Nanyang Polytechnic Nursing: Diploma in Nursing

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.

Duration: 3 years

Graduates of the program will be eligible for registration with the Singapore Nursing Board which gives them the licence to practise as professional nurses.

Opportunities for further studies

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.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examinations results (at not more than two sittings) and fulfil the aggregate computation requirements.
Subject Grade

English Language (EL1) 1 – 7

Elementary or Additional Mathematics 1 – 6

Any one of the following subjects:

Biology,chemistry, Combined Science,Engineering Science,,Food & Nutrition,General Science,Human & Social Biology,Physical Science,Physics,Science (Physics, Biology),Science (Chemistry, Biology),Science (Physics, Chemistry) 1 – 6

Additional Requirements:

Due to the special requirements of the Healthcare professions, all applicants have to pass a medical examination and be free from physical handicap to ensure suitability.

* Oral Health Therapy applicants will be required to take a manual dexterity test by the relevant Selection Committee to determine their suitability for admission to the course.

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