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Course Introduction

 


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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.

 

Duration 

3 academic years on a full-time basis

 

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.

 

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 in nursing 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 BSc (Hons) in Nursing Practice offered by the Singapore Institute of Technology and the University of Manchester at NYP. They can also pursue degree conversion, masters or PhD programmes offered by local or foreign universities.

 

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.

 

(Care to go beyond, 2015)

 

(Ministry of Health, 2015)

 

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Key Contact
Diploma in Nursing

Ms Clair Khoo
Manager/Nursing (Academic)
Tel: 6550 1462
Email: Clair_Khoo@nyp.edu.sg

 

Ms Chiang Ching Ching
Deputy Manager/Nursing (Academic)
Tel: 6550 1415
Email: Chiang_Ching_Ching@nyp.edu.sg

 

Ms Cecilia Tang
Manager/Nursing (Clinical)

Tel: 6550 1461
Email: Cecilia_Tang@nyp.edu.sg

 

Cynthia Hosey

Deputy manager/Nursing (Clinical)

Tel: 6550 1360

Email: Cynthia_Hosey@nyp.edu.sg

 

 

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Industrial Attachment

 

Nursing is a practice-oriented profession. During the academic semester, students undergo six to eight hours per week of preparatory work in the nursing laboratories. These specialized laboratories resemble actual hospital wards. After acquiring the necessary skills, the students spend several weeks during intra-semester and vacation periods attached to hospitals and/or the institutions/community settings. Under supervision, they are given the opportunity to develop their clinical expertise and confidence in the working world of the professional nurse.

 

In the first year, students will begin with basic care of individuals of all ages focusing on the basic care of individuals of all ages. Clinical practice begins in the first semester with attachment to the hospital and community health services. In the second year, students will concentrate on acute care including medical and surgical nursing of children and adults. Third-year students will progress to complex nursing care such as accident and emergency, operating theatre, mental health and critical care nursing. They will consolidate skills learnt in the first two years and acquire further nursing skills. They will also learn and apply managerial and research skills.

 

Clinical Placement schedule/roster can be accessed from myNYP Portal

 

Key Contact

Diploma in Nursing

Ms Clair Khoo
Manager/Nursing (Academic)
Tel: 6550 1462
Email: Clair_Khoo@nyp.edu.sg

 

Ms Chiang Ching Ching
Deputy Manager/Nursing (Academic)
Tel: 6550 1415
Email: Chiang_Ching_Ching@nyp.edu.sg

 

Ms Cecilia Tang
Manager/Nursing (Clinical)

Tel: 6550 1461
Email: Cecilia_Tang@nyp.edu.sg

 

Cynthia Hosey

Deputy manager/Nursing (Clinical)

Tel: 6550 1360

e-mail: Cynthia_Hosey@nyp.edu.sg

 

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