Healthcare: CCP for Enrolled Nurses
Reskill your competencies to take on new job roles with good longer-term prospects
Accurate as of 16 May 2024
What is it?

Important to note: The application window for the 2025 intake is currently open till 1 July 2024 (11.59pm).

 

Overview of Programme

The Career Conversion Programme for Enrolled Nurses (CCP-EN) helps and supports mid-career individuals in acquiring relevant training to be an Enrolled Nurse, as well as for in-employment Patient Care Assistants to upgrade.

The CCP-EN is one of the mid-career conversion programmes under the Healthcare CCP umbrella that is offered by WSG, in conjunction with Ministry of Health (MOH), and supported by MOH Holdings.

Funding will be provided by WSG, MOH and a co-sponsoring organisation for successful candidates to undergo the 2-year or 3-year Higher NITEC in Nursing at Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College East (Simei Campus).

 

Job Description and Remuneration

The general role of Nurses is to assess patients’ physical and mental health, perform clinical procedures, help patients improve or maintain their health and educate patients and their families on health matters. They work alongside a team of professionals to provide safe and smooth delivery of patient care every day. Thus, teamwork, communication skills and attention to details are important.

In the public healthcare sector, the monthly starting base salary for a fresh Enrolled Nurse graduate is $2,050*. CCP-EN graduates will be able to draw higher starting salaries of up to $2,500, depending on their years of prior work experience.

*Excludes fixed allowances, overtime pay, bonuses and increments for Honours or National Service for eligible males. Please refer to Care to Go Beyond website for more information: https://www.caretogobeyond.sg/nursing/about-nursing.

For more information, please download the FAQ and Infokit for reference. You may also find out more on the training curriculum here.

 

Virtual Course Preview

Course previews are organised during each intake for the public to find out more about the programme and course structures. The course preview for the CCP for Enrolled Nurses 2025 and CCP for Registered Nurses (Diploma) October 2024 intakes was held on 8 May 2024. If you would like to be in our mailing list and be updated on the next course preview for future intakes, please indicate your interest here.


Who can apply?

General CCP Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident;
  • Minimum age of 21 years;
  • Graduated from full-time studies or completed National Service for at least two years (whichever is most recent), prior to the course commencement date*;
  • Not a current nurse or nursing student;
  • Does not possess a valid Practising Certificate with Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) and is not eligible for the Return to Nursing (RTN) programme (see Notes below)

*Click here to check if you meet this criteria

 

Academic Entry Requirements**:

3-year Higher Nitec in Nursing

N-Level:

3 GCE ‘N’ Level Passes (Grade A-D or Grade 1-5) in English Language, Mathematics and one other subject OR

O-Level:                  

2 GCE ‘O Level Grades (Grade 1-8) in any two subjects OR

Employability Skills (ES) Workforce Skills:

Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 for all of the following: Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking and Numeracy 

 

Individuals who have sat for GCE O/N-level but do not meet the above Academic Entry Requirements may still be considered. Your application will be assessed holistically, and any of the following relevant prior training or work experience will be taken into consideration when assessing your application:

  • ITE Skills Certificate (ISC) in Health Care (Inpatient/Outpatient/Home Care/Clinic Practice) with a minimum GPA of 2.8
  • WSQ Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Support (Nursing Care) AND Minimum 3 years full-time direct patient nursing care experience
2-year Higher Nitec in Nursing

3 GCE O Level Grades

  • Grade 1-8 in English Language
  • Grade 1-7 in Mathematics
  • Grade 1-8 in Science

**Selection will be based on passing an interview by ITE Admission Committee.  ITE will offer the 2-year or 3-year Higher Nitec in Nursing programme to candidates according to the academic entry requirements.

 

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How does it work?

Funding Support

Course fees will be fully sponsored. Trainees will receive training allowances ranging from $1,640 to $2,000 per month, pegged to their years of prior work experience, throughout the training period. Upon graduation, trainees will also receive a one-time Career Transition Bonus of $2,000.

 

Application and Selection Process

Table below details the timeline of the application, screening and enrolment process for the CCP-EN 2024 intake. Dates provided are tentative and contingent on the ability of all parties involved to meet projected deadlines.

Details Time-frame

Application Period

The online application portal opens from 8 Apr 2024, and closes on 1 Jul 2024 (11.59pm).

Note: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early as we are unable to accommodate any late or incomplete submissions. Please attach all necessary documents (resume, transcripts and graduating certificates) for the respective parties to assess the application.

