Caring for critically ill patients is a highly challenging but rewarding endeavour requiring attention to detail, the ability to stay calm in a crisis, and excellent communication skills. Your work as a critical care nurse could see you in diverse settings from private practices to intensive care units in a hospital where your skills, knowledge and compassion are needed to touch, change and heal lives.
This advanced course equips you with an in-depth understanding of Singapore’s health system and its management, and provides you with an advanced clinical education to enable you to educate, counsel and manage critically ill patients.
You will also be aware of the legal and medical issues in nursing practice, as well as the alerted conditions of major body systems due to diseases. If you are already working in intensive care/high dependency units, and medical/surgical wards, you will get to update your skills and knowledge, and gain greater competency in critical care nursing.
Upcoming Apr 2024 intake
Application Date: 15 Dec 2023 to 31 Jan 2024
Application Outcome: 29 Feb 2024
Course start date: 8 Apr 2024
Course end date: 24 Nov 2024*
(*Date may be extended if student needs to make-up for the days that he/she was absent during clinical practicum.)
Course structure delivery mode:
- Classes: Full-time delivery mode (Mon – Fri, 8am – 6pm)
- Clinical practicum at assigned clinical areas: Mon – Fri according to duty roster
|Post-Diploma Certificate 1 (4 modules)||8 Apr 2024 – 24 May 2024 (7 weeks classes)|
|Study / Examination||27 May 2024 – 31 May 2024 (1 week)|
|Break||3 Jun 2024 – 7 Jun 2024 (1 week)|
|Post-Diploma Certificate 2 (1 module)||10 Jun 2024 – 21 Jun 2024 (2 weeks clinical practice)|
|Break||24 Jun 2024 – 28 Jun 2024 (1 week)|
|Post-Diploma Certificate 3 (4 modules)||1 Jul 2024 – 30 Aug 2024 (9 weeks classes)|
|Study / Examination||2 Sep 2024 – 13 Sep 2024 (2 weeks)|
|Break||16 Sep 2024 – 20 Sep 2024 (1 week)|
|Post-Diploma Certificate 4 (1 module)||23 Sep 2024 – 24 Nov 2024 (9 weeks clinical practice)|
Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.
*Administrative Note: TGS Numbers for this certificate course are different depending on the diploma programme. See details below:
Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Chronic Disease Management) (ADNC1) TGS No: TGS-2021002422
Advanced Diploma in Perioperative Nursing (ADPO1) TGS No: TGS-2021002425
*Administrative Note: TGS Numbers for this course are different depending on the diploma programme. See details below:
Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Chronic Disease Management) (ADNC1) TGS No: TGS-2021002420
Advanced Diploma in Perioperative Nursing (ADPO1) TGS No: TGS-2021002426
- Acute care
- Intermediate and long-term care
- Primary care
- Geriatric centres
- Mental Health Care
You are required to complete the 4 post-diploma certificates within 2-year validity period to be awarded the Advanced Diploma qualification.
A local Polytechnic Diploma/ Degree in Health Sciences (Nursing) or equivalent
- Be a Registered Nurse with valid practicing certificate from the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB); and
Have at least 2 years of clinical nursing practice; and
Have a minimum of 1 year practice in the nursing speciality – nursing practice related to the care of critically ill patients
Successful applicants will need to undergo a compulsory medical examination and vaccinations before semester starts. Please see details and refer to instructions in the medical examination form (Click here for medical examination form) for submission of all the required documents.
Funding period for this course is from 1 Apr 2020 to 30 Sep 2024.
- The fees below are per semester. For full course fees throughout the semesters, refer here.
- The fees below are inclusive of GST. Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 8% with effect from 1 Jan 2023, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2023. Please refer to our FAQs for more information.
- The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.
This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.
All Singaporeans aged 25 years and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding. This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants and must be applied via the SkillsFuture Portal. More details on the SkillsFuture Credit Claims will be advised upon admission into the course. Find out more about SkillsFuture Credit here.
Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.
Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMCs) are bite-sized part-time courses for individuals to acquire new skills or deepen relevant skills, without the need to pursue a full diploma. Refer here for course fees for SBMCs.
|Applicants / Eligibility||Fees|
|Singapore Citizens aged below 40||$598.04|
|Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above||$398.68|
|Singapore Citizens sponsored by SME||$423.36|
|Singapore PRs sponsored by SME||$423.36|
|Full course fee for SC (for repeat, deferred modules)||$3986.84|
|Full course fee (for repeat, deferred modules)||$4082.40|