The University of Dundee is establishing a new nursing course in Singapore that will award university degrees to hundreds of registered nurses each year.
The course will start in September and will offer a combination of in-country and online training for Singaporean nurses looking to ‘top up’ their degree up to university level.
“This is a blended face-to-face and online learning program”
The Dundee BSc Nursing and Health course will be offered in partnership with CSM Academy International, a private educational institute based in the Southeast Asian city-state.
Professor Lynn Kilbride, dean of the Dundee School of Nursing and Health, said the collaboration would bring the Dundee nursing degree to “a new audience”.
âThe BSC Nursing and Health program that we are going to offer has been specially designed for Singapore and will ensure that nurses are fully equipped to meet the challenges of their health system,â she said.
âThis is a blended face-to-face and online learning program and will involve our Dundee staff working in Singapore at key points in the program,â she added.
Lynn Chow, founder and CEO of CSM, said the academy was “honored” to partner with the University of Dundee.
âThis specially designed nursing diploma, accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board, will make a difference in enhancing the capabilities of our nurses in Singapore,â she said.
The first cohort of students will start in September and the next cohort in May 2019. After that there will be three cohorts per year – September, January and May.