Healthcare: CCP for Enrolled Nurses
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Accurate as of 18 May 2022
What is it?

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 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 healthcare sector, the monthly starting base salary for an Enrolled Nurse is around $1,900*. Enrolled Nurses perform direct nursing care, assist with medical procedures and monitor patients' progress. Upon completion, you will be eligible for registration with the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) and obtain the licence to practise as a professional nurse. You can also expect progression in your career through various structured career pathways as you gain experience and expertise.

 

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

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

Come join WSG, Institute of Technical Education and Ngee Ann Polytechnic for a virtual course preview session on 19 May 2022, where we will answer your queries related to the programmes and course structures.

Details of the virtual course preview are as follows:

Date

19 May 2022, Thursday

Time

12.00pm to 1.50pm
(Login starts from 11.50am)

Register

https://go.gov.sg/ccpnurses-cpmay22

(Registration will close on 18 May 2022, 6pm)


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:

  • 2 GCE ‘O’ level grades*; or
  • 3 GCE ‘N’ level grades^ in English, Mathematics and one other subject; or
  • ES WPLN Level 5 for all of the following: Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking and Numeracy; and either
    • WSQ Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Support (Nursing Care) or
    • ITE Skills Certificate (ISC) in Health Care (Inpatient/Outpatient/Home Care/Clinic Practice) with a min GPA of 2.8 or
    • Minimum 3 years full-time direct patient nursing care experience.

*GCE ‘O’ level grades refer to grades A1 to E8
^GCE ‘N’ level grades refer to grades 1-5 or A-D

 

Note:


How does it work?

Funding Support

Course fees will be fully sponsored. Trainees will receive training allowances ranging from $1,460 to $1,760 per month, pegged to their years of prior work experience, throughout the training period. 

 

Application and Selection Process

Table below details the timeline of the application, screening and enrolment process for the CCP-EN January 2023 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 6 May 2022, and closes on 6 Jul 2022 (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.

6 May 2022 – 6 Jul 2022 (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 2022.

Jul 2022 – Oct 2022

[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: Depending on the evolving Covid-19 situation and government advisories, MOH Holdings may conduct video interviews instead of physical interviews.

Clinical Observation with Sponsoring Organisation

Following the interview, shortlisted applicants will be notified by the potential sponsoring organisation to attend a  compulsory 1-day clinical observation with the organisation.

Note: Depending on the evolving Covid-19 situation and government advisories, there might not be any clinical observation conducted for this intake.

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 2022 - Dec 2022

Class Commencement

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

Class commences in Jan 2023

 

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

Trainees are required to fulfil a 2-year bond with their sponsoring organisation upon graduation.

 

Participating Healthcare Organisations (for January 2023 intake)

Community Care

  • Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Ren Ci Hospital
  • SingHealth Community Hospitals
  • St Andrew’s Nursing Home (Henderson & Queenstown)
  • St Joseph’s Home (Catholic Welfare Services)
  • St Luke's Hospital
  • St. Hilda’s Community Services Centre
  • Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities
  • Vanguard Healthcare  
  • Yishun Community Hospital

Healthcare Clusters

  • 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
  • Singapore National Eye Centre
  • SingHealth Polyclinics
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Contact Details

For information about the NITEC in Nursing at ITE, please visit- https://www.ite.edu.sg/courses/course-finder/course/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. Join our Telegram channel here for updates on the CCP application periods and events!

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