School of Health and Nursing (SHN)
The School of Health and Nursing is dedicated to the training and education of nurses who are pursuing their post-registration degrees as well as healthcare professionals. In partnership with Edinburgh Napier University (UK), the School will deliver the Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-up) post-registration degree. The School was founded to equip students with the knowledge and latest skills in nursing so as to allow graduates to conduct their profession at the highest levels of competencies.
In the context of increased life expectancies and a parallel rise in prominence of lifestyle diseases (e.g. diabetes and obesity), nursing and healthcare are set to play increasingly important roles. Set against the backdrop of an ageing population, Singapore's healthcare landscape will inherit the standard challenges and will pose a few that would be specific to a predominantly geriatric population. This signals the continued and increasing need for nursing and other healthcare professionals.
In addition to the Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-up) post-registration degree, the School of Health and Nursing will be launching a series of skills based as well as postgraduate healthcare related courses to address the demand for skilled healthcare workers.