About the Course

The Diploma in Nursing is designed to provide academic and clinical preparation in nursing. In addition to a comprehensive nursing theory and practice content, it utilizes a strong foundation in biological and behavioural sciences, research and management of a wide variety of illnesses, to prepare nurses to make significant contributions to the health of individual and family, and professional nursing practice.


Established in 1992, Nanyang Polytechnic is the first polytechnic in Singapore to offer nursing courses at tertiary level. Today, more than 20,000 students have graduated from the course, which has been recognized by both local and foreign universities and industries.

What You'll Study

  • Career Prospects

    The prospects for nursing graduates are very promising. They will be eligible for registration with the Singapore Nursing Board which gives them the licence to practise as professional nurses. Attractive career opportunities await graduates in hospitals, polyclinics, specialist clinics, and organizations involved in clinical trials and research.

    The development and career path of a nurse is diverse and dynamic. Nursing graduates could choose from four careers tracks, namely, Clinical, Research, Education and Management.

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  • Further Studies

    There is a wide range of specialities and many different career tracks nursing graduates can pursue. The Diploma in Nursing provides graduates with the basis for further studies and specialisation at NYP School of Health Sciences and universities abroad. The School offers post registration programmes at an advanced diploma level in the disciplines of critical care, community health, emergency, gerontology, management, medical-surgical nursing, mental health, midwifery, nephro-urology, neuroscience, ophthalmic, oncology, perioperative, perianaesthesia, orthopaedic and paediatric nursing.

    Graduates can undertake a two-year Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing offered by the Singapore Institute of Technology in partnership with the University of Glasgow. NYP Nursing graduates have been admitted to the Nursing degree course at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and enjoyed credit exemptions.  Alternatively, many graduates have also pursued Nursing degree conversion programmes offered by foreign universities either locally or overseas.  Our graduates may also apply to pursue degrees in other fields such as medicine, dentistry, psychology, arts, social sciences and more at local universities such as NUS, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Management University.