224 students from King’s College London commemorated their graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours in a ceremony held on 29 November 2022 at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Convention Centre. Out of this batch of graduands from the 2018 to 2020 intakes, 72% graduated with either first class honours or upper second-class honours, many of whom, despite completing their degrees, did not get a chance to attend a graduation ceremony due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours is a part-time degree taught and awarded by King’s College London. The partnership between The Ngee Ann Kongsi and King’s College London was formalised in December 2017 with the latter delivering its world-leading nursing expertise here in Singapore in partnership with Ngee Ann Academy, an educational institute wholly owned by The Ngee Ann Kongsi group.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours has been specially developed for healthcare professionals in Singapore and is among one of the best nursing degrees in the country to offer elective modules in older persons care, palliative and end of life care, leadership and clinical governance and team-based healthcare practice and decision making. The degree programme is for qualified nurses, providing them with the enhanced skills to deliver the best possible care, pioneer innovation and deliver improved outcomes for patients and their families.
This combined ceremony was presided over by Professor Richard Harding, Herbert Dunhill Chair, Vice-Dean (International), Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care.
Professor Richard Harding added, “I am delighted to attend this graduation and to witness these new leaders in nursing as they are awarded their degree from King’s College London. We are committed to the highest standards of education and practice, and to developing leaders in the world. I am excited to see what comes next in the careers of these new leaders. The relationship between our Faculty and the Ngee Ann Academy has opened up the potential for nurses in Singapore to access our high-quality education programmes, and we are glad to have these new graduates join our alumni.”
Fulfilling Manpower Needs in Singapore’s Healthcare
Singapore’s healthcare system is in a period of unprecedented change. Both the emergence of COVID-19 as well as a rapidly ageing population demand much from healthcare workers, especially nurses, to provide quality care to patients and their families. It is, therefore, imperative that nurses are equipped with advanced education and training to ensure that they can keep up with the ever-changing health needs of the population.
Mr Kelly Koh, Chief Executive Officer of Ngee Ann Academy remarked, “We are honoured to do our part to help build capacity and upskill the nursing workforce in Singapore through our partnership with the world-class King’s College London. In fact, the part-time mode of delivery means nurses get to pursue a high-quality education without having to take time off work to pursue their dreams. Certainly, this helps to ameliorate the manpower crunch in Singapore’s healthcare.”
Ngee Ann Academy is proud to partner with King’s College London to provide the opportunity for nurses in Singapore to expand their skillsets and upgrade their education credentials. This is done through the programme that not just prepares our students for success but, more importantly, addresses tomorrow’s challenges in healthcare.
Peng Cheng Yu, a graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours programme on a scholarship, said, “I am excited to have been enrolled in the programme delivered by the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care at King’s College London. I especially valued the rich experience that each lecturer and tutor bring, and it was a great eye-opener learning directly from them.” Cheng Yu is a Senior Staff Nurse from Community Nursing at the Singapore General Hospital.
Chong Chi Lock, a Senior Staff Nurse at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, also explains why he chose this programme, “Upon completing my Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing) from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, I was very keen on furthering my education and career in Nursing. I am determined to pursue my degree programme with a prestigious university like King’s College London. The partnership between Ngee Ann Academy and King’s College London provided a very reliable and high-quality education platform for me to graduate with a dream degree.”
King’s College London’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours (Top-Up) programme is open for application!
For more information, please visit the BSc in Nursing with Honours (Top-Up) programme page.