The Master of Nursing (MN) curriculum offered by NUS reflects the current healthcare needs and the importance of advanced nursing practice. Students receive advanced clinical knowledge, skills and acquired professional attitude from a range of disciplines in advanced nursing practice, clinical medicine, social sciences and public health. Students acquire and apply learnt knowledge and skills not only on campus but also in clinical practice settings. Upon successful completion of the 18-month MN programme, graduates are eligible to apply for APN provisional license with the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) to continue a 12-month supervised practice and be certified as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN).
The MN programme aims to prepare experienced registered nurses:
MN graduates should be able to perform the nine APN core Entrusted Professional Activities (EPAs) at the expected level of entrustment (LOE). They acquire knowledge, skills and attitude to build their capabilities in the five competencies domains determined by SNB: Patient care, Clinical knowledge, Interpersonal and communication skills, Practice-based learning and improvement, and Professionalism. The details on core competencies of Advanced Practice Nurse can be found on SNB website.
The nine APN core EPAs are as follows:
|Core EPAs For MN Students|
|EPA1||Perform An Initial Assessment And Formulate Management Plans|
|EPA2||Manage Follow-Up Care For A Clinical Encounter|
|EPA3||Plan, Perform And Evaluate Care Procedures|
|EPA4||Recognise And Manage Patients Requiring Urgent Care|
|EPA5||Manage Care Transitions Within And Between Health Care Organisations|
|EPA6||Collaborate With Patients, Families And Community To Improve Health Through Disease Prevention And Health Promotion|
|EPA7||Prescribe Medications To Patients Within A Collaborative Agreement Framework|
|EPA8||Participate In Health Quality Improvement Initiatives|
|EPA9||Develop Self And Others In Professional Practice|