8 Apr 2024 –1 Jul 2024 (11.59pm)

Short-listing Process by WSG and Partners

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified by MOH Holdings to attend the interviews. Applicants who are not shortlisted for the interview will receive email notifications by August 2024.

Jul 2024 – Oct 2024

[Unsuccessful applicants will be notified in phases]

 

Interview at MOH Holdings

Interviews will be coordinated by MOH Holdings and the interview panel will comprise sponsoring organisation representatives and senior nurses.

Note: MOH Holdings may conduct video interviews instead of physical interviews.

Clinical Observation with Sponsoring Organisation

Following the interview, shortlisted applicants may be notified by the potential sponsoring organisation to attend a half or one-day clinical observation session with the organisation. The sessions may be conducted physically or virtually, depending on the organisation.

Enrolment Procedures

Once in-principle approval is given by ITE, sponsoring organisation will send shortlisted applicants for medical check-ups. Actual enrolment and sponsorship offer will be subjected to the outcome of the medical report.

Signing of deeds with MOH Holdings will also be administered during this period.

Nov 2024 - Dec 2024

Class Commencement

Successful applicants will be notified by ITE and required to attend orientation in early January.

Class commences in:

Jan 2025 (3-year) /

Apr 2025 (2-year)

 

Funding Criteria

  • Meet general CCP eligibility criteria and academic entry requirements
  • Trainees must be selected by a sponsoring organisation through the selection process co-ordinated by MOH Holdings
  • All candidates have to pass a medical examination and be free from physical disability for them to be admitted into the programme
  • Trainees must be able to find two sureties
  • Trainees are required to meet training provider's attendance requirements
  • Trainees are required to be present for all examinations

 

Signing of deed

Upon acceptance into the Programme, trainees are required to sign a sponsorship deed with MOH Holdings. Trainees must complete the training satisfactorily and attain the designated qualification, and thereafter be converted to actual employment with the sponsoring organisation.

 

Bond period

With the transition to the 3-year Higher Nitec in Nursing from AY2024, CCP-EN trainees’ training duration will range from 2 to 3 years, depending on trainees’ ability to meet ITE’s entry requirements. Trainees who enter the 2-year course are required to fulfil a 2-year bond with their sponsoring organisation upon graduation. Trainees who enter the 3-year course are required to fulfil a 3-year bond with their sponsoring organisation upon graduation.

 

Participating Healthcare Organisations (for 2025 intakes)

Intermediate and Long-Term Care (ILTC) Services

  • Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital
  • Aseana Healthcare Pte Ltd
  • Assisi Hospice
  • Econ Healthcare Group
  • Jurong Community Hospital
  • Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home
  • Lions Home for the Elders
  • Orange Valley Nursing Homes Pte Ltd
  • Ren Ci Hospital
  • SASCO Senior Citizens’ Home
  • SingHealth Community Hospitals
  • St Luke’s Hospital
  • St Luke's ElderCare Ltd
  • Vanguard Healthcare
  • Yishun Community Hospital

Primary Healthcare & Hospital Services

  • Alexandra Hospital
  • Changi General Hospital
  • Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  • KK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • National Cancer Centre Singapore
  • National Heart Centre Singapore
  • National University Hospital
  • Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Sengkang General Hospital
  • Singapore General Hospital
  • SingHealth Polyclinics
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Contact Details

For information about the Higher NITEC in Nursing at ITE, please visit-

3-year Higher Nitec in Nursing: https://www.ite.edu.sg/courses/course-finder/course/higher-nitec-in-nursing-3-year

2-year Higher Nitec in Nursing: https://www.ite.edu.sg/courses/course-finder/course/higher-nitec-in-nursing

 

WSG also offers the CCP for Registered Nurses (Degree) and CCP for Registered Nurses (Diploma).

For more information on the CCP for Registered Nurses (Degree), please visit- https://conversion.mycareersfuture.gov.sg/Portal/ProgramDetails.aspx?ProgID=P00000189.

For more information on the CCP for Registered Nurses (Diploma), please visit- https://conversion.mycareersfuture.gov.sg/Portal/ProgramDetails.aspx?ProgID=P00000188.

 

For any further enquiries regarding the CCP, please contact us at WSG_Healthcare@wsg.gov.sg or call 6883 5885.

If you wish to be notified when the next application window opens, please indicate your interest here to be in our mailing list.

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