From Singapore to Mauritius, the School of Nursing and Midwifery is providing professional education through global partnerships.
In Singapore, the School’s Bachelor of Nursing (post-registration) course is the longest running degree conversion program, thanks to a twenty-five-year partnership with the Singapore Nurses Association/Nurses Learning Hub. Boasting more than 1200 graduates, it has enabled Registered Nurses with a hospital or diploma qualification to expand their professional education to a bachelor’s degree.
“We have achieved a significant milestone in 2021, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the program in July,” said Dr Gulzar Malik, Director of International in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. “It continues to widen nurses’ horizons and enables opportunities for them to advance their professional practice and career options. This course has made a significant impact in nurses’ lives in Singapore.”
This course expose nurses to contemporary practice issues and equips them with the knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based care.
Similar outcomes have also been seen in the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration) program in Mauritius. The first cohort of around 70 students completed the course in 2021, with a second cohort completing soon. Graduates from the program are performing advanced practice roles and are positively impacting on healthcare delivery in Mauritius.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has posed challenges with the course delivery in Mauritius, and we have been exploring new ways of teaching,” said Dr Malik. “We didn’t want to wait until we could travel and return to face-to-face teaching, so we pioneered a fully online course instruction in the Mauritian Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration) course.”
“The demand for higher education has increased worldwide. Our School is committed to ensuring the quality of our programs remains consistently high by strengthening our global partnerships, and adapting to evidence-based teaching practices.”