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UK university launches nursing degree with Singapore

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A Scottish university has jointly launched a nursing degree programme with a higher education provider in Singapore.

It is the latest joint venture between the Singapore Institute of Technology and the University of Glasgow, which have been working together since 2011 on courses in engineering and IT.

“This new joint degree programme in nursing will bring together the best of what our two institutions have to offer”

Anton Muscatelli

The two-year BSc (Hons) Nursing programme is a full-time post-registration programme, with places initially for 50 applicants.

The institute said it had consulted local healthcare institutions as well as the Singapore Ministry of Health on the curriculum.

In addition, students are required to complete an “overseas immersion programme”, where they will attend two weeks of taught seminars and two weeks of clinical observation in Glasgow.

Professor Anton Muscatelli, principal and vice-chancellor of Glasgow University, said: “This new joint degree programme in nursing will bring together the best of what our two institutions have to offer, as well as fulfil an important role in addressing the nursing care needs of the population in Singapore.”

Professor Tan Thiam Soon, president of the Asian-based institute, added: “The nursing profession is gaining traction over the years [in Singapore].

“Building on the success of our existing collaboration with University of Glasgow, we are pleased to expand our degree programmes and provide more pathways for registered nurses who are looking to upgrade to a degree,” he said.

“Students will be equipped with industry-relevant skills and knowledge to confidently meet future challenges in Singapore’s healthcare system,” he added.

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