evidence-based practice
  • Leading and managing in health professions
  • Clinical residency and consolidated clinical practice (Clinical Practice Education)
  • Immersion programme (overseas/local experience)
    Students who have successfully completed the BSN study can choose from 1 of the 4 specialty areas to deepen their skills in a specific clinical area through the MSN programme with a work-study model.
    The specialised areas are:
    • Medical/Surgical Nursing: in the domains of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Haematology, Renal and Gerontology;
    • High Acuity Care Nursing: in the areas of Emergency Care, Critical Care, High Dependency Care;
    • Peri-operative Nursing: in Peri-anaesthesia, Operating Theatre; and
    • Intermediate & Long-Term Care Nursing: in Community Health, Primary Care, Palliative and End of Life Care.
    Curriculum Highlights for Master of Science in Nursing
    • Advanced research methods
    • Advanced innovation and implementation sciences
    • Advanced clinical nursing (specialty training)
    • Capstone/thesis
    Programme Educational Objectives
    • Develop advanced theoretical and clinical knowledge, attributes, and values relating to the nursing profession.
    • Develop ethical, professional, and competent practitioners who are able to demonstrate the health sciences attributes of adaptability, effective communication, evidence-based mindset and professionalism, whilst embracing the SITizen DNA of Thinking Tinkerers, Ability to Learn, Unlearn and Relearn, Catalysts for Transformation, and Grounded in the Community.

    Term-In Term-Out (TITO)

    The BSN adopts a Term-In Term-Out approach ‒ Term-In involves learning on campus, and Term-Out involves a clinical residency at a SingHealth Hospital, using a “hub and spoke model” in clinical learning to ensure core nursing clinical competencies are met across different care settings. Students will spend a total of at least 12 months in clinical residency throughout the 3-year degree programme.

    Career Options

    Graduates can pursue various nursing career pathways in positions such as:

    • Nurse Clinician
    • Nurse Educator
    • Nurse Manager
    • Nurse Researcher/Innovator/Scientist
    • Nurse Specialist

    Programme Structure (AY2024/25)*

    1. Core Modules
      (165 Credits)
    2. University Modules
      (15 Credits)
    3. Master's Modules
      (60 Credits)
    Module Title Credits
    Anatomy and Physiology 1 6
    Health Systems - Singapore's Perspectives 6
    Psychological and Sociological Perspectives for Health Sciences  6
    Fundamentals of Nursing I & Gerontology Nursing  6
    Innovation & Implementation Science 1 3
    Women's & Child's Health  6
    Surgical Nursing 1 6
    General Nursing 1 (GenMed Conditions)  6
    Health Research Methods & EBP  6
    Hyperacute Care Nursing 3
    General Nursing 3 (GenMed Conditions)  6
    Palliative & End-of- life Care  6
    Innovation & Implementation Science 2  6
    Capstone / Thesis 6
    Clinical Residency 36
    Health Promotion and Population Health 6
    Mental Health  3
    General Nursing 2 (GenMed Conditions)  6
    Surgical Nursing 2 6
    Leading and Managing in Health Professions  3
    Anatomy and Physiology 2  6
    Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 6
    Fundamentals of Nursing II Dermatology & Wound Management  6
    Professionalism, Ethics and the Law  6
    Family Care Nursing 6

    * The programme structure is subject to change without prior notice. SIT regularly reviews its curriculum to ensure that it remains industry-relevant and prepares our students for the evolving needs of industry.

    Eligibility and Exemption

    Applicants should present one of the following qualifications:

    • GCE A-levels: A pass at H2 level in any two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computing and Maths
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma / NUS High School Diploma: Good pass in two HL subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computing and Mathematics)
    • Polytechnic Diploma: Accrediated diploma from a Polytechnic in Singapore

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo the admissions interview based on the University admissions exercise conducted annually.