We are dedicated to bringing out the greatest potential of our nurses by providing them with opportunities for training and career development. It is also our priority to equip our nurses with the latest updates in nursing practices and constantly exposing them to the advances in the medical field.
We strive to achieve this through an integrated approach employing various methods:
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Career & Professional Development
The advancement and progression of our nurses is a priority in NUH. Staff who displays fervour and potential in taking on a larger role in nursing may be upgraded through a number of pathways.
For Assistant Nurses, sponsorships are available for them to undergo the three-year Diploma in Nursing at either the Nanyang Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Upon successful completion of the course, they may proceed to apply for registration as Registered Nurses with the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB). Sponsorship is also available for Assistant Nurses to undergo the Advanced Certificate in Nursing for Enrolled Nurses (Medical-Surgical). This allows the Assistant Nurse to advance to a Principle Assistant Nurse (PAN).
Staff Nurses can choose to embark on either the Management, Clinical , or Education track. Each track offers unique opportunities for both personal and professional growth.
Find out more about the various career tracks for nurses.
Initiatives for Career Development
We have a number of programmes designed for the growth and maturation of our nurses at different stages of their careers. These programmes serve to prime nurses for expanded roles in nursing care, leadership, education and research.
Nursing Talent Management Programme
Exceptional and outstanding nurses with high leadership potential are identified and emplaced within the National University Health System (NUHS) Talent Management Programme. These nurses are further assessed and tracked using customised individual development plans to prepare them for key leadership roles within the NUHS institutions. Those who meet the rigorous expectations will be rewarded with an accelerated career progression to partake in the succession planning for future key management positions within NUHS.
Nursing Talent Management Programme
Exceptional and outstanding nurses with high leadership potential are identified and emplaced within the National Healthcare Group's (NHG) Talent Management Programme. These nurses are further assessed and tracked using customised individual development plans to prepare them for key leadership roles within the NHG institutions. Those who meet the rigorous expectations will be rewarded with an accelerated career progression to partake in the succession planning for future key management positions within the NHG cluster
We invest in the continuous education of our nurses through sponsorship for staff who have displayed consistently good performance.
Sponsorships are available for academic programmes at different levels:
• Advanced Diploma in a nursing specialty
• Bachelor Degree in Nursing
• Master Degree in Nursing (Management, Clinical or Education)
• PhD in Philosophy, Clinical or Research
These programmes are available as full-time or part-time studies in local and overseas academic institutions. Sponsored nurses are able to focus on their studies as they are granted protected training hours and examination leave during their period of training.
Other sponsorship opportunities include overseas attachments at prestigious healthcare facilities and participation in international medical and nursing conferences.
New nurses attend a series of core programmes that include orientation, nursing foundation and customer service courses to induct them into the organisation as well as into their role in a systematic fashion. Upon completion of these programmes, new nurses will be adequately equipped to take on new challenges at work.
NUH nurses participate in a selection of in-house courses to maintain up to date clinical practices, acquire new knowledge and raise competencies. These courses include Patient Safety, Communication, Staff Nurse In-Charge and Preceptorship.
Recognising the constraints faced by our nurses in attending classroom training, we have embarked on an e-learning initiative to bring learning to our nurses at their preferred pace and time. Such courses range from core nursing programmes to soft-skills and IT related courses.