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A career in nursing is both rewarding and dynamic. Choose to make a difference in the lives of others by applying for one of these conversion programmes.
The story of nurse Alan Lim who as a senior lecturer in Nanyang Poly is passionate about imparting knowledge to the future generation of caregivers.
The story of a young high flier and MOH scholar nurse Dionne Liew of Tan Tock Seng. She has achieved so much at such a young age and yet is down to earth and is always willing to do more.
The story of nurse Lee Mei Yi of KKH who has specialised in Pediatrics to better care for child patients. She has been at the same ward in the same hospital since joining the nursing profession.
The story of nurse Xie Huiting of IMH who believes treatment is a combination of science and human touch. She did her PHD from USA and she is using her expertise to practice and preach evidence based treatment.
The story of nurse Kumari of Changi General Hospital who believes in serving humanity. She went beyond the call of duty to help Jenny who had fallen while trying to board a bus by taking her to the hospital.
The story of principal enrolled nurse Rokia Bte Sulaiman of NHC who went to Pakistan as part of the overseas mission and is willing to go on more such missions to care for the ill. She loves caring for the ill in Singapore or beyond.
The story of APN Jacqueline De Roza of Geylang Polyclinic who takes the extra time to talk to her patients with chronic diseases so that she can help them better.
The story of Nurse Manager Robin Tan of Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital who treats his patients as family and maximises his time with them by lunching in the wards every day.
The story of Palliative Care Nurse Amy Lim from HCA Hospice Care who cares for terminally ill patients who wish to live out their last days at home. She helps make their final journey as happy and comfortable as possible.
The story of Staff Nurse Hafashah Mohd Aslam of the National University Hospital who has found that, while working in the ICU can be intense, the bond he shares with his team is priceless.
The story of nurse Lalitha of HPB who became a nurse against her parents' wishes only to turn them into admirers later. Today she is admired by her patients and her family. She continues to be passionate about nursing.
The story of nurse Jasber Kaur of KTPH who made a meaningful career change and discovered more purpose in life. She has not looked back since. She works in the ICU department and loves critical care.
National nursing taskforce recommends new 'CARE' package to enhance growth, professional development and recognition of nurses
Your gateway to a career in Intermediate & Long Term Care (ILTC)
You too can switch to a rewarding career through the Healthcare Professional Conversion Programme (PCP)
Yes, the public sector offers scholarships and sponsorships for aspiring nurses. Find out more about Healthcare Scholarships.
The Healthcare Merit Scholarship (HMS) Outstanding students with strong leadership qualities can also qualify for the Healthcare Merit Scholarship (HMS) and Healthcare Merit Award (HMA) to complete their studies in leading universities locally or abroad. The Healthcare Graduate Studies Award (HGSA) is offered to final year undergraduates or recent university graduates who are keen to pursue a Master's degree in selected health science disciplines. For more information, visit http://healthcarescholarships.sg/. You should:
The Healthcare Merit Award (HMA) is awarded to students with excellent academic track records to pursue degree programmes in nursing or allied health disciplines in local and overseas universities. You should:
The public healthcare clusters also offer sponsorships to students to study nursing at the NITEC level at ITE (to become Enrolled Nurses) and at the diploma and degree level at the polytechnics and universities respectively*. The sponsorships provide students with monthly allowances throughout their nursing studies and graduates will be able to serve in the public healthcare clusters upon their graduation from the programmes.
* Alexandra Health System (AHS), Eastern Health Alliance (EHA), Jurong Health Services (JHS), National Healthcare Group (NHG), National University Health System (NUHS), and Singapore Health Services (Singhealth)
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Recipients of the President's Award.
Chen Yee Chui, Chief Nurse
National Healthcare Group Polyclinics
Yee Chui is a nurse leader who is passionate about primary and preventive care. As part of the Ministry of Health’s Primary Care Masterplan, her nursing team played an important role in the development of Family Medicine Clinics and the mobile Community Health Centre to provide accessible and quality clinical support services for chronic disease management.
Hanijah Binte Abdul Hamid, Assistant Director of Nursing
Changi General Hospital
Hanijah is a highly committed leader in nursing education. A champion for simulation training, she worked closely with a team of healthcare professionals to set up the Changi Simulation Institute to train healthcare professionals. She worked on obtaining funding approval right through to overseeing its opening.
Raveen Dev Ram Dev, Senior Nurse Clinician & Advanced Practice Nurse
Institute of Mental Health
Raveen is an outstanding clinical leader for Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) at the Institute of Mental Health. He supports and nurtures nurses in their training and development as psychiatric mental health nurses. He also initiated APN-led nursing clinical rounds, clinic sessions and group therapy for patients. Under his leadership, the APNs have become much sought after and recognised for their clinical expertise.
Lathy D/O Prabhakaran, Senior Nurse Clinician
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Lathy was spurred to take up Respiratory Nursing when her infant son was diagnosed with Asthma. Since then, she has contributed extensively to this specialised field. She pioneered the Nurse-led Asthma Clinic at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where patients are first assessed by nurses using a detailed clerking template before seeing the doctor.
Stephanie Teo Swee Hong, Deputy Director, Nursing
A diligent, proactive and forward-looking Nurse Leader, Stephanie constantly seeks to improve work processes and nursing care delivery in SingHealth Polyclinics (SHP).
As the key nursing member in the SHP Quality Improvement Committee and Enterprise Risk Management Committee, Stephanie takes an active role in improving quality of care and patient safety. This includes conducting Incident Reporting road shows to create awareness in incident reporting and near-misses, and providing analyses and recommendations to prevent and mitigate risks.
Pua Lay Hoon, Deputy Director, Nursing (Education and Practice)
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Lay Hoon is a proven Educator, a passionate and most effective teacher who has contributed immensely to the training of nurses. She empowers and motivates her staff at every rank, and is a champion for all her students, advocating for their rights to realise their fullest potential. To Lay Hoon, it is her duty to nurture them for the future nursing profession.
Velusamy Poomkothammal, Assistant Director, Nursing
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Attending to the injured in the middle of the road was a regular duty for Ms Velusamy during her many years as a nurse with the SCDF Emergency Ambulance Service. Trained in Emergency Nursing and Midwifery, she joined the service in 1980 after practising as a novice nurse with Singapore General Hospital.
Teo Lee Wah, Senior Nurse Clinician & Advanced Practice Nurse
National Heart Centre Singapore
In 2006, Lee Wah, together with a team of heart failure cardiologists and allied health professionals, developed the Heart Failure Service at the National Heart Centre Singapore. It encompasses initiatives such as the heart failure coordinated clinical care pathway, ancillary clinic, nurse-led clinic, a support group and education for heart failure patients. She now has four other nurses working with her in the service.
Dr Lim Su-Fee, Senior Nurse Clinician & Advanced Practice Nurse
Singapore General Hospital
Su-Fee is a pioneer Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in Rehabilitation Medicine and was responsible for a number of "firsts" in SGH: developing the rehabilitation nursing service, introducing the induction programme in rehabilitation nursing, and initiating inpatient intermittent catheterisation, bladder scan service and the discharge folder for patients.
Ms Zeenat Binte Mohd Salim, Nurse Manager
Health Promotion Board
Zeenat is a Nurse Manager with the School Health Service, and oversees the provision of quality health screening and immunisation services to over 21,000 students in 19 primary schools, including two special education schools.
Jocelyn Ng Ling Hui, Nurse Educator
Ang Mo Kio – Thye Hua Kwan Hospital
Jocelyn started as an Enrolled Nurse and after two years, undertook her Diploma in Nursing, and subsequently, her nursing degree. She chose the education track and she is now a Nurse Educator in charge of training. Jocelyn strongly believes that well educated nurses will provide better and more effective care for their patients and family members, and will be pursuing a Master in Education.
Jasmine Kang Sin Ee, Advanced Practice Nurse (Geriatrics), Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Ms Lian Siew Bee, Assistant Director, Nursing & Advanced Practice Nurse, Singapore General Hospital
Ms Teresa Ng Ruey Pyng, Senior Nurse Clinician, KK Breast Department, KK Women's & Children's Hospital
Ms Poh Chee Lien, Senior Nurse Educator, Nursing Training Department, Institute of Mental Health
Lim Suh Fen, Assistant Director of Nursing, National Heart Centre
Low Mui Lang, Director of Nursing, Peacehaven Nursing Home
Sylvia Lee Ling Ling, Advanced Practice Nurse, Dover Park Hospice
Lee Siu Yin, Director of Nursing, National University Hospital
Lee Leng Noey, Assistant Director of Nursing, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Kwek Puay Ee, Director of Nursing, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Lina Ma Yee Sheung, Manager (Clinical Administration), Lions Home for the Elders
Edward Poon Wing Hong, Director of Nursing, Dover Park Hospice
Janet Choo Kim Lan, Assistant Director of Nursing, Changi General Hospital
Premarani D/O Kannusamy, Senior Principal Nursing Officer, Ministry of Health
Tan Ah Pang, Senior Nurse Clinician, National Heart Centre Singapore
Chor Swee Suet, Head Nurse, Health Promotion Board
Lee Seok Pang, Senior Nurse Manager, Singapore General Hospital
Lim Swee Hia, Director of Nursing/Group Director, Singapore General Hospital/SingHealth
Emily Ang Neo Kim, Assistant Director of Nursing, National University Hospital
Nagalingam Saraswathi, Senior Nurse Clinician, Singapore General Hospital
Tan Wee King, Nurse Educator, Institute of Technical Education
Chua Siew Hong, Assistant Director of Nursing, Institute of Mental Health
Cher Sok Kew, Senior Nurse Officer, KK Women's & Children's Hospital