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Master of Science in Clinical Nursing

Master of Science in Clinical Nursing

Programme Details

  • Degree awarded by King’s College London
  • Duration: 24 months part-time
  • Programme type: Master of Science
  • Intake: September

The Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Nursing is designed for SNB registered nurses in Singapore to scale up in their nursing career and build up exemplary skill in managing and leading contemporary healthcare practice, research and education in global healthcare settings. Its inaugural intake for this prestigious master’s programme begins in September 2023.

The programme provides a flexible and adaptive framework where nurses acquire and practise generic transferable knowledge and skills with specialised competencies that are specific to their areas of practice.

The programme is to be completed over 24 months, part-time. The teaching will be delivered in a blended learning approach combining some  classroom-based sessions at Ngee Ann Academy and online sessions through the King’s e-Learning and Teaching Services (KEATS) platform.

This programme is taught by staff from the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care at King’s College London.

Please note this course is not accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) and does not lead to certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN).

Programme Fees

Total Programme Fee S$32,800
Application Fee S$200
Administration Fee S$200

All fees are subject to prevailing GST. Programme fees are payable on a per module basis.

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Further Information

    Core Modules

    Module Name Credit Value Learning Objective
    Evidence & Research as the Basis of Care 30

    This module provides students with an understanding of research including research methodologies and methods, and the research process and its application to healthcare. The ability to determine the quality of research is essential if nurses are to implement the findings of research in their practice. It provides a foundation in qualitative and quantitative research methods, adopting a structured approach to the evaluation of research evidence and its application to clinical practice.

    Patient Safety and Cultural Variance 30

    This module will explore the important issue of patient safety through the lens of multiple cultures. It will allow students to explore how patient safety is impacted by both the micro-cultures that develop in the workplace as well as macro-cultures including ethnicity, tradition, religion and gender. Students will explore how physical, psychological and spiritual health is influenced by hospital practices and cultures on the diverse populations of the world.

    Enhancing Clinical Practice Dissertation 60

    This module aims to further the professional development of the student through undertaking a project relevant to their field of practice and the writing of a substantial report. The module enables the application of research concepts to professional situations, requiring the development and use of a range of techniques and research methods applicable to professional activities.

    Elective Modules

    Choose two of the following modules.

    Module Name Credit Value Learning Objective
    Clinical Leadership 30 Developing sound leadership skills is essential for all nurses and healthcare professionals and more so for those who find themselves in positions where they influence the care given to patients. The process of influencing point of care innovation and improvement in both individual care practices and the organisation of care requires effective clinical leadership skills. Clinical leadership skills combine understanding of general leadership principles in the context of team working, management of care delivery and use of evidence-based practice for problem solving and outcomes management.
    Digital Health and Technology Solutions 30

    The use of digital technology to achieve health objectives is a rapidly developing area and one that is increasingly impacting of professional healthcare practice. The focus of this module is developing a greater understanding of the transformative potential and limits of both existing and emerging technological innovations and how to adopt, use and apply these into practice in different healthcare settings. How digital technologies are assessed for the opportunities and challenges they present to improve quality, safety and efficiency are also explored.

    Principles for managing long-term conditions 30

    The concepts of patient-centered care, patient education and multidisciplinary team working will be central to this module as students explore principles of managing the patient with a long-term condition. Issues associated with self-management, polypharmacy, palliative care will be explored. The development of telehealth and digital solutions to health problems will be integral to the module.

    Admission Criteria

    The intake for the programme is scheduled in September every year.

    Students must satisfy the below entry requirements:

    • An undergraduate Bachelor’s (honours) degree in any subject, with a minimum upper second class (2:1) degree mark.
    • Be a current registered nurse with the regulatory body in the country they are clinically practising practice e.g. Singapore Nursing Board
    • Two years of post-qualification clinical experience is desired.
    • Meet the English language requirements as specified on King’s College London website.

    Accreditation & Regulatory Bodies

    The course is not accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) and does not lead to certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN).

    King’s is regulated by the Office for Students.

    Ngee Ann Academy, a leading private education institution in Singapore, is regulated by the Committee of Private Education (CPE) that is appointed by SkillsFuture Singapore.

    NAA has been awarded the EduTrust certification by the CPE since 2015.

      Further Information

      The degree has the same standing as other Master of Science courses offered by King’s College London at its campuses in the UK. On completion of the programme, students are equipped with:

      Knowledge and understanding

      • Demonstrate an in-depth and systematic understanding of their area of nursing practice.
      • Establish mastery in the research process and the use of evidence in clinical practice.
      • Evaluate complex clinical practice at a conceptual level and synthesize innovative and creative bespoke solutions to clinical problems.
      • Understand work-based relationships and dynamics and utilise these to optimise teamwork and leadership.

      Intellectual skills:

      • Demonstrate critical thinking in evaluating evidence and clinical decision making.
      • Critically evaluate in-depth and systematic knowledge allowing decision making with incomplete data and contradictory information.
      • Critically differentiate cultural aspects including dissonances.
      • Reflect on own and others’ functioning to optimise and lead practice.
      • Critically discuss issues in global clinical healthcare.
      • Demonstrate enhanced vocabulary, numeracy and literacy skills that provide mastery in communication, collaboration, and leadership.

      Practical skills:

      • Be able to comprehensively locate, synthesize and evaluate information and apply it to practice.
      • Have an enhanced ability in academic writing and the ability to present complex findings related to clinical practice.
      • Be able to lead and manage care for a diverse patient population in clinical practice.
      • Have enhanced clinical skills in specific disciplines and clinical areas.
      • Possess enhanced IT skills and awareness of various forms and use of technology in healthcare practice.

      Generic/transferable skills:

      • Display an ability to generate and present an evidence-based argument, verbally and in written form.
      • Develop important personal attributes and transferable skills including confidence, ability to problem solve, resilience and perseverance.
      • Practise better time management and work under pressure.
      • Have enhanced clinical leadership skills.
      • Demonstrate emotional intelligence and cultural awareness.
      • Reduce the dissonance between their own and other’s healthcare beliefs.
      • Exhibit an ability to reflect on their own and others’ practice.
      • Conduct a professional clinical communication.

      Award and Graduation

      Students who successfully complete all academic requirements of the programme will be awarded the Master of Science in Clinical Nursing by King’s College London. Graduating students have a choice to attend the degree-awarding ceremony in London or in Singapore.

      Other Information

      Learning support and online student resources: Resources for learning support will be provided through King’s online learning platform, KEATS. This will include handbooks and online learning materials. Students will have access to the King’s library catalogue of electronic resources such as e-Books, e-Journals, bibliographic databases and other literature sources.

      Teaching staff: Students will be taught by staff from the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care at King’s College London. King’s College London is a prestigious Russell Group university. The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care at King’s College London is the number one nursing and midwifery faculty in the UK and is ranked second in the world for nursing (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024). Full details of the lecturing staff can be found here.

      Assessment: Students will be assessed on their  progress and attainment on all modules they take on the course through a range of techniques, which includes examinations and coursework assignments. The Enhancing Clinical Practice Dissertation module will be assessed by a dissertation project.

      Access to Results: Students may access results through the university’s online student records system.

      Academic Appeal Policy and Process: If students believe that their performance in an assessment was significantly affected by mitigating circumstances or an administrative error on the part of the College, they can lodge an appeal to request a further attempt at the assessment. For more details, refer to the King’s College London website.

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