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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)
Yes, the public sector offers scholarships and sponsorships for aspiring nurses. Find out more about Healthcare Scholarships.
The Healthcare Merit Scholarship (HMS) is awarded to outstanding students with strong leadership abilities. This premier scholarship, offered by the Ministry of Health, gives you the opportunity to study nursing or allied health disciplines in local and overseas universities. 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.
Yong Keng Kwang, Director of Nursing
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
A firm believer in open communications, Keng Kwang works closely with his staff on the frontline. He constantly looks for new methods and technological advancements that can streamline work processes, allowing nurses to focus on patient care. This can be seen from his award-winning initiatives, such as the Ward of the Future (WOF) and the SmartSense System, which uses Radio Frequency Identification to record and monitor patients' vital signs wirelessly without disturbing their rest.
At the national level, Keng Kwang was appointed in 2013 as the Chairperson of the National Nursing Taskforce Workgroup on Redefining the Role of Nurses. He also serves on the National Medical Ethics Committee, and is an active member of the Singapore Nursing Board.
Sim Lai Kiow, Nurse Clinician
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Lai Kiow is a pioneer of palliative nursing in Singapore and was the first palliative care nurse in the former Alexandra Hospital (now Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, KTPH). She was instrumental in establishing its palliative care service, and trains nurses to recognise signs of dying patients (so that their families can be alerted to keep vigil), and administer drugs to provide symptom relief.
On a national level, Lai Kiow has lectured at many palliative care conferences and is a trainer in Advanced Care Planning (ACP). She is a founding member of the Chapter of Palliative Care Nursing in Singapore and helped the Agency for Integrated Care to harmonise the ACP training.
Karen Koh, Advanced Practice Nurse
National University Hospital
One of the pioneer Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) certified in Singapore, Karen helped shape the APN practice framework in NUH and nationally. Karen uses her expertise to advance nursing, and facilitates many nursing research projects to improve patient care in the ICU. She established an APN-led cardiac rehabilitation clinic, which helps patients in making lifestyle changes. She also started the APN clinical service at the post-acute myocardial infarction clinic, which reduced waiting time for follow-up appointments from three months to one.
In addition to training undergraduate and post-graduate nurses at Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Karen leads and develops programmes to ensure that the nurses at NUH keep abreast with the latest evidence-based nursing knowledge. Karen is a well-regarded leader with 13 APNs/interns and five specialty nurses under her charge.
Karen is currently pursuing a PhD.
Ng Wai May, Advanced Practice Nurse
National Neuroscience Institute
Successfully maintaining remarkable standards in NNI's nursing practice, Wai May mentors junior doctors and nursing students of all levels - teaching them the basics of stroke care.
In addition to initiating the Stroke clinic, she helped significantly in the setting up of the Acute Stroke Unit (ASU) at KTPH. Wai May also conducts public healthcare screening as an HPB-certified Health Ambassador, and is a member of the Tetraplegic Workgroup, which befriends and supports tetraplegics.
Wai May has participated in several hospital and national committees on the care of stroke patients. She was involved in the development of MOH's Clinical Practice Guidelines on the prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). Also, she has conducted several nursing research and quality improvement projects, which have been presented at local and international conferences and garnered wide acclaim from attendees.
